YOUNGSTOWN - Gertrude “Trudy” Crissinger, 93, passed away peacefully early Monday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2020, at Beeghly Oaks in Boardman following a lengthy illness.
Trudy was born Aug. 31, 1926, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Alden and Opal Thompson Campbell, and lived in this area for a lot of her life.
Trudy spent some time living in Maryland, and managed an apartment complex there for 20 years.
She enjoyed spending time in Ocean City, going to casinos, and playing cards. Trudy liked drinking Miller Lite, and most importantly, she loved being with her loved ones.
Trudy’s family and friends will miss her terribly, and she will be forever remembered for her “Gert-isms” which were dutifully recorded and recited by her niece, Gwen Edenfield.
Trudy leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Mildred “Millie” Naples, with whom she shared her home; three daughters, Jacqueline Rock of Crofton, Md., Margaret Nelson of Albuquerque, N.M., and Debbie (Eddie) Smith of Phoenix; eight grandchildren, Lisa Sneed, Monica Walsh, Gloria McGuire, Christian DeAngelis, Eddie Smith, Kim Harris, Wendy Harris, and Julie Ullman Townsend; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two nieces.
Her husband, Donald R. Crissinger, whom she married April 6, 1985, passed away Aug. 18, 2008. Two sons, Donald Caputo and Harry Kirkland; a sister, Hazel Adamski; and a brother, Alden Campbell, are also deceased.
Per Trudy’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.
Trudy’s family thanks the staff of Beeghly Oaks for the kindness shown, and compassionate and wonderful care given to her during her stay.
In lieu of flowers, as there are no services, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Assistance and Referral Network (address below) in Trudy's name.
Alzheimer’s Assistance and Referral Network
4214 Market Street, Youngstown OH 44512