Gertrude Simmonds Rouse
Age 94, of Watkins Glen, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday (Dec. 21st) from 12:00pm-2:00pm, followed by a funeral service at 2:00pm; and burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen. Born in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of the late Lucille Kretschmann and Charles Simmonds, and step-daughter of the late Adolf Kretschmann. She is also predeceased by her late husband Raymond G. Rouse, daughter and son-in-law, Joan (Rouse) Augustine and Richard Augustine, and grandson Ricky Augustine. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Joseph) Fazzary; and seven grandchildren, Bambi Kelly, Joe Fazzary, Neil Fazzary, Ashley Fazzary, John Augustine, Chris Augustine, Dickie Augustine; 13 great-grandchildren; loving niece Julie Castle; cousins, Ruth Ames, Betty Wainright, Ann Baker, and her dear friend Lillian Johnson. She graduated from Painted Post High School in 1939. During World War II, she worked at Corning Glass Works. She later went on to become a licensed nurse assistant and worked at Founders Pavilion in Corning for many years. She retired in 1982 and moved to Watkins Glen where she resided at Jefferson Village for 29 years. The many residents became her second family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Watkins Glen. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in her memory to “Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance”, 533 W. Uwchlan Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335 (www.cureFA.org). You may express condolence to the family or “Light a Candle” in her memory online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.