Gertrud "Trudy" Schwab

Aug. 25, 1941 – Nov. 27, 2019

TORRINGTON – Funeral services for Gertrud "Trudy" Schwab, 78, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the First Congregational Church with the Rev. Matt Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery.

Trudy died Nov. 27, 2019, at Goshen Healthcare Community. Memorials may be given to the First Congregational Church.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home and the casket will be open briefly prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to

Trudy was born Aug. 25, 1941 in Opalenica, Poland, the daughter of Felix and Auguste (Respondek) Pietrezak. She received her early education in Poland and her job training in East Germany.

After moving to the United States in 1963 she received her GED in West Virginia and became a naturalized citizen on Dec. 19, 1972. She moved to Torrington in 1977. She married Daniel Schwab on May 2, 1980. She worked for Torrington Medical Group as a Radiology Technician and also groomed dogs.

Trudy enjoyed embroidery, reading, traveling and camping. She was a member of the First Congregational Church and was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Trudy is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Daniel.


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