Gertrude Dotterer, age 79, a 12-year resident of Hyde Park, NY, formerly of Cold Spring, passed away Monday, November 23, 2009, at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.
Born in Cold Spring August 13, 1930, she was the daughter of Frank and Florence (Maylott) Benziger.
Mrs. Dotterer was an employee of Food Services for the Marriott Corporation at IBM in East Fishkill. She also worked for years at Surprise Lake Camp in Philipstown.
She is survived by her son, Gary Dotterer and wife, Nancy, of Hyde Park; sonin law Chet Warren of Nelsonville; two sisters, Linda Manley of Pensacola, FL, and Frances Hager of Shrub Oak, NY; seven grandchildren, Cassandra, Korey, and Brendan Dotterer, Gregory, Scott, and Eric Warren, and Cheryl Bosco; eight great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Richard Dotterer; daughter, Bonnie Warren; two sisters, Jane Benziger Huff and Florence Benziger Sharples; and grandson, Ricky Dotterer.
Graveside services were held on November 25, at Cold Spring Cemetery, under the direction of Clinton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Dotterer's name to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Ave, Hyde Park, NY 12538.