Gertrude Moskowitz, 88
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Gertrude (Trudy) Moskowitz, 88, a loving mother and grandmother, dedicated teacher and active member of the Jewish community, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018, at her home at Kimball Farms in Lenox.
The daughter of Louis and Rose Honigbaum, she was predeceased by her brother, Nathan.
A resident of Pittsfield for 60 years, she was an avid reader and was never reticent to share her opinion about current events or the many performances and cultural activities she enjoyed in the Berkshires. Proud of her roots in Brooklyn, New York, she was a graduate of James Madison High School and earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Brooklyn College. A teacher of French in the Pittsfield Public Schools, she was also an active and longtime member of Pittsfield College Club, the League of Women Voters and B'nai B'rith Women.
Trudy is survived by her husband, Norman Moskowitz, with whom she would have celebrated their 67th anniversary on Sept. 9; her daughter, Linda Noonan and her husband Robert of Boston and South Egremont; her son, Ira Moskowitz and his wife Osnat of Modi’in, Israel; grandchildren Madeline (Benjamin) Noonan Olson, Shira (Roie) Moskowitz Zaifer, Tomer (Adi) Moskowitz, Matthew Noonan and his fiancée Elizabeth Harmuth, and Ori Moskowitz; and four great-grandchildren, Hila and Shai Zaifer, Tal Moskowitz and Max Olson, who brought her great joy.
Funeral notice: A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Congregation Knesset Israel at 16 Colt Road in Pittsfield, where Trudy was a congregant for 62 years. Friends are invited to share their memories of Trudy at a Shiva gathering on Wednesday, September 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kimball Farms, 235 Walker St., Lenox.
In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Trudy's memory may be made to Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College, 2901 Campus Road, Brooklyn, NY 11210.
Obituary Provided By: Flynn & Dagnoli-Bencivenga Funeral