Orwell – Gertrude M. Simunich, age 91, formally of Greenville, PA passed away on Monday, February 14, 2022 at Eagle Pointe Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born on November 19, 1930 in Greenville the daughter of Richard H. and Clara M. (Montgomery) Shreffler. Gertrude was a 1948 graduate of Penn High School in Greenville and married Frank B. Simunich on August 26, 1950. She was a bookkeeper at Dart Chevrolet throughout the 1950’s and a past member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Greenville, where she was a Sunday and Bible School teacher. Gertrude was a current member of Orwell United Methodist Church where she served on the Pastor Parish Relations Committee and Pearl Lehn Circle, where she was known for her exceptional homemade apple pies. While she lived in Greenville she was active in the PTA in Greenville schools, American Cancer Society and March of Dimes. Gertrude and Frank were the co-owners of Orwell Golden Dawn (now Save-O-Lot) since 1970 and ran a full service grocery store for 43 years. She is survived by her sons Sidney Simunich of Orwell and Max Simunich of Greenville, PA, brother Ronald “Pete” Shreffler of Greenville, seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Curtis, infant grandchildren Bradley and Rachel, sisters Lucille Cook, Virginia Saylor, and brother Richard Shreffler.
A private memorial service will be held at St. Clements Episcopal Church, Greenville. The family requests that instead of sending flowers please make memorial contributions to Pearl Lehn Circle, P.O. Box 275, Orwell, OH 44076. Cremation services entrusted to Paine Funeral Home, Inc., Orwell, OH. Condolences may be made at painefuneralhome.com