Gertie Pace

Obituary of Gertie M. Pace

Gertie M. (Ludy) Pace, 94, passed away on July 14, 2021, at her home in Pottstown, PA. She was the wife of the late Anthony J. Pace, who passed in 2007.

Born in Pottstown, PA, on September 9, 1926, Gertie was the daughter of the late Morgan & Lizzie (Moser) Ludy.

Gertie loved to work in the yard planting various kinds of flowers, especially roses and heavenly blue morning glories. Gertie also enjoyed knitting and crocheting; she was known for creating a wide array of granny square blankets. Gertie could always be found in her kitchen cooking and baking for her family and friends. Most importantly she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who cherished every moment spent with her loved ones. 

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Randall Pace, Gregory (& Karen) Pace, Donna (& Robert) McConnell, and Bernadette Groff Pace; her sister, Mary J. Kehl; fourteen grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Gertie is predeceased by her sons, Ronald Pace and Anthony Pace; and her five brothers and one sister.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Life Celebration will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place after the service at Highland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gertie’s memory to the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities at

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