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Obituary - Waldtraut “Trudy” Hitt Colvin

Written By The Mountain Eagle on 2/8/24 | 2/8/24

Waldtraut “Trudy” Hitt Colvin, 97 of Bloomville passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

Born in Schobsewalden, Germany on a Sunday, October 24, 1926.  Trudy is the daughter of Osker Ottinger and Katherine Johane Ottinger of Germany.

Trudy married Fred E. Hitt Jr. November 22, 1951, in Germany.

She came to the United States on the Queen Elizabeth II in May 1952.  She was very proud of becoming a United States citizen and learning the language.

She was predeceased by Fred in 1976.

Trudy married Andrew Colvin on January 21, 1978.  Andy passed away June 15, 2003.

She worked at Bathgate Hospital that became Stamford Hospital, first in the maternity ward.  She became an ER, OR Technician (CNA) working in the emergency room and operating room.  Trudy retired in 1986 after 34 years.

She enjoyed gardening and her flower beds; they were the show of the summer.  Feeding the birds and the Turkeys that came into eat and keep her entertained.

Trudy was a special friend to many and made friends wherever she went.  She will be missed by many.

She loved being with her family and held a special spot for her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Trudy is survived by her children: Jim (Donna) Hitt and Katherine (Darryl) Sparkes all of Stamford; grandchildren: Kevin (Suzy)Hitt of Stamford, Jennifer (Bob) Mueller of Roanoke, VA, Joshua (Bri) Sparkes of Stamford and Cory Sparkes (Marsha Nissen) Bloomville; great-grandchildren: Braydon Sparkes, Lila and Lauren Mueller, Brooke and Jacob Hitt, Paisley, and Adalee Sparkes; sisters: Krista and Ursala of Germany; brothers in law: John Hitt of Norfolk, VA and Mel Hitt of Caselton, NY and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husbands, Trudy was predeceased by her brother: Kurt; son: Fred Hitt III; sisters in law: Anna, Dorthey, Peg, May; and brother in laws: Jim, Sam, and Dick.

The family would like to Thank from the bottom of our hearts Dee, Brad, Eva, Brielle, Kara, June, Laureen, Candy, Marion, Enes, and Debbie our at home care people who helped us keep her at home as long as we could.  We could not have done it without all of you.

Trudy lived at The Pavilion at Robinson Terrace for the last 10 months.  The family would like to thank everyone at the Pavilion for the wonderful care she received while she was there.

Calling hours will be 4-7PM on Friday February 9, 2024 at MacArthur Funeral Home, 15 Buntline Drive, Stamford. A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Saturday February, 10at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Hobart, followed by a celebration of life at the Hobart Community Center (firehouse).

Contributions in memory of  Trudy to the Bloomville Fire Department, PO Box 756, Bloomville NY 13739 or to The Nightingales, PO Box 26, Cooperstown, NY 13326

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