July 8, 1935 ~ June 12, 2020
Born in: Darmstadt, Germany
Resided in: Hayward, CA
Gertrud Luise Cisneros, passed away on June 12, 2020, in Fremont, California. “Trudy” was born on July 8, 1935, to Heinrich and Anna Ploch in Darmstadt, Germany. She was proud of her German heritage but equally if not prouder to become an American citizen in 1969. She was a resident of Hayward, California.
Trudy was first married to the late Robert Gilkyson for 25 years and they had 4 children together. She later married Henry Cisneros from 1982 until his passing in 1994.
Trudy is survived by her children Ralf Gilkyson of Issaquah, WA, Heidi Roe, and husband,
Richard of Leesburg, GA, Gitta Moseley, and husband, William of Spring, TX, Renate Gilkyson and husband, Keith of Pacifica, CA. She is also survived by her sister, Renate Zubrod of Darmstadt, Germany. She was a loving grandmother to Eric, Kirstin, Renee, Kyle, Kaela, Sasha, and Aubrey, as well as 4 great-grandchildren.
Trudy lived life to the fullest and had an infectious smile that would light up a room every time she made an entrance. She had a larger than life personality and a feisty sense of humor which we will greatly miss. A true fashion diva, Trudy loved shopping and took pride in always looking her best. Creative in nature, she was gifted in cooking, home décor, music, sewing, crocheting, ceramics, and gardening. She was also a savvy business woman who owned her own delicatessen and catering business. She was passionate about all animals especially her dogs Fritzi and Max. Trudy was very involved throughout her children’s lives and spent countless hours volunteering for multiple organizations from scouting to swimming to women’s church groups. She was a spirited and caring person who would give you the shirt off her back. She was an amazing friend and mother who will live on in our hearts forever.
A private Memorial Service will take place at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels.