Gertrude "Butch" (Katz) Swerdlow
Born 6/14/1915 in Chicago, IL
Died 3/2/2002 in Syracuse, NY

Gertrude Katz Swerdlow, 86, of 521 Hillsboro Parkway, Syracuse, died Saturday. Born in Chicago, she was a Syracuse resident since 1957. She also lived in France, Burma, India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Micronesia. She graduated from Syracuse University. She was a senior economist and a professor of economics at Onondaga Community College, retiring in 1976. She was co-founder of Families against Cancer and a consultant to the National Cancer Institute. She attended Temple Adath Yeshurun and was one of the recipients of The Post-Standard\'s Achievement Awards in 1994. Her husband, Irving, died in 1992; a son, Dr. Paul, died in 1985. Survivors: A daughter, Dr. Joby Swerdlow of Manlius; a son, Dr. Joel of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren. Services: Noon Tuesday at Temple Adath Yeshurun. Burial, Adath Yeshurun Cemetery. Calling hour, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Temple Adath Yeshurun, 450 Kimber Road, Syracuse. Birnbaum Funeral Service has arrangements. Contributions: Child Care Center at Onondaga Community College, 4941 Onondaga Road, Syracuse 13215.
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY) March 4, 2002

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Spouse: Irving Swerdlow (1909 - 1992)

Children: Paul Hershel Swerdlow (1943 - 1985)
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