Guilderland - Gertrude E. Case, 89, died on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at home. She was born in Middletown, NY, daughter of the late John and Kathryn Smith. She was a graduate of the Middletown High School and then went to work for the F. W. Woolworth Company. In 1940, she married the late Russell C. Case Jr. and moved to Guilderland, where she resided for the rest of her life as a homemaker. She was an active member in the Voorheesville American Legion Post 1493 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a dedicated volunteer putting in thousands of hours at the Stratton VA Medical Center. Gertrude and her husband were also active in antique car clubs. She is survived by her son Russell C. Case III and his wife Sandra of Michigan; her brother John F. Smith of Middletown; a granddaughter Melissa J. Lund and her husband Dale of Iowa; a grandson Scott R. Case and his wife Kedrin of Toronto; three great granddaughters Lily Case, Hanna and Olivia Lund; two great grandsons Jack and Sam Case. A funeral service will be held at 1PM on Tuesday January 19, 2010 at Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont, followed by an interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations in Gertrude's memory to the Stratton VA Medical Center 113 Holland Avenue Albany, NY 12208.