Waldtraut Colvin


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

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

Trudy married Fred E. Hitt Jr. Nov. 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 Jan. 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 - and feeding the birds and the turkeys that came in to 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) of 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, 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, and May; and brother-in-laws Jim, Sam, and Dick.

The family would like to thank, from the bottom of their 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 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 at MacArthur Funeral Home, 15 Buntline Drive, Stamford. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Hobart, followed by a celebration of life at the Hobart Community Center (firehouse).

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

Visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with Trudy’s family.