Gertrude “Trudy” Corbitt Semaske

February 9, 1921 - November 17, 2013
Gertrude “Trudy” Corbitt Semaske


Gertrude “Trudy” Corbitt Semaske, age 92, of Wilmington, formerly of Louisburg, NC, died on Sunday, November 17, 2013.

She was born on February 9, 1921 in Springfield, South Carolina to the late Quitman Corbitt and Allie Salley Corbitt. She was a devoted member of the Catholic church. She loved golf, bridge, and gardening as well as rescuing animals. Trudy was a proud graduate of Winthrop College, graduating with a Commerce Degree.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Eugene Arthur Semaske; brothers, Jake and Lanier Corbitt, and sisters, Louise Truett and Iris Gleaton.

Trudy is survived by her daughter Julie Cox and husband Tommy and son, Thomas William Lochte and wife Rhonda Whitley Lochte, all of Wilmington; and step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. She also leaves behind her companion, Allie.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The family will be receiving friends from 1:30- 2 p.m. before the service. Julie and Tommy Cox welcome friends to their home immediately following the service.

A memorial mass will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Louisburg, NC.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Liberty Hospice, 2550 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28402 or to Our Lady of the Rosary, 937 N. Main Street, Louisburg, NC 27549.

The family would like to thank all of the caregivers for their love and support over the past years of Trudy illness.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • November 18, 2013
    Kathy Ellis says:
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very special lady whom I loved very much. She will truly be missed. Love you, Kathy

  • November 19, 2013
    Kay and Allen Davis says:
    Julie, Tommy and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of grief. In your sadness, be comforted that she was in your loving care and that you were a devoted family to her. Our Deepest Sympathy, Kay and Allen Davis

  • November 19, 2013
    Mike & Laurel says:
    Julie & Tommy & Family... Was very saddened to hear of your mom's passing. I have nothing but fond memories of both Trudy & Gene. You are in our thoughts & prayers Michael & Laurel

  • November 20, 2013
    vickie williams says:
    Julie, Mike and I send our condolences to you and your family. Sorry to hear about your Mom. She lived a long life with a special daughter that took care of her. Now she is an angel in heaven. We love you lots! Vickie and Mike Williams

  • November 19, 2013
    Billy Dement says:
    Julie, I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. There were no nicer people than Gene and Trudie.