Gertrude Kosowsky of Phoenix, passed away November 28, 2011. Gertrude is survived by children Elaine (Shirin) Hashimi, Jerry Kosowsky and Wendy (Peter) Mars, grandchildren Yosef (Tamar) Hashimi, Rachel (Rafael) Tapia, Sideqa (Dan) Padawer, Ryan (Keyle) Kosowsky, Larry (Candace) Kosowsky, Bryn Mars and Remy Mars, as well as 14 great grandchildren. Gertrude will be remembered for her great love of her family and as the family matriarch. She had a great affection for Beth El Congregation of Phoenix, of which she was an active member for over 50 years. Services were held Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Memorial contributions may be made to JFCS, 5743 Bartlett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217; or Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.