Gail Shaver

Obituary of Gail M. Shaver

UPDATED CELEBRATION OF LIFE INFORMATION Gail M. Shaver, age 64 of Selden NY, formerly of Wayland NY, lost her 4 1/2 year tenacious and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Gail will go to join her dad and 3 brothers in heaven. Gail died on April 1, 2024, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson NY. She will be sadly missed by all who know her. Gail was born on June 21, 1959, in Dansville NY. She was the daughter of Norman J Shaver and Thelma (Price) Shaver. Gail grew up at the family home on Rt. 21 outside North Cohocton NY. When Gail was young, she attended the North Cohocton Methodist Church for many years. Gail graduated from Wayland Central School, a member of the class of 1977. Gail was active in sports in high school. She played soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball. She was a proud member of the 1977 Section V Girls Volleyball championship team, the first in school history. After graduation, Gail moved downstate and eventually to Selden NY on Long Island. Gail had a long employment career, starting at E.F. Hutton, which became Shearson Lehman, then became Smith Barney, which finally became Morgan Stanley. At the time of her passing, Gail was an office manager. She leaves behind countless work colleagues and friends. Gail, having grown up with 5 brothers, learned to give as much as she took. She became quite athletic. Quite often there was either a basketball, baseball, or softball game taking place at her house. Gail even deer hunted a few years with her father and brothers. Upon moving downstate, Gail became a huge NY Mets fan, seldom missing a game. Gail especially loved keeping in touch with extended family members and her very many friends on Facebook. Gail was predeceased by her father Norman, and brothers Brian, Jim, and Ted. She is survived by her mother Thelma Shaver and brothers Norman “Mike” Shaver (Triness Kuhn), and Barry Shaver (Keryn). Gail is also survived by her Aunt Mary Robards Price, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Gail leaves behind countless friends, especially her best friend Vickie Heusel and her husband Ed, and their daughter, Gail’s special goddaughter Kayla Heusel. She also leaves her special 4-legged companions Shea Diamond (yes named after Shea stadium) and Bella Rose. Family and friends are invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on April 4th at Giove Funeral Home located in Selden NY. With the assistance of the St. George-Forsythe funeral home of Wayland, NY, Gail will be laid to rest near her childhood home, with family, at the Clearview Cemetery in North Cohocton NY. There will be a celebration life on June 22, 2024, at Palmer’s Last Stop (1 N Main St.) Wayland NY. From 1-4 pm.

Celebration of Life

Saturday June 22, 2024 ~ Palmer’s Last Stop (1 N Main St.) Wayland ~ 1-4 pm.
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