7/16/2015 – Gail E. Courtney, Clayton

Mrs. Gail E. Courtney, age 70, died Tuesday, July 14th, in the emergency room at River Hospital, after being stricken at her home. A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 8th at 11am, at the funeral home. Calling hours will be from 9am until the time of the service.

Donations can be made in her name to TIERS.

Gail was born November 6, 1944, in Rochester, the daughter of Richard and Mary Dow Clark. She graduated from Honeoye Falls Schools.

She married George Courtney, July 27, 1974, in Menden, NY.

Gail worked at various newspapers, retiring in 2002, after 12 years with the Watertown Daily Times.

She was a member of the Honeoye Falls American Legion Post 664 Ladies Auxiliary.

Gail enjoyed gardening, reading, and watching the Food Network.

Surviving besides her husband is three step children, George, Dorothy, and Tammy; one brother, Bill Clark, of Rochester; nieces and nephews.

Other brothers and sisters predeceased her.

Condolences

  1. Dick and Carol Carroll Posted

    So very sorry to hear about Gail.. she will be so missed.. our prayers are with the family..

  2. Anne & Ron Houppert Posted

    So sorry to hear about Gail. She will be missed by all of the “bench buddies” . Our prayers are with her family at this time. Gail was a great friend to all and will be missed by all of us.

  3. Danna Moles Posted

    I worked closely with Gail for the 12 years she was at the Watertown Daily Times. She was responsible, fun and hard-working. I used to cut her hair in the ladies room at work! I am sad to hear of her passing. May she rest in peace.

  4. Frank and Carol Bogaert Posted

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry we hadn’t seen you yet this summer.

  5. larry & nancy deshaw Posted

    We can never begin to tell how fortunate we were to be neighbors to Gail and form a special friendship with her. She was a special lady and she will be missed by all that knew and came to love her..

    • Jake and Susan Schell Posted

      Yes, Gail was a very special lady, always positive , keeping her sense of humor in spite of everything she went through these past few years. She was a true inspiration for all of us who knew and cared about her. God bless you, Gail.

  6. Judy Jacobs Posted

    So sorry for Gail’s family. I worked with Gail at the Watertown Daily Times. Gail was a great multi-tasker and common-sense lady who almost always had a smile for co-workers. She often talked about her love of the river. Whenever she went on vacation to Florida, she brought citrus back for coworkers. She was always thinking of others. My condolences!

  7. Phyllis A Gould Posted

    Sad to hear of Gail’s passing. She was a special lady to many. Always seeing the ‘better side’ of everything. She loved her “Georgie” and their family. She will be missed by Family and Friends. God Bless you Gail!

  8. Jake and Susan Schell Posted

    Yes, Gail was a very special lady, always positive , keeping her sense of humor in spite of everything she went through these past few years. She was a true inspiration for all of us who knew and cared about her. God bless you, Gail.

  9. Paul Jennings Posted

    King George, you have my deepest sympathy. Gail was a wonderful human being and will always be remembered and revered. It is not often that a person such as Gail comes along.

  10. Debbie & Bill Zdermady Posted

    We met Gail and George about five years ago while they were sitting on a bench at he main dock in Clayton. I loved talking about simple things with Gail and Bill and George always shared a joke or two. Gail and I often talked about life and our families. She loved George’s children and her nieces and nephews so much. But most of all, her life has been being a devoted wife. Even days when she wasn’t feeling so well, she was there always putting him first. Her garden and reading meant so very much to her, as well as her love of the St. Lawrence. Love you Gail. Butterflies are free and now so are you. Love, Debbie & Bill.

  11. Debbie & Bill Dermady Posted

    We met Gail and George about five years ago while they were sitting on a bench at the main dock in Clayton. I loved talking about simple things with Gail and Bill and George always shared a joke or two. Gail and I often talked about life and our families. She loved George’s children and her nieces and nephews so much. But most of all, her life has been being a devoted wife. Even days when she wasn’t feeling so well, she was there always putting him first. Her garden and reading meant so very much to her, as well as her love of the St. Lawrence. Love you Gail. Butterflies are free and now so are you. Love, Debbie & Bill.

  12. Joan Harrington Posted

    George: I am so distressed to hear about Gail. She was a wonderful woman, and an avid reader, like myself. She cared so much for you George, when you yourself where so ill last winter in Myrtle Beach. My deepest condolences King George, I saw Gail and yourself almost every day last summer, and have wonderful memories of that and previous summers. God Bless George, to you and the rest of your family.

  13. Al& Sandy Thompson Posted

    Gail you are missed I’m glad we had our girls day out and had lunch at the Clayton hotel
    We miss you at the benches but we always have a spot for you
    We are doing our best to keep an eye on George for you but no one could do what you did for him
    You are missed by ALL

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