Rochester, NY: July 21, 2020 at age 72. Gale is predeceased by her mother, Cecile “Stormy” Howard and brother, Ray Bronson. She is survived by daughter, Lisa Noel (Tom) Entz; son, Chris Horan of Virginia; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Derwood) Coggins of Burleson, TX; 2 neices; 1 nephew; best friend, Deb (John) Smith and good friend, Liz (Mal) Brown. Gale was born in Winchester, Connecticut and grew up in Enfield, Connecticut. She moved to Rochester in 1969. She spent many years working in non-profit agencies primarily in Human Resources and Finance most recently at Baden Street Settlement.
Her love of music knew no bounds and she spent many happy hours in her younger years playing the piano. Neighbors were known to sit on the porch to listen. She also enjoyed sports and pitched in slow pitch softball leagues with her best friend for many years and played volleyball, as well.
Thank you from Gale’s family and friends to the staff members of Rochester General Hospital’s 4800 unit, Medical Intensive Care unit, B7 unit and the Chaplain’s office for their compassionate care of Gale in the final week of her life. Also, a special thank you to WASPS senior transportation for their help with transporting her to medical appointments over the years, especially Deb Reilly.
Please send donations to Lollypop Farm at lollypop.org in Gale’s memory as she was a lover of all animals, more specifically cats. Her Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1pm in The All Seasons Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY, 14534.