Gail Lynch

Born on April 6, 1938, in Schenectady, New York
Departed April 15, 2023 in Melbourne Beach, Florida

Gail Lynch (85) passed away suddenly on April 15th, in her Melbourne Beach, FL home, with her husband of 65 years by her side.

Gail, born in Schenectady, NY on April 6, 1938, was the daughter of John and Kathleen Cain. She graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1957 and worked for Schenectady Trust as a bank teller before marrying her husband, John.

Gail was a beautiful woman who greeted everyone with a smile and a kind word. She had an infectious laugh and loved to be among family and friends. After raising a family of four children, Gail returned to the workforce as a banker, working her way up to the Trust Division of Trustco Bank where she continued to work until she retired in 1993.

Gail was an inspiration to her children and a positive force who sought and cultivated the best in each of them. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren very deeply. Gail and John were devoted to each other and spent nearly every day of their marriage together. Once they retired, they divided their time between Schenectady, New York and Melbourne Beach, Florida.

Gail is predeceased by her brother, John (Barbara) Cain. Survivors include, her husband John, brother Terrance (Joan) Cain, four children: John (Alice) Lynch, Thomas (Loriann) Lynch, James (Deborah) Lynch and Kathleen (David) Sanders, nine grandchildren: Craig (Justine) Lynch, Colin Lynch, Alexandra (Bradley) Neumann, Shannon (Justin) Lynch, Keith Lynch, Suzanna (Joshua) Chappell, Ryan Lynch, John Sanders and Kelly Sanders and four great grandchildren: Jackson Lynch, Carter Lynch, Palmer Neumann, and Lucy Lynch.

A mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Melbourne Beach, FL on Friday April 21 at 10am. A memorial service will be held in New York at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to City Mission of Schenectady, 425 Hamilton St., Schenectady, NY 12305.

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Cindy Butler from Douglasville Georgia wrote on June 10, 2023:
You will be in my prayers u know God will be with you through this time. Uncle Jack you two had a wonderful life together. You have a good family heart feels for your lose. You will always have her in your heart she took the live with her for her family. May God give you peace to your family through these times. I pray god will heal your pain hurt give you peace for time to grieve. You always been in my prayers and always will. I am so sorry for your lose. God see your tears he is right there with you. All of us will be together again. Gail was a wonderful loving person. God will heal you but you have all the memories with you in your heart. She will be miss for sure. I love you all I remember all the summers in New York wonderful time. Your in my prayers
Barbara Lizardi from Melbourne Beach, wrote on April 23, 2023:
My deepest sympathy 😭 for Gail and blessings to the family 🙏
Kelli Rodriguez from Weston wrote on April 21, 2023:
Dear Lynch Family - Jack, Jackie, Tommy, Jimmy, Kathleen and all your families, sending you all such gratitude for sharing your Mom with us. She was one of a kind. I remember the Lynch & Vincent family Thanksgivings up “on the farm”. Your Mom was such a huge part of our childhood. Words can’t describe how sad I am for your loss, all of our loss. Big hugs to you all. Kelli
Jim and Marlene Heming from Melbourne Beach, Florida wrote on April 20, 2023:
Jack and family, We are so sorry to hear about Gail. She was a beautiful terrific lady, always ready to visit and always greeting with a smile..We will keep all of you in our prayers.
Kathy Gilbert from Sandy Hook wrote on April 19, 2023:
Sending our love you The Lynch Family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Sending our love! Kathy & Charles Gilbert
Frost Douglas from Lake George wrote on April 19, 2023:
My deepest condolences to all of you guys. Your mom was a beautiful and classy Lady. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Ken and Elizabeth Isaacson wrote on April 19, 2023:
We are so sorry to hear of Gayle’s passing. We send our sincere condolences and prayers for your family.
Don McQuay from ROCHESTER wrote on April 18, 2023:
Gail worked for me way back in the 70s helping me with my School photo business ,this news is so sad and not expected. we are also good friends on Facebook. My condolences to Jack and family Don McQuay.
Don McQuay from ROCHESTER wrote on April 18, 2023:
Gail worked for me helping me in my school photo business way back in the 70s in and around Albany Ny + we were friends 0n Facebook. and this is sad news for so many of us who knew her. also sorry for Jack+family.
Lois & Philip Wagner from Schenectady wrote on April 18, 2023:
Our prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your wife, your mother, and our sister-in-law . We ask God to give you and your entire family peace and strength in this very difficult time. Love Lois, Philip, Arti, and Phil
Patti A. Woods from Stuyvesany, New York wrote on April 18, 2023:
Iam so sorry to hear about Gail,we used to walk to school together.Sending my deepest condelouences. Patti & Bill Woods
Nancy Hoelzer from Albany NY wrote on April 18, 2023:
Sorry for you loss. Gail and I were "pool friends" at the Guilderland YMCA. She continued to send me bits and pieces by email after she moved to Florida. Shall miss those notes.
Daniel and Laura Noonan from Ballston Spa wrote on April 18, 2023:
Ours hearts are heavy with your loss. Gail was a lovely woman who showed such kindness to all. May perpetual light shine upon her.
Mark from Bambury wrote on April 18, 2023:
I'm heartbroken & sad for the Lynch family. I've known Gail my whole life. She truly was one of the Kindest, Sweetest lovely ladies I've ever met. I'm so glad we got to see her only a couple years ago. I honestly feel like a lost a family member. I'll cherish my childhood memories & I know in my heart She will R.I.P. Gail, give my dad a hug for me. God Bless the Lynch Family 💔🙏
Cynthia Palleschi from Schenectady wrote on April 18, 2023:
Gail and I have been lifelong friends. I was her Maid of Honor and she was mine. I cannot express in words what she meant to me. She was a beautiful person, a wonderful mother and friend. My sincere condolences to Jack and her family. I am truly devastated. You are in my heart Gail.
George and Cathleen Niedhammer from Flagler Beach wrote on April 18, 2023:
Sorry to hear of Gail’s passing, our thoughts are with John and the entire Lynch family. George and Cathleen
Sharon Benner from Melbourne Beach wrote on April 18, 2023:
May you rest in peace my friend. I'll always cherish our friendship. God be with you & please shine down upon us. 💕 Sharon (& Mike)
Jennie Eplite McCadden from Schenectady, NY wrote on April 18, 2023:
With sympathy to the lynch family🙏

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