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Gail Schanzer


1958 - 2014 | Notice Condolences
Gail Schanzer Notice
Schanzer, Gail March 2, 1958- February 16, 2014. Born in Allentown, PA, Gail grew up in Kutztown, PA, where she graduated from high school in 1976. In 1980 she received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (English) from Kutztown University. She and her husband, Robert W. Schanzer were married on June 22, 1985. Gail taught high school English at several school districts in Pennsylvania before relocating to Orlando, FL in 1985 where she taught high school English for 20 years at West Orange High School and Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando. In 2005, the family relocated to Richmond, VA, where Gail cherished her role as a stay-at-home mommy. For many years Gail's family belonged to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Orlando. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert W. Schanzer; their son, Dylan Z. Schanzer; her parents, Edith and Luther Balthaser of Fleetwood, PA; her brother, Brian Balthaser of Topton, PA; and her nephews, Bradley and Kyle Balthaser. For details on Viewings and Funeral service see blileyfuneralhomes.com/obituary. Contributions: Flowers can be sent (Bliley's Funeral Home, 8510 Staples Mill Road, Richmond VA 23228) or alternatively donations to an education fund for their son would be greatly appreciated. Please make checks out to VCSP/College America (in memo section write: Dylan Schanzer), and send to Merrill Lynch, 160 International Pkwy., Ste. 200, Heathrow, FL 32746. Departing this life much too soon, Gail will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her compassionate nature and her wonderful smile. Wherever Gail went in life, she made lifelong friends.


Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Feb. 20, 2014
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