Gail Riehl, 66, of Dallas passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at the Village at Greenbriar, Dallas.
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Born in Wilkes-Barre, Gail was the daughter of the late William J. and Eugenia Shukis DeRose. She was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1965, and later graduated from the Wilkes-Barre Business College.
Gail worked in the retail and business fields and later with the Luzerne Intermediate Unit before retiring as an educational aide by the Lake-Lehman School District.
After living in Kingston and Wilkes-Barre, she and her husband, Zach Riehl, a longtime teacher in the Lake Lehman School District, relocated to the Back Mountain.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her husband, Zach Riehl, in 2008.
Surviving are a sister, Bonnie Flynn and brother-in-law, James Flynn, The Woodlands, Texas; nephew, Keith Flynn, Houston, Texas; nephew, Derek Flynn and wife, Kristen, Chino Hills, Calif.; great-niece, Kaegan Flynn, great-nephew, Eamon Flynn, Chino Hills, Calif.; special friends, Bernadine Luksic and Leslie Horoshko.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Harold C. Snowdon Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Therese's Church, Pioneer Avenue and Davis Street, Shavertown. The Rev. James J. Paisley will officiate. Interment will be made in Mountainview Cemetery, Harding.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Village at Greenbriar for their care of Gail in these past four years, as well as Erwine Hospice in her last days.
The family also wishes to thank Bonnie Jean Bawiec whose care and companionship meant so much to Gail this past year. Gratitude is also extended to Bonnie's husband, Jason, and daughter, Lucy, who were a source of great joy to Gail.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Therese's Church, 64 Davis St., Shavertown, PA 18708.
Snowdon Funeral Home
140 N Main St Shavertown, PA 18708
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 3, 2014