Oct. 29, 2012
Gail C. Bartnick, 75, of Dallas, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was a daughter of the late William and Edna Bookholtz Seidel and was a graduate of Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne, N.J. Gail was a secretary for Carle and Montanari in Hackensack, N.J., leaving there in 1986. Gail was a Den Mother for her sons' Cub Scout Troop 29 in Hawthorne for many years. She was an active member with the grammar school PTA at Roosevelt School, Hawthorne, and also a girls Little League softball coach. She loved to travel.
Gail was a member of Dallas United Methodist Church. She and her husband, John, celebrated their 27 wedding anniversary this past September.
Gail was preceded in death by brothers, Richard and William Seidel; and a sister, Barbara Snyder.
Surviving besides her husband are sons, Richard Merchant Jr., Milford, Pa.; David Merchant, Lyons, N.J.; Michael Merchant, Ithaca, N.Y.; daughter, Kathy, and her wife, Connie Merchant-Kliwinski, Trenton, N.J.; grandchildren, Richard III, David and Daniel Merchant, and Lauren Scauzillo; great-grandson, Hunter Harrell; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Robert Wood, pastor Dallas United Methodist Church, officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m.
Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to The
, c/o 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.