Gale Ann Toole

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Feb. 2, 2013

Gale Ann Toole, 75, of Ashley, passed away Saturday in the Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born Sept. 22, 1937, in Rochester N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Clifford A. and Katherine (Jean) Banister Mallon.

Gale was employed for more than 40 years at Wyoming Valley Hospital and Geisinger Hospital.

Gale was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James, and her brother Daniel. She and her husband loved traveling and camping, especially at Hickory Run State Park.

Surviving are children, James; Diana; John and his wife, Celina; David; Fred and his wife, Barbara, along with seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Gale loved to spend time with her children and their children. They were always her first priority. She is also survived by her sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Gloria) Ryan and Mrs. Helen Early; brother Lawrence A. Mallon, several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of her family.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, Plains.

Published in Times Leader on Feb. 6, 2013