CHATEAUGAY – With heavy hearts, the family of Gayle S. Van Buskirk, 73, announces her passing on Tuesday (Feb. 27, 2018) at the Alice Hyde Medical Center. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home Moira.
Services will be held at later date in West Seneca, NY.
Gayle was born May 20, 1944 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of the late Melvin & Susan (Chandler) Lips, and was a graduate from East High school. On July 2, 1966 Gayle united into marriage with Kenneth Van Buskirk, he predeceased her in 2011. As a Certifited Nurses Assistant at one time she was employed at the St. Regis Nursing Home, and the Highland Nursing Home. After retirement she was employed at the Hannafords Grocery Store, Massena.
Gayle was of the Episcopal faith, she enjoyed crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of her children Kellie (David) Bombard of Malone, Karrie (Chad) Brown of Chateaugay, and Kandie Van Buskirk , and companion David Printup of Massena. Also surviving are her grandchildren Jospeh Bombard, Breanna Bombard, Justin Bombard Brittany and David Spinner Sean Pesko, Aidan Pesko, Hogan Brown, Declan Brown, Alexis Printup, 5 great grand children, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her siblings Dennis Lips of Florida and David Lips of Lancaster, NY survive her.
Besides her parents she is predeceased by a daughter Kathie Van Buskirk who passed in 1977 and a brother Douglas Lips.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America.
Condolences may be shared at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com