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Gail Maclary Chickersky

March 8, 1949 - May 1, 2019
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Gail Maclary Chickersky, age 70 of Newark, DE died on May 1, 2019. She was born on March 8, 1949 in Wilmington, DE to the late Harry Maclary and Anne (Richards) Maclary Munyan. A lifetime resident of Newark. she graduated in 1967 from Newark High. She received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Virginia TechContinue Reading

Pat Stanley left a message on January 3, 2020:
When I did not receive a Christmas card this year, I searched on Gail's name, hoping not to find an obituary, hoping she was traveling somewhere over the holidays. So sad to hear of her passing. We were at Virginia Tech together. She was real homesick and thinking about leaving when I suggested she come work in the Cafeteria. There were 18 guys and 2 girls. She joined the team and as others have said, made friends easily, worked hard, made us all laugh and stayed and graduated. She wrote me a thank you card when she graduated. Pat Jolicoeur Stanley.
Sally Kuntz left a message on June 8, 2019:
Harvey and family, please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. May our Lord comfort you and bring fond memories to mind.
Katiana Foizen left a message on May 23, 2019:
Gail was my guardian angel when I needed time to get my life back on track. I'm so grateful to have known her and will always remember the advice she gave me. My sympathies go out to her family and friends.
Rosemarie Blair left a message on May 20, 2019:
Gail and I swam at the Newark Senior Center. She was always interesting to talk with and was up to date on all of the current events. She was fun and always ready with a smile and a laugh. She will be missed.
Jane Lee left a message on May 18, 2019:
I was so sorry to read of Gail's death. My thoughts are with you all.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Don Dutton left a message on May 18, 2019:
Gail was the daughter of one of my mother's closest friends and one of my favorite teachers who sat with my father on the night that he passed away. Whenever I came to Newark for whatever reason Gail would find a way for us to get together and visit. When I bought a house in Fairfield for my daughter to attend the UD she acted as a surrogate mother for my daughter and even donated her grandmother's dining room table for my daughter to use. I joined the Newark Historical Society as a Life Member due to Gail's enthusiasm and attended several Newark Senior Center events at her invitation. Always a delight and a force in everything that mattered in Newark, Gail will be seriously missed by all. I will save my best wishes for her family until my coming trip to Newark in her honor. Rest in Peace my friend.
Madalyn Petit left a message on May 18, 2019:
I am very saddened to read of Gail's passing. I came to know her through membership in Wilmington Women in Business. A kind and helpful person, she will be missed by all who knew her.
Jim Case left a message on May 18, 2019:
A wonderful lady. I am sorry for the family's loss. Jim Case-Airport Toyota.
Judy Walls left a message on May 17, 2019:
My sympathies are extended to all of The Maclary families and the city of Newark. Gail connected people and helped with reunions. Her helpful and encouraging spirit was a gift to all of us. Her shoes are impossible to fill. I thank God for her very meaningful life and I ask God to bless the ones she left behind.
Michael Dutton left a message on May 10, 2019:
As the senior member of the Dutton family I want to extend our condolences to Ed and Harvey Maclary and to all of her cousins, nieces, nephews and other members of her extended family including the Chickerskys and Munyons. The Maclary and Dutton/Rittenhouse families go back a long ways in Newark. So much so that one could think of Gail and I as brother and sister........ (She was always relieved that my extensive research into family history was never able to show that we were actually related.) Gail was born March 08 1949. I was born February 20 1949. Our mothers were life long best friends. We were, always have been, and always will be virtual sister and brother. We always greeted and departed with a heart-felt hug and a kiss. Grief still has a firm grip on my heart even as I hear Gail's laughter and see her smile; I know full well that she wants that grief to let go of me and allow me to smile and laugh along with her. That's the best solution for getting through all of this. I am blessed to have known Gail; her spirit will live with me forever.
Cynthia Funk left a message on May 9, 2019:
I met Gail in Junior High School and liked her immediately. After High School she made sure class reunions happened. I will miss lunches with such a wise and welcoming lady.

Cynthia Funk
Doris Valenti left a message on May 9, 2019:
In deepest sympathy for your loss. Gail will be greatly missed.
Sue Trahan left a message on May 9, 2019:
I met Gail when we were 22 years old and my late husband Ed and I moved across the street from her on Choate Street in 1971. Ed quickly nicknamed her gabby Gail for her love of chit chat. She was always full of dry humor and quick wit. I will always remember her laugh. My condolences go to her family on her passing.

Sue Trahan
left a message on May 8, 2019:
So shocked and sorry. Gail was always opening her heart and home to help others...such a special lady...
My condolences to her family, from Cindy Kranz Greene
Lynn Nickle left a message on May 8, 2019:
So sorry to hear of Gail's passing. She was a source of strength and tack and will be missed immensely. Please hold on to your memories while celebrating what she meant to all of you.
Nina Bennett left a message on May 8, 2019:
Please accept my deep condolences. Gail was a kind, giving woman, a true friend and mentor to so many. I've know her since childhood, and have many fond memories, especially of her kindness to my mother after my father died.
BARBARA MORRIS left a message on May 7, 2019:
Dear Harvey and sincere condolences. There are no words I can say that will take away your pain, there is nothing I can do to help ease the ache in your heart. However I want you to know that I am thinking of you and praying that as time passes hopefully you can talk about the good times and good memories you shared with Gail. Good-bye Gail.
Flash Rosenberg left a message on May 7, 2019:
Sending infinite love and comfort to the Maclary family to help lend you the strength to cope with this sudden, tragic loss of dear Gail. Profoundly sorry for your loss.
Vivian Nichols left a message on May 6, 2019:
Somewhere in the course of my life here in DE, I met Gail. I can't remember if it was a job I held, working out or volunteering. I do remember her intelligence, wit and straight forwardness! She was also the person who sold my son his first car! My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your fond memories.
Mary Ludlow Duket left a message on May 6, 2019:
I've been fortunate to have been a friend of Gail's since 7th grade. She was funny, smart, loyal, industrious and had a mind as sharp as they come for remembering people, events and all things Newark. One early memory I have of us is lying on her bed in her home on Kirkland highway as she identified all the cars passing by by the sound of the motors! I'd pop up to confirm but since I didn't know cars, even by sight, I'm not sure how accurate she was! Not a surprise that she spent so many years in the auto business. Gail will be missed but not forgotten.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
JKH/JW left a message on May 6, 2019:
My sincerest condolences to the (Maclary) Chickersky Families for the loss of your loved one, Gail, and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.
Kathy Powers left a message on May 6, 2019:
Prayers for Gail's Family. I first met Gail when her Mom resided here at Millcroft....such a wonderful daughter! May God Hold Her In The Palm of His Hand Until You Meet Again.
left a message on May 6, 2019:
Sending infinite love and comfort to the Maclary family to help lend you the strength to cope with this sudden, tragic loss of dear Gail.
Bob & Frieda Holland left a message on May 5, 2019:
One cannot mention Gail without smiling. She was true giver in all aspects. She always made time to speak and care about all around her. Harvey we know you will miss teasing such a wonderful and strong sister. Her journey on earth may be complete, but we are sure is already busy in her new home in heaven! She will be greatly missed by so many
Ann Chickersky-Mooney left a message on May 5, 2019:
Aunt Gail hoping that where you went is a beautiful paradise because that's what you deserve You Beautiful Soul say hello to my Dad and Uncle chunky Chucky and please give them a hug and kiss for me you will be greatly missed and never forgotten hugs and kisses love always Ann Marie
Walt Surratt left a message on May 5, 2019:
I am shocked and saddened to learn that Gail is no longer with us. She was a classmate at Newark High with whom I only recently had reconnected after too many years. She will be missed.
JANICE MUNYAN left a message on May 5, 2019:
Gail came into my life when her mom married my father in law. She took me under her wing and taught me more than any teacher could have. She was my sister, my friend, my mentor, my confidant, always there with wise words to get my through my dilemmas. But, she didn't just do this for me. She did it for everyone she met. How is this possible? We will all miss her deeply for different reasons but her presence will always be with us. We love you Gail and I know you are watching over each and everyone of us because that is what you do.
Melissa Clarke left a message on May 5, 2019:
You were truly a great woman to work for and a class act. We will miss you!!
Joseph Brown left a message on May 5, 2019:
Sorry for your loss
Sally Krapf left a message on May 5, 2019:
Gail was the definition of friend and mentor. She taught me so much and was always there when anything was needed: counsel, hugs, a good meal and always a good time. I will miss her always. She truly was the best example of integrity and caring.
Debbie Smith left a message on May 5, 2019:
Always looked forward to seeing you at the pool with your kind words for everyone. You were just there with us and how you will be missed. Sending love and hugs to family. Debbie Newark Senior Center
Mitch n Yvonne Miller left a message on May 5, 2019:
Mitch and I are so sorry to her about Gail. She was an amazing lady and always so happy and full of life. She will be truly missed. Keeping everyone in our prayers at this sad time.
Rosemarie Blair left a message on May 4, 2019:
Gail will be missed at the Newark Senior Center. I will remember her smile and sparkling eyes. She was a wonderful person who offered encouragement and kind words to everyone at the Center. Rest in peace, Gail.
Gail and Bob Russell left a message on May 4, 2019:
Newark DE without Gail will feel empty but many people will treasure memories of her and continue helping the community she served so unselfishly. Hugs to the extended Maclary family.
Bob Collins left a message on May 4, 2019:
Gail will be missed by many. On more than a few ocasions Gail mentored me, helped with difficult issues and offered a helping hand. Didn't matter to her if it was business or personal Gail was always there. We spent a lot of time working together when she worked at Nucar. Most of the time she'd answer a question before I could ask it. Will miss you Gail. Rest in peace you've surely earned a place in the heavens.
Roberta Repetti left a message on May 4, 2019:
Dear Maclary Family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will truly miss Gail, who was such a lovely lady. Sincerely, Roberta and Doug Repetti
Alan Williams left a message on May 4, 2019:
Gail, you were a cornerstone of Newark and will be missed by more people than you could imagine.
Rustey + Dale Meyer left a message on May 4, 2019:
Gail seemed to be involved in everything; no matter where we went, we ran into Gail. I don't think she ever missed a Class Reunion at the Deer Park or Newark Country Club and loved seeing her at the Senior Center. Thank you for all your kindness, enthusiasm, leadership. RIP, Gail. Peace to her family.
Ronni Cohen left a message on May 4, 2019:
Gail was one of The Money School's most dedicated advocates and volunteers. She gave so generously of her time working to help our students become more financially capable.
Most of all, We will
Miss her friendship, encouragement, and her warmth.
Lauren Kermode left a message on May 4, 2019:
The City of Newark and all of it's residents lost their biggest cheerleader and I lost a stalwart friend on May 1st. The world is a better place for the work Gail did and the memories she left with behind.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Maureen McIlhinney left a message on May 3, 2019:
I am so sad as I will miss this lovely lady. My husband Jim and I had the pleasure of knowing Gail and taking wonderful vacations with her. He was so kind and sweet and such a caring person. I thank God that I had the privilege of knowing and loving this wonderful person. I will miss you so much. Love you forever
Carolyn Fisher left a message on May 3, 2019:
I'm so very sorry to hear this. I think of Gail very often even though I have not seen her in a long time. She had a profound influence on my life and I will remember her always.
Elizabeth George left a message on May 3, 2019:
Gail was one in a million! I will miss her so much. She was such a caring and generous person. I won't ever forget her. Hope she is having her Appletini in heaven with her husband right now and looking down on us and wondering why we are all so sad. She would never want anyone to mourn her I'm sure.
Gwen Hitchens RoBison left a message on May 3, 2019:
I am shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Gail. She was a wonderful person to all she met!
Fred Christian left a message on May 3, 2019:
Gail was a fellow NHS 67 alumnus and Hokie and we shared many trips between Blacksburg and Newark. Those trips were full of great conversation and laughs and are the source of many great memories... especially when we were married during a breakdown at the Park Motel in rural Virginia. Gail always had nice things to say about everyone and she will be very much missed by Yellowjackets, Hokies, Newarkians and most of all by her family and friends.
Wendell Davis left a message on May 3, 2019:
Gail was a force,I leaned on her many times for guidance,advice and friendship. To say I will miss her would be a huge understatement. Wow just wow, way too early.
Tracy Gell left a message on May 3, 2019:
Gail will surely be missed by all that knew her. I worked with Gail at Nucar for a number of years. She was kind, caring, funny and always had great advise. She was helpful to me many times as I used her as a sounding board for something going on in my life. She and her family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Gail was an original and larger than life. I was privileged to have know her and will miss her.
Barbara Bartley left a message on May 3, 2019:
Shine on Lady!!
Keith Jackson left a message on May 3, 2019:
Gail's absence is a tremendous loss to many individuals and organizations. Ours is no exception. We will truly miss her sage advice, experience, resources, stories and humor for some time. But her great gift to us is that she left us in much better condition than if she had not shared her time and talents with us. Gail was impressive and inspirational in so many ways and on so many levels

I have a deep respect and appreciation for her diligent, selfless and amazingly wonderful volunteer service. It was not only that she performed this service with thorough expertise but that she did it with such dedication and loving kindness. We were all so fortunate to have known her.

-Keith Jackson
Pencader Heritage Area Association
Mitch Gordon left a message on May 3, 2019:
I am so sad to hear of the loss of this wonderful woman. A woman that every time we spoke she was always worried about me never about her self. I feel honored to know Gail and will miss her kind words. We have all gain a beautiful angel and I hope she watches over us. I will truly miss you...
Gerald and Mary Finch left a message on May 3, 2019:
Gail was such a great person! Always cared about you. She will be greatly missed. Such a great great friend
Barbara Bartley left a message on May 3, 2019:
Bless you for all you have done. Thank you for being a friend! Peace be with you!!
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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