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Gail (Guenther) Funk
August 2, 1949 ~ March 8, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Gail Guenther Funk, 73, of Belford, passed away Wednesday, March 8th. Gail was born in Jersey City, on August 2, 1949. She was raised in Jersey City where she graduated from The Academy of Sacred Heart and attended The New Jersey City University. Gail and her husband, Frederick H. Funk Jr, settled in Belford to raise their family and have lived there for the past 45 years.
Gail had a Master’s Degree in Primary Education and was a pre-school teacher at Rumson Country Day School for 24 years. After retiring, she went on to substitute teach in the Freehold, Long Branch and Keansburg School districts. Gail was also a Health and Safety Instructor for the American Red Cross, swim coach at the Red Bank YMCA and taught private swim lessons in her spare time. She was a member of both Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Keyport and King of Kings Lutheran Church, Middletown where she was a member of the choir and school committee.
Gail was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Frederick H. Funk, Jr, in 2015. Her parents Clifford and Kathleen Guenther and her brother Paul Guenther. She is survived by their daughter, Kathryn "Katy" Funk, of Sarasota, FL, and her sister Kathi Guenther, of Monroe, NJ. Along with many nieces, nephews and extended family who she opened her heart and home to those in need.
A Memorial Gathering will take place Friday, March 24th from 5- 8 pm at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals.
A Funeral Service will be celebrated 11 am Saturday, March 25th at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 250 Harmony Rd., Middletown. The repass immediately following in the church hall.