Obituary of Gail C. Muir
Gail C. Muir
Passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at the age of 83. Gail went to be with the Lord after a life well-lived. Dementia never stole her flair, humor, or grace. She tried to make a positive impression no matter where or when, always wearing one of her many stylish hats. She'd take time to say hello to a stranger, marvel at a baby, and tell jokes to her friends. Gail loved all animals, cats and horses were her favorites.
In younger days, Gail's childhood home was Inlet, NY in the Adirondacks. She enjoyed playing golf and loved horse racing.
Gail graduated Syracuse university with a Master of Education and taught primarily second grade in Hilton. The hundreds of children who came to her classroom over the years touched her heart. Gail loved teaching; each day in Mrs. Muir's room started with the kids’ singing songs while she played her piano. She also loved to put on class plays that her students would perform on stage for their parents.
Family was everything to Gail, she was a generous person who loved giving gifts which she would wrap up in fancy embellished packages. She always brought a Wegmans white cake to the party and flowers for all the girls.
Predeceased by her parents Madge and Pascal Gilson, brother James Miller, and father of her children Richard B. Muir.
She is survived by her children Donna LaFontaine (Don Hranowsky), Jennifer Muir Smith, John (Pamela) Muir, Richard B. Muir II, grandchildren Adam (Jessica) Werner, Ryan (Amanda) Werner, William Smith, Tiffany (Jonathan) Featherston, Abigail and Catherine Muir, Grace, Ella, Lily and Avan Muir, 4 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Catherine Miller, many nieces, and nephews.
Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Alzheimer’s Association in Gail’s memory.