Gayle Karen Kruper, age 73 of Noxen, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at home after a brief illness.
She was born in Newark, NJ on April 8, 1946 and was the daughter of the late Joseph C. and Grace French Nalbone.
Gayle was a graduate of Lake-Lehman High School, Class of 1964, where she enjoyed varsity cheerleading and socializing with her friends. Both she and her 1957 Chevy were very popular. Later on she attended college and earned an Associates Degree in Marketing and Accounting from Union County Community College in New Jersey. She worked in retail for many years, most recently at Ye Olde Clock Shoppe in Dallas.
Gayle was active in her hometown community, volunteering at the Noxen Clothes Closet and Schenck Memorial Library at the old school house, home to the Noxen Historical Community Association. Earlier in her life, she enjoyed traveling to many beautiful spots, including Bermuda, the Bahamas, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and southern California.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Myron and Dorothy Jones French and Angelo and Evelyn Huyck Nalbone. Gayle is survived by a sister, Susan French, Kingston; a brother, Joseph C. Nalbone, Jr., Wilkes-Barre; Aunt Helen Schwartz, Tunkhannock; Aunt Marion Rizzo Nalbone, Florida; Uncle Ronald Hopfer, Noxen, and many cousins.
Due to COVID-19, the graveside memorial service on April 18, 2020 at Orcutts Grove Cemetery will be rescheduled to a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Noxen Historical Community Association, Inc., P.O. Box 141, Noxen, PA 18636.