SACKETS HARBOR, NY — Gail Gorgen, 70, Sackets Harbor, passed away on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, at home while under the care of her daughter after a brief battle with cancer.
She was born Aug. 29, 1951, in Watertown, NY, a daughter of Richard and Jane (Besaw) Cripp. Gail grew up in the Brownville area and attended General Brown Central School, graduating in 1969.
After graduation she worked for Key Bank in Dexter, NY. She married Timothy M. Gorgen on September 4, 1971. Gail returned to work in 1977, working for New York Air Brake, Black Clawson, Stature Electric and Current Applications until 2008.
Gail moved to Sackets Harbor in 2007 and was the manager of the Sackets Harbor Visitor Center, retiring on Oct. 15, 2021.
Gail was predeceased by her husband Tim after he lost his battle to cancer on Sept. 20, 2004.
Surviving are her 2 children, Teri Lynn (Frank) Storino, Watertown; Steven John (Sue) Gorgen, Chesterfield Michigan; three brothers, Ron Cripp, Wisconsin; Mitch (Lynn) Cripp, Lafargeville; Danny (Nancy) Cripp, Dexter; four grandchildren, Kaela, Taylor, Troy, Kelsey, great-grandchild Graysin and several nieces.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Jane Cripp, a brother, Mark Cripp, and her sister-in-law, Sun Cripp.
Gail will be remembered for her spunky sense of humor and notably her ability to say it like it was. She enjoyed the outdoors, gambling, spending time with her family and her yearly girls trip with her five childhood best friends.
Per her wishes there will not be any services held, a celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. May 7, 2022, at the Sackets Harbor American Legion.
A special thanks to Dr. Caitlin Donegan-Tartell for her extraordinary support and compassion when the family needed it most. Gratefullness is an understatement.
Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com