Gayle Lynne (Pierce) Cady

Born: Fri., Sep. 25, 1953
Died: Mon., Sep. 3, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 07, 2018
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Sep. 08, 2018
Location: State Line United Methodist Church

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Gayle Lynne Cady, 64, of North East, peacefully passed away at her home on Monday, September 3, 2018 surrounded by loved ones and with her cat Buzzy by her side. She was born September 25, 1953, the daughter of the late Dale and Mabel “Ruth” Pierce in Erie, PA.
Despite her many health complications over the years, she was known best for her cheery and positive attitude and ability to smile even in the face of much pain and adversity. She enjoyed socializing and going out to eat with friends, was always very fond of cats and collected much cat paraphernalia. She was also an active volunteer and member of State Line United Methodist Church. She took great pride and in her role as mother to two boys of whom she was extremely proud: Kory Cady, 36, a teacher at Harborcreek High School and Matt Cady, 32 who recently complete his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Penn State University.
After spending eight years on kidney dialysis, Gayle was the recipient of a kidney transplant in May of 2008. This surgery not only freed her from dialysis treatments but gave her and her family and friends a new lease on life which she would extend another ten years. Gayle was always a giving person and wanted to be able to help others in her passing. As such, her remains have been donated to be used for scientific research and educational purposes.
Survivors include her two sons: Kory Cady and wife Carrie, of Harborcreek and Matt Cady of North East; a brother, Tim Pierce and wife Marlene of Greensboro, NC; granddaughter Lily Gayle Cady; several nieces and nephews; and her longtime friend and loving neighbor Vivian Young.
Services are under the care of William D Elkin Funeral. A visitation service for family and friends will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 at 6-8 pm at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake Street, North East, PA and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday September 8 at 1pm at State Line United Methodist Church with luncheon to follow. Memorials may be made to State Line United Methodist Church, 12591 East Main Road, North East, PA 16428 or to the National Kidney Foundation.

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Linda (Goodwin) and Willis Orr
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
Our deepest sympathay to the family. Gayle was a fine lady who overcame so much. Always smiling and pleasant..

Kevin and Marie Heslop
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Dear Tim, Marlene, and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Dear Cady family. I am very sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one, Gayle. Please accept my most sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be very comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and also at Revelation 21:3-5. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones, as well as do away with all of the many causes we have for suffering, including sickness, pain and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will likewise comfort your family also during this most difficult time in your lives.

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