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Gayle C. Hirschey

Published on March 11, 2024

CASTORLAND – Gayle C. Hirschey, 73, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2024, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY, surrounded by her children Aaron, Jacob and wife Leah, Rachel, and sister-in-law Laura Villanti.

Calling hours will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.  The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Apostolic Christian Church of America, Croghan, with ministers of the church officiating.  Burial will follow at the Castorland Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lewis County Hospital Foundation Caitlyn R. Paté Fund, 7785 N. State St., Lowville, NY  13367 (The Caitlyn R. Paté Fund provides equipment and bereavement memory boxes to support families who have experienced the loss of a child through stillbirth or miscarriage) or to any of the other Lewis County Hospital Foundation funds.    

She is survived by her children, Aaron Hirschey (Janis Cobb); Jacob Hirschey (Leah LaChausse); Rachel Hirschey; her siblings, Bob and Wendy Lamoy; Jill and Steve Langevin ; Richard and Cindy Lamoy; Glenda Gonyea and Earl Lemery; Doug Lamoy; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; several nieces, nephews and numerous cousins .  She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Bruce who passed away on April 9, 2021.

Gayle was born on November 19, 1950 in Plattsburgh, NY, the eldest daughter of the late Glynn E. and Roberta M. Lamoy and graduated from Peru High School in 1968 and from Albany Medical Center School of Nursing in 1971. On September 11, 1971, she married Bruce E. Hirschey at the Peru Community Church in Peru, NY.   Gayle worked as a nurse for Dr. Reed, Lewis County Public Health, and then as a Registered Nurse in the Maternity Ward at Lewis County General Hospital until her retirement in 2008.

Gayle was an active member of the Apostolic Christian Church of America, Croghan, and volunteered for many years in the church’s community outreach activities.  

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