Gail Ann Gipner



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Gail Ann (Bennett) Gipner

Rochester NY:  passed on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 in Rochester, NY at age 84. Born on 9/6/1938 in Trenton, NJ, the only child of Alfred E. Bennett and Catherine S. Bennett. Gail was predeceased by her husband, John C. Gipner.  Survived by 3 children, Marcella McLenithan (John) of Baltimore, Catherine Gipner of Rochester, and John Gipner (Marfrisa) of San Jose; 7 grandchildren, John (Joanna), Katherine, Christopher (Desiree), Megan, Matthew (Amy), Jaeden, and Emiliana; 1 great-grandchild, Jacob; and brother-in-law, David Gipner; as well as many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, (Dec. 17th) 11:00 AM at Christ Church, 141 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604. Private Interment.  Memorials may be made to WXXI Broadcasting or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in her memory.


  1. Judy Zuckerman on December 2, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Gail was a very special and exceptionally kind person. She was a part of my life for 55 years! She and my mother met while they were waiting to pick up Marcy and me after our first day of kindergarten! I will miss our phone conversations and will always remember her smile, wonderful laugh and positive attitude. I send my love and deepest condolences to the whole Gipner/ McLenithan family.

  2. Tom Raco on December 4, 2022 at 11:36 am

    Gail was always known to her neighbors as a sweet and gentle lady who raised her children to be honest and forthright in their daily lives. With a twinkle in her eye, she greeted everyone in the Clovercrest neighborhood with a smile and kind word. She was especially kind to my two sons who seemed to always be near her kitchen whenever she was baking cookies. I’m sure she is deeply missed by her family and all who knew her, and I pray that she is among those she loved who left before her, especially John Sr. May she Rest In Peace.

  3. Rob Bickel on December 11, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    As i am the youngest cousin of Gail’s she so reflected her parents, uncle Al and aunt Kay. Graciousness in her words, a lightness in her heart. With 15 years between us we didn’t really connect as younger people. Gail stayed in touch with my mom and dad who would share with me Gail’s family photos and her and her family’s happenings. I reconnected with Gail as my mother aged. I enjoyed those phone chats so much. With her passing the visit Patti and I paid her a year or so ago has become so much more valuable to us. I will miss her. To her family that remains, rest assured she is being welcomed by many wonderful people who are delighted to have her with them in her next life.

  4. Deborah Talley on March 6, 2024 at 10:44 am

    Yes, Gail was a special and wonderful human being. We knew each other through Christ Church and our Brighton neighborhood and I will be always so grateful I had the opportunity of knowing and loving her.

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