Wood Funeral Home

16 Main St., Branchville, NJ


Eleanor G. Specht

May 25, 1940July 4, 2020

Elenore “Gail” Specht, 80, of Frankford Township, passed peacefully on July 4, 2020.

Gail was born on May 25, 1940, in Hamburg. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Edith (Totten) Glover.

Gail retired from Selective Insurance in Branchville. She was a life member and past president of Frankford Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Active in both the Frankford and Branchville Senior Citizens, Gail loved going out for lunch or dinner, taking trips to casinos, playing bingo, playing cards and watching NASCAR. Most of all, Gail enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.

Gail was predeceased by her husband, Harry L Specht, Sr. (2015). She is survived by her son, Harry L. Specht, Jr. and fiancé, Diane Vincent Haggerty, of Frankford; her daughter, Susan Horgan and husband, Peter, of Simpsonville, SC; her daughter, Trudy Barbaro and husband, Jeffrey, of Dingmans Ferry, PA; eight cherished grandchildren, Daniel Specht, Alyssa Barbaro, Colin Horgan, Ashley Specht, Devin Horgan, Justin Barbaro, Christopher Barbaro, and Sean Horgan and wife, Caitlyn; and precious great grandson, Connor Dundon.

To honor Gail's wishes, there will be no services.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Frankford Township Fire Department, PO Box 419, Augusta, NJ 07822 or Blue Ridge Rescue Squad, PO Box 232, Branchville, NJ 07826.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Eleanor G. Specht

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July 12, 2020

Dear Trudy and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I think it is a blessing she is no longer suffering. And the fact that she is with Harry is also a blessing.
I loved the times we would meet for lunch. I looked forward to our phone calls and I know I will miss them.
I am keeping you all in my prayers.
Rest in peace Gail.

Brenda Malinowski

July 8, 2020

To all of Gail's Family... I am so sorry for your loss. Gail was a true friend. We had so much fun riding to dinner once a month and sharing all our stories. I sat next to her in Selective and got in trouble for talking, I always talked and Gail was there to listen. She told me about craft shows and loved them. I will miss my time with her but know she is happy now being with Harry. She was a special lady. May she rest in peace . I will miss her, she is always in my heart.

Always her friend, Brenda Malinowski

Angela DeMasi

July 7, 2020

Dear Trudy and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Gail was truly an original and a fighter. She cracked us up with her many names, always having a stash of mints, and a tea bag. I found her dislike of geraniums funny and that her sleeves had to be the perfect length. Her love for her family was unmatched and admired. Although we will miss her, I know she is happy to be with Harry again.

To my dear Gail, craft shows will not be the same without you. Thank you for being so sweet, kind, and welcoming. I will miss you. The world was better because you were in it.


Mike Fox

July 7, 2020

On behalf of myself and all of the members of Frankford Fire Department I would like to express condolences to Gail’s family. I had the pleasure of speaking with her a short time ago and was aware that she wasn’t well. If the current situation had been different I would have visited. Please know that she will be missed by all of us who knew her and also by our Auxiliary. If the family has any requests please don’t hesitate to reach out.
May she forever rest peacefully and may you all find joy in your memories of her and knowing that she and Harry are together today and for eternity. God Bless!

Sally Peer

July 7, 2020

The Frankford Fire Dept Auxiliary would like to pass on our condolences to Gail's family. You are in our prayers and she will be missed dearly.

Christone Fogge

July 7, 2020

Our sympathy is with the family. Gail was a person I got to work with at Selective,we had great memories and fun. Always shared stories, esp when Harry always filled my shopping cart when I met them at shoprite, he snuck things in my cart always. Gail was a true friend and special person. She is with Harry now in Gods hands of love together. Bless and love to the family at this time.

Walter Drag

July 7, 2020

Harry and your family,

Please accept our condolences. We wish for you all good memories of your Mom.

Walter Drag and Laurel Denzer

annamarie heverly

July 6, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure Gail and Gram are playing bingo in heaven.