OBITUARY

Gayle Jarnutowski

June 15, 1950January 7, 2021

Gayle Jarnutowski, age 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 7, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren.

Gayle was born on June 15, 1950, she was the daughter of Frank Harmer Underkofler and Catherine Strockbine Underkofler. She was raised in Feasterville and graduated from Neshaminy High School in 1968. She also attended Bucks County Tech School and was a graduate in the Class of 1968.

Gayle’s passion in life was being a loving and nurturing mother and grandmother, devoted and supportive wife, and a compassionate friend to all. She always put the interest of everyone else before her own. Gayle was a very generous and giving person who took great pleasure in spoiling her family. Her life was fulfilled as a wife, homemaker and Mom.

One of Gayle’s greatest loves was hosting the Annual Bluegrass Festival on their home grounds, where large groups of family and friends would gather for a weeklong celebration of music and comradery filled with laughter, reminiscing, creating new memories and of course the abundant food preparation. No one will ever forget Gayle’s infamous Baked Ziti.

Gayle was preceded in death by her mother, Catherine Strockbine Underkofler and father, Frank Harmer Underkofler and her dear cousin, Cathy Rock-Sheehan.

Gayle is survived by her husband of 50 years, Benjamin B. Jarnutowski, Jr., her son, Benjamin B. Jarnutowski, III, fiancée Jenn Kandravi and his children, Joel, Amber and Ben IV.; daughter, Katie and her daughter, Abigail.

Gayle is also survived by her brother Frank Lee Underkofler and his three children, her dear cousin, Robin Rock-Reinard, and her husbands brothers and sisters: Stephanie (deceased) and her two sons, Madge & Dean Jennings and their five children, Mike & Patty and their two children, Joe (deceased) & Judy and their three children, Janice & Edward Barger and their three children, Sandy Amos and her three sons. She will also be dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who are family.

Due to COVID 19, a celebration of Gayle’s life is planned to be held in the Enchanted Forest of Hilltown Baptist Church on Saturday, May 15th at 1 PM. Address 130 Upper Church Road, Chalfont, PA 18914, email benjarnutowski@gmail.com periodically for updates.

In lieu of flowers and Gayle’s love of children, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org

Services

15 May

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm

Enchanted Forest of Hilltown Baptist Church on Saturday

130 Upper Church Road
Chalfont, Pennsylvania 18914

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Kathleen Gramick

January 14, 2021

My prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your beloved wife. Gayle’s warm smile and friendly presence will be deeply missed. May the memory of your loving Gayle sustain you as you hope for the day that you’ll be reunited. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Love Benny's cousin,
Kathleen

Katarzyna Jarnutowski

January 13, 2021

I miss you so very much, mommy. I truly cannot even begin to express the pain I'm keeping inside me but I know I need to remain strong for dad and Abbie. You were an absolutely amazing woman who is dearly loved, highly respected, and greatly missed by so, so many people. I love you so much, mom. Each second without you feels like an eternity but I know that you and grandmom will look after Abbie, dad and myself. I miss you, mom. I love you.

L.Paul Lanctot

January 12, 2021

Ben:
There are some of us who know exactly how you feel.

Barbara Sklarsky

January 12, 2021

Gayle, you lived your life nurturing others with compassion and unwavering faith in the goodness of others. Your home was a gracious refuge for many lost or needy young people. You had an aura about you that lifted the spirits of anyone that was blessed to know you. This includes all stray kittens as well ! Your love for life and nature was contagious. You kept life simple while surrounding yourself with family ,including your furry members, and dear friends. When you smiled, so did I because I knew you had a plan ! Adventures down wrong way streets to 10 minute shopping errands that lasted half the day , I was right there next to you laughing or praying all the way ! 15 years, we shared a friendship that grew into sisterhood..I will always miss you my forever friend , Barb💖

Brenda Smith

January 12, 2021

Gayle:. RIP my friend. I didn't get a chance to tell you how wonderful you are. We are going to miss you and your wonderful presence whenever we get together. God speed and we will always remember... love you.
Brenda & Pete

Fred Clemens

January 12, 2021

Luvsya Gayle 💕

Darlene Johnson (Gramick)

January 12, 2021

May God bless the family in this heart-felt time. Time passes by and I still remember how what a wonderful person you were and am sadden that I did not make any attempts to reach out. Now you are home and can watch your loved ones from behind the veil.

Love Benny's cousin,
Darlene

Jude Ruth

January 12, 2021

Gayle was so much to so many. She became one of my dearest friends. Our friendship blossomed later in our lives and will remain one of the strongest bonds.
Wishing Gayle Gods Speed on her new journey.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY