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Memories & Candles

“From the day this book opened, it has been a page on my iPhone!!! I dont use a computer much anymore since getting this phone. Everytime I need to...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: April - Daughter(in-law)

“We were all so happy that Gail found Chuck, and he her. She was always so happy when he came for her at lunch time every day. It gladdened us all...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Blain - Clifton Park, NY

“Too Scott and Family, I am very sorry for your loss and offer my prayers and condolences. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Chris Tilokee - Schenectady, NY

“Dear Chuck and Family, please accept my sincere condolences for Gail's passing. I will always remember her perpetual smile, grace, and spirit that...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Tam Donlon - Alplaus, NY

“sweet sweet sister gail - so full of life, love, laughter and giving of love to all. In the years we had together, as sisters, as friends, i learned...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Betsy Soares - Schodack Landing, NY

“Her memory is warm in our hearts, she comforts us in our sorrow. She is not apart from us, but part of us. For love is eternal, and those we love...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Schroeter - Saugerties, NY

“Dear Chuck, Scott, Kevin, and all the family, I was very sorry and saddened to hear of Gail's passing. We worked together for many years at DEC...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Andy Marcuccio - Amsterdam, NY

“Dear Scott and family, Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. K....Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: K. Doughty

“Dear Scott and family, Scott, I had heard such great things about your mom through you. I was so happy to finally get the chance to meet her...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Meghan Malone - Albany, NY

“Scott and Family, Over the past week I have heard so many wonderful things about your mother and the special relationship you all shared. I will...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jen Rhinemiller - Brunswick, NY

“Gail was so full of life and she will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure to meet her. She was so caring of others and it seems unfair to...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda Fisher - Albany, NY

“To Gail's family and friends: I am so sorry for your loss. Please know I will keep you all in my prayers. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Kelly Reed - Clifton Park, NY

“You always had a smile or a story or a laugh to share. I worked with you for 20 years. I never, NEVER, saw you down, or heard a bad word about...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy Baker - Albany, NY

“You were the best mother in-law anyone could ever have. I love you so very much, you are gone but never will you be forgotten!! ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: April - Delmar, NY

“You came into my life again at a serendipitous time...it was meant to be. I didn't get enough time to spend with you, but the times we did have...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Lucille Corcoran Buergers - NY


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Gail Thorley (Jochum) Blacklock, 69, of Rotterdam, New York, passed away on November 21, 2012, surrounded by her husband, children, siblings and friends. Gail was born May 1, 1943, in Flushing, New York, and was a graduate of Huntington High School. She was the daughter of Henry L. Jochum Jr., and Jane C. Cocklin, devoted wife of the Reverend Charles W. Blacklock, loving mother of Scott L. Homer and Kevin B. Homer of Scotia, caring sister of Glenn H. Jochum of Laurel and Beth C. Jochum of Schodack Landing, and cherished grandmother of Amanda, Gryphon and Phoenix, beloved aunt of Nicole and Brandon. Gail worked for twenty years with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. She was an avid gardener and lover of nature, cats, music, theatre and all things Elvis Presley.
She especially loved travelling with her husband Charles, including trips to Scotland and across country, and her favorite local destinations - Lake Placid and Long Island.She always put others before herself and had a great gift for telling stories about her many friends and family members, making others laugh, and being the family matriarch, historian and the strong hands that held her circle of love together. Funeral Services will be Saturday November 24, 2012 at 2PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 1911 Fairview Avenue Schenectady. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend. There will be no calling hours by request. Inurnment will be at Parkview Crematory. Arrangements are by the Bond Funeral Home Broadway and Guilderland Avenue Schenectady. The family requests that any donations be made in her memory to: Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah, 84741 or Maria College 700 New Scotland Avenue Albany, NY 12208.