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Obituary for Gayle Wrightsman

June 28, 1952 - July 8, 2020
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 68

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Friend


Gayle D. Wrightsman (nee Dunaway), 68 of Avon Lake passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. She was born June 28, 1952 to parents Howard and Marilyn (nee Salyers) Dunaway in Covington, KY.

Gayle was employed for many years as an Administration Assistant with Olympic Steel, served as a proud member of the U. S. Olympic Committee, and helped operate a restaurant and winery operation. She was very active in the Avon Lake PTA and Girl Scouts, and retired as the noontime supervisor for the Avon Lake City Schools system. She was at her best when she was surrounded by her family, especially her great grandchildren, and loved sharing warm, family stories and traditions, and a glass of wine.

She is survived by her beloved husband and friend Tim of 42 years; loving daughter Janet Blackburn (Tom); grandchildren, whom she raised as her own, Emily Gayle Armstrong (Jeff) and Jacob Cochran; great grandchildren Lorelei and Landon; Stepchildren Amy Lee, Chris Wrightsman (Christine); grandchildren Jack, Sydney and Evan; dearest sisters Judy Dunaway Bartel and Cindy Dunaway Burger (Jim); many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, whom she idolized.

Gayle's love of life and memories she created will live in our hearts forever.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Hospice of the Western Reserve PO Box 72101 Cleveland OH 44192 or at (

Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Rd. Avon Lake, 44012 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM for a visitation followed at 4:00 PM by a Memorial Service.

Interment at Lakewood Park Cemetery. 440-933-3202

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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