Cheryl H. Gaal
January 21, 2015

Visitation Information

January 23 2015 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

January 23 2015 - 2:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

GAAL, CHERYL H.: Suddenly on Wednesday, January 21, 2015; Beloved wife of Gary Gaal. Devoted mother of Sara Gaal. Daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Maxine J. Cohen. Cherished sister of Robert Cohen, Carolyn (Arnold Cantor) Linder and the late Calman Ira Cohen. Sister-in-law of Steven (Sheri) Gaal. Aunt of Samantha Linder, Lindsey (Martin) Wiley and Brandon Gaal. Also survived by many loving cousins and friends. Cheryl's teaching career spanned over 35 years between Community Day School and Winchester Thurston School. She had a special gift for bringing out the best in each and every student and will be missed by everyone whose life she touched. Always and forever. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Friday at 2 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (1 - 2 PM).  Interment PRIVATE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or Ronald McDonald House for the Calman Ira Cohen Fund, 451 44th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.


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My deepest sympathies on your loss. Please know that you are in my family's thoughts and prayers.

By Jennifer Cairns - January 23, 2015

Sara, My most heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Sending you love, light and great big hugs. C3

By Cynthia Cavendish-Carey - January 23, 2015

It is with deep sadness that I read of dear Cheryl's passing. We remember her dedication to her students, her kind nature and ever smiling visage. Our heartfelt condolences to Gary and Sara .

By Susan and Charles Sloane - January 23, 2015

Gary and Sara, We are saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob & Diane Cates

By Diane Berardinelli - January 22, 2015

Cheryl was one of a kind. She was the most caring, kindest and most gifted teacher I came across during my years as a WT parent.

By Mona Statmore - January 22, 2015

Gary; My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of great grief. May God's blessings be with you. Amy

By Amy King - January 22, 2015

Sara and Gary, Our hearts are aching for you right now. Cher’s fun and loving spirit and amazing kindness will remain in our memories forever. Much love to you and your family right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this deeply sad time.

By Cara, Rich & Quinn Mason - January 22, 2015

With deepest sympathies to Gary, Sara, Caroline and Bob and all of the family. I send love and deepest heartbreak at the loss of such a wonderful person as Cheryl. The world will suffer from losing her. May her memory always be for a blessing.

By Marcy Fertel - January 22, 2015

Sara: Our deepest sympathies for such a sudden and tragic loss. I know how special your Mom was to you. We all love you and are praying that you can find peace in such a difficult time. Love, Kelli, Michael, Lexi and Erik

By Kelli Wall - January 22, 2015