Salem — Sylvester John Gale, 68, of Lynn, formerly of Salem, died peacefully on May 7, 2014, at Grosvenor Park Nursing Home. He was predeceased by his wife, Sharon Ann (Tannett) Gale. Born in Cambridge, Mass., Mr. Gale was raised by the Dennis and the Niswander families of Salem, Mass. He joined the Army in 1963 after completing his education, and proudly served his country. Following his discharge, he became a machinist working for General Electric and later became an inspector. After leaving GE, he owned and operated The Bait Shop on Hubon Street in Salem. He then enjoyed being employed with Fiesta Shows in New England, operating the photo booth. He loved animals, and most especially, his Pekinese, “Katie.”
Mr. Gale is survived by three children, Thomas Gale and his wife, Elizabeth, John Gale and Traci Healey and her husband, John, all of Salem; eight grandchildren, Rebecca, Katelinn, Kylie, Thomas Jr., Kelsey, Zachary, Alex, and Lynn and her husband, James. He also leaves three great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: His memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m., in the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., corner of North St., Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend, starting at 12 p.m. Interment will be private. Those who wish, may make memorial contributions to the Plummer Home, 37 Winter Island Road, Salem, MA, or Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA. For his guest book, or additional information, please call 978-744-0497, or visitwww.MurphyFuneralHome.com.