Heather M. Gailey, 45, Cresson, died November 30, 2021 at UPMC Altoona due to complications from Covid. Born July 28, 1976 in Johnstown, daughter of Mike Jr. and Becky (Bishop) Zabinsky. Preceded in death by infant children; Rachel, Matthew, Grace, Jacob, Frederick Thomas lll, and Demetrius Augustine. Survived by parents of Cresson, husband Fred Jr. whom she married August 28, 1999 at the Basilica of St. Michael, Loretto, daughters; Emma and Chloe both at home, sisters; Lori (Christopher) Daras, and Katie (Jeff) Watts, brother, Paul (Stacy Weakland), and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Heather enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her girls, shopping, and going to the beach. She worked as a special education teacher at Altoona Area School District for a number of years. She loved her students. Member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Cresson, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 PM Saturday, Rev. Leo Arnone, Celebrant. Committal, St. Michael Cemetery, Loretto. Friends will be received from 4 until 8 PM Friday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613, where a Vigil Service will be held Friday. Masks are required at the viewing. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to All Saints Catholic School, Cresson, PA in Heathers’ memory. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com
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