Gail Walsh of Cinnaminson, New Jersey died on Thursday, January 19, 2012, in an automobile accident. Gail Walsh was 57 years old and she is survived by her husband Dan and two autistic sons--Dylan, age 19, and Cody, age 16. Gail Walsh is being named an Autism Light posthumously because of her passionate work for raising money for the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of Autism Speaks and she will be added to the Autism Light Memorial Roll
Here is a news story on the tragedy that claimed Gail Walsh's life:
Autism Speaks Volunteer:
Gail Walsh was passionate about helping Autism Speaks raise money to find a cure for autism that she hoped would help her two sons Dylan and Cody. She had worked for over a decade to support Autism Speaks. Gail Walsh and her family had raised about $100,000 for Autism Speaks in the past several years. Christina Carty, the executive director of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of Autism Speaks said Gail Walsh "brought together so many people to support our cause. Her entire family were leaders for our chapter, and she was among the top fundraisers every year (Source
)." The Delaware Valley Chapter of Autism Speaks had planned to honor Gail Walsh at an event on February 3, 2012.
Friend may pay their respects at visitation from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Weber Funeral Home in Riverton, New Jersey or prior to the funeral service from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Palmyra, New Jersey.Memorial Donations:
Donations in Gail Walsh's memory can be made to Autism Speaks, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter at their website
or by mail at 216 Haddon Ave, Suite 403, Westmont, N.J. 08108.
The following news articles have been written about Gail Walsh's accident.
The autism community will miss the energy and example of Gail Walsh. It is the hope that as respects and honors are paid to her that others will capture that infectious desire to find a cure for autism and carry forth Gail's unfinished work. Let's keep our thoughts and prayers with Gail's family at this time.
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