Gayle Marie Czajkowski - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Gayle Marie Czajkowski

September 6, 1947 - September 1, 2023

Gayle Marie Czajkowski, affectionately known as Gigi, Mrs. C, Aunt Gayle, and Mom, age 75, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Gayle was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Born in Scranton, PA on September 6, 1947, she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Irene (Jones) Booth. Gayle was a class of 1966 graduate of Scranton Technical High School. She spent her adult years as a homemaker, raising her four daughters, and caring for her beloved eight grandchildren. Gayle was a caregiver by nature which was what led her to a wonderful 20-year plus career teaching pre-school at Hope Lutheran in New Castle, DE. She also was a former Girl Scout Troop Leader and an avid supporter of various sports teams. Gayle adored making memories with her family; she would look forward to her lifelong tradition of spending summer vacations at Newton Lake. Christmas was her favorite holiday, and you could always count on her to make it special. She also was always her grandchildren’s biggest supporter in their academic achievements, as well as their extracurricular activities.

Gayle was greeted at the gates of heaven by her parents and several siblings: Irene Reese (Robert), Patricia Lennon (Matthew), John “Jackie” Booth, Robert Booth (Viola), Owen Booth, Daniel Booth (Carol), brother-in-law Willard Weissman, father and mother-in-law Francis and Helen Czajkowski, and brother-in-law Joseph Czajkowski (Jean).

Gayle’s family was a cornerstone of her life. She is survived by her devoted husband, William “Bill” Czajkowski, her beloved daughters, Amy Rubincam (Mark), Christine Czajkowski, Melissa Fallers (Jim) and Stacy Czajkowski (Dwight Jones). Gayle’s love extended to her cherished grandchildren, Brendan (Tara), James (Paige), Adia, Madison, Irene, Aidan, Reid, and Amari; great-granddaughter, Vana; and her second great-granddaughter due on September 6th, Gayle’s birthday. She held a special place in her heart for each of them. She is also survived by her sister, Leona Weissman, sister-in-law Concetta Booth, and brothers-in-law Francis Czajkowski (Elaine), and Ronald Czajkowski (Marcia). Gayle was an integral part of a close-knit extended family, leaving behind numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends, many of whom considered her a second mother.

Gayle was a selfless woman who consistently placed her family at the center of her life. Her kindness, generosity, and unwavering support made her a priceless figure to her family and friends alike. She touched lives with her warmth and grace, always putting others’ needs before her own.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Esther Howell and Betty Gatson for the dedicated care and support they offered Gayle.

Services to celebrate Gayle’s life will be held in her honor, providing an opportunity for family and friends to come together to remember the wonderful person she was. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a celebration of life service will begin at 12:00 pm. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Gayle’s memory to the Nemours Children’s Health, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE, 19803 or online by clicking here.

Gayle Czajkowski’s legacy of love, kindness, and devotion will live on in the hearts of her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched. She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. May she rest in eternal peace.


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  • Mrs C was a second mother to me. I’ll always remember how she was such an includer – even giving me my own Polish last name (Hopinski).

    She was a true giver and made people feel special and that they mattered. Many times she opened he home to me and made me feel like family.

    I will miss you so much Mrs C. Your legacy lives on through the beautiful family and memories you created.

  • Gayle will be missed by all. She was a wonderful, caring person, who was always there to help. Gayle will live on with all who love her♥️♥️♥️

  • i’m sorry to about your family’s loss. Gayle was a wonderful person. I know that she will be greatly missed.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Czajkowski Family! Mom, as I affectionately called her will be truly missed. Thank you for blessing me with the opportunity of knowing and loving you. RIP.


  • Gayle was such a kind, loving and caring person. Our hearts go out to the Czajkowkski family. She will be missed by all who knew her and always remembered for the beautiful person she was. May God bless you all and help you to always remember all the wonderful times; she will live in your hearts forever! ❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  • We / I’m speechless for words ! Condolences to All Family & Friends / And Everyone Else Who Was Lucky Enough To Know Her ! We will not be able to Attend ! However that Day , We will lift a Glass , And Toast the Life of Aunt Gayle !!! LH&K’s Sincerely : John & Bree

  • My deepest sympathy of the loss of, Aunt Gayle. Sending so much love to all. 🫶🏼

  • Mrs. C was a wonderful lady!! I remember her from brownies and coming to the softball games at William Penn. She was a great soul.

  • Amy and family
    I am so sorry about the loss of your mom!
    May the Lord comfort you and yours in this very sad time

  • Mrs. C will be missed by so many! She made such a positive impact on so many people! She was always kind and caring about others.
    Whether it was being our Brownie/Girl Scout Mom to school functions,sports and trips, she was always there. Always calm and helping anyone she could.
    To the Czajkowski family, much love and many thoughts and prayers for you all!

  • Dear Amy & Family
    I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Sounds like she shared so much love to everyone she knew. You are blessed to of had her for your mother. Prayers & thoughts to all of you. ♥️🙏🏻

  • We are sad to learn of the loss of your mother Amy, Mark and Grandmother to Irene. You and all of the Czajkowski family are in our thoughts & prayers. May God bless your Mom and may you be comforted by the love she had for you!

  • Prayers to all of you as you mourn the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother.
    May you know the confidence and strength of your faith!

  • Dear Bill, daughters and Family. What wonderful memories I had of Gayle and our daughters growing up she was one of the Best people I ever met. Always there for all who knew and loved her. May she Rest in peace now and that she say Hi to my loving husband Ron when they meet at the Gates.

  • My deepest sympathy to Gayle’s family. When we were very young we lived in the same neighborhood and we attended Stephen Girard #26 Elementary School together. I lived on Hill Street and she was on Parker St. Again I am very sorry for your loss. My brother, Ron Stevens, also sends his condolences.

  • We were so deeply saddened to learn of Mrs. C’s passing. Our memories are filled with the many times she could be seen at the school events of her daughters offering her love and support. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

  • So very sorry to hear of Gayles passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

  • So many of my very early childhood memories include Mrs. C and everyone in the family. I’m so so sorry to hear of her passing. Please know that my family and I are keeping all of you in our prayers. Sending much love.

  • Heart felt condolences to the Czajkowski family at this moment of bereavement. Find solace in your cherished memories shared together! From the Jones family.

  • To the Czajkowski family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences, heart, love, prayers, and thoughts go out to you and your family. God Bless! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • I want to express my sympathy to you Missy, your and dad and your entire family. I know she was loved and will be missed by everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this difficult time. Love, Eileen Finnegan