Gail Sharon Gravatt, 62

Gail Sharon Gravatt
Gail Sharon Gravatt

Gail Sharon Gravatt, 62, of Oswego went home to be with the Lord on Monday, after a four year struggle with cancer.

She was born January 5, 1948 in Cortland, NY, a daughter to the late Norman C. and Geraldine Ladd.

Gail was a strong woman, full of life and had a smile for everyone. She took great joy celebrating her amazing love for the Lord at the Cato Christian Fellowship. Gail was often described as loving, caring, nurturing, hard working, selfless, diligent, committed and willing to do most any task. Her wit and humor, along with her contagious smile will be with us forever.

No matter the magnitude of the challenges she faced during the past four years, she never once complained. Gail’s message to all who suffer from cancer is “God blessed you with whatever he placed in your life, even illness, He will glorify Himself in you and your suffering. Love to all who share in this suffering. My prayers are with you.”

Gail had a very productive life long career in office management for local car dealerships. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Gene and Robert Ladd.

Gail is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Paul F. Gravatt; four children, Renee M. Lewis, Paul J. Gravatt, Benjamin D. Gravatt and Roseanne C. Gravatt; three brothers, Donald, Gary and John Ladd; five grandchildren, Joseph Lewis, Joshua Lewis, Paul Gravatt, Katelyn Gravatt and Evan Tranham.

Gail’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Oswego County Hospice and Gail’s friends for the care given during her illness.

There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal has care of arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for the Gravatt family at or mailed to: The Gravatt Family, 1102 County Route 85, Oswego, NY 13126.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Gail…rest in the loving arms of your Father. I have many fond memories of you and the family to keep with me. To Renee,,,I love you and will always be here for you.


  2. A bright light, and a woman who welcomed and loved my family for our short time in New York. Your loving family is a testament to who you were, and the love you shared with us all. Peace to Paul, Renee and your entire family.

    Much love, Janelle and family

  3. It’s never easy to lose a loved one, and its never easy to come up with something to say,
    as you know your mom had such a love for life, and for the family an friends around her. She was a strong women and I for one always admired her for that. she had an honest soul. a bright, and spiritual personality, a love that could travel for miles, and a laugh that was infectious.
    She was more than just an aunt for us. she was a friend who you could always count on. i just hope and pray that God really does know best and that one day we will all get to see her again. I can’t speak for my siblings, But for myself, … In that she will truly be greatly missed!

  4. To the Gravatt family, I am so sorry to hear this sad news, my hert is breaking for you. While I never met Gail, my son Adam and your son Ben have been the best of friends for years. Adam considered you like a second mom, and Ben is like my second son.
    I’ll will be praying for your family, may they find comfort in knowing where you are now, and find joy in the life they shared with you. May the Father be with them in this hard time.
    Ben, I am so sorry to hear this about your mom. I love you.

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