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“Sorry to hear this news, remember Eileen as a joyous person. Very nice written tribute. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Joseph Butler - Neighbor

“SUPERWOMANThere's a new star in the sky! ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“It was a real pleasure knowing and working with Eileen. She cared deeply about everyone in the team and made sure their voices were heard. I will...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Padmavathi Bhagavathula

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. my deepest condolences to Fran and all Eileen's family. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Sue Langlois - Perkasie, PA

“I am saddened to hear the passing of Eileen. I was fortunate to have been able to talk to her a few months ago. The conversation was about...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: David Novick - Littleton, CO

“It was a profound joy to work with Eileen. Her relentless positivity and commitment to making things better for her colleagues was inspiring to...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Travis Parchman - Philadelphia, PA

“Eileen's smile is always great to start my sprint ceremonies.Her way of addressing the conflicts and issues shows how much she values the individuals...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Srinivasan Ravichandran

“Eileen's presence in our meetings was always a breath of fresh air for me. She had a wonderful way of bringing the team together and helping us move...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jeffrey Ilgen - Collegeville, PA


Eileen Catherine Gaynor . To most people, those words bring a sense of joy and warm remembrances of a compassionate soul of consummate generosity, unbridled joy, and everyone's laughing intimate and best friend. Those people never played a board game with Eileen at a holiday.

The fiercely proud and dedicated mother of Fran, grandmother to the sweet Ginger and Xavier, the beloved daughter of Sue and Ed, the adorable baby sister to Joe, Anne, Marie and Maureen, the awe inspiring big sister to Tom, the aunt, the mother-in-law, the cousin, the friend….to recount the many ways Eileen interacted with us while she was with us would take a volume. She just WAS. And those that mattered to her, knew it, and they knew it deeply, and they are grateful for what she meant to their lives.

Eileen's passion for her son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, mother, siblings and her extended family and friends was paramount. She pushed forward with a passion for wrestling all of life which was obvious to anyone she encountered. Eileen was a woman of limitless talents, broad interests, and numerous avocations. No matter the challenge, the hurdle, or the downright dumb idea, Eileen could be counted on to be the tip of the spear, she'd command a group's energy toward a worthy goal, or just simply, she was your partner in crime.

Whether you wanted (or didn't!) to spur a crazy horse that would leap over obstacles, bring down an opponent (or sibling) with a swift kick to the chest wrapped in her black belt, jump into a rickety plane to tour the Grand Canyon, rush to do Tai Chi at dawn in Hong Kong with aged masters, swiftly climb uncountable stairs to admire an ancient Buddha before breakfast, swim with humongous killer sharks in a silent deep, spelunk in adventurous dives in any obscure spot on the globe, blow a couple of magazine clips down a firing range, hike to a waterfall a little further ahead 5 miles away, cheer the Flyers to their winning goal, bike up a steep mountain, drive across the country appreciating each red rock from coast to coast, teach her grandkids the quiet joys of cookie decorating or fishing, Eileen Gaynor was your girl. And we were enthralled.

Eileen was a smart, successful, cunning, strategic, and exacting person who juggled flaming spikes to make sure her son had the launch pad for a successful life, who could be counted on to be at your house or on a plane in 15 minutes for anyone in need no matter where, and who could only be stopped by an insidious disease for which there was no cure. But for pancreatic cancer, she would have conquered likely even death given the time.

As for the board games, Eileen was committed to being the best she could be at anything, regardless of the crying 10 years olds left in her wake if they made the mistake of playing Candy Land with her. Winning was to be seized, and not given, and she seized it across the broadest spectrum of life she could, and for those that mattered most of all to her.

To those who've known her, we've lost Eileen the amazing physical woman, but we'll always have Eileen the eternal soul in our hearts, and we are ever so grateful for that gift that is you in our lives. Rest peacefully, Eileen. It was a tremendous journey and we shall always love you.

Eileen's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, from 9 to 10 AM at the McGhee-Givnish Funeral Home, 690 Belmont Ave. Southampton, PA 18966. A Life Celebration service for Eileen will begin at 10AM. Interment is to be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Eileen C. Gaynor may be made visiting https://www.wavesproject.org/2021/06/26/eileen-gaynor-memorial/