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Elizabeth "Tish" Gage

Obituary for Elizabeth "Tish" Gage

March 5, 1959 - November 6, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 62


Mrs. Elizabeth "Tish" Gage (Hunter), age 62, loving mother of 3 daughters, devoted grandmother of 11 grandchildren, and adoring wife to Mr. Kevin T. Gage, suddenly passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 6, 2021. Tish, as known by all who loved her, was born on March 5, 1959, in Philadelphia, PA to Mr. John F. Hunter, Sr., and the late Mrs. Kathleen M. Hunter (Smith). Tish was fortunate enough to have grown up within a large family consisting of 5 brothers and 1 sister: the late John F. Hunter Jr. (Antoinette), Martin Hunter (Eileen), William Hunter (Sherri), Christine Acquaviva (Anthony), Michael Hunter (Stephanie), and Joseph Hunter, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Tish went on to meet and fall in love with her husband, Kevin T. Gage in 1978 which they decided to marry in March of 1980. Both were excited to start a family and wanted nothing more than to build a strong, loving, and happy home in which their children could grow up. Tish and Kevin went on to have 3 beautiful daughters, Colleen Dombrowski (Shawn), Kathleen Ziegler (Leroy), and Maureen Palko (Christopher). Their family was complete and Tish devoted her life to her girls, providing them with a beautiful life full of love, laughs, and more smiles than can be described.

Tish's life came full circle as she became a "Nanny" (grandmother) to her 11 grandchildren: Hailey, Francis, Marissa, Shawn, Jr., Mason, Tyler, Scarlett, Jaxsyn, Kevin, Christopher, and Declan. Tish always said they made her life complete.

Tish was blessed with a large, loving, devoted family, which she cherished more than could ever be described. She was a beautiful, loving, caring, and selfless woman who would always go above and beyond for all she loved throughout her life and she will be terribly missed by so many. However, the many beautiful memories built, and the impact Tish has imprinted upon all who knew her will allow those of us the privilege to pass it forward onto our loved ones, keeping her alive within us all!

Tish managed to build a beautiful, happy, exciting, and loving life. However being cut short, looking back throughout all of her 62 years, she truly showed pure happiness with her achievements, lifelong friends, family, husband, children, and grandchildren. She did as much as she possibly could during her time and she knew she was loved beyond words, would be missed beyond description, and was happy without regret.

The family would like to extend the deepest appreciation and gratitude towards all who've shown so much love, concern, and kindness during this most difficult time. Tish would be happy to see everyone supporting one another to make tomorrow a bit better than today.

Family and friends are invited to Tish's Life Celebration at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and again on Friday, November 12, 2021, from 9:00 am-11:00 am. Her Memorial Service will be held immediately afterward at 11:00 am.

Interment will be private.

Family services are entrusted under the care of the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, Philadelphia.

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