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Gail Davidow Clough ’78

Published in July7, 2004, issue

Gail died Feb. 29, 2004, after a long, valiant struggle with cancer.

Her extraordinary courage and determined optimism throughout her illness €” "a battle I never sought but hope to win," as she wrote in our 25th-reunion book €” will come as no surprise to classmates who remember her adamantine will, serene smile paired with a mischievous gleam in her eye, and stamina. Who else could polish off seven Mounds bars on a bet with such aplomb? A native of Cincinnati, Gail majored in East Asian studies and was a member of Tower Club. Freshman year she met David Clough '75, whom she married in 1978.

In suburban Atlanta, where David started his homebuilding business, Gail was extremely active in her children's schools and extracurricular activities. An avid tennis player on Atlanta Lawn Tennis Assn. and USTA teams, she encouraged Jeff's rowing for four years at Princeton, and was instrumental in developing Drew and Lindsay's tennis teams at Chattahoochee HS.

The class extends heartfelt sympathy to David; their children Jeffrey '02, Andrew, and Lindsay; Gail's parents, Ralph and Carol Davidow; her sister, Sally; and brother Chuck. Contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, or the Wellness Community in Atlanta.

The Class of 1978

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