Gayle Diane Malkamaki, 77, of Concord passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 at her home. Born on February 17, 1939 in Chardon, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Olive (Rein) van Driest.
Gayle and her husband Robert were the owners of Little Mountain Signs where she did the art work and gold leafing. Mrs. Malkamaki was a lifelong resident of Concord Twp.
She was a member of the Finnish Heritage Museum and a past member of the Rainbow Decorative Painters. Gayle loved her horses, sheep and all kinds of wildlife and butterflys.
She is survived by her husband Robert T. Malkamaki; son, Blake A. (Ann) Malkamaki of Conneautville, Pa. She is also survived by her brother, Howard (Barbara) van Driest Jr. of Concord; niece, Lisa van Driest- Gable of Concord, nephew, Greg van Driest of Chardon and niece, Vanessa Brewster of Chardon.
Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the Potti Funeral Home, 1009 Mentor Ave. Painesville, Ohio.
Visitation are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery.