Per Joan Gravel's request, out of an abundance of caution for guests due to the current travel situation and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts declared by Governor Baker, the Celebration of Life event for coach Gravel will not be held on April 11. A future date will be rescheduled at the family's convenienceCoach Gravel Celebration of Life Dinner - April 11, 2020
The Gravel Family will host a remembrance dinner for longtime Westfield State track and field coach and movement science professor Jerry Gravel, on Saturday, April 11.
The buffet dinner is set for 5-7 p.m. at the Loughman Living Room in Scanlon Hall at Westfield State University as a chance for family, friends, colleagues and alumni to join Joan and the family to share memories of coach Gravel, who passed away on October 8, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.
Saturday, April 11 is also the date of Westfield State's Gravel Invitational Track and Field meet, which begins at 10 a.m. at the Jerry Gravel Track.