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Richard E. Gabele


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Richard E. Gabele Obituary
Gabele, Richard E.
age 83, husband of the late Grace (Shook) Gabele, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 3, 2016. Richard was born in New Lexington, Ohio on November 27, 1932 to Francis and Coletta (Noll) Gabele. He was reared by the late John and Augusta (Noll) Fleming. He married his high school sweetheart, Grace, in May, 1955. In 1962, Richard moved his family to Tucson, Arizona and then to Scottsdale, Arizona and ultimately landed in Sun Lakes, Arizona. He was the founder and president of Gabele Accounting and Tax Service until his retirement in 1999. In retirement he was a lector and altar server at St. Steven's Catholic Church. He also became a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. Richard is survived by his son, Michael and his wife, Sharon, of Sun Lakes; his daughter, Coletta, of Lowell, Massachusetts; his brothers Donald (Vera) Gable and Robert (Adelaide) Gable of Ohio. Richard will be remembered for his devotion to the Catholic Church. He enjoyed watching baseball, traveling and playing poker with his buddies. He was also a lifelong John Wayne fan and enjoyed "watching all the greats" as he would say. He will be deeply missed. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Queen Heaven Catholic Funeral Home, 1562 E. Baseline Rd, Mesa from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. with Rosary recited at 4:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at St. Steven's Catholic Church, 24827 S. Dobson Road, Sun Lakes at 10:00 am. Donations in his memory can be sent to St. Steven's Catholic Church, Sanctuary Renewal Fund. Condolences may be made to www.qohcfh.org. Arrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 9, 2016
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