Doris Aurand Gabel, 86, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital of Columbus, Ohio. |
She was the widow of Louis W. Gabel, who died in 2001 after they had shared 50 years of marriage together.
Born in Lewistown, Pa., Doris was the daughter of the late Fern and Sara (Moore) Aurand.
She graduated from Penn State University and later pursued graduate work at Penn State, Millersville and West Chester.
In 1949, Doris came to teach at the former Parkesburg High School. She retired from the Octorara Area School District in 1988, and traveled widely, making friends on four continents.
Doris was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Parkesburg, and was a pillar of the Parkesburg Free Library, serving on the Christmas in Parkesburg committee for many years.
She is survived by her two children, Linda G. Gabel of Columbus, Ohio, and Dr. Christopher R. Gabel, husband of Ann, of Leavenworth, Kan.; grandsons, Matthew (Kyra) and Eric; and a brother, James M. Aurand of Lewistown.
Doris was predeceased by her siblings, Dorothy Aurand, Carl Aurand and Dr. Eleanor Aurand of Lewistown.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, with the Rev. Dr. Richard Graugh officiating.
Interment will follow in the Upper Octorara Cemetery.
The viewing will take place at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Parkesburg Free Library, 105 West St., Parkesburg, PA 19365.
Published in Daily Local News on June 9, 2013