News Death Notice
GABRIELE, William J. age 64 of Kettering passed away peacefully at Miami Valley Hospital on Friday, August 8th, following an illness. William Gabriele was born April 23, 1950 at Miami Valley Hospital, the son of Dr. and Mrs. A.J. Gabriele. He was a 1968 graduate of Fairmont High School at Otterbein University in 1972. William was the owner of Gabriele Insurance Agency, in Lebanon, for 39 years. He was a long time member of the Dayton Country Club and at an early age a Junior Golf champion. The Gabriele family have been loyal Flyer faithful of the Dayton Flyers for many years -always with season tickets. He was a loving and supportive father of two daughters who were involved in music and volleyball. William was an avid gardener (flowers and vegetables) and excelled as an amateur in the kitchen. He was a loving and devoted son to his mother. They welcomed each New Year's Eve with family and friends from 1950 to 2013. He is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth (Douglas, Jr.) Herriman of Northville, MI and Catherine (Colt) Shannon of Columbus, his mother, Lura and former spouse, Gayle, the mother of his children, as well as relatives in Norton, VA and Kingsport, TN. Funeral arrangements by Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Ave. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to
PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 and Humane Society of Greater Dayton 1661 Nicholas Rd., Dayton 45417-6714. The family wishes to thank the Intensive Care Unit of Miami Valley for their superior care.