SCHABER, GILBERT C., 92, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013.
He graduated from the University of Louisville and went on to have his own accounting practice for over 45 years. He also retired as a comptroller for Perkins Motors. As a Marine Corps aviation veteran of World War II
, he proudly reached the rank of master tech sergeant. He was a founding member of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Past President of the Louisville Chapter of the National Association of Accountants and formally very active at Zion United Church of Christ.He found great pleasure working in his yard, growing his roses and dahlias.
Mr. Schaber was preceded in death by his sweetheart and wife of 64 years, Esther Maeser Schaber.
He is survived by his daughter, Betty Gean Lambuth; granddaughters, Tonya Rozelle (Erick) and Natasha Railey (Steve); great grandsons, Michael, Joseph, and Patrick Railey, Joshua and Benjamin Rozelle; brother, Marion G. Shaber; and many nieces and nephews.
His service will be 1p.m. Thursday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, with burial in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22134.