Mr. Longin A. Gabis(1912-2013)

Longin A. Gabis, age 100, passed away January 30, 2013 in Shelby Township, Mich. He was born September 19, 1912 in Schenectady, New York. He was a decorated World War II Army veteran receiving five bronze stars and a member of VFW Corporal Richard Menge Post 6756. He worked most of his life as an inspector for Chrysler Corporation. Family members said he loved all Detroit sports teams and U of M games. He is survived by his son David, and was pre-deceased by his wife, Gloria, of 47 years. He was the dear brother of Richard (Dorothy) Gabis, Henry (Louise) Gabis, and Jennie Kachuck. Dearest uncle of Margaret Gabis, the late Mary Gabis, and the late Mark Gabis. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Community, 40501 Hayes Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313. Visit online at
Published in The Macomb Daily on Mar. 7, 2013