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Roy Daniel "Dan" Gaby

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Dec. 23, 1940 - Nov. 14, 2013
MISHAWAKA - Roy Daniel "Dan" Gaby, 72, passed away at 4:43 PM Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Center for Hospice Care, South Bend. He retired from NIPSCO in 2001 after 36 years of service. Dan was born on December 23, 1940, in Flint, MI, to the late Roy L. and Ruth E. (Wright) Gaby, and raised in Argos, IN. In 1970 he moved to Mishawaka from Plymouth. On October 10, 1961, in Rutledge, TN, he married Nancy (Hall) Gaby, who preceded him in death on June 9, 2008. Dan is survived by two daughters, Pamela (Scott) Campbell of South Bend and Tamela Gaby of Nappanee; one son, Thomas (Michelle) Gaby of Osceola; five grandchildren, Tara Campbell, David Campbell, Brooke Biggs, Nicholas Gaby and Alexander Gaby; three great-grandchildren, Victoria, Amaya and Chance; and several nieces and nephews. Dan was preceded in death by his son, Richard Gaby in 2008; and by three brothers, Charles Gaby, Marvin Gaby and Waldo Gaby. Dan petitioned Mishawaka Masonic Lodge #130 F & AM on November 11, 1981, and was elected to receive the Degrees of Masonry on December 9, 1981. He initiated an EA on December 16, 1981; passed to the degree of FC on January 27, 1982; raised to the Sublime Degree of a MM on March 3, 1982. Dan held many offices in the Lodge. The most important was the office of Worshipful Master. He sat in the East in 1987, 88, 94, 95, 96, 2002 & 2011. He sat for a total of seven times which is more than any other member of the Lodge. Dan also held offices in several of the appendant bodies of Masonry. He was a member of York Rite Chapter, Council, and Commandry; PHP, IM and EC. Active as a KYCH and a Yeoman of York; as well as a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason. Dan was awarded membership in several other Masonic bodies also. He was a member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend; St. Hilary Conclave, Ft. Wayne; Red Cross of Constantine; Osceola OES #598. He was a graduate of Argos High School, Class of 1958. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at Palmer Funeral Home-River Park Chapel, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend. Rev. Bob Vale, pastor of Osceola United Methodist Church, will officiate. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 PM Monday in the funeral home, where a Masonic Service will be held at 7 PM Monday. Contributions in memory of Dan Gaby may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital, 2211 North Oak Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60707-3392. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Nov. 17, 2013
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