William Gabe, 88, a resident of Gouldsboro, died Friday at Commonwealth Hospice Unit at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife, Jeannie, died in 1989.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Patrick and Mary Elizabeth Howells Gabe, he served with the Army during World War II, and after the war, stayed on with the Army National Guard for 14 years. William was a rural route carrier with the Moscow Post Office until his retirement. After retirement, he worked part-time at Burger King in Dunmore. He was a life member of the VFW Post 5207, Daleville, and a 61-year member of the American Legion Post 274, Gouldsboro.
Surviving are a sister, Lois Piatek, Gouldsboro; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Yonush and Peggy Bauer.
A graveside service with military honors will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Arrangements by Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3 First St., Spring Brook Twp. To leave an online condolence please visit www.strauchfuneralhomes.com
Published in Scranton Times on July 11, 2012