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Gerald Gabriel


1936 - 2020
Gerald Gabriel Obituary

Gerald Gabriel, of Edwardsville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Residential Hospice Inpatient Unit in Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born Nov. 5, 1936, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Harold and Bertha Hughes Gabriel.

Gerald was a 1954 graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Wilkes-Barre, and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He also was a member of the 19th Army Band, Ft. Dix, N.J., as a saxophone player.

He was employed by the Nuclear Power Plant, Berwick, retired from Bridon American Corp., Exeter, and was a member of the local labor union.

Gerald was a member and choir singer at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Wilkes-Barre, formerly St. Aloysius Church.

He loved hunting, fishing, music (band, Mr. G and the Gentleman), spending time with his family, long drives in fall with friends, photography and joke telling.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Yeager Gabriel; and brother, Harold Gabriel.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, L. Jean Gabriel; sister, Betty Roman; sons, Brian Gabriel and wife, Michelle; Jerry Gabriel and wife, Su; Brian Goode Sr. and wife, Barbara; Mark Goode and wife, Rachel; daughters, Kelly Gabriel; Jacquelyn (Gabriel) Yasenchak and husband, Michael; Jennifer Gabriel; and Deborah (Goode) Long; grandchildren, Courtney Long; Brian Goode Jr.; Jesse Goode; Julia Gabriel; Keira Long; Kali Piczon; Quinn Gabriel; Avery Gabriel; and Lucy Yacenchak; and great-grandchild, Braelyn Heck.

The family will be hosting a memorial in the spring where all that loved him can celebrate his memory together.

Arrangements are by Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre.


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