Richard Richard Gabriele, of Dallas, was climbing the King Ravine on Mt. Adams in the White Mountains National Forest of Northern New Hampshire on January 26th when he apparently fell 1500 feet, incurr-ing significant injuries that killed him instantly. After being alerted by one of the other members in his climbing party, members of the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue Team, authorities of the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department, and Mountain Rescue Service volunteers aided in the recovery efforts. Richard was born September 17, 1948, in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from Providence College with a business degree. He later attended St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, He practiced law in Houston then moved to Dallas in 1980, advertis-ing as, "R. A. Gabriele, the lawyer who sends flowers." Richard's practice was mostly personal injury and he felt most proud to represent those who sought his help for their worker's compensation claims. His business cards read "attorney and counselor" since he took his role as counsel very seriously. Richard enjoyed an active lifestyle. He particularly enjoyed traveling internationally with his wife, Kathleen, & daughter, Marguerite. He ran half marathons on the Great Wall of China, up Pikes Peak, and in Luxor, Egypt. He climbed mountains in places such as Nepal, Ecuador, and Tanzania. He also rode in local bike rides to raise money for charities in rural areas of Texas. Richard's proudest moment came when he hooded his daughter, Marguerite, at her graduation from the Texas Tech School of Law in May 2010. Marguerite continues her father's legacy as an attorney in Houston, Texas. Richard was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He contributed to the food pantry at Holy Trinity, to UNICEF, and to the North Texas Food Bank. To honor Richard's memory, please remember those in need.
Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 17, 2013.