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James Gabriel, Jr.


James Gabriel, Jr., age 91 of Washington State, died on January 29, 2017. He had been an Engineering Inspector for Wayne Township and he was partners with his dad and brother, Albert, Sr., at Gabriel’s Bar and Restaurant in Wayne.

Jim was born July 24, 1925 to Jack and Francis Gabriel in Stockport, NY. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and upon his discharge in 1946, his family moved to Wayne. In addition to being a partner in the restaurant, Jim started a “James Gabriel & Son’s Trucking” which he operated for many years. Jimmy was an active member of the Wayne community and served for more than twenty five years on the Wayne Community Fire Co. #1. He was Fire Chief on two occasions; from 1951-1952, and again from 1957-1958.

Jim was predeceased by his wife; Laura Rose (Dixon) of Washington State in 1999, and by his son James R. (Jimmy) in 2012. He is survived by his daughter; Ann and son David, also of Washington, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

A private memorial service was held near his current home in Washington State.  

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Sweetest man I have ever known. My Idol, My Mentor. You had a good run,Uncle Jim, we will never forget you !!!!

John Gabriel

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