Gabriel C. Rapali

April 17, 1934February 28, 2018

Gabriel C. Rapali was born on April 17, 1934 and passed away on February 28, 2018 in Centralia, Washington.


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Heidi Gillispie

March 12, 2018

Gabe was my first and favorite bus driver 😍He loved to tease me,grab my checks and squeeze them,and pull his teeth out😁He was kind & funny...and the sweetest man to me in my adult years. I will miss him greatly 💙Fly with the angels...RIP my sweet,funny friend 💕

Gina Deletang

March 9, 2018

A rose for Dad

Barbara Wright

March 7, 2018

Surely we were all blessed by who you were you were such a jokester so compassion and love the children at Packwood Elementary . you would see me in the hall and grab a chair and push right alongside of me and stand on it and say now I can talk to you because I’m the same height. you did the same with Gail and maybe even Joy but we all knew that you were just a jokester and we loved you for your humor and your caring. You are such a good memory of elementary times I would say RIP but somehow I think you are busy doing something already never a dull moment with you.

Bella Audineau

March 6, 2018

Mon petit papa,
tu me manques déjà ... ainsi qu'a CHRISTOPHE, SYLVAIN et FRANCK .
Malgré les km qui nous séparent les souvenirs restent heureusement...
Tu étais mon petit clown et le pitre des enfants .
Je t'aime mon petit papa d'amour.
Ta grande fille.
Tu resteras dans nos cœurs..

Bryon Rogers

March 6, 2018

Gabe, I remember you as the best bus driver... You were always smiling and a twinkle in your eye... Those 2 years I spent at White Pass HS were good memories and I habe good memories of the rides home... No matter if it was that huge bus #9 or that old 1949 IH bus... Will miss you greatly

Cathy Grose

March 6, 2018

Gabey baby I will miss you. So many memories, you were my bus driver from first grade thru my senior year. My first boss as I worked as a summer janitor at the Packwood grade school. And my friend, always trying to cause trouble and make us laugh. Like the time you tried to snatch my purse out of my Walmart cart, or always sticking tape on me at the Hardware store. R.I.P. Gabe.

Katie Irwin

March 6, 2018

Grandpa you where truely an amazing person and the best grandfather a person could ask for..... I will never forget when living with you rushing to get ready for work and be running late so I would hurry and slip my shoes on and run out the door and on the drive to work I would have to take my shoe off tho find the cat toys or whatever u hid in my shoes and also one time put mint under my pillow because I shared a bed with Grandma at the time grandma swore I used mint shampoo until the next day when we made the bed always a jokester I love you and miss you and I'm just so happy that I can be ugly just like my grandpa.... Miss you. Every day grandpa until we see each other again.

laura Christian

March 6, 2018

When I was in 3rd grade I was in a bad car accident and Gabe was one of the fist people to stop and help. When he saw it was one of the kids he saw daily on his bus run he jumped in and helped. I was going in and out of concussness and Gabe took my hand and told me if I stayed awake until I got to the hospital he would give me his ice cream for the rest of the year. He rode to the hospital with me and kept me awake. When I was able to go back to school he was there and yes he gave me his ice cream.
Gabe became a great family friend and someone I will miss dearly.
Love you Gabe

Demi Deletang

March 6, 2018

Thank you for all the beautiful memories, every moment with you was special. I would give anything to hug you again and have you pinch my face. I genuinely am going to miss you calling me ugly and hearing you laugh. Not only were you an incredible grandpa, but you were also an amazing best friend. You taught me so much about Italy and our family history. I will never forget you. I love you so much ❤️

Aron Loveland

March 5, 2018

Thank you for everything grandpa. I love you. You were an extremely special person and that will not be forgotten.