William J. Gabriele

April 23, 1950August 8, 2014

GABRIELE, William J., age 64 of Kettering passed away peacefully at Miami Valley Hospital on Friday, August 8th, following an illness. William Gabriele was born April 23, 1950 at Miami Valley Hospital, the son of Dr. and Mrs. A.J. Gabriele. He was a 1968 graduate of Fairmont High School at Otterbein University in 1972. William was the owner of Gabriele Insurance Agency, in Lebanon, for 39 years. He was a long time member of the Dayton Country Club and at an early age a Junior Golf champion. The Gabriele family have been loyal Flyer faithful of the Dayton Flyers for many years -always with season tickets. He was a loving and supportive father of two daughters who were involved in music and volleyball. William was an avid gardener (flowers and vegetables) and excelled as an amateur in the kitchen. He was a loving and devoted son to his mother. They welcomed each New Year’s Eve with family and friends from 1950 to 2013. He is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth (Douglas, Jr.) Herriman of Northville, MI and Catherine (Colt) Shannon of Columbus, his mother, Lura and former spouse, Gayle, the mother of his children. Funeral arrangements by Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Ave. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to American Cancer Society PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 and Humane Society of Greater Dayton 1661 Nicholas Rd., Dayton 45417-6714. The family wishes to thank the Intensive Care Unit of Miami Valley for their superior care. Condolences may be made to


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Tamara Leach

January 9, 2015

William and Mary Kaufman

August 19, 2014

We were shocked and saddened to learn of Bill's death upon our return from vacation. Mary and I have fond memories of being with Bill and Gayle on many social occasions years ago, even predating the acquisition of the insurance agency by Bill. Our thoughts for the family. Bill and Mary Kaufman, Lebanon.

John McComb

August 19, 2014

Very sorry to learn of Bill's passing. Our thoughts are with you.

tracie mills

August 18, 2014

So very sorry to hear the loss of your sympathy goes out to your family..
Jay Mills-piano player from lebanon

Andrew Rathweg

August 18, 2014

I am saddened to learn of Bill's passing. He was a kind man and well respected in the insurance industry. My prayers go out to the entire Gabriele family.

Gretchen Klaber

August 17, 2014

Gayle, Elizabeth & Catherine Louise I was so heart broke to hear of Bill's passing. I have wonderful memories of all of you. I am sorry that I had did not stop in the office the times I was in Lebanon to say hi. I am sorry time has gotten away from us. I will keep you in my thoughts .

John Seminary

August 15, 2014

I was so shocked and sad to hear of Bill's passing. I only met Bill 5 years ago, but he was so kind and such a pleasure to work with. I will always remember Bill as one of the great insurance men I ever met. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers to the enitre Gabriele family.

August 15, 2014

Paul & I are so sad to hear of Bill's passing. Your family has a special place in our hearts. God will surely send you peace
Paul & Cindy Rado

August 15, 2014

Happy thoughts of Bill. So sorry. Jane Apple wheelhouse.

August 13, 2014

our condolences to the family and friends of Mr Gabriele. God bless you and bring you comfort

madison taylor