Paul M. Gabreski

April 6, 1951 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Paul Gabreski Obituary

Paul M. Gabreski, 72, of Oil City, PA., passed away Nov. 11, 2023 at Shippenville Healthcare and Rehab Center in Shippenville.

Born April 6, 1951 in South Bend, IN., he was the son of the late Max P. & Eileen Schossler Gabreski

Paul was a 1969 graduate of Venango Christian High School.

He was employed at Penndot, where he was a heavy equipment operator for many years, and had been on the paint crew before retiring.

Paul enjoyed working around the house, keeping the lawn mowed and taking care of his mother.

In younger years, he enjoyed playing the guitar and had played the trombone during high school and had been a member of the school choir.

Paul was a member of St. Joseph Church.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters.

James Gabreski of Oil City

Karen Gabreski  of Oregon House, CA

Bridget Zolman of VA

Brian Gabreski of South Hampton, PA.

John Gabreski & his wife Carla of Gettysburg, PA.

Blasé Gabreski & his wife Sheila of Coudersport, PA.

Dr. Ralph Gabreski of Carlton

As well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 5:00-8:0 P.M. Thursday in the Reinsel Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. Friday in St. Joseph Church.

Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Church Improvement Fund.

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November 16, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Mass of Christian Burial
November 17, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Joseph Church
35 Pearl Avenue
Oil City, PA. 16301


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