Port Allegany - Terry Richard Gabriel, 82, of Port Allegany, passed away Monday (March 8, 2021) at UPMC-Hamot, Erie.
He was born September 28, 1938 in Johnstown, the son of Joseph and Audrey Gabriel.
He was a 1956 graduate of Johnstown High School
He was a veteran for the U.S. Navy, serving from 1956 to 1959.
Mr. Gabriel worked for Bethlehem Steel in Johnstown, PA for 16 years
Terry worked at several other jobs before coming to Port Allegany. In January of 1986, with his longtime companion Nan Emerson, he purchased the Seneca Inn, he retired in 2000.
Terry was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting. You could always count on him to be at his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events cheering them on. His obsession was mowing the grass.
He is survived by his longtime companion Nan Emerson
One daughter; Vicki Naugle, of Johnstown, PA
Nan’s 3 children Bill Emerson, Wendy Powell and Bob Emerson.
One brother; Barry Gabriel of Phoenixville, Pa
Two sisters; Val Gabriel of Altoona, PA and Kathy Knight of Delmont, PA
3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Joann Leper.
Following Terry’s wishes there will be no visitation.
A celebration of Terry’s life will be held on March 28th at the Port Allegheny VFW at 1pm
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.