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Gary Paul Gabso

July 7, 1949 ~ February 1, 2020 (age 70)


Gary Gabso passed away peacefully on February 1, 2020 with his wife, children and his family by his side.

Gary was born on July 7, 1949 in Burlington, Vermont.  After graduating from the University of Vermont, he lived in New York, Austin and Colorado Springs before settling in Boca Raton in 1983.  He is survived by his wife, Heather, of 46 years, daughter Kristy Korngold (Jon), son Andy Gabso (Sarah), mother Claire Gabso, brother Paul Gabso (Pat), and brother Mark Gabso (Anita). He was preceded in death by his father, John Gabso.

Gary was passionate about his family, especially his five grandchildren, Jack, Kate, Maddie, Claire and Cameran.  He was an avid sports fan, rooting heavily for the Boston Red Sox and the Florida Gators. He loved to travel, most recently spending time with family in the Bahamas over the holidays, and covered nearly the entire globe over the years. He loved to reconnect with friends that he had met across the country while working for IBM or from childhood and from college in Vermont.

He was blessed with the most amazing gifts of all, as the recipient of not only one, but two kidney transplants, allowing him to live life to the fullest and to continue to enjoy the company of his friends and family.

The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent care that he recently received at the Marcus Neurological Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and over the years from his medical specialists in Boca Raton, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida and at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. 

His wife, children, and family miss him dearly, but will always remember him in their hearts. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-7 PM on Saturday, February 8 at Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton, where a Memorial Service will begin at 6 PM, and in Vermont at a later date this summer.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Gary’s name to The National Kidney Foundation.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
February 8, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Glick Family Funeral Home
3600 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Memorial Service
February 8, 2020

6:00 PM
Glick Family Funeral Home
3600 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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