BOCA RATON — With his wife, children and other family by his side, Gary Gabso of Boca Raton died on Feb. 1. He was 70.
Mr. Gabso 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.
Mr. Gabso 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 whom he had met across the country while working for IBM or from childhood and college in Vermont.
He was blessed with not 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. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Heather, 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. The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent care that he recently received at the Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and over the years from his medical specialists in Boca Raton, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
His wife, children and other family miss him dearly but will always remember him in their hearts. A gathering of family and friends was held Feb. 8 at Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton. Another will be held in Vermont this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Gabso’s name may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation.
— Obituary submitted by the family