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John Andrew Gabric

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“Sharon, Heather and Jason, We just found out today about John's passing. We are so very sorry for your loss. We wish we had known. We would have...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Jeanne Atkinson - jericho, VT

“John will be missed by all. He was a good friend and mentor to me for many years while at IBM. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Michael Roberge - coworker

“John was one of the first people I met when I came up from NY with the poly-gate memory program. Always pleasant, always polite, and always very...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Terence Hook - Jericho, VT

“Sharon, I was saddened to hear of John's death. He was my manager in Memory Design. He always treated me professionally and was also a great friend...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Sharon, Jason and Heather, We are sorry to for your loss. John was always there when you needed him. He could make just about anything work when it...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: John Mauger

“Heather, Jason, and Sharon . I am so sorry about your loss. Your Dad was such a special husband and father. I remember talking with him several...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Marlene Emerson

“Dear Sharon & family - We were very shocked and saddened to hear of John's sudden and unexpected passing. We know how devoted he was to you. We are...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Chris & Carol Polakowski - VT

“So very sad to hear about John. We were neighbors on Firestone Blvd. Spent a lot of times playing as kids. He was the only one in the neighborhood...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Joe Sandor

“I have many fond memories of John from my childhood. He was a loving, generous man, and a great husband and father. I’m sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Eric Thibodeau

“John and I have been good friends for around 15 years. We have spent many days on Camplain fishing and talking about life. He loved Sharon and the...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Sean Powers - Natick, MA

“Sorry to read of John's passing. May your memories comfort you during the difficult days ahead. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Irene Wrenner

“Enjoyed working with John at IBM during the "memory" days. Such a positive upbeat and real person. Happy fishing John we know where you are. ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Michael Agusta - Wilmington, NC

“RIP John. He was a great guy!! Sharon you and your family will be in our prayers. ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: Gerry and Donna Huhn

“We have many great memories of visiting with John and the rest of the family whenever they visited us in Ohio. You are all in our thoughts and...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Jim and Brenda Pfeil

“We were so happy to welcome John into our family when he married our niece, Sharon. We have many great memories of visiting with him over the years!...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: George and Dorothy Cormany

“I got to know John well through the years at IBM, and we worked together on many projects. He was a great guy to work with and fun to be around. My...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Charlie Blaisdell

“Marty and I were so saddened to hear about John. We enjoyed his and Sharon's friendship when we lived in Essex, Vt. He was a kind, funny and...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Kathie Gordon - Colorado Spgs., CO

“John and I went through GHS together and were part of a group of great buds. He was funny, sweet, and good to be around. Although we had not talked...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Pat Boger

“We are so very saddened to hear of John's passing. He was a man of faith, family and joy. He always seemed to have a smile on his face. Sharon,...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Marilyn Snyder - Essex Junction, VT

“I'm very saddened to see this news. John was a friend and dedicated colleague at IBM for several years.He had a great sense of humor and was liked...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Ted Johnson - Shelburne, VT

“Sharon, Heather and Jason, We are truly sorry to hear this news of John passing. We didn't see each other to often but we knew you were always...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Seth & Ellen & Betsy Goodhue

“Jason and Heather, your dad truly made a mark in the world and in the hearts of so many. He was a truly remarkable man, his passing is heartbreaking,...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Kim

“Sorry I can't be there , but you will be in my prayers . John was a wonderful man and I loved him a lot he will be missed ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Linda gabric bailey

“What a GOOD MAN! I'm so sorry for your loss, Heather & Jason. ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Christa (Connolly) Owen

“John, you were special to your family and equally to your friends. Heather's obituary captures it all. You are missed arleady. It trully hurts to...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Demetrios Michaelides - VT

“To the family, I am sorry to hear the news about John Gabric. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: A friend


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John Andrew Gabric, 70, of Essex, VT and Bradenton, FL passed away unexpectedly at his Florida residence on June 22, 2017. Born on March 30, 1947 in Canton, Ohio, the son of the late Andrew and Eva (Sarkis) Gabric. He grew up in Akron, Ohio, along with his sister Barbara. He graduated from Garfield High School in 1965 and The University of Akron with a degree in electrical engineering in 1970. He often shared stories of his wonderful childhood, spending the summers working on his aunt and uncles farm and having fun with his cousins. On June 20th 1970, John married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Sharon Cormany. They moved to Vermont a week later so John could start his 42-year long career at IBM. John held many titles at IBM, but his favorite was being a Memory Design Engineer and a Memory Development Manager. One of John's greatest joys and devotions was to his family. John was the definition of self-sacrificial love. He was filled with selfless and unconditional love for his wife and children. John and Sharon adopted two children, Jason and Heather. Not only was he an incredible father and role model for his children, but also an extremely devoted caregiver to Sharon for the past 17 years after Sharon suffered a stroke and most recently dementia. The last couple of years were the most difficult but the thought of having to place her in a home broke his heart. He always put his family and friends first, and that was evident from the life he lived. He enjoyed spending time with friends, friends he treated like family. He was a grandfather to Daniel, who had just celebrated his 6th birthday on their wedding anniversary. "Pop-pop" as Daniel lovingly called him, loved to play outside together or take a ride on the tractor. He was also very close with many family members out of state and made it a point to keep in touch and visit. John was an avid fisherman, it all began when he moved to Vermont and quickly needed to find a hobby, as there was not much else to do in Vermont in the 1970's. His love for fishing grew from there. That was where he found his serenity. He loved a nice calm sunny day spent on the boat having a cold one. He always wanted to be the first one out on the water before all the other boats scared the fish away. He was the go-to guy for fixing, building, or borrowing anything. He built the house that he still lived in in Vermont, learning the carpentry skills from his father. He could often be found tinkering around his garages or basement working on a project, gadget, invention or home repair. He was known for being a big "Chevy" fan, an Ohio State Buckeye, Giants and Patriots fan. John and Sharon also loved spending the weekends going to garage sales. John was the master at finding deals. He was well known for his sense of humor, always had a funny little saying or something to joke about, and often a funny story to share. John was an active communicant of Saint Pius X Parish in Essex and he had been a member of the Knights of Columbus. He recently decided to spend his winters in Florida. He enjoyed spending time down there with his cousin Don and wife Becky, his FL neighbors, going saltwater fishing or going to Beer Can Island on the boat. He loved the sun and hot weather and was getting ready to move down there full-time. Mr. Gabric is survived by his wife, Sharon L. (Cormany) Gabric. He is also survived by his son Jason Gabric of Essex, and his grandson Daniel Gabric, his daughter Heather Connolly and her husband Todd of Essex, his very close cousin, Don Jenei and his wife Becky Thomas of Stow, Ohio, his Aunt Helen Gabric of Green, Ohio and Aunt Doris Gabric of Alliance, Ohio. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Betty Cormany of Garland, Texas, his brother-in-law Dennis Cormany and wife, Dena Cormany, nieces Dara and Darcy Cormany, all of Richardson, Texas. He leaves several cousins. He also leaves behind many special lifelong friends, neighbors and fishing buddies who were as close as family. He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Eva Gabric, sister Barbara Gabric, and many uncles and aunts. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 8th at Saint Pius X Church, 20 Jericho Road, Essex, VT at 10 AM. Interment will follow at the Resurrection Park Cemetery 200 Hinesburg Rd, South Burlington. Information about a story sharing luncheon on Saturday will be provided at the wake and funeral. Calling hours will be held at Ready Funeral and Cremation Service Mountainview Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction, Friday July 7th from 4-7 PM.

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