Joseph J. Gabrielli (1933-2020)

Posted September 2, 2020

Joseph J. Gabrielli, 87, of Cornwall Manor, Cornwall, PA was born in Susquehanna, PA on March 19, 1933 to the late Americo and Elena (DeAngelis) Gabrielli and graduated from Sayre High School in 1950. He was employed by Ingersoll Rand prior to serving three years in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a combat veteran of the Korean War with the 11th Marine Regiment (artillery). While in Korea, he also was a member of the 11th Marines baseball team that became 1st Marine Division Champions in 1953. Throughout his life, Mr. Gabrielli participated in numerous sports; primarily baseball, softball, pickleball, and tennis.

He retired from International Business Machines Corporation in 1991 after 35 years of service, which included assignments in Endicott, NY; Owego, NY; Huntsville, AL; and Manassas, VA. His early retirement years were spent in Brevard, NC where he was involved with coaching baseball and tennis at Brevard College.

Mr. Gabrielli is survived by his wife, the former Jean Shepps, and three sons: Michael (Vittoria) of Murrells Inlet, SC, Steven (Teresa) of Flower Mound, TX; and Allen (Theresa) of Purcellville, VA, a sister-in-law Audrey Gabrielli of Elmira, NY and eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Virginia, and brother, John. Mr. and Mrs. Gabrielli celebrated 66 years of marriage on May 8, 2020.

A private service with military honors will be held at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on September 14, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Wounded Warriors Regiment Charitable Giving Section, 1998 Hill Ave., MCB Quantico, VA 22134 or woundedwarriorsregiment.org or to WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospice, 1503 Quentin Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with arrangements. Please share your memories with the family at our online guestbook at thompsonfuneralhomelebanon.com

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