John S (Jack) Gabel

Jack Gabel

August 2, 1930 – December 31, 2013


John S. "Jack" Gabel, age 83 of Ocean City, NJ and Meadowood Senior Living, Lansdale PA, formerly of Flourtown, PA, passed away on December 31, 2013.


Jack was born in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late John and the late Elva May Starkey Gabel. Jack graduated from Cheltenham High School and attended Penn State University; a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.

Jack and Mary Ann married in 1953 and just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.


He was the Executive Vice President in charge of operations for the Robert E. Lamb, Inc. in Valley Forge, PA. Previously worked at various large pharmaceutical companies in NJ, PA, DE and MI as well as at the Reactor Facility at the Savannah River Plant, SC.
While living in Whitemarsh Twp., Jack became a Township Supervisor and President of the PTA for Whitemarsh Elementary School.  Jack enjoyed many years summering in Ocean City NJ with his family and friends. He was a very active member of the Riverboat Club, Yacht Club, and Married Couples Club and former chairman of the Ocean City Pops. Jack was also a member of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church of Ocean City, NJ. An avid reader, boater and bowler, Jack will be sorely missed by his loving family and friends. Especially his grand-daughter, Karlyn who he loved hanging out with. His beloved Boston Terrier, Zoey will miss the nap time moments. 

He is survived by his wife-Mary Ann (Ketcham) Gabel; children-

Ketch Gabel of Skippack, PA, Kimberly Inacio (Francisco) of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, Karl Gabel (Gretchen) of Collegeville, PA, Kristen Varley (Simon) of Glen Mills, PA, and Karlyn Kay (Doug) of Darnestown, MD.  He was predeceased by a daughter-the late Kathryn Mae Gabel.  Jack and Mary Ann have 12 grandchildren.


Curious Mermaid January 06, 2014 at 08:59 PM
I'm very sorry for your loss Gabel Family.


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