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Charles Eugene Gabel

August 20, 1940 ~ August 12, 2020 (age 79)


Charles Eugene Gabel age 79, of Cumberland, OH passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Guernsey Inc. He was born August 20, 1940 in Byesville, OH a son of the late Paul and Florence Price Gabel.


He was a former Caldwell and Byesville Volunteer Fireman as well as served on Byesville and Cumberland City Councils. He will be remembered by most for the years he spent coaching Cambridge Girls Softball.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a granddaughter Alyssa Sue Jones; daughter-in-law Susan K. Belle; sister Catherine Parsons, and 2 nieces.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Andrea Lou Degenhart Gabel whom he married August 2, 1958; 5 children Jeanine Gabel of Cumberland, Lou Gabel of Cumberland, Shelly (Chris) Thompson of Old Washington, OH, Donna (William) Lanning of Byesville, OH, and Paula Gabel of Cumberland; 5 grandsons; 2 granddaughters; 6 great-grandsons; 1 great-granddaughter; sister-in-law Cindy Kay Bebout of Byesville, OH. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, friends, and “adopted” children.


Cremation will be observed, with no additional services held at this time. A family dinner will be held to honor his life at a later date. Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724 has been entrusted to care for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in Charles’ honor to the Hospice of Guernsey Inc., P.O. Box 1165, Cambridge, Ohio 43725. 

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Cremation with no additional services held at this time.


Hospice of Guernsey County
P.O. Box 1165, Cambridge OH 43725

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