Robert Leland Gabriel 87, of Zanesville passed away on Friday April 13, 2018 at Genesis Hospice Morrison House.
He was born in Zanesville on February 6, 1931 to the late Harold and Esther Waugh Gabriel. He previously worked at H.C. Price Co. in Bartletsville, OK and was retired from Armco Steel after 40 years. He was formerly on the Jaycee’s Board of Directors and was also awarded Jaycee of the year in 1963. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling around the world, and was a former member of South Zanesville United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Juanita Matheny Gabriel whom he married on March 26, 1949, two daughters: Diane (Mike) McElfresh and Kimberly Gabriel DeMent, five grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchild.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brother’s Merlin and Russell Gabriel and a sister Arlene Ansel; granddaughter Nichole Collins and great grandson Cevin Collins.
Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice 713 Forest Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701 or the Muskingum County Animal Shelter 1430 Newark Road, Zanesville, OH 43701.
Calling hours will be from 2-7 on Monday April 16, 2018 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD ZANESVILLE. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday April 17, 2018 in the Snouffer Chapel with Rev. Ron Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery. To send a note of condolence to the family visit www.snoufferfuneralhome.com, find us on Facebook, or call our caring staff at 740-450-8000.