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Henmar R. Gabriel
"Gabe"

Company D-1
31 Jan 1936- 20 Jul 2021
Place of Death: Dallas, TX
Interment: West Point Cemetery on a date to be determined

It is with great regret and sorrow that I must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Gabe Gabriel, on 20 July 2021 in Dallas, Texas due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

Gabe is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susan Moore Gabriel; sons, Bill (Susan) Gabriel and Paul Gabriel, Trey (Amy) Cochran, and Richard (Pam) Cochran; daughter, Carol (Scott) Davis; grandchildren, Brendan Gabriel, Ashley (Ben) DeWees, Josephine Gabriel, Hutton (Davon) Gillette, Trevor Cochran, Nick Cochran, Grace Davis, Pete Davis, Carlin (Mike) Fitzgerald, and Keara (Jordan) McCombs; and great granddaughter, Hendrix Fitzgerald.  In heaven he joins his brother, Bill Gabriel, and his granddaughter, Danielle Gabriel.

A funeral service will be at 11 AM on Wednesday, 28 July 2021 at the Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX  75204.

Burial will be at West Point on date to be determined.

Condolences may be sent to Susie at 5850 E Lovers Lane, Apt 233, Dallas, TX  75206-2922.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gabe’s memory may be sent to West Point AOG in memory of LTC Henmar Gabriel, Herbert Hall, 698 Mills Road, West Point, NY  10996; the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL  60601; or the Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX  75204.

Well done, Gabe. Be thou at peace.

Remembrances:

Class Memorial Pages\D-1 Gabe Gabriel.pdf

 

Obituaries:

GABRIEL, Henmar Henmar "Gabe" R. Gabriel, 85, passed away on July 20, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. Gabe was born in Wilmington, Delaware on January 31, 1936, to Herman William and Ruth (Hickman) Gabriel. At a very young age Gabe, his brother Bill, and mother Ruth moved to Richmond, Virginia. Gabe would grow up in Richmond with much of the Hickman and Gabriel families around as a village of support through his formative years. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1954 and spent two years at Virginia Polytechnic Institute before enlisting in the Army in April of 1956. He proved himself as an enlisted man and caught the eye of his First Sergeant who recommended Gabe for a Service-Connected nomination to West Point. Due to his background as an enlisted man in the Army, he earned his jump wings as an E-2, and took this with him to the military academy and established the West Point Parachute Team. Gabe was a member of the graduating class of 1961 and once he earned his "butter bars" he resumed his military career as an infantryman. Gabe became an Airborne Ranger and completed special forces training, finishing as a Green Beret weapons expert. He and his wife Joann were assigned to a unit in Germany and while there, their sons Bill and Paul were born. In 1966 Gabe and family moved stateside and while his family stayed in Petersburg, Virginia, Gabe served his first tour in Vietnam. He eventually ended up in Arizona where he finished his master's degree at ASU followed by his second tour in Vietnam. During his two tours he was awarded numerous combat related medals including two Bronze Stars and two Air Medals (though he was not a pilot). In 1970 Gabe and family moved to West Point where he became a math instructor at the academy. Following his tour of duty at West Point, he was stationed at The Armed Forces Staff College, the Pentagon, and finished his military career at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. An important note regarding his time at the Pentagon, Gabe became an extremely active runner during the 70's, running many marathons each year, always qualifying for the Boston Marathon each year by running the New York Marathon. Throughout his military career, with the many different duty stations and deployments, and with a rather busy work schedule, Gabe always made time to be involved with his boys' soccer teams, running together, and most importantly as a family, lots of skiing. Gabe met his bride, Susie Cochran, in 1989 in Dallas and they got married the following year. He embraced the Dallas culture and became a true Texan. He adored his new, blended family and loved planning family reunions for everyone. Gabe enjoyed sharing his passion for the US Military Academy with future West Point cadets and became West Point's representative for North Texas admissions. He remained faithful to this next generation of cadets through their West Point career and into their military deployments. He also had a love of computer technology and shared this passion with others. Gabe loved gardening and was well known for his tongue in cheek puns. He will be missed, but we all have faith that we will see him again. Gabe is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susan Moore Gabriel; his sons, Bill (Susan) Gabriel and Paul Gabriel, Trey (Amy) Cochran, Richard (Pam) Cochran; Daughter, Carol (Scott) Davis; Grandchildren; Brendan Gabriel, Ashley (Ben) DeWees, Josephine Gabriel, Hutton (Davon) Gillette, Trevor Cochran, Nick Cochran, Grace Davis, Pete Davis, Carlin (Mike) Fitzgerald, Keara (Jordan) McCombs; and great granddaughter, Hendrix Fitzgerald. In heaven he joins his brother Bill Gabriel and his Granddaughter Danielle Gabriel. A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Incarnation 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 11 AM with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to West Point AOG in memory of LTC Henmar Gabriel. Herbert Hall 698 Mills Rd. West Point, NY 10996, Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or to the Church of the Incarnation 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204.