James D. Gable
James D. Gable, 54, of Johnson City passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his grandparents, John E. Kauffman and Naiomi Kauffman (McCreary). He is survived by his wife and best friend of 24 years, Valerie A. Gable; his only daughter, Maria A. Gable, Johnson City; mother, Anna A. Gable, Lititz, PA; three sisters, Carol L. Turk and her husband, Thomas, Fairborn, OH, Wendy G. Norris, Lancaster, PA, Wanda J. Walls and her husband, Richard, Lancaster, PA; mother-in-law, Shirley A. Vergona, Endicott; brother-in-law, Thomas J. Vergona and his companion, Kelley Marshall, Endicott; niece, Joline Ross and her husband, Michael, Lancaster, PA; nephews, Thomas C. Turk, Mason E. Norris, Hayden A. Ross; and several other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, along with his special pet, Fifi. James was employed through the Local Carpenter's Union #281. He then went on to work at Brookside Elementary School in Susquehanna Valley, NY where he thoroughly enjoyed the company of all his fellow co-workers and the school's students until his retirement in 2011. He was a member of the Johnson City Elks Club. In his spare time he enjoyed volunteering at the Endicott Performing Arts Center (which he helped restore as part of the original "dirty dozen"), building things in the shop, making improvements to his home, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends.
Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, 7 p.m. from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott with Reverend Daniel Eddings officiating. The family will receive friends at the memorial home on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until service time at 7. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Endicott Performing Arts Center (EPAC), 102 Washington Ave., Endicott, NY 13760.