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Joseph Gabriel Jr., 87, of Kent, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 surrounded by family at his home in Kent.

He was born January 12, 1931 in Canton Ohio to Joseph and Florence (Norcia) Gabriel Sr.. He was a veteran of the Army during the Korean war. He was self employed, owner of Envoy Chemical Co.

He is survived by his wife, Bess (Swartzendruber) Gabriel, whom he married on 02/04/1983; sons, Joey Gabriel III of Kent, and Edward Gabriel of Randolph; daughters, Meg (Fred) Gemberling of Kent, Dina (Randy) White of Loveland, and Felicia (Chris Zitko) Gabriel of Tallmadge; granddaughter, Jami; grandsons, Cody, Jeffrey, and Cole; great grandsons, Mason, and Easton; step-daughters, Deborah McNealy (Darris) and Sam Tucker. Step grandsons Chris (Beth), Ryan (Stephanie), and Tate.Step granddaughter Tiana,step great grandchildren Ella, Ryland,Liam and Camryn. Brother Micheal and sisters Rose Price, Jenny Luchitz, Wanda Gabriele,Rhoda Gabriele and Gloria DiChiara. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Gabriel, brother, Armand Gabriele and sister, Katie Potter.

Private Burial will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Monday June 11th. Memorial contributions may be made to Summa Hospice or the VA. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.