Great colleague, good friend, loving husband, devoted father.
Sorrow fills our hearts at this moment. A sorrow that is deep and personal. Our lives have been darkened in the areas that Gabe used to brighten. It has been one year since we lost Gabe due to complications from COVID. Gabe contributed much to the development of Parabit. He generously gave us his knowledge, his expertise, and his skills. Gabe was living proof of how fine a person can be. He was a great colleague to the people he worked with, a loving husband to his wife, and a devoted father to his children. To many of us, he was also a good friend. The character of the life he lived might be summed up in a few words: he was sincere, he was earnest, he was loyal. He gave energy, commitment, and inspiration to all that he worked with. The Gabe we remember was happy. Not only was he cheerful within himself, but he also gave so much cheerfulness to others. He had a great sense of humor and a gentle demeanor. Gabe was bright, logical, and systematic in his thinking. Many of us found him to be a great person with a big heart. He was a genuinely warm and wonderful individual—one we miss greatly. One time Gabe was getting products ready for a long shipment over land and sea. He was making final adjustments and preparations to make sure the products were ready for the journey. After they arrived at their destination a few weeks later, a hammer and some screws were found neatly tucked away in one of the shipping containers. When asked about this, Gabe said, “I wondered where those were.” The company offered to send the tools back, but Gabe responded, “Enjoy them. Merry Christmas.” This exemplifies the kind of person Gabe was. He took pride in his work, and personally made sure everything met his lofty standards, but he was also able to find the humor when something didn’t go exactly as planned. Our sorrow in Gabe’s loss is lessened only slightly with the comforting thought that we had the privilege to know him. To the Haresco family, our hearts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. To honor Gabe, we will plant an apple tree in memory of him. Let it be a living reminder of the impact that he had on this company and to the people that knew him.