Mary Stewart Gaber
“Mary Gaber was born in 1912 in Rockford, Illinois to parents Lewis N. and Martha Stewart. Her father was a mechanical engineer; her mother a registered Nurse. She met and married Lee Gaber, a salesman, of Chicago in 1945. They lived in Arkansas for five years, moved to Arlington Heights, Illinois until 1959 before moving to Kaneohe, Hawaii which remained her home town for many years. In her retirement she made her home in Crystal River, Florida, from 2002-2009. She spent time again in Kaneohe, living at Pohai Nani retirement home. Finally, she resided for the past year with family in Whittier, California. She passed away on March 4, in hospice care, from respiratory problems.
Volunteering was a big part of her life. Mary Gaber was a cub scout leader when her boys were young, then a Girl Scout leader and volunteer, with over 50 years as a member of GSUSA. She loved bowling, joining many leagues over the year and was still averaging 175 in her 70’s. Most importantly she was a founder of the ‘Gals in Green’ bowling league, which for over four decades has donated funds to the Hawaii Girl Scout Council.
Private services are planned in Whittier this month and in Honolulu in early July.”
Our sincerest condolences go out to the Gaber family.