0 Tributes for “Melvin Gabrielson

    Mel and Carole were great neighbors for my parents, Mack and Millie Davis. A great friend with a caring heart, Mel was always there to help. He will be dearly missed. The entire Davis family sends Carole and the family our sincere condolences and prayers at this difficult time.
    Jim and Camella Davis
    North Las Vegas, NV

    Our prayers are with all of Mel’s family and friends. Mel was a wonderful sailing friend, with a ready wit and helping hand. Many good memories and tales of adventures!

    Marilyn & Glendon
    Escanaba, MI

    Carole, Lauri, & Julie.
    I’m so sorry for your loss of Mel.
    I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to visit with him last summer while out taking a walk.
    He showed my sister & I his beautiful boat & we reminiscenced about him working with my brother Jim & he also caught me up on his daughters! He was such a nice guy & will be missed. My sincere condolences.

    DeTour Village, MI

    Dear Carol, Lauri, Julie and families,
    Melvin was a gentle and kind father, who always made me feel like an important person. As a young girl, I remember many different times hanging out with “The Gang” of girls at your house. Once he actually let me sand and paint the Lolli-Dee! He wasn’t afraid I would mess it up or not do it right. What patience!
    He sang to us “Red Sails in the Sunset” whenever he took us sailing, and I will always remember his smile and sense of humor. He never knew how much I love sailing to this day in part because of him. He will be missed by so many, and insignificant as I was in his life, as a child he played a part in helping me feel important which in turn, helped to shape the person I am today. What a wonderful man. God’s blessings to all of you, Kathy

    Kathy Markham Bladow
    Kimball, MI

    Melvin was a dear friend of both Satch and I. I will never forget the sail boat rides. I will also always remember the fun I had mixing mud with Melvin on all the projects that he did for us. We will truely miss him and remember him fondly.

    Cindi and Satch Davis
    Gladstone, MI

    Dear Aunt Carole and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Melvin. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. I’m sorry that we are not able to come up at this time. Uncle Melvin will be missed.

    Love Diana, Bill, Sean and Audrey Dillon
    New Haven, MI

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Melvin’s family in their time of sorrow. Melvin is now sailing with blue skies all the time.

    Roger & Nancy Dishman (Bill & Ruth’s niece)
    Warren, MI

    Carole and all of the Gabrielson famly: We will all miss Mel. His sincere kindness coupled with his wit made him a person we will always remember. Many of us still talk of our sailing adventures with Mel. He always had room for another person onboard his boat and he taught many of us to sail when we were young. May God bless him and keep him. We all know he is now trimming his sails in a better place.

    Mark Bishop
    Cary, NC

    Our condolences to Carole and her family.

    Sheriff & Mrs. Gary Ballweg
    Gladstone, MI

    Dearest Aunt Carol, Cousin’s Laurie and Julie and Families:
    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless. As a tribute to you, my Dear Uncle, I thought of you when I read this poem:


    Sunset and evening star,
    And one clear call for me!
    And may there be no moaning of the bar,
    When I put out to sea,

    But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
    Too full for sound and foam,
    When that which drew from out the boundless deep
    Turns again home.

    Twilight and evening bell,
    And after that the dark!
    And may there be no sadness of farewell,
    When I embark;

    For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
    The flood may bear me far,
    I hope to see my Pilot face to face
    When I have crossed the bar.

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    With Love,

    Patricia (Gabrielson) and Lester E. Duncan II
    Cornell, MI

    Aunt Carole and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this Very Hard time in our lives, its seems like yesterday Uncle Mel on the 4th of July last year was showing his boat in his garage with my Dad and I, and we were all having a Good Time and laughing…He was ONE OF A KIND GUY..who would always make you laugh..He will be missed alot..But just keep remembering the Good Times, as thats what keeps me going after losing My Mom..Take Care…Love Always David L. Johnson and Family…

    David L Johnson
    Escanaba, MI

    Dear Carole and family,
    It is with a heavy heart that we think of Mel being the last of “the Camp Slash Gang” to finally join Cheese, Bud, George, Martin, Bud L. and others…but we rejoice in the fact that they are all together again. We hope they are having fun as they always seemed to do. Peace to their souls and our sincerest condolences to you.

    Gary & Judy (Ottensman) Larson
    Gladstone, MI

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