John J. Gabriel, 81, Of Pompton Lakes

POMPTON LAKES, N.J. -- John J. Gabriel, of Pompton Lakes, died Aug. 30. 

He was born in West New York to Marion and John Gabriel. 

Before retiring, he worked as an inspector and was a member of Teamsters Local 64. He also owned and operated a restaurant and a deli. He was an avid sports enthusiast a happy and outgoing person.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Arlene; sons, Wayne and daughter-in-law Cheryl and Benjamin; four grandchildren, Anthony, Brendan, Morgan and 4-year-old Riley, with whom he enjoyed playing cards, coloring and swimming. 

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Oakland Memorial Home, 330 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland. There will be a funeral service at 8:30 p.m. Entombment will be Saturday, leaving from the funeral home at 10 a.m. to the Holy Cross Mausoleum in North Arlington. 

Please no flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity.

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