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“We met at the library. We were New England cousins from Maine. Judith and Carl were sweet and a joy to spend time with They are mssed by all who...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: marcie flennery - Ft Wayn, IN

“I met your father while Visiting my Mother Beverly at Heritage Park. They shared the same dinner table. On each of my visits home to see my mother...Read More »
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“We only knew Carl for a short while but developed a nice friendship. We will miss him. RIP. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Roger Norman - Fort wayneg4red, IN


Carl Daniel Gable Jr, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away on July 23, 2019, at Heritage Park Retirement Community. Born on March 10, 1927, in Rockford, Ohio, he was the son of the late, Carl D Gable, and Neola E Bermes. He graduated from South Side High School, Fort Wayne, and immediately enlisted into the Navy to go and fight in WWII, where he served on the Petrof Bay as Secretary to the Captain. Carl had many talents and loves. His most proud moment was when he became an Eagle Scout in 1945. He worked at Magnavox, and then Dana as a supervisor where he later retired. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and was a member for over 50 years, of the Masonic Lodge. He was an avid "old school genealogist" where he traipsed many a cemetery with him and took etchings of many headstones. He has over 75 family trees published at the Allen County public library. Carl was a major history buff, and prided himself with his personal library of Civil War, World War 1, World War 2, Lincoln, and War Planes collections. He was also a cartoonist, featuring the infamous "Squeak the Mouse" with "Words of Wisdom". Many of his cartoons ended up in special places such as the Lincoln Museum, and the White House. Carl was a friend to many, and loved to help his community. He was known for a fresh cup of coffee, or a hot bowl of soup, if you stopped to visit or fix something at his home. He would assist the people at the nursing home with cutting their meat, finding them a seat in the dining room, or playing them some dinner music on the piano; and if you were lucky, he might sing you a song or two, always ending with "Home, Home on the Range". He would grow tomatoes, and zinnias every year (even though he hated tomatoes), he just wanted to give them away to his friends. He would sit in his garage, and play his music loud and proud, as he worked on construction projects, with materials from his "dumpster diving escapades" such as tables, bookshelves, or maybe a porch bench. He loved to play Santa Clause for the past 70 years. Three years ago, we retired his old Santa Suit, and sewed him a new one. If given the chance, he would drop a fishing line or go swimming "dead man "float style. He ice-skated well into his 70's at Glenbrook Mall and Franke Park. On December 6, 1968, he married Judith A Click. Carl is survived by Judith; two daughters, Peggy A Gable Miller, of Fort Wayne, and Sharon K Gable Leatherman, of Monroeville, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Martin; daughter, Carolyn Jean Gable Shatto; and grandson, Gabriel Kyle Leatherman.
Private family services were held. Memorial donations may be given to the Shepherds House, of Fort Wayne. Arrangements have been entrusted to DO McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne. For online condolences and full obituary please visit www.domccombandsons.com