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Gunnery Sgt. Max J. Gaberseck

June 7, 1958 — October 11, 2014

Gunnery Sergeant Max J. Gaberseck      â€œbeloved husband, father, son and brother”

COUDERSPORT, PA---Gunnery Sergeant Max J. Gaberseck, 56, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away with his loving family by his side on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a two-year recurring illness.
     Born June 7, 1958 in Coudersport, he was a son of Joseph R. Gaberseck Sr. and Florence E. Haynes Gaberseck Rossman.  On June 3, 1978 in Coudersport, he married Cindy L. Nichols, who survives.
     He was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1977.  Max enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in his senior year of high school.  He faithfully served his country for 21 years retiring in 1998.  During his time in service he served several tours of duty, including the Gulf War.  After retiring from the service, Max was employed as the head custodian at the Coudersport Elementary School until the time of his death.
     Max was a life member and past commander of the American Legion Post #192 in Coudersport, a life member of the Austin VFW Post #7810, and was currently serving as secretary/treasurer of the Potter County Honor Guard. He was also a member of the Black Forest Conservation Association in Coudersport.
     Max enjoyed hunting, reloading his own ammunition, gardening and spending time at his camp. He was a very talented artist.  He most especially loved spending time with his family.
     Surviving besides his wife and his mother of Coudersport, are two daughters, Amber M. (Sarah) Gaberseck of Parker and Holly A. Gaberseck of Coudersport; three grandchildren, Cheyenne L. Barger, Austin Barger, and Sean Barger, all of Parker; two brothers, Joseph R. (Louann) Gaberseck of Eldred and Andrew D. (Marlene) Gaberseck of Coudersport; a sister, Nila R. (Steven) Gerner of Coudersport; and several nieces and nephews.
     Max was predeceased by his father.
     Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Post #192, Coudersport, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014 with the Rev. Steven D. Small, Jr., pastor of the Southern Potter United Methodist Charge, officiating.  Burial will be in the family cemetery in Odin.
     Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors on Thursday.
     Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family.  Memorial in Max’s name may be made to the American Legion Post #192 , 2 Buffalo Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Austin VFW Post #7810, Costello Avenue, Austin, PA 16720.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

American Legion Post 192 Coudersport

2 Buffalo St, Coudersport, PA 16915

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