Eugene "Gene" V. Gable
Date of Birth:  April 14, 1928
Date of Death:  January 18, 2014
Arrangements:

Visitation
  • Stallings Funeral Home, P.A.  
  • 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2014   3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Service
  • Bible Church of Lake Shore  
  • 860 Swift Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014   11:00 AM
Burial
  • Glen Haven Memorial Park  
  • 7215 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD     View Map
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014   Immediately following the funeral services
Details:
  • Gene Gable, 85

    Lifelong Pasadena Resident 

    Eugene (Gene) Vance Gable, 85 of Pasadena, passed away peacefully on January 18th, while surrounded by his loving family, at Anne Arundel Medical Center. 


    Born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 14th, 1928 to William L. and Florence M. Gable, Gene was the youngest of four children. He grew up with his brothers William L., George R., and sister Evelyn, in Brooklyn, until the untimely death of his father in 1942, during World War 2.   It was then that his mother moved the family to Pasadena and began a neighborhood store on Mountain and Brookfield Roads called "Gable's Corner", where Gene, along with his brothers and sister, helped their mother serve their neighbors a variety of groceries, meats and other items. 

    In 1944, Gene began a five year apprenticeship at Bethlehem Steel and completed his studies as a Machinist in 1949.

    In the fall of 1948, Gene met the love of his life, Joanne P. Attridge. Their courtship lasted two years as they were married on December 2nd of 1950. Two weeks later, Gene, who was drafted into the US Army, left for basic training to Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky. During his service, he worked as a mechanic on specialized road equipment and ended his stay in Fort Dix, New Jersey.


    Upon his honorable discharge in 1952, Gene began his career in private industry with Bethlehem Steel as an industrial machinist. In 1954, he then accepted a position as Machinist at the U.S. Naval Engineering Experiment Station in Annapolis, which later became known as the David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center. In 1980, he accepted a position as supervisory planner and estimator, and continued to perform in that position until his retirement in September of 1984.


    Gene was known as a hard worker and always paid attention to the details of his projects. Throughout his career, he held various part time positions to help support his growing family. Utilizing his years of on the job training, he enjoyed stints as a car salesman, an architect/draftsman, a Fuller Brush Man and a real estate agent. In 1974, he formed a corporation with several of his coworkers to design and construct solar energy solutions for "ordinary people" The Company succeeded by raising the awareness of solar energy as an economically beneficial alternative source for energy in residential and commercial buildings.

    Upon his retirement in 1984, he began his own company "Gable & Associates" to provide design, engineering and construction services for clients throughout Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas. He took great pride in his vast knowledge of construction methods and materials, and successfully completed dozens of residential, commercial and industrial projects. As an added service for his clients, he gained his realtors license in 1994, and began representing buyers and sellers of commercial and industrial properties for several brokers over the following years. Later on, as a senior citizen, he enrolled in many classes at Anne Arundel Community College to further his knowledge and education.

     

    Gene's favorite pastime was to spend time with his wife, 7 children, and many grand & great-grandchildren. One of his greatest joys was to be involved with his children through their building projects, whether in their homes or businesses. He loved being "the boss" and would regularly develop complete sets of blueprints and manage the entire project, whether it was a simple home improvement or a complete new structure. He also enjoyed tinkering in his garage and boating on the Chesapeake. He was a regular at "Johnny's" restaurant in Pasadena for thirty years, and loved meeting up with his many friends for coffee or lunch.

    Gene loved God and faithfully attended the Bible Church of Lake Shore, where he and his wife were members for over twenty five years. One of his favorite design projects that brought him the most satisfaction was a complete renovation and expansion of the church sanctuary and classrooms, where he worked with fellow church members from concept to completion.  He was also a founding member of the Pasadena Business Association, and served as a board member for many years.

    Gene was known as a very likable man. He loved being a part of the Pasadena community, and enjoyed keeping up with all of the current events. To some, he was referred to as "the Mayor of Mountain Road”. He was a "news junkie", and loved reading the papers and watching his favorite news channels on TV.  He was a great source for historical information about the area in which he lived, and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others in the community. 

     

    Surviving are His wife Joanne of 63 years, and his seven children, David E., Mark S., Paul P., Alan M., Matthew J., Gable, Susan P. Celia and Julie M. Cary. Also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    Friends may call on Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm at the Stallings Funeral Home, P.A. 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, Md. 21122 Funeral services will be held at the Bible Church of Lake Shore 860 Swift Road, Pasadena, Md. 21122 Interment Glen Haven Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions may be made to the church.