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Florence E. GabauerJuly 28, 2005
Troy Florence E. Gabauer, 96, 'everybody's favorite teacher', died Thursday, July 28, 2005 at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy after a brief illness.
Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late William H. Gabauer and Anne (Rice) Gabauer.
She was a lifelong resident of Troy and was educated at Troy High School, New York State College for Teachers and Syracuse University.
Miss Gabauer taught at Troy High School for 25 years and for 15 years at Tamarac Jr. and Sr. High School, where she chaired the Social Studies Department.
She was a long time member of the Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church, where she was active as a member of the boards and agencies. She served on Church Women United and the Troy Area United Ministries. Miss Gabauer was a volunteer at the Rensselaer County Historical Society, a member of the Thursday Morning Club and the Troy Area Retired Teachers.
She is survived by a nephew, Peter Alden Gabauer, Jr., a grand niece, Megan Ancher Gabauer and grand nephew, Peter Ancher Gabauer of Washington DC. She was predeceased by two sisters, Edith B. and Mary E. Gabauer and two brothers, Peter A. Gabauer Sr. and William S. Gabauer.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at the Pawling Avenue United Methodist , 520 Pawling Avenue Troy with Rev. Karyl Hopp, Pastor, officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc., 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Friday from 4-7 PM. Interment after funeral service at Hagaman Mills Cemetery in Hagaman, NY. Reception at 34 Kinloch Avenue, Troy following return from Interment.
Contributions may be made in memory of Miss Gabauer to the Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church, 520 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 or the charity of one's choice.