J. Gebo, 83, died Sunday afternoon< Feb. 5, while under the care of
his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.
Born Dec. 1, 1933, in Carthage, the son of the late Leroy and
Angelina Rigabar Gebo, he attended Augustinian Academy and
graduated from Carthage High in 1952.
He served in the Navy during the Korean War from May
1953 to March 1955.
He married the former Eleanor J. Leroux on Jan. 25, 1957, at
St. Anthony’s Church in Newton Falls.
For 33 years, he worked for the New York Telephone
Company in Carthage as a cable repair technician, retiring
in 1985. After his retirement, the couple moved to Lake
Bonaparte. Eleanor died on Dec. 20, 2002.
He was a life member of the BPOE Lodge # 1762 of Carthage,
exempt member of the Carthage Volunteer Fire Department,
life member of VFW Post # 7227 of Carthage and a member of
the Telephone Pioneers, Harrisville Rod & Gun Club and
the Lake Bonaparte Conservation Club.
Quentin loved hunting and fishing and spending time on Lake
He is survived by his two sons: Edward J. Gebo and Daniel F.
Gebo, both of Carthage, three grandchildren; Jordon Gebo,
Robert Sanders and Heather Chaffee; 9 Great Grandchildren,
his beloved companion, Sandra Stone of Carthage and nieces
and nephews. He is predeceased by his two brothers, Grover
and Wallace Gebo and a sister, Angelina Winter.
The family would especially like to thank the Astafan family
and Hospice of Jefferson County.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday,
Feb. 9, at St. James Catholic Church in Carthage with Rev.
Vincent Freeh, MSC officiating.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at
Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home where members of the Carthage
Fire Dept. will call at 6:00pm and the members of the Elks
Lodge will call at 6:30 p.m.
Friends are invited to celebrate his life 1 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Elks Lodge in Carthage.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398
Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.
To leave an online
condolence, go to www.bezanillafh.com.
Information provided by
Funeral Home and
Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.