Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Humor Infused Vet's Home Life, Friendships.(Obituary)

Byline: Paul Logan Journal Staff Writer

WWII Veteran

Mike Gabbett, a retired Army master sergeant, loved to weave humor into his writings.

An Albuquerque resident for more than 40 years, Gabbett died Friday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center of complications from emphysema. He was 81.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Sandia Funeral Care Chapel, 7601 Wyoming NE.

Art Hurley, a longtime friend and neighbor, said he and Gabbett had many good times together.

"He was the type of guy that regardless of what adversity he would come into, he would find a joke for it," Hurley said. "In the last days at the hospital, he was still telling jokes to the nurses. …

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