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Updated: 05/31/2014 08:00:01AM

Corwin Gabbert

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Corwin Gabbert

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Corwin Gabbert was born Nov. 4, 1928, in Indianapolis, Ind. Lee was a Navy veteran and served as a medical corpsman on an aircraft carrier.

He was married to Doris (Burgess) for 64 years and raised his family in Warren, Mich., and Westerville, Ohio. Lee retired from New York-based Continental Insurance Co. after 24 years of service.

During their many travels, he and Doris twice called Venice, Fla., their home. They returned from Fairfield Glade, Tenn., in October 2012.

Lee is survived by his wife, Doris; daughter, Lynda, and son-in-law, John Cassan, of Venice, Fla.; and son Michael Gabbert and wife, Susan, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and son Jeffrey Gabbert of Tennessee. He has five grandchildren, Paul, Richard, Tracey, Gina and Max, plus five great-grandchildren.

Services: Lee will rest at Sarasota National Cemetery. To share a memory, visit:

Contributions: In honor of his life and remembrance of his example, Lee’s family asks that you share a kind word and act with compassion for one another, whether family, friend or stranger.