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Gordon Albert "Gordie" Schaible

March 22, 1925 February 7, 2017
Gordon Albert "Gordie" Schaible
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Obituary for Gordon Albert "Gordie" Schaible

Gordon Albert “Gordie” Schaible, age 91, a longtime resident of Brighton, died peacefully at his home on February 7, 2017 after being diagnosed with colon cancer months earlier.

Born on March 22, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Walter Frank Schaible and Edith Finch Schaible, Gordie grew up on the west side of Detroit where he was a graduate of Northwestern High School. After high school he was drafted to serve his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. When he returned from war he drove taxi in Detroit before becoming a journeyman sheet metal worker. He was retired from Gladd Industries on Telegraph where he worked hard for many years.

Gordie met Marie Langley at a bank where she was working as a teller. They fell in love and married in 1972.

In retirement Gordie and Marie moved to Brighton, where Gordie began his love of collecting Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars. His hobby afforded him many hours and much time spent searching for new collectibles in the local Target, Meijer, and K-Mart stores—so much that K-Mart, and later Sears, hired Gordie and his expertise to work in their toy departments. He also enjoyed opportunities to display his collections at shows at Macomb College, Kalamazoo College and other local venues.

In addition to Marie, his beloved wife of over forty-four years, he is survived by his children, Greg (Susan) Langley, Sharon (Jim) Thomas, Cindy (Jim) Iaquinto; grandchildren, Eric (Annette) Langley, Sarah (Frank) Ellero, Matt, Derek, Sean and Ryan Thomas, Nicholas (Sarah), Anthony, and Phillip Iaquinto; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Adam and Madelyn Langley, Noah and Brady Ellero, Lilly Iaquinto, Henry Iaquinto; his best friend, Glenn Taub; sisters-in-law, Joyce (Donald) Shaw, Marion Watson and many other extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Schaible.

A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton on Friday, February 10, at 11AM. Friends may gather from 10AM until the time of service. Interment of ashes and Army Honors will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Brighton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to the Wounded Warrior Project.

For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Brighton at 810-229-2905.

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Friday

10

Feb

11:00 AM 2/10/2017 11:00:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Brighton

600 East Main Street
Brighton, MI 48116

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Brighton
600 East Main Street Brighton 48116 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wounded Warrior Project

PO Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675
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