Alexander Nathan Gabriel

May 03, 1992 ‒ August 17, 2020

Westerville, Ohio

Alexander Nathan Gabriel, 28, of Westerville passed away suddenly at his home on the afternoon of August 17th.

Born on May 3rd, 1992 in Fairfax, Virginia as the second son of Grant and Pamelia (nèe Richter) Gabriel, Alexander would move to Ohio with his family at the age of 5 where he would eventually graduate from Johnstown High School in 2011 as a student-athlete who was active in both Football and Lacrosse. He graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Network Administration from DeVry University before continuing his studies at The Ohio State University where he was a senior in the Computer Sciences program.

Alex was preceded in death by his father Grant, paternal grandparents Gary and Marilyn (nèe Mead) Gabriel, maternal grandfather Allen Richter, cousin Kevin Carlson, uncle Jeff Bennet, and faithful canine companion Corona.

He is survived by his mother Pamelia, brother David Gabriel, maternal grandmother Sandra Richter, aunts Tammy Bennett, Melinda (Jeff) Ulry, and Kathy (Steve) Carlson, uncle Charles Richter and cousins Daniel (Marta) Ulry, Lydia Ulry, Kaleb (Sarah) Bennett, Konnor Bennett, Kristen (Henry) Imber, Greg (Erica) Carlson, Kristina (Cory) Lechlak, Scott (Leland) Babcock, Kyle (Katherine) Babcock, Matthew (Megan) Babcock, and Anna (Moe) Moubarak.

Alex enjoyed running in his free time, and will be dearly missed by those who knew him best.

A celebration of Alex’s life will take place at a later date.

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • You were an amazing friend to me since the day we met sophomore year, we became extremely close after high school we would hangout almost everyday for years before I moved away, when I visited Ohio we would always reconnect and see each other, and when I moved back it was just like I never moved away, one of my best friends, there was no one like you Brother, you’ll be greatly missed! I know you’re having fun up there, until we meet again Brother!

  • I got the honor to coach Alex “Gabe” in football. I will always remember him as a young man who was smart and mature beyond his peers. I felt like our conversations were at an adult level and he was extremely respectful. Johnstown is very lucky to be able to call him one of our own. The news of his passing is and will always be shocking. Gone too young but forever in my heart and memories. Until we meet again, rest easy my friend and please watch over us.


    Coach Jim

  • I am so saddened of hear the loss of Gabe! We were truly blessed to have him as a part of our football team and our lives! Personally I spent a lot of time outside of football lifting and playing basketball with him! I will be blessed to have these memories of him! We often referred to him as Baby Gabe! Also I just loved his spirit and how hard he worked! He made everyone around him better and everyone loved and respected him! Our deepest condolences to his family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! May you find the peace or the good in this difficult time! With Love, Dan Carter and Family!
    Johnstown Football Family

  • I’m still in shock from hearing the news. I played football and lacrosse with Alex and through it all I dont remember him complaining one time. He was always somebody I really admired and he was somebody that I was extremely glad to have known.

    One great story I have about Gabe was in the fall of 2009, one of the biggest video game releases was set to come out. All of our friends were excited for the launch of the game. The launch was a few days away when my Xbox broke and I wasnt going to be able to play since it took 1-2months to send it in for repairs. Gabe being who he was knew how mad I was at the situation. The next night I received a text asking if I was home, and when I got a knock at the door I went to the front door and Gabe had bought a new Xbox for me so that I didnt miss the launch. Not once did he ever ask for money, or tell anyone about it. He just did it. To this day I still think back and cant believe he did that for me. I’m just lucky to have known him.

    Rest in Peace my Friend. You will be missed.

  • I’ve waited a long time to say anything. Frankly, because I don’t know what to say at all. I’ll remember every single time he came over for Christmas and Thanksgiving, and remember every single time his absence is missed. I’ll remember every time he would come over just to blow off steam and hang out, watch movies, shoot some pool (I never would admit to him that he was getting better than me), haha sometimes I’d come home to walk in and see him just hanging out with my family waiting on me to get back. but most importantly I’ll never forget the 8 straight days he spent at my home with me after my mom passed. To make sure I’d eat something, to make sure I had some company, just to make sure I was okay and still breathing. He was my best friend. He was family. And most importantly, he was the best of us all. And no one will ever be able to replace him. And as I said, I’ve stared at this page for some time now trying to think of what to say. And this still doesn’t do Gabe justice. But it’s the best I can do. Until I see you again, brother.