Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all….Charles W. Gable, 85, of Athens, Pa., passed away on Saturday morning, May 18, 2019 at the Elderwood Healthcare Facility in Waverly. Charlie, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born at home in Athens, Pa., during a snowstorm on March 5, 1934, the son of the late Stephen and Margaret (Wright) Gable.

Charlie proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy and for many years served as a Meat Specialist – Supervisor for area supermarkets. A man of many talents, Charlie was a talented woodworker. Charlie was a lifetime member of the Sayre VFW, served as Vice President of the Athens American Legion, enjoyed the friendships shared at the Sons of Italy. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, dancing, and traveling the countryside, which often ended up in dinner out.

Charlie will be greatly missed by his companion Marilyn Curle of Waverly; his children: Timothy (Heather) Gable of Van Etten, N.Y.; Thomas (Denise) Gable of Cambridge, England; Mark (Susie) Gable of Monument, Colo.; Eric (Deena) Gable of Denton, N.C.; Charlee Kay (Jim) Gable-Dougherty of Pittsburgh, Pa. A brother, Philip Gable of Dundee, N.Y.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and Marilyn’s extended family.

Charlie was predeceased by wife Annette Johnston Gable and brother Duane Gable.

Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Saturday, June 1 from 10-11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of his life with military honors will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jason Burger officiating.

A private family interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.

Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting his guest book at

Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Sayre VFW Post 1536, 932 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840 in loving memory of Charles “Charlie” W. Gable.