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Gabriel Henry Quetel

Gabriel Henry Quetel

Jan 6, 1931 - Feb 19, 2023

Gabriel Henry Quetel - Obituary


abriel Henry Quetel, age 92 and a longtime resident of Shady Side, Maryland, passed peacefully on February 19, 2023 with family by his side. He was born in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on January 6, 1931 to Clementine Danet and Joseph Quetel. As a child, he enjoyed fishing, playing baseball, and shining shoes for the sailors on the island. He moved to New York at the age of 17, where he eventually met his wife, Anne. He spent the majority of his life in Shady Side, where he worked for many years as a water treatment operator. Some of his favorite years were spent as a little league baseball coach and sports coordinator for the Deale Elks. After he retired, he enjoyed spending time with his family and socializing with friends at the Shady Side Market and Post Office. Some of his hobbies included crabbing, growing his vegetable garden, and rooting on the Redskins and Yankees. His favorite days were spent soaking up the sun while listening to classic country and calypso music with family and friends. In addition to his parents, Gabe was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anne, and his daughter, Cathy Bailey. He is also predeceased by his sisters, Veronica, Alice, Evelyn, and Ronnie, and his brother, Andre. He is survived by his children, Lori Eglington and her husband Leonard, Cheryl Hartkopf and her husband Michael, Rocky Quetel and his wife Shanon, and his son-in-law Charlie Bailey; his grandchildren, Michael and Brian Miller, Andre Riddle, Peter Eglington, Briana and Dylan Quetel; five great-grandchildren; and a large, loving extended family. Please leave a condolence for the family by using the memories tab on this page.