Gabriel Lexton Maznick, known to friends as “Gabe,” of Laurel, Maryland, passed away on April 21, 2021 at the age of 74 years.
Born in Holden, Massachusetts in 1946 to Gabriel and Marion Maznick, Gabe spent his childhood living in Hubbardston. After serving in the United States Army, Gabe attended the University of Massachusetts and graduated with a B.A. degree in History. Upon graduation, Gabe continued to serve the country in the Department of Defense for over 30 years.
As a double lung transplant recipient, Gabe continued to serve the community as a volunteer assisting and mentoring other organ transplant recipients as well as those awaiting transplants. He had a lifelong love of woodworking and was a member of the Howard County Woodworkers Guild. Throughout his life, Gabe loved traveling, crazy hats, making people smile and great food. As a Military Veteran and History major, one of Gabe’s great passions was military history, especially WW2.
Gabe is survived by his best friend and partner of 30 years, Kelly Ann Abbott. He was a loving father of 2 daughters, Shelly-Anne Kelly and Ginna Lynne Rodriguez; 5 grandchildren, Sarah Patrick, Alexander Chin, Rachel Kelly, Carlos Rodriguez, Blake Rodriguez and his former wife, Sharyn Bell. As a longtime partner to Kelly Abbott, Gabe is lovinglingly remembered as step-dad by Shannon Murphy and Brandi Lauer and a grandfather to their children, Brittany Gaughan, Collin Mutton, Cole and Lilli Murphy. He is survived by 1 brother, Dale Maznick, his wife Linda and their children Jason, Simon, and Nicole.
As a double lung transplant recipient in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Living Legacy Foundation online via https://www.thellf.org/get-involved/make-a-contribution/ or by mail via: The Living Legacy Foundation, Attn: Ann Bromery, 1730 Twin Spring Road Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21227.
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