- May 8, 1929 - December 3, 2012
- Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
of Gabor's Passing
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Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Was at Brenda's for Christmas and learned that this had happened. My thoughts are with you. ...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Peggy McGettigan Vaglica - newton, MA
“So sorry to hear of Gabi's passing today; Christmas Day. In my world, Gabor aka Gabe was known as Gabi. He was the father of my early childhood...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Ed Balazs - Manhattan Beach, CA
“It's with great sadness that I read of your Dad's passing. It's been a long time since the two familes got together, but whether in Halifax or...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: stephen balazs - Norwalk, CT
“I initially met Gabor at our local gym. What impressed me most abiut gabor was his determination and drive to achieve goals he set for himself at the...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Les Farrington - Shrewsbury, MA
“Even though he always wanted me to call him Gabe he was Mr. Sebo to me and in return he called me Ms. Harte though I have been Mrs. Waters for 25...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Brenda Waters - quincy, MA
“I met Gabor 73 years ago in Budapest. It was a great pleasure to find him again in the United States. I admired Gabor for his thirst for knowledge,...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Peter Lengyel - Woodbridge, CT
“What a pleasure it was to get to know Gabor over the last couple of months. My thoughts and prayers to Helene and his children/grandchildren.
7 of 8 | Posted by: Kathleen Bouffard - Shrewsbury, MA
“To Gabor's family: I am sorry to hear of Gabor's passing. I enjoyed our many conversations during our physical therapy breaks. What an interesting...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Julie Callahan - Worcester, MA
Gabor I . Sebo, of Shrewsbury, passed away after a long illness. He was 83.
"Gabe," as he was known to many, emigrated from Budapest, Hungary in 1956 and created a life for himself first in Canada and later in Wellesley, where he raised his family. He enjoyed his career as an electrical engineer for New England Electric.
Together with his late wife, Judy, they raised three children; Andrew T. Sebo (wife Shirley) of Vermont, Peter G. Sebo (wife Kathleen) of Hyde Park, and Arlene S. McAuliffe (husband Liam) of Quincy.
He was the most loving grandfather of Mark, Jenna, and Timothy McAuliffe, Jason and Evan Sebo, and Trevor and Daniel Sebo. He was the loving and dedicated companion and "best friend" to Helene Tanenholtz of Shrewsbury. Together they enjoyed travel, music and the arts but mostly relished in their time together.
He mostly lived out a passion of life in the outdoors – hiking all over the country and in Massachusetts, swimming, gardening, rowing, working out at the gym, but he also enjoyed classical music and the opera. His retirement years allowed him to do all the things he cherished but most of all, he loved being a grandfather, a mentor, an educator, and a constant inspiration to reach for one's greatest potential. He shared this with each of his children and most enthusiastically with his grandchildren. He cherished his time with them and also hearing about them. He also leaves behind his sister Agi, brother-in-law Miklos, Gabor, Judith, and Nora of Budapest, Hungary.
He will be sorely missed by all those who had the pleasure to know him, to spend time with him and to feel his love.
A celebration of his life will be shared privately with his family.