Mourners Gather to Say Goodbye to Gabe Philby

Friends and family say goodbye to Commack grad, Gabriel Philby-Zetsche, who was found dead in his upstate New York apartment.

The scene outside the North Shore Baptist Church in Kings Park was quiet and somber as mourners gathered to say their goodbyes to Gabriel Philby-Zetsche Thursdy Night.

Philby-Zetsche, 22, a 2009 Commack High School graduate who lived with cerebral palsy, . His mother has been charged with his murder.

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One mourner said she knew Philby-Zetsche as a young boy. “He was always the sweetest thing. Sweet and kind, just a joy,” said the woman who identified herself only as Georgiana.

An outpouring of love and heartfelt wishes have filled Philby-Zetsche’s page, remembering him as a good friend who made others smile.

A private burial followed Friday’s services.

Kathleen cassese August 11, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Another loss for commack........
James Vincent November 09, 2013 at 03:06 PM
May Gabe Rest in Peace. I was just a sub but when I saw him he always gave me a big hello and wished me a very pleasant day. I will always remember him.


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