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Notification of death Robert "Bob" Gabri


With great regret, we are notifying friends and family that on Saturday, September 5, 2009 Bob (Robert) Gabri was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident while on a trip in the northern central area of Pennsylvania.

Bob was a Western New York Member of SCCA, joining in 1969.  He was Solo II Chairperson in the late 1980’s.  He competed in Solo II and Road Racing G-Production.  He received many awards Solo II Driver of the Year Award in his class (a couple of times), Worker of the Year Award, and many others.

Bob also was a member of Lake Eire Communications at Nelson Ledges.  He worked Flagging and communications at Nelson Ledges, Comport, and Watkins Glen.  He was a world traveler working Flagging and Communications at La Mans events in Paris, France, Toronto, Canada and in Australia many times. He had a near death encounter at a Toronto La Mans event.  Bob was the only Flagging and Communication worker from America to work the Australian La Mans event for several years.

In resent years Bob was involved in organizing and officiating motorcycle events for the local Buffalo New York Chapter Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.).

We would deeply appreciate it if you could quickly disseminate this notice to members of your region since we know Bob had many friends and co-workers within the Central and North Eastern Divisions of SCCA.

Viewing and services for Bob Gabri, nicknamed both "Casey" (for the Case cap he wore) and "Dundee" (for the Aussie hat he always wore), will be held by his daughters Jennifer Epstien, Andrea Gabri and Tamara Gabri at

Lombardo Funeral Home, 885 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Tonawanda, New York (near Eggart Road and Sheridan Drive).

Visiting hours will be
Wednesday, September 9 at 4PM to 8PM and
Thursday, September 10 at 4PM to 8PM.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 11 at 10 AM.

The death notice will be in the Buffalo News Wednesday, September 9 only, but can be accessed on-line at at any time.

Our sincere thanks for your assistants,

Cindy Gabri


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