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Anita M. Gable, 90 a resident of Mentor for the past 54 years, died on Tuesday February 13, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center, Concord. She was born February 7, 1928 in Hogsdorf, Germany.

Mrs. Gable was a certified interpreter-translator, working for US Army Europe when she met Mr. Gable. They were married in 1954 & settled in Lancaster County in Mr. Gable's home State of Pennsylvania. The family moved to Mentor in 1963.

Anita embraced the culture of her new country and assimilated easily as she already was familiar with the language. She served many years as a volunteer in the Mentor School system, The Adult Literacy Program, Hospice, the Mentor Library, the Mentor Senior Center as historian, & in a German culture group. She had good friends with whom she shared loyalty & affection. She also maintained continued contact with relatives and friends in Germany and visited them regularly.

Mrs. Gable was a world traveler and enjoyed presenting travelogues on the places and different cultures she loved to explore.

She is survived by her three beloved sons Clay P. of Mentor, Christian (Sarah Greer) of Middlefield, and Court A. of Mentor. Close ties with her cherished grandchildren Jessica and Garrett, Adelia, Asher and Adam enriched her life with joy and pride.

Her husband Peter preceded her in death in March 1986. Her parents, who remained in Germany, are also deceased.

A Celebration of Anita's Life will be 6-8 pm Thursday February 22, 2018 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave. Mentor, OH. 44060.

A memorial service will be at 8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

A private family inurnment at Mentor Cemetery will be at a later date.

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