Stewart Gaby, 44, passed away Sept. 22, 2006, in Denver, Colo. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., on a snowy April 8th 1962, after a difficult transition into this world he worked his way through the maze of childhood. His family always saw him as a happy precocious child progressing through the grades of Hellbeck, Pitts Middle and South High where he twice was named to the 'Who's Who in American High Schools' graduating with the class of 1980. He attended and graduated from Metropolitan State in Denver. He found employment in several different businesses finally joining Oppenheimer Associates, first as an accountant and later for over 18 years as a Financial Analyst in their offices in Denver. He enjoyed the recreational facilities afforded by Colorado: skiing, mountain climbing, camping and general sightseeing. He leaves his parents, Robert and Millie Gaby; Aunt Helen Witzel, his close friend; uncles, William (Maxine) and Richard Gaby; cousins, Robert (Lisa), Dan, Vincent (Diane), Michael Gaby and Mary (Robert) Matheson; nieces, Kathleen (Mike) Malvern, Arlene (Dennis) Baker; cousin, Uncle Dan Masterson; Dan's son, Danny and daughter, Loretta; plus a host of younger nieces and nephews. Please no food or gifts. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2006, at St. Patrick Church, 226 Michigan St., in Pueblo, with the Reverend Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. To a good friend through the school years… Stewart, you will always be remembered by me as a friend of solid character and class. Those are few and far between these days. In looking back, playing the accordion with you, the talent shows, the bands, the practices, is what I will choose to remember the most about you. Looking forward, your kind parents will be in our prayers. Your old friend… Dana Spinuzzi

  2. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Gaby,
    I knew Stewart when we were both students at college in Pueblo. I am a friend of Jane Wilson’s. My memories of Stewart are that he was so easy to talk to, and he was a very kind person. He was one of the few friends I had in Pueblo at that time. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. I was formerly (now retired)a Sr. VP and Chief Financial Officer for the Oppenheimer Funds. I knew Stewart well, and worked with him on many occasions over his 18 years with the firm. He was a fine young man, one who I am sure will be dearly missed by family and friends. Please accept my sympathy and condolences on his death at much too young of an age.

  4. Bob and Millie,
    I just learned of Stew’s passing and wanted to just drop you a note to let you know you are in my thoughts and I will pray for you and Stew in my nightly prayers. Take care and please let us know if there is any thing we can do.
    Brian

  5. Mr. & Mrs. Gaby:

    You have been in my thoughts since the moment I first learned this sad news. My heart is warmed by this online forum in which we share memories with others who knew your son, and I hope that these words can provide you some measure of comfort in this difficult time.

    As many of those who signed the guestbook, I, too, knew Stewart as a coworker – in the fast food industry when we were in high school. Of course we built a friendship that outlasted that early job and went beyond the picayune, everyday happenings and was a deep bond.

    On of his most remarkable qualities was Stewart’s absolutely incredible memory for things he had experienced: 25 years later, he could recite the details of a spontaneous road trip we had taken, recall the names of people we had met for the first time at a backyard BBQ, or quote a line from a movie he had seen years ago.

    I enjoyed Stewart’s agile, inquisitive mind — which made it fun to mentally “spar” about current events. He was a life-long learner, always finding a way to broaden his experiences. He was an intuitive and sensitive person, an honorable man and an incredibly loyal friend.

    He is missed. I wish you peace and comfort. With sympathy,

    Jane Wilson

  6. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Gaby,

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Stewart’s death. I’ve been thinking of him, you, and growing up on Hollywood all morning.

    My mother also sends her sympathies.

    Words can only fall short of providing true comfort at a time like this, I know, but reading the comments Stewart’s friends and co-workers have left here, the two of you should be proud that you raised such a fine, and well-liked, son.

    You will be in our thoughts tomorrow. Again, we are so sorry.

    Matt, Carol and Deb Lubich

  7. Dear Mr. & Mrs Gaby:
    I worked with Stewart at Oppenheimer. He always had such an upbeat positive attitude, and was always willing to help. I will remember his grin & the bouncy way of his walk. His spirit will live on in everyone that knew him.

  8. Mr. and Mrs. Gaby,
    My condolences go out to you at this most difficult time. I met Stewart thru my sister, Cindy, that also worked for Oppenheimer. He was so pleasant to be around. My fondest memory of him was when we did the Fat Tire Classic up in Winter Park. Everyone had their backpacks and fanny packs but Stewart always had his King Soopers bag with his water bottles in it. I just smile every time I think of that.
    He will be missed by all who knew him.

  9. I was very saddened to hear of Stewarts death. I worked with Stewart for several years at Oppenheimer. I will always remember Stewart as wanting to please everyone, offend no one, and do the best job he could. He was very caring and considerate of others and I never heard him speak poorly of anyone. In this day and age, it is a shame that there are not more people in this World like Stewart Gaby.

    I will always remember that shy smile of his and his relentless drive to do his best and to do what was right.

    God Bless Stewart’s parents and family in this time of grief and suffering, but please celebrate the human spirt emobodied in all Stewart did and was and know he was a special soul.

  10. Dear Gaby Family,
    Like Stewart, I have been with Oppenheimer for almost 20 years, though I didn’t realize this until recently. I’ve known Stewart for many years and as with many, his passing was such a shock that I just felt I needed to wish you all peace and comfort in this sorrowful time. Stewart was a wonderful person and his warm and inviting presence will be truly missed by not only me, but I’m sure all that knew him.
    With kindest regards and sympathy,
    Stacey Whitney

  11. Robert & Millie Gaby, My deepest sympathy on the passing of Stewart.He was much to young. I met and hired Stewart for his position at OppenheimerFunds in 1987. He worked with me from 1987 as an accountant and later as a financial analyst. I left OppenheimerFunds in May 1998 and spoke with Stewart many times over the past years, most recently,several months ago.We would share various thoughts on the mutual fund industry and direction firms were taking. Stewart was always positive and loved to engage in debates about current events or politics.He had a real passion for insightful conversations. We enjoyed sharing ideas and stories about raising our dogs. Stewart was such a kind and caring person, always willing to help or give to anyone in need. He will be missed. I wish you strength in this time of loss. Sincerely, Gary Tyc

  12. Stewart was a genuinely nice guy and he will be missed. Please know that you’re in our thoughts and we’re very sorry for your loss.

  13. I am sorry I cannot attend the funeral, but I wanted to share my condolences with his family. I have worked with Stewart for several years and he will be missed. I never saw him without a smile or grin. He was always upbeat and his positive energy was contagious.

    Adam Lee

  14. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Gaby,

    I worked with Stewart at Oppenheimer, and was saddened by the news of his death. Stewart was well liked, and everyone at Oppenheimer who knew him was shocked when we heard. Please know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers ever since, and we will continue to remember him fondly.

    Kapila Morgan

  15. Stewart always had a bounce in his step and a smile on his face. The “Stewart in head lights” look will be remembered with laughs and greatly missed.

  16. We are very sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we will see you on Friday.

    Special thoughts are going out to you each day. Love you both.

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