In Passing: Bill Gaba of Middle Grove, NY

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Over Half A Century On The Job


SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY –   After over half a century on the job, the owner of a towing firm in upstate New York was laid to rest last week.  His friends called him ‘Bill.’

William 'Bill' Gaba

William Gaba opened Gaba’s Towing and Auto Parts in 1959.  The shop and its yard are located in Middle Grove, just north of Schenectady, New York.  Gaba had worked at a Rock City paper company for nearly a decade, saving up his start-up costs.  

According to friends, Bill was an icon in the community.  An avid racing fan, he sponsored many local stock car drivers and would provide towing services to the local tracks.

He enjoyed many things related to cars, and ultimately donated several over the years to the local fire department for training purposes.  He was also an enthusiast of classic cars.

He is survived by his wife Sara, and their daughters Debra and Lori.

Bill was actually on the job when he died of natural causes on November 5.  He was still hooking them up at the age of 75.

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