Albert Gabrielli

Albert Gabrielli

October 24, 1962 - August 11, 2023

Albert Gabrielli

October 24, 1962 - August 11, 2023


Albert (Tink) Gabrielli, 60, of Lake Forest, California unexpectedly passed away on August 11, 2023, in Geiranger, Norway.

Tink was born on October 24th, 1962, in Easton, PA. He graduated from Easton Area High School in 1981 and had settled in Southern California for the past 42 years. He was self-employed in the auto industry for the last 30 years.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Lori, Lake Forest, CA,  Brother in-law, Anthony (Toby) Anzalone, Patterson, NY,   Sister in-law,  Jodi and her husband Delwayne Maloney, Wappingers Falls, NY, Brother in-law, Jason and his wife Yvette Anzalone, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Brother in-law, Justin Anzalone, Brooklyn, NY,  Sister in-law,  Louise Gabrielli, Old Hickory, TN, nieces, Jessica Maloney, Boston, MA, Shauna Hoyt, Mt. Juliet, TN,  Alyssa Belinski, Mt. Juliet, TN, Nicolina Rando, Egg Harbor Township, NJ,  nephews, Joshua, Dante and Anthony Anzalone, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, along with numerous cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and June Gabrielli and his brother Douglas Gabrielli.

Tink had a passion for fun and adventure in his life. He never was one to miss out on trying something new. He traveled the world with his wife Lori and had just reached the 7th continent in January 2023. He always was embarking on something exciting, from bungee jumping to white water rafting to skydiving. He was the life of the party wherever he went, and his personality was contiguous and lit up the room. He was an avid Raider fan since childhood even though he resided on the east coast in his childhood days. His other passion were his animals, with his most recent addition of “Archie”, his golden retriever. He will be sorely missed by his family and countless friends.

A church service will be held at Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church, 21682 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA, on September 19, 2023 at 10:00am followed by a Celebration of Life being held at a private residence.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue . This was an organization Tink was very fond of, as it was where he rescued his beloved dog “Max”.

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: September 19, 2023 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Santiago De Compostela Catholic Church
  • Location: 21682 Lake Forest Dr. Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-8599

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7 responses to Albert Gabrielli

  1. Glenn Wilk says:

    Like many of us, I only met Tink a few years ago. He’s the kind of guy I’m sure we all wish we’d know for our whole lives

    We are devastated by his loss. He was a larger than life figure who could relate to anyone and make you feel instantly at ease.

    He had so much character; he was definitely the life of our poker parties.

    You wanted to be around him to hear him tell a funny or interesting story–
    with a twinkle in his eye. He was always upbeat, even when he was complaining about something.:)

    At the poker table, he was the glue of our group in terms of making it even more fun and creating a sense of camaraderie with each player.

    My favorite of his catch-phrases were: There’s No Shame in Folding. He’s on a Heater. And we’d all be millionaires if we had a $1 for every time he called our friend, Tim “the dummy.”

    Tink was like a charming Eeyore He had a schtick that involved complaining in a humorous way when he was losing money. When he was winning, though, he was almost out of his element– he would then start to complain about how the small pot was, or how he could have had a better poker hand.

    If someone else had done this, you might not be too happy about it, but he had such an infectious manner…where you almost felt sorry for him!

    Beyond this, he was a caring man. During some fires that happened a couple of year ago near me in Irvine, he texted me to check up on me, offering his place to come over if I had to evacuate.

    He meant a lot to many people. Even to dogs When I hosted poker games, he always had nice things to say about my dogs and enjoyed their company.

    I am going to miss the heck of out him. As many have said: our poker games will never be the same; there will always be a bittersweet feeling when we gather.

    But, at the same time he really would not want us to be sad on his behalf, so we plan to continually honor his life and memory by having a good time with each other – and appreciate even more so the time we have together.

  2. Marion Reap says:

    Lori I am so sorry for your loss. You and Tink were made for each other. He will always be looking down on you.

  3. Dave and Regina Moore says:

    We all lost a great guy. Condolences to his friends and family

  4. Christina Manta says:

    ❤️No words 🙏

  5. Jeff Smith says:

    I’ll always remember my buddy Tink! Such a great person! Blessings Lori!

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