Updated 08/26/2011

 

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Written by Mendy Saacks

 

 When I first met Gabe about 12 years ago we became friends right off the bat. I think most of us had the same experience. That was Gabe just making friends like always. He cared about the people around him tremendously and if something was bothering you in anyway he would take it to heart like it was his own problem. I canít tell you the times we would just shoot the breeze and talk about everything. He used to be there for you listening and giving you back advice.

We all know this last year on Gabe was one of his hardest years in his life. He went through so much hardship that I donít wish it on anyone. Financially and emotionally he was climbing Mount-Everest but nevertheless seemed happy. He seemed like he was climbing and overcoming this hurdle slowly but surely. Especially this past summer which everyone close to him saw a drastic improvement. We all saw the old Gabe we all knew. He was nearly at the top. He was nearly there. I was so happy for him even as I write this I think of the accomplishments he made over the last few months before his passing. I have a smile and tears at the same time. Gabe Arzouan was a truly a great friend to me. I will miss him very much. He will always stay in my memories and heart. I love you Gabe.

Written by Mendy Saacks