Friday, October 16, 2020

Gabriele “Gaby” G. Coburn, 80

Wellsville, NY - Gabriele “Gaby” G. Coburn, age 80, passed away at home on October 16, 2020, surrounded by her family after battling pancreatic cancer. She was born on March 24, 1940 in Schnaitheim-Heidenheim, Germany to Johannes and Franziska (Neubauer) Liebert.  

In her teenage years, Gabriele was a Photo Lab Technician.  She moved to the United States in 1960 after meeting her husband Gene, while he was in the Army and stationed in Germany.  Prior to moving to Wellsville in 1986, Gabriele and her family lived in Glenwood, Illinois.  She was an avid tennis and racquetball player and worked at Olympian Court Club in Olympia Fields, IL.  Gabriele and her husband also loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. 

Survivors include two daughters Elizabeth and Cynthia, sisters Else in Germany and Charlotte in Missouri, sisters-in-law Louise in Florida and Willette in Alabama, also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years and both of her parents.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 5 pm until 7 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville, 34 West State Street.  Any donations can be made locally to support the ASPCA of Allegany County. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. I'm going to miss my aunt gaby so so much we had a special greeting when we called each other (dumb ass) I'm going to miss that loved her so much
    See you one day again remember you promised to meet me at the heavenly gates when its my time love you karen

  2. Gaby and Gene were special friends from the SME days. Gaby and Marie were both born in Europe at nearly the same time. The USA Is richer with them here. Bob and Marie

  3. My heartfelt condolences and love go out to you, Cindy and Liz, at this time of grief for al of us. We will all miss the fun your Mom and Dad could bring to any gathering. I am so very sorry I couldn't be there for you, as I sure would like to be. Please know, my love, thoughts, and prayers go out to both of you. Love you, Aunt Louise