Monday, December 16, 2013

4/2's Justice Gabbert dies at 104

Justice Gabbert
Justice John G. Gabbert (June 20, 1909 – Dec 9, 2013)

RIVERSIDE—Presiding Justice Ramirez, sadly and with great regret, announces the passing of retired appellate court Justice John G. Gabbert on December 9, 2013, a remarkable104 and one-half years after his birth on June 20, 1909. Justice Ramirez observed that Justice Gabbert was admired and respected by all, but by none more than by his current colleagues on Division Two of the Fourth District Court of Appeal. “His life was remarkable not only for the length but also for the quality of his life well-lived. Justice Gabbert was a pioneer, leader, and servant of his Riverside community and the Inland Empire judiciary,” Justice Ramirez said, “his passing is a loss to his family, his community, and our profession.”