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David Paul Gaboni, 70, of Elko, Nevada, passed away on March 16, 2019 at his residence in Elko, He is survived by his wife, Brenda Gaboni, daughter, Andrea Gaboni-Hood, son-in-law, Darin Hood, and grandson, Devin Hood, of Elko, Nevada. David also joined his grandson, Austin Daniel Hood in Heaven.

A memorial service was held on March 23, 2019 at Burns Funeral Home in Elko, Nevada.

David was born to Florencio and Genevieve Gaboni in Hollister, California, on October 10, 1948, and lived most of his life in San Juan Bautista, California. He attended elementary school in San Juan Bautisita, CA and High School in Hollister, CA.

David was a long-haul truck driver and later retired from driving bus for the Mining Company in Elko, Nevada. He loved sports and his favorite was playing baseball. He was an excellent pitcher at a young age and later played softball until retirement, he enjoyed traveling with the team to tournaments.

He was extremely happy on his motorcycle and enjoyed life fishing and camping with his grandson, “DEVIN”, his partner in crime.

He also had a sense of humor and a “gift to gab”, loved talking to people and very good storyteller.

David is survived by his siblings, Eleanor Gaboni-Lopez (Daniel), Sammy Gaboni (Isabel) of San Juan Bautisita, California, Irene Gaboni-Aguras of Apollo Beach, Florida, Theresa Gaboni-Valdivia of Los Banos, California, Beatrice Gaboni and Louisa Gaboni (Joan) of Klamath, California.

Daughters, Theresa Gaboni-Perez (Ruben) of King City, California, Deanna Gaboni-Borbon of Palmdale, California, Cassandra Gaboni-Ayon and a son, David Gaboni, Jr., of King City, California.

He also leaves behind his “NEPA” Vanessa, 6 other granddaughters, 10 grandsons, 14 great grandsons, 10 great granddaughters and numerous nieces, nephews, great nephews, great nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Florencio and Genevieve Gaboni, brother Danny Gaboni, daughter, Barbie Gaboni, 2 grandsons “LITTLE” Ruben Perez III and John Antonio Flores, 2 granddaughters Donna Raquel Ortiz and Benita Christine Ayon.

There will be a celebration of life for David on Sunday, May 19th, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Vets of Foreign Legion (VFW), 58 Monterey St, San Juan Bautista, California 95045.

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