Pasquale "Pat" Gabriele, 59

Pasquale D. "Pat" Gabriele, 59, of Wabash, died at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at his home.

He was born March 21, 1956 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Pasquale D. and Ella (Sifford) Gabriele.

Pat was a wrestler under the name of "Dark Angel," and a wrestling promoter.  He was inducted into the Championship Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012.  He was also an illustrator for Marvel and DC Comics, with his notable works being “Space Giants” and was also a contributor to Milestone Comics.  He operated Power Slam Productions. 

Pat is survived by his mother, Ella Gabriele of Wabash; daughter, Danielle (Dustin) Kreft of Warsaw; four grandsons, Michael "Ethan" Berry and Kaden Berry, both of Wabash, Braylin Adams of Warsaw, and Owen Scott of Lebanon; and his sister, Charlotte DelaCruz of Wabash. 

He was preceded in death by his father, brother, Michael Gabriele, and two sisters, Terri Behny and Ruth Pfeiffer.

Funeral services will be 2 p,m. Tuesday March 1, 2016 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

The memorial guest book for Pat may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Feb 25