Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wisconsin Memorial Services

There will be a memorial service for Gabe on Monday, Nov. 10, at 7pm. It will be at the Quadracci Powerhouse Theatre at The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 108 E. Wells, Milwaukee, WI.

The family would like a heads up about people coming from out of town. If you're coming from a distance, send an email to Patty Kubala at, who will compile that info for the family. Please let the family know how you knew Gabe.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Message from Gabe's Family

Below is a message that Gabe's family asked me to post:

Dear family and friends of Gabe and ours -

We are so touched and grateful for the outpouring of love and celebrations of Gabe's precious life and soul. We want the world to know, but especially the people of the Virgin Islands, that Gabe loved the island and we have no doubt that he planned to spend his life on St. Thomas. The people of St. Thomas have shown us boundless love, care and kindness. They are some of the most beautiful and thoughtful people we have ever met anywhere.

From Gabe's family

Many of you have indicated that you would like to donate to a charity in Gabe's honor.

Because he truly enjoyed their music, Gabe's family have designated the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands' "Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra," which is composed of a group of truly inspiring Virgin Islands youth.

Contact information for the Rising Stars can be found at:

In addition, The Bar Association of the Virgin Islands has established a scholarship in honor of Gabriel. To donate to the scholarship fund, you may make a check out to "VI Bar Scholarship" and specify "Gabriel Lerner Scholarship" on the memo line. Please mail the check to:

VI Bar Association
27 & 28 King Cross Street
Phoenix Court Business Complex
Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. 00820

You will soon be able to donate by credit card, as well. (Please check back later for further details.)

Baha'is, of course, are welcome to donate to any Baha'i fund of their choice. According to Baha'i guidelines, however, only Baha'is can donate to Baha'i funds.

Thank you all for showing such kindness! I know Gabe's family and friends appreciate it very much.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Charity Run in Memory of Gabe

The St. Thomas Association of RoadRunners announces the WATER ISLAND 5K (3.1 mile) on Sunday, November 9,

"In Memory of Gabriel Lerner"

Ferry leaves Tickles at Crown Bay Marina at 7:00 a.m.
Round Trip Ferry Cost is $10.00

Race will begin from Water Island Ferry Dock at 7:45 a.m.
Registration at Ferry Dock.

There is no race fee; however, donations will be accepted
in Memory of Gabriel Lerner, to be given to a charity of the family's choice announced on race day

For More Information, Call Therese Hodge at 340-775-6373.

Farewell Services for Our Friend and Loved One, Gabe Lerner

This is to announce that the farewell services for Gabriel "Gabe" Lerner will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2008 as follows:

Saturday, November 1, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Smith Bay Cemetery

Saturday, November 1, 2008
12:00 noon
Superior Court - Courtroom I

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Please give your condolences for the friends and family of Gabe Lerner.

Gabe's death is a terrible tragedy and an immense loss for his friends and family. We are creating this blog so that everyone who knew him can express their condolences and sympathies. Please leave a note and if you have any pictures please add them. Thank you.