Columbus, OH --- Donald "Gabby" Garbarino, 88, of Pinehurst, N.C., died Sept. 20, 2013.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Garbarino served in the U.S. Marine Corps aboard the aircraft carrier USS Gilbert Islands and was a member of the VFW Post 7318 Southern Pines.
Although born in Jamaica Queens, N.Y., he spent most of his adult life in Pinehurst as a trainer and driver of Standardbreds.
He will be truly missed at the Pinehurst Harness Track where he was always willing to lend a helping hand or put on a pot of fresh coffee. His old buddies in the Barn 6 office will especially miss his daily presence.
He is survived by his brother, David (Lola); nephews, Dr. Kenneth and Dr. Andrew; and niece, Andrea Kirchner.
Interment will be in the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake, N.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.