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Rogers Pickard Funeral Home
Friday May 5th, 2017

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Gabriel Thomas "Gabe" Dempster

Gabriel Thomas “Gabe” Dempster, 19 of Sanford passed away Sunday April 30, 2017. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Friday at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home Chapel. The family will greet friends following the service.


Gabe was born in Sanford on Jan. 7, 1998. He graduated from Lee co Sr High School and had a fondness for video games. He enjoyed video games so much that he was learning how to “code” for developing his own games.

Pokémon was one of his favorites. The Make a Wish Foundation sent Gabe and his family to Tokyo, Japan where he went to the Pokémon Center every day. He was a very creative man who loved music, reading, the water and swimming at the beach.

Surviving are his mother, Regina Gallagher and step father David Porter; his father, Joe Dempster; brother, Benjamin Porter; grandparents, Jane and Lou Azzolino, Georgette and Paul Dempster, and Patricia and John Porter; aunts and uncles, Marcia and Tony Swanson, Dr. Thomas and Kara Dempster, Michael Azzolino, Traci Lewis, Mark and Deneen Azzolino, Cecilia and Dexter Adams, Sybil and Brad Bolt, Naomi Fruitt and great uncle Bill Gazzola.


Memorial contributions can be made at www.gofundme.com Gabe Dempster.



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Sorry to hear about Gabriel's death. I know nothing can comfort you with this happening. Your uncle Edward collapsed and died in my arms two weeks before Gabriel passing. To this day I can't get over it. I hope they are all in a better place Gabriel, your father, your uncle's Peter and Edward. Love uncle Dom.

Dom Corsetti Jul 1 2019 12:00 AM

2 Corinthians 1:3&4 gives us the assurance that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies" is the "God of all comfort" and he "comforts us in all our trials". God strengthens us by giving us the "power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember Jehovah God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1Peter 5:&) jw.org

Rachel Morton May 18 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of your loved one, and may Almighty God Jehovah be with you in your time of sorrow, while you also are comforted by His future promises to mankind, to do away with everything, right here on His earth that causes us pain, suffering and sorrow, you can read about those promises in your own copy of the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4,5. Please visit jw.org for more and other information.

Joan May 10 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gabriel Thomas Dempster

Heather Campbell May 9 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gabriel Thomas Dempster

Corina and boys May 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gabriel Thomas Dempster

Shon Murphy May 5 2017 12:00 AM

Condolences to the Family. Gabe was an inspiration.

Shon Murphy May 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gabriel Thomas Dempster

Mike and Mary Gordon May 5 2017 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss- I have so many memories of Gabe and his explanation of Pokmon . Thinking of all of you.

Mike and Mary Gordon May 5 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Regina and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your son, Gabe. I am thinking of you and sending you prayers and love.
Lara Tipton Whitt

Lara Whitt May 5 2017 12:00 AM

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