Samuel J. Gabriel, 90, a resident of The Moorings of Arlington Hts. for the past 8 years, formerly of Elk Grove Village (22 yrs.) and Waupaca, WI, died Dec. 16, 2010, at the Moorings Health Care Center. He was born in Chicago, IL. He is a WWII Veteran. He served in the Army. He was a graduate of Michigan State University. He was retired after 36 years of employment at the Cook County Forest Preserve Dist. as Chief Forester. He is survived by his loving children, Dave (Kathleen) Gabriel, Alison Gabriel (Michael) Reilly, his cherished grandchildren, Emily, Sam, and Jack. He was preceded in death by his sister, Viola Nelson, and his beloved wife of 52 years, Eva (nee Aloisi) in 2006. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, 11 a.m., Elk Grove Presbyterian Church, 600 E. Elk Grove Blvd. Interment was held in Elk Grove Cemetery, Elk Grove Village. Visitation was held at the church from 9 a.m. until time of service.