Gabriela M. Reason, 41, of Danville, PA was
welcomed into the arms of her Savior on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
She was born October 31, 1978 in Zurich, Switzerland, the daughter of David
Karabelnik and Sima Kappeler.
She graduated from The Wellington School in
Columbus, Ohio, then pursued her Bachelors degree in Religious Studies at
Yale University. Gabriela also received a Masters of Theology degree from
Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and a Masters of Social
Work at The University of Pennsylvania.
She is survived by her high school sweetheart
and her husband of 17 years, the Reverend Roth M. Reason, whom she married
July 19, 2002.
Gabriela had been employed as a Counselor at
Willow Tree Wellness and Counseling Center in Bloomsburg, PA. She also
enjoyed volunteering at Northumberland Christian School.
She was a member of Redeemer Orthodox
Presbyterian Church in Danville, PA where her servant heart was apparent
everywhere, especially in organizing the German Club, women’s ministries, as
a Sunday School Teacher, Nursery worker, and in leading numerous Bible
Studies. She had the gift of hospitality and was known for her great cooking
for friends and family and for fellowship meals at church. She also was
active in Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) and was affiliated with the
Resurrection Movement Studio.
Gabriela was an avid reader, especially of
novels and thoroughly enjoyed her fellowship with Joseph Smith’s Book Club.
She was a dedicated homemaker and received great joy in her role as a wife
and helpmate to her husband and caring for her children whom she adored. She
touched so many lives with her sweet and thoughtful presence.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by
one son, Phineas, 8, and two daughters, Sophia, 12 and Nadia, 10. Also
surviving is her mother and stepfather, Sima and Thomas Kappeler ; her
father and step-mother, David and Marianne Karabelnik; as well as her sister
Fanina Karabelnik all of Zurich, Switzerland.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Milena
A Celebration of Gabriela’s Life will be held
Friday, February 28, 2020 at First Baptist Church, 12 Brookside Drive (Off
642 East), Danville, PA at 6:30 PM with the Reverend Stephen Payson,
Chaplain at Hershey Medical Center, officiating.
Relatives and friends will be received at the
church from 4:30 PM until 6:15 PM. The burial service will be private.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial
contributions in Gabriela’s memory may be made to
the Montour Area Recreation Commission – Agency
Fund of the Danville Area Community Foundation, payable to the Central
Susquehanna Community Foundation (CSCF), memo line: MARC – Agency Fund, and
mailed to CSCF, 725 W. Front St., Berwick, PA 18603. Online donations can be
click on donate, and search Montour Area Recreation Commission – Agency
Fund.or they made be made to Mental Health America 500 Montgomery Street
Suite 820 Alexandria VA 22314 or online www.mhanational.org
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West
Mahoning Street Danville PA.