Stories about Carey

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From:
William Morales

(Sept. 21)

 

I want to send my condolences to the friends and family of Carey Gabay. I attended school with him at I.S. 180 and Harry S. Truman high school in the Bronx. He was a great person with a tremendous heart. I am proud to call him my friend. He will be dearly missed by all.

 

 

​From:
Natasha Williams

(Sept.21)

 

 I've known Carey from P.S. 153 and I.S. 180 in Co-op City. We went to school together, that's where I met Carey. Carey was a sweet, smart guy. If we were taking any test Carey was the one to sit next too because you knew you was getting one hundred.  I can't believe that he's gone so early in life. While I read his bio and how he was in school I knew he was going to succeed. My prayers and condolences goes out to his wife, family, and very close friends. RIP my friend Carey Gabay you will be missed.

 

From:
Rita Rivas

(Sept. 22)

 

No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that Carey is now resting in the arms of our Lord. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an Angel to watch over you. I extend my most sincere condolences to the Gabay Family.

 

From:
Glinnesa Gailliard

(Sept. 22)

 

I met Carey interviewing for my position with the State. From the moment we met, he struck me as an all-around great guy. He was personable, easy to talk to and very humble. Since that interview we have kept in touch and he has been a great mentor as we connected through the people in common we know. The world has lost one of the best people I have met. I know my friend is in heaven and I pray for comfort and peace to his family and friends.

 

From:
Lourdes Zapata

(Sept. 22)

 

I had the honor of working with Carey - sadly for too short a time. He was a scholar and a gentleman and I relied heavily on his counsel and guidance. What a tremendous loss of a great legal mind and, more importantly, a warm, friendly and funny individual. I extend deep and sincere condolences to his wife and the entire Gabay family. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

 

From:
Lora Trimingham

(Sept. 22)

 

I was responsible for making the hotel & transportation reservations for the MWBE 2015 FORUM, but only for the DMWBD employees. My supervisor sent me an email asking me to add three names, one of the names was Carey's. I responded with, why? they are not in our unit, they don't work with us, why don't they make their own arrangements (blah, blah, bah)? I was then told because Carey was very helpful and good to us, in our division, he is wonderful. I laughed and said "oh, OK" . It was a good day, all of the travel plans complete. It was a sad day when I cancelled Carey's travel plans. Over the days up to cancellation I got to know a Man I never met through his friends and colleagues. Isn't funny, I will miss a man I never met. Lora

 

From:
Angelica Aquino

(Sept. 22)

 

Carey and I discussed many things when we met: public service was a common theme for us. We talked about how to use our legal education and gift to engage others as a tool of social action and change. I plan to honor him on a daily basis by practicing kindness and by encouraging others to serve with honor, integrity and distinction. 

 

From:
Maria Velez

(Sept. 22)

 

I still can't believe this happened to such a wonderful being. I attended High School (Truman) with Carey and he was one of the nicest, sweetest person you could have ever met. I wish ever lasting peace to Carey and love to his family in these hard times...Rest In Peace......

 

From:
Arlene Burgos

(Sept. 23)

 

It is with a heavy heart that I learned the news that Carey had been shot. I went to law school with Carey and we were both members of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. I remember when I first met him. He introduced himself to me and said "Hi Arlene, you're from the Bronx." I must have looked confused for a second and he told me that he always checked to see who else was from the Bronx. I immediately smiled because I knew exactly what he meant. I did the same thing. ...not many of us from the Bronx find our way to Harvard. In that moment, I felt like I had a friend. I wish I had the right words to say to his wife and family. It is such an unimaginable loss.

 

From:
Dara Winkler

(Sept. 23)

 

I want to express my condolences to the family and friends of Carey Gabay. We attended I.S. 180 and Truman High School together and what I remember most was Carey's ever present smile. Through the many activities he was involved in, from Debate and Law Team to writing for the Literary Magazine and playing in the band, Carey possessed a formidable intellect and a singular talent. He was also one of the most gracious and humble people one could ever be blessed to know. It is a testament to Carey that so many people, from his days growing up in The Bronx to his tenure at Harvard all remember him so vividly. The smile remained the same. We are lessened with his passing.