The 2014 Exemplification Color Corp Team
About Mission San Gabriel Assembly #66
Mission San Gabriel Assembly #66 was established on January 13, 1956. The Assembly meets twice monthly. The 'General Business Meeting' takes place on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 p.m. at St. Christopher Council #3159 Hall, located at 11331 Stewart Street in El Monte. The telephone number for the Hall is (626) 575-9116. There is a social hour prior to the start of the business meeting. All Sir Knights in good standing are welcome to attend. Coat & tie is the proper attire for Sir Knights attending the business meetings. Officers are requires to wear tuxedos. The 'Officers' Meeting' takes place on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm at the same location.
All other events are posted in the Navigator, which is published monthly, and in the online calendar. The link to the online calendar is below.
All requests for Color Corps Callouts should be directed to the Faithful Navigator, Thomas Quintana with courtesy copy to the Color Corps Commander. You may contact the Faithful Navigator at our email address of: email@example.com or you may call at 626-863-7061.
The current Callout Schedule is posted in the upper right corner of the front page of this website. All members of the Color Corps from any of the five Assemblies operating in the San Gabriel Valley Chapter are invited to attend any Mission San Gabriel Assembly #66 Callout in regalia. All other Sir Knights are invited to attend any Callout in tuxedo.
Sir Knight Gary D. Ganibi, PGK, FDD, PFN, PCP
(June 26, 1952 - March 6, 2014)
Surrounded by family and friends, Gary, age 61, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2014 after his long and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years, Evangeline; three daughters: Francesca, Victoria and Jessica; grandson: Matthew; brother: Pierre; and sisters: Nita, Maribelle and Florabelle.
Gary was born on June 26, 1952 in Pasadena, California to Pedro Viloria Ganibi (deceased) and Eileen Shirley LaBelle. He graduated from John Muir High School (class of 1970) where he proudly played football throughout high school. He then attended Pasadena City College where he received his A.A. in criminology.
After graduating from the police academy in 1972, Gary started his law enforcement career as a police officer with the Pasadena Police Department. He then later joined the South Pasadena Police Department as a range master and reserve officer. After several years with the city of South Pasadena, he joined the El Segundo Police Department as a range master beginning in 1984 and a reserve police officer from 1985 to 1999. In the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, with his experience as a range master, he happily assisted as a scoring judge. Since 1987, he held many positions from specialist to analyst. After 28 years with the El Segundo PD, he retired in 2012 as the Senior Analyst where he was responsible for purchasing, budgeting and tracking of asset forfeiture. While working in law enforcement, he was also a councilman for the city of Altadena for several years.
Gary and Eva got married on September 10, 1983 and started building their family in 1987 with their first daughter Francesca and shortly after were blessed with two more daughters, Victoria and Jessica. Gary's favorite experiences with his family were volunteering in his daughters' various sports and school activities, from coaching football to being an avid member of the PTO at St. Elizabeth Parish School and at Providence High School. Later in his life, he was blessed once again with joy with the birth of his grandson, Matthew.
Gary was very active in the Catholic Church and joined the Knights of Columbus in 1999. His commitment to the church and the Knights led him to serve in various committees and chairmanships, and he also served as a District Deputy for several years. He is the immediate past Chapter President of San Gabriel Valley, a past Faithful Navigator of the Mission San Gabriel Assembly and a past Grand Knight of Pasadena Council #1174. He also served as a volunteer for organizations and helped raise funds for the Rosary Bowl (2007), American Wheelchair Mission (2007), Walk for Life (2011), and Go to Bat for Life (2012).
Gary was very enthusiastic in joining many organizations, always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed assistance. Anyone who knew him could only be inspired by his dedication to his family, friends and his faith. He will surely be missed.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Parish (1879 North Lake Avenue, Altadena 91001) at 11 am, with a viewing on March 14, 2014 at St. Andrew Catholic Church (311 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena 91103) from 7 pm to 10 pm with a rosary at 7 pm. Gary's ashes will then later be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills (private).
In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the American Wheelchair Mission via the Knights of Columbus (https://amwheelchair.org/donate/).
MISSION SAN GABRIEL ASSEMBLY LINKS
(Color Corps shown escorting the Statutue of Our Lady from 9:38 to 10:15)
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS LINKS
FOURTH DEGREE MANUALS
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