Gavriel “Gabe” Aguilar, 60 of Lubbock, entered into Eternal Rest on June 21, 2023, at home. Visitation will begin Friday, June 23, 2023, 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in The Chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors with Recitation of the Rosary beginning at 6:30 p.m. the same evening. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 24th, 2023, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Elizabeth University Parish with Father Rudi Crasta, officiating. Interment will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the care and direction of Broadway Funeral Directors.
Gabe was born on May 5th, 1963, in Lubbock, Texas to the late Cipriano and Pauline Aguilar. From a very young age, Gabe had an incredible passion for all things music. Starting in early elementary, Gabe began learning how to read music and played many different instruments, most notably the stand-up bass which eventually lead him to the guitarron. He graduated in 1981 and will forever be an Estacado Matador. He worked many years for Alderson Cadillac and his talents included being the Number One Certified Subaru mechanic in Lubbock, that’s because he was the only one at the time. He was well known in the Mariachi community and was often called to lend a helping hand at tocadas in Lubbock and the surrounding areas. His greatest love was Trio music. After playing for many years with his dad, Gabe became the lead vocalist for Trio Aguilar accompanied by his brother Mike and his nephew Oscar. Gabe could sing almost any song and if he didn’t know it, he would still try. His favorite pastimes included model airplanes, airshows, vintage model cars and golf. Every Wednesday and Friday you could find him having breakfast with his brothers at Rain Café.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, sisters Linda, Isabelle and brother Steve Aguilar.
He is survived by his children Teresa (David) of Lubbock, sons Adam, Alex (Ashley) of Littlefield and Matthew (Dana) of Lubbock and nine grandchildren. Siblings Tony (Rosie) of Round Rock, Texas, Johnny (Josie), Angie (David), Frank (Margie), Rosie, Mike (Lourdes), Estella (Darrell) and Samuel all of Lubbock. Also, many nieces and nephews who he shared his music and hobbies with.
His singing and guitarron playing will be missed by all who were blessed to hear him.