By Precious D. Freeman
One of the Inquirer Newspaper’s longest serving employees, Abraham Josiah Gargar, has been laid to rest at the Gbengbah Town in Duazohn.Delivering the funeral discourse at the Heaven Way Tabernacle, African Glory Pentecostal Church located on Johnson Street on Saturday, October 31, the District Superintendent for Montserrado, Rev. Solomon S.Y. Gonah said it is good to give to the Lord because one who learns how to give always get his/her reward by gaining from what he/she has sown.
Preaching on the theme, “Give!; its price is to gain” taken from the book of Proverb 1:21-22, with scripture references drawn from 2 Corinthians 5:10 and Romans 2:10 Rev. Gonah said living a Christian life is the best way in order for one to store treasures in heaven.
“At this time I am very happy to say that our brother, father, uncle and friend here had lived his life for Christ because since he joined the church, he had made effort towards contributing to every activity and has also participated in some other departments; serving as the drum beater because he loved music,” Rev. Gonah recalled.
“We all love our brother so dearly but God loves him the best; in everything we do, we should give God the praise and we should always remember that God’s plans towards us are not evil therefore live your life the right way because one does not know when he or she will die, “he told the congregation of mourners.
The late Gargar joined the Heaven Way Tabernacle, African Glory Pentecostal Church in 1982 where he served as the Father of the Year, 2019 and served the church with diligence.
Paying tribute on behalf of the Inquirer family, the institution’s Managing Editor, Philip N. Wesseh, referred to the late Gargar as one of the longest serving employees who will be remembered for his selfless services rendered beyond his scope of work at the institution.
Mr. Wesseh said he along with Gargar were the only two employees who were with the paper since its existence and regretted the passing of the ‘oldman’ stating that what makes him happy is the Gargar knew the Lord and lived his full three-scores and ten years and beyond, as promised by God.
He expressed the institution’s sorrow for the sudden passing of Gargar who according to him did all of his banking transaction and was never annoyed when called by his first name ‘Gargar,’ though he was older than almost all of the employees.
Meanwhile, the late Gargar who was referred to as ‘Abraham’ by some and ‘pa Gargar’ by others was born on March 23, 1936 unto the union of Mr. Josiah Gargar and Telmon Gargar.
In 1956, he was brought to Monrovia by his uncle to acquire education and in 1996; he attended the Monrovia Administration Night School until he graduated from the 9th grade.
He then joined the E.S resort Club in 1976 where he served as the Music Ambassador in the same year; by then, without him, there would be no good music.
The late Gargar’s first marriage was to Esther following their separation, the civil war ensued and he later got in a relationship with his present wife, Mrs. Gargar.
He also joined the Ministry of commerce in 1980 when the Former President, Samuel K. Doe took over and he was later pensioned and in 1993, Gargar joined the Inquirer family.
He leaves to mourn five children, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.