Robert L. Gehling, age 67, of Fredonia, NY, died Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic, nine years after receiving a heart transplant.
Bob was born March 3, 1947 in Dunkirk, NY, to the late Leo and Dorothy Humphrey Gehling. He was a Developmental Aide for the WNYDDSO (Western New York Development Disabilities Services Organization) for 14 years and a former employee of Roblin Steel Company in Dunkirk. Bob was also a Private in the U.S. Army in 1967.
Bob is survived by his wife Melissa Emke-Gehling. He was a special father and "Daddy Bob" to Amanda Emke. He is also survived by: his daughter Kristine Gehling and his son Robert Gehling; his granddaughter Kelsey Gehling; his brother Richard (Mary) Gehling; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister Nancy Brewster.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Ave., where Military Honors will take place at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be private. Flowers gratefully declined.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Online condolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by David J. Dengler.