July 23, 1921 ~ June 29, 2016

Born in: Pueblo, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Robert 'Bob' Gaby, 94, born July 23, 1921, passed into God's realm peacefully on June 29, 2016, passing of natural causes. Survived by brother, Richard Gaby; sisters-in-law, Maxine Gaby and Helen Witzel; nephews, Vince (Diane) Gaby, Robert (Lisa) Gaby, Daniel Gaby, and Mike Gaby, all of California; nieces, Kathleen (Mike) Malvern, Arlene (Dennis) Baker of Grand Junction, Colo. and Mary Matheson (Gaby) of California. Preceded in death by the love of his life, Mildred 'Millie' Gaby; son, Stuart Gaby; brothers, William Gaby and Emmett Gaby; sister, Louise Marchbanks; mother, Edith Taylor; and father, Stewart Gaby. Bob served in the Navy during World War II as an aviation ordnanceman flying on a PBY air craft search and rescue. After his discharge, Bob worked for a time at the Colorado State Hospital before starting a long career, as a clerk, for the CF&I in Pueblo. After retiring, Bob enjoyed square dancing and traveling with Millie in their RV. Bob was an avid reader and was in the process of writing a book before his death. He was a member of the Elks and the Eagles Lodges. In his own words, Bob would like to be remembered as 'Uncle Bob to some, Bob your friend, and lastly Bob who loves you all!' A memorial service will be held for Bob, at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016, Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling Dr. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Bob Gaby and my father, Fred Hebein, were life long friends. They had been friends since early childhood, growing up in the same neighborhood. Bob visited my parents frequently and he was like an uncle to me. As a small boy, I remember his kindness, generosity, and concern for others. He helped in so many ways. When I was little, he gave me a model train that we enjoyed for hours in our basement. This gift was particularly memorable because of my restriction to crutches and a wheelchair around that time. I remember being at the wedding (I was 14) and how elated he was to marry Millie. They were very happy together. Later on, Bob generously offered a shot of B & B to my wife and I when we visited Pueblo during the Christmas Holidays. In fact, that started a tradition which we still maintain, to share a bit of B&B at Christmas with our family and friends. We saw Bob about two months ago, visiting him with our mother, June (88). We had a good visit and he smiled and laughed as we recalled old memories. June and Bob were friends for about 70 years, and she was very sorry to learn of his passing. Bob was always positive and we will miss him. He was a good and kind man.

  2. Harold F. (Fred) Pfannenschmid
    I knew Bob from the days of the “Bumper Cars” when he was the evening and night supervisor of all of us teen age kids who worked for Frank Parino and ran all the amusement rides along with the bumper cars.at the City Park gate back in the mid to late 50’s. My Dad, Fred B. Pfannenschmid (Freddie), ran the Bib’n Tucker restaurant across from the amusement park. Dad passed away in 2001.
    Bob was a real gentlemen, and a great person who got along with everyone. We all liked him very much and he will be missed. God Bless you all. I am so sorry for your loss. Fred Jr. La Junta, CO

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