Beloved Husband, Father and Grandpa, Mr. Richard (Dick) Gobeski Sr. passed away Tuesday November 6th at MMRC. Born in Detroit on October 21,1924 then moved to the tri cities as a child where he remained the rest of his life.
Richard was a proud WWII veteran, who has remained a member of the VFW and American Legion. After 35 years he retired from Dow Chemical Company as a master tradesman and continued to work as the pluming Inspector of Beaver Township for a number of years. Richard enjoyed fixing and tinkering with things around the house but mostly spending time with his wife and family.
He Married the love of his life Gertrude Pischel, on January 31st 1948 at St. Valentine of Beaver, where they remain members, and were looking forward to celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary.
Besides his wife (Gertie) he is survived by their four daughters; Barbara (Donn) Welskop, Mobile AL; Mary Ann (Tim) Passage, Midland; Eleanore (Ronald) Gagne, Freeland; and Vickie (Randy) Muste, Rockford. Thirteen grandchildren; Michael Welskop, Kimberly (Keith) Weyrowske, Jennifer Passage, Jeffery (Julie) Passage, Timothy (Tricia) Passage Jr., Adam (Tracie) Hayes, Andrew Hayes, Johanna LaFrance, Megan Muste, Mackenzie Muste, William (Sarah) Hayes, Etienne (Amy) Gagne, Xavier Gagne. Fourteen Great Grandchildren; Ariel Cater, Riely Weyrowske, Cassandra, Nathan, Briana, Alyssa and Aubrey Passage, Dezirae, Adam Jr. (AJ), Nicholas, Alex, Ethan, Garrett, and Jack Hayes and one Great Great Granddaughter Violet Cater. He is also Survived by one sister, Virginia Krause, sisters in-law Vera and Annamae Gobeski and numerous niece and nephews.
He was pre deceased by his only son, Richard Jr. (Farmer); brothers Ben, Frank, Leonard, Joe and sister Eleanore; and Grandson Robert Hayes.
Visitation will be Friday November 9, 2012 at Cunningham/Taylor Funeral home in Auburn from 2-5 pm and 6-8 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm. Mr. Gobeski will lie in state from 10-11 am Saturday at St. Valentine Church in Beaver with funeral mass following at 11 am. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Father Jerzy Dobosz will be officiating.
Those planning an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers may wish to consider directing Memorial Contribution to wishes of the family