Sorry we didn't hear about our co-worker earlier, we will miss you, from all your school bus driver friends...
Bob and Mary were the neighborhood parents with the big hearts. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch? You bet. If we were playing baseball in that postage stamp sized backyard, we as hungry boys could expect Mary to deliver those delicacies and Kool Aid, too, to the porch off of the garage. Bob would come home, as I recall, assume a position in the easy chair, and be the ultimate referee of what we could do - and couldn't. He was a great man, a man of few words but a man of smiles and good humor. Mike, Eddie, Karen and Steve, your father was a wonderful man, and now he has gone on to his reunion with Mary. May they continue to enjoy eternity with each other.
Mike, Eddie, Karen & Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Gumbel was so very nice. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We are sorry to hear of your loss Jack & Ruth. May Robert rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.
Dale & Judy Magre
On Sept.13th,2013 God delivered to Heaven a Marine of HONOR to the United States of America, a DEVOTED husband to Mary, a LOVING and PROUD father to Mike, Eddie, Karen and Steven, and a VERY PROUD grandpa and Poppy to Carolyn and Robby.. And a great, great friend to so many. Mr. Gumbel, thank you and Mary so very much for giving us all some wonderful friends in your children growing up and allowing us the opportunity to share their lives with us. You always made me to feel like family as if I was walking into my own home with your and Marys warmth and love. Your passing leaves a very big void here on Earth but your reunion with Mary and all had to be an awesome one. R.I.P. my favorite Milkman.. I will never forget the sound of that Oscar Ewing truck coming down New Circle Road in Lexington and all of us stopping our basketball game to wait on you to wave you by. Love to you Mr. & Mrs. G... " There's no end, to our lives. No beginning, to our death. Death is life..."
Mike I am so sorry for your loss of your dad God be with you and give you strength
To the Gumbel family, our thoughts are with you on your Dad's passing. Sandy and I upon hearing the news fondly recalled our visits with him and your mom and how we were always welcome to stay and spend time. His influence will continue. To you we wish you the very best during this difficult period. Much love to you. Harvey and Sandy Hodak.
Karen and Steve, I'm so sorry for the lost of your Dad, he was a great man and whenever I seen him around the neigborhood, he always had a nice word to say and a smile for everyone who passed. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike, Eddie & Karen, So sorry for the loss of your dad. God Bless you to all your family & the friends that new your dad.
Sept. 14, 2013
Marine – Robert M. Gumbel – we the Marines of Kentuckiana Det. #729 do thank you for your service to the USA & United States Marine Corps and your fellow Marines during WW II. Once a Marine Always a Marine. With Sincere Condolences on the loss of your loved one. Take comfort in knowing that your Marine has taken leave from this life to fulfill the ranks of Heaven's Detachment. Semper Fidelis Billy G. Gividen, Chaplain Det. #729.
Karen, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad. He was a wonderful man and well liked by all. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.