Staff Sergeant Robert Lee Gondek, 27, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Lakenheath, U.K. He was born Aug. 29, 1985, in England to Richard and Pamela Jackson Gondek.
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He was raised by his mother in Alamogordo. He proudly followed the footsteps of his grandfather, TSgt. Robert L. Jackson (retired) and father, Sgt. Richard Gondek, serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a great husband, father, brother and son.
Survivors include his wife, Yuko, and two adorable sons Joshua and Eric; mother Pamela; father Richard; sisters Kerri, Brandi and husband, Meril, and Macy; nieces Alexis and Shelley; maternal grandfather Robert Jackson; paternal grandparents Alice and John Gondek; stepmother Kathy; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends all over the world. He will be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary Jackson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home chapel with Chaplain Colon, Holloman Air Force Base chaplain, officiating.
Cremation will take place at PCS at a later date.
The family will greet friends from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home chapel.
The Gondek family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 14 to Mar. 21, 2013