Robert W. Gebler, Sr., beloved husband of Beverly (Eddy) Gebler, of Edgewood Avenue, Ashaway, passed away at The Westerly Hospital on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the age of 89.
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Born in Warwick, he was a son of the late Herman and Lucetta Gebler.
Robert worked as a Machinist at E. B. Division of General Dynamics for many years until his retirement. He was a US Army Veteran of WWII and a member of the Paratroopers. He was a former member of the East Greenwich Masons and an avid Bingo player who also enjoyed gardening.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert W. Gebler, Jr. and his wife Chereyl of Westerly and Ronald W. Gebler of Jewett City, CT; three daughters, Lynn D. Gebler of Wyoming, R.I, Shirley D. Higgins of Griswold, CT and her husband the late Virgil Higgins, and Robin L. Gebler of Ashaway; four grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters.
Visiting hours are omitted. Funeral service and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Westerly Senior Center, 39 State St., Westerly, R.I. 02891, in Robert's memory. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly, is in charge of the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce St. Westerly, RI 02891
Published in The Westerly Sun from Apr. 11 to Apr. 30, 2014