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Arthur J. Gob (aka. "Big A", "Artie", "Big Guy", & "Nonno") 79, died Monday, May 8, 2017. He was born November 7, 1937, in Pittsburgh, the youngest of four children, to the late Jerry and Ida (Flaim) Gob. A first generation Italian-American, he grew up in Mt. Oliver and Whitehall. After marrying Dawn (Lewis) in 1963, he resided in Bethel Park for over 50 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Gob; and sister, Jenny Gob Fallert. In addition to his wife, left to cherish his memory are his sister, Gloria Gob Bunting; sons, Scott (Courtney) and Craig; granddaughters, Olivia Gob, Alexandria Gob and Sophia Gob. The first in his family to attend college, Art was a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, played professional football for the Washington Redskins and the Los Angeles Chargers, and was an inductee into the Western Pennsylvania Hall of Fame. A lover of all sports, playing golf became his passion later in life, along with spending time with family and friends. As per Art's wishes there will be no visitation, however a memorial service will be held at a later date to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, Artie would ask you to turn off your cell phone and sit and talk with a loved one. Condolences may be left at

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 10 to May 11, 2017.
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May 4, 2021
Art was a special classmate, team mate & friend !! He was a leader & could always be counted on !! We were a better team & he made us that way !! I will always remember him !!
Kenneth Montanari
September 25, 2017
My uncle married Jenny, Art's sister and I met Art in 1958 when spending time in PA with my family. We live in CA. He was playing for PIT at the time and when the team came to LA to play, my dad and I drove 6 hours to see Art play. He was a truly wonderful person. I wish we had connected over the years. Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss. I know how difficult it is to lose a husband, father and grandfather and brother.
Donna Cresap
May 30, 2017
Dawn, Craig and Scott- our deepest sympathy is being expressed for your family. Know that God is near and Art has been welcomed into heaven and as God promises, eternal life and peace is his.
Karen Trueblood
May 19, 2017
I was saddened to read in the Post-Gazette of Art's passing He was a team mate of my late husband Foge so I heard lots of stories over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. With deepest sympathy,
Norma Fazio
May 13, 2017
Gloria Gob
May 13, 2017
My dear Gloria, I am very sorry about the unexpected loss of your brother, Artie. I wish there was something I can say or do that will help you during this very difficult time. You can certainly count on my prayers. With deepest sympathy, Joe
Joe Kaecher
May 13, 2017
Sorry for your loss!! I'm encouraged to go immediately to celebrating his life , which was as big & exciting as he was!!I'm proud to have been a team mate of his at Pitt & a friend forever. God Bless !!
Ken Montanari Conroe, TX.
May 13, 2017
Sorry for your loss !! I'm encouraged to go immediately to celebrating his life , which was as big & exciting as he was ! I'm proud to have been a team mate of his at Pitt & a friend of his. God Bless !!
May 11, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss.
Tammy Garwood
May 11, 2017
Sorry to hear of Art's passing. He was always a good friend at GE and Honeywell, and never said a bad word about anyone. He was so very proud of all his family.

Condolences and best wishes to Dawn and the boys.

Joe Landy and Family
Joseph Landy
May 11, 2017
We were saddened to learn of Art's passing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
George & Sally Krauss
May 11, 2017
Art took us to see the Pink Panther movies back in the 70's. Gone, but not forgotten.
Pete Black
May 11, 2017
So sorry for your loss, Thinking of you all during this tough time. God Bless.
Brian Hendrick
Brian Hendrick
May 11, 2017
My sincere condolences to Scott, Craig and Mrs. Gob.
Jeff Englert
May 11, 2017
Dear Aunt Dawn, Scott & C.S.,

I'm so very sorry for your loss, and so glad I had the chance to know Uncle Art for so many years. He was a towering figure in my childhood -- literally and figuratively. I'll always remember his sense of humor, his laugh, his generosity and his inexhaustible patience in teaching me how to run button-hook, sideline, flag and post patterns. I'll also remember what a good, true friend he was to our family in later years, through thick and thin. He'll be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

With much love,
Kenny, Francisca and Clara
Ken Moir Jr.
May 11, 2017
Mrs. Gob, Scott, Craig and girls,

Our deepest sympathy, Mr.G will be missed but never forgotten.

Lots of great memories.

We will keep you in our prayers.

Bouloubasis Family, New Braunfels, Texas
May 11, 2017
I was saddened to hear of Mr.Gob's passing.I know he was a huge part of your lives and I wanted to let you know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers since Monday. I'm sure that this is a very difficult time for the family and I hope you find peace and strength in prayers and support that are being sent your way! All my love, Renee Roper-Fornadel
May 10, 2017
Dear Dawn and family,

Sincere sympathy in the loss of Art. May your family, friends and memories help you through this difficult time.
Patricia Ratay-Howard
May 10, 2017
Dawn, Scott and Craig,

We are so sorry to learn of Art's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

"Those we love, don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed, and very dear."

Terry, Ann, Terry and Brett Smith
May 10, 2017
To the Gob Family,
My name is Joe Gerlach, I played with Art
at Knoxville Jr. High in 1950 & 1951. Our
Basketball Team won the City Championship
in both of those years. Art was a great
player way back then and he continued to
go on for all of his years in Sports.
I just turned 80 in Feb. and most of the
guys that were on that Basketball Team
have passed away over the last 3 years.I only had made contact with Art over the years once. But it was such a great time
for us to over the time we had together on that 2 time Championship Team.
My condolence to you for having such a great Father. May He Rest in Peace and my
prayers are that
he an I will meet once
again in Gods Heavenly Kingdom.
And may God Bless all of you for all the days of your lives.
Joe Gerach
May 10, 2017
Dawn, Scott and Craig,
We were so sorry to read that Art passed away. You will be in our thoughts and prayers while you cope with your loss.

Kathie Rosella (and Mike) and Jim Morris
Kathie Rosella
May 10, 2017
The Ruta Family sends Scott and Craig our deepest sympathy. What a great picture to remember him by!
Antoinette Ruta
May 10, 2017
Dawn, Scott and Craig,
I am so sorry to hear the passing of Art. Growing up, your entire family made an impression that has never ended. Mr. G always made time for me and I am forever grateful for that. I am praying for all of you. May all of the wonderful memories provide peace and comfort for you everyday.

Trish Pacich Trout
Trish Trout
May 10, 2017
The big dipper!Not one star...but many.Craig, Scott , Mrs GWhat a wonderful life he lived. The life of seven stars..the big dipper.I am sure he is smiling with god right now...looking down, proud of all you do in this world.I love you guys.Gods peaceSam
Sam Ruta
May 10, 2017
Dawn, Scott and Craig, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Peace to all of you and your families. Jane Kocur
May 10, 2017
Dawn ,Bob and I send our condolences to you and your sons and Grand Children . Sorry to read about Art's passing
Bob & Cassandra
Cassandra Krauss
May 10, 2017
Dear Gob family,
I wish I would have known this larger than life person and I absolutely love his final wish. What a concept, huh?? Blessings to you all who will cherish the memories.
Debra Bates RN
Nurse Christ United Methodist Church
May 10, 2017
Craig & Scott
I was sorry to hear of you fathers passing. As a young man/coach he was always there for me with encouraging words and much needed advice!!
I know he loved watching you guys play!!
My condolences to the rest of your family.
Chip Dalesandro
Chip Dalesandro
May 10, 2017
Dawn, Scott and Craig: Helen and I pass on to you all our deepest sympathy. I agree with Art: TALK WITH A LOVED ONE. Bill
Bill Hinds
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