Robert L. Gehling

Robert L. Gehling, age 67, of Fredonia, NY, died Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic, nine years after receiving a heart

transplant. Bob was born March 3, 1947 in Dunkirk, NY, to the late Leo and Dorothy Humphrey Gehling. He was a Developmental

Aide for the WNYDDSO (Western New York Development Disabilities Services Organization) for 14 years and a former employee of Roblin Steel Company in Dunkirk. Bob was also a Private in the U.S. Army in 1967. Bob is survived by his wife Melissa Emke-Gehling.

He was a special father and “Daddy Bob” to Amanda Emke. He is also survived by: his daughter Kristine Gehling and his son Robert Gehling; his granddaughter Kelsey Gehling; his brother Richard (Mary) Gehling; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews.

Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Brewster. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Ave., where Military Honors will take place at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be private. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic ( condolences may

be made at Arrangements by David J. Dengler.