Robert 'Bob' J. Gase

1932 - 2013

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Robert J. "Bob" Gase, age 80, of Findlay, died at 2:06pm, on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. He was born on October 15, 1932, in Van Wert, Ohio to the late Clement and Lena (Kingley) Gase. On February 8, 1958 he married Sarah George and she survives. Bob worked for the Ohio Bell-AT&T as a lineman and installer beginning in 1956 until his retirement. He commuted to Ohio Bell in Toledo for 6 years. After retiring from the phone company he worked at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home from 1988-2011. Bob was a 1951 graduate of Findlay High School and had served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956. He was a member of the St. Michael the Archangel Church in Findlay. Also surviving Bob are his two sons: Martin "Marty" (Anne) Gase of Holly Springs, North Carolina and Kevin (Sandi) Gase of Westlake, Ohio. He has three grandchildren: Brent and Grant Gase of Westlake, Ohio and Hailey Gase of Holly Springs, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by a sister: Joann Stevenson. Visitation will be held from 9am to 10:30am on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00am on Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Church Bright Road. Monsignor Michael Hohenbrink will officiate and Chaplain Kathie Tomazic will assist. Interment will be private. Memorials may be given to the church in his memory. Online condolences may be sent to

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Friday, September 13th 2013 9:00 - 10:30 AM

  • Funeral Mass:

    Friday, September 13th 2013 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Bright Road) [Map]
    750 Bright Road
    Findlay, Ohio 45840-2497

  • Final Resting Place:


  • Contributions:

    St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
    750 Bright Road
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Sarah and Family
Date :Monday, September 9th 2013
From : Maryann Reinhart Dr Bouts Office
So very sorry to hear of Bob's passing Please know you all are in my thoughts

To : Mrs Gase Marty Kevin
Date :Monday, September 9th 2013
From : Patty Zitkovic Robison
I am so sorry to hear of Mr Gase's passing He was such a wonderful man I am praying for you all Hugs

To : Aunt Sara
Date :Tuesday, September 10th 2013
From : Tom and Amy Koogler
Uncle Bob was always ready with a witty story to make us laugh He would flash that crooked smile of his and make us feel his welcome I know Bob used his many talents to make the world a better place Among them his patience and giving spirit but his greatest love has always been for his beautiful bride Sarah You could see that love whenever she walked into a room He will be sadly missed by so many So just for now we say goodbye to a dear Uncle BobWe love you

To : Kevin and family
Date :Wednesday, September 11th 2013
From : Lauren Ardire Scasny
So sorry for the loss of your Dad Thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family Saw your Dad several times over the years while he was working at the funeral home I will miss that familiar face

To : Family
Date :Thursday, September 12th 2013
From : Nancy Bob Wilczynski
Sarah Marty Kevin and families So very sorry for your loss We had not heard that Bob was ill What a kind person he was We have so many fun memories of the Gases from FHS baseball Condolences to all of you The world has lost a very special individual Nancy and Bob Wilczynski

To : Sarah Family
Date :Thursday, September 12th 2013
From : Deacon Bob June Billmaier
Sarah Family - We are extremely sorry to learn of your loss Bob was a gentlemen's gentleman and a good friend We have been praying for Bob and will continue to keep your family in prayer Much love Bob June

To : Aunt Sarah
Date :Saturday, September 14th 2013
From : David Linda Jacob Zachary and Lauren
Our world is a little darker today with the loss of Uncle Bob He was such a charismatic man He made us all smile It was always a good day when we could spend time with him Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

To : Sarah Gase
Date :Saturday, September 14th 2013
From : Charlene Wilkins
SarahSo sorry to see and hear of Bob's passing I always admired his sense of humor and kindness even when I visited Coldren's I know he will be missed in the community he always had a kind word God bless you with His peace and praise Him for your many fond memories of Bob I remember his mom from St Michael School many years ago even though I didn't know bob at that time I remember her living on Adams StreetSorry I was not able to make the visitationCharlene Wilkins