Robert  James Gangaware

Obituary for Robert James Gangaware

September 24, 1947 - May 21, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 74



Robert (Bob) Gangaware of Philadelphia PA, a gentle man, and loved by all, passed peacefully on Saturday May 21, 2022. He is survived by Cathy Devers, his beloved life partner of 26 years; children, David Gangaware (Christy), Brian Devers, and Kyle Devers (Jillian); sister, Kathy McLeer (Derry); brother, Dale Gangaware Jr.; as well as 7 grandchildren, 5 nieces, and 3 nephews. Bob is preceded in death by his daughter, Caren Gangaware; brother, Richard Gangaware; mother, Janet Gangaware; and father, Dale Gangaware Sr.

Bob had many hobbies that he was passionate about. He loved carpentry, collecting coins and scale model cars, and putting puzzles together. He could often be found spending time with his grandchildren and neighborhood children sharing his love and grandfatherly wisdom.
Bob's passion was rebuilding his 1957 Thunderbird. He was a graduate of Cranford High School in NJ, and held a bachelor's degree from Kean University. Bob worked many years for Bell Atlantic as a craftsman before retiring in a management position. Bob proudly served our country in the US Navy serving on the USS Sirago and USS Irex.

Relatives and friends are invited to Bob's Life Celebration on Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at John F. Givnish Life Celebration Home, 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154. A second viewing will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. A funeral service will begin 11:00 at John F. Givnish Life Celebration Home. Interment with military honors will be rendered at Forest Hills Cemetery in Huntingdon Valley, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's name may be sent to the Special Olympics by visiting

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