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FORESTVILLE:  Robert V. Gasper, 66, of King Road, Forestville, died unexpectedly, Friday, August 17th, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA.  He was born in Dunkirk, on June 26, 1946, the son of the late Vincent and Beatrice (McCollough) Gasper.

Mr. Gasper served in the U.S. Marines as a Sgt in the Vietnam War. He worked as a Truck Driver for Hills Trucking, Fredonia and also had his own Home Business.  He was a member & trustee of Gage Chapel Community Church, Smith Mills and he enjoyed his children, grandchildren, church, friends, garage, square dancing and doing home repairs.

Survivors include his wife Donna Gasper, whom he married on April 2, 1983, in Silver Creek, two daughters, Liz (Terry) Yochum, of Silver Creek, Michele (Dan Sprague) Gasper, of Perrysburg, a son, Gerald  Hall, of Fredonia, a brother, William (Shirley) Gasper, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, Bradley & Chad Yochum and Madison Hall and several nieces, nephews and brother-in-laws & sister-in-laws.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by an infant brother Johnny Gasper, an infant daughter Stacey Gasper and his father-in-law Gerry Robillard.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 3-8 pm.  Funeral Services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from Gage Chapel Community Church, Hanover Road, Smith Mills, with Rev. Michael Pollock, officiating.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Gage Chapel Community Church, % Linda Cobb Treas., 11128 Newell Road, Dunkirk, NY 14048. or to a local charity of one’s choice.  To post condolences go to

9 Comments on Obituary Notice- Robert V. Gasper

  1. Scott and Lisa Butcher says:

    Words cannot express the sadness we feel for your loss. Bob was a great man for which we are truly grateful to have known him and for him to be a part of our family. We wish we could be there to help you through this but know your family is forever in our thoughts and prayers. Love, the Butcher family

  2. Kelly Ashline Opferbeck says:

    Donna, Liz and Gerald,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Bob was always so kind to me. I have so many great memories of spending time with Liz at your house and I always think of all the laughter. Donna, you and Bob are such a great couple and so in love after all these years. You are a couple we can all admire. Love and prayers from my family to yours. Love, Kelly and Family

  3. Ronald Krystofiak says:

    So sorry for your loss Michele you and your family will be remembered in our prayers


    Dear Michele and family- we are so sorry about the loss of your DAD. Please know that we are thinking and praying for you to get through this rough time.Love- Carol B and Gary Kozlowski

  5. Jackie Morgano says:

    Donna and Family,
    We were shocked to hear of Bob’s passing, our hearts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sadness. You now have an angel in heaven watching over you. Keep your memories alive and please know that you friends and family share your loss.
    Jackie & Joe Morgano & Ronnie Helmich

  6. The Bromsted Family says:

    Our sincere condolences on your untimely loss. I will always remember Bob as being a great musical supporter of his children and grandchildren. Please know that we will keep you in our prayers and thoughts at this difficult time.

    Dan, Bonnie, and Liz Bromsted

  7. Tom Mc Master says:

    Real sorry about your loss. Bob and I would growl at each other but it meant little or nothing. I will think of him when I am sailing.

    Tom Mc Master

  8. Sandy Houck says:

    Donna and family: I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. The last time I saw you both was at Gage Chapel at the beginning of the month when I was with my Aunt Rita Boyland. My deepest condolences. May God wrap his arms around you during this very difficult time. God Bless You !

  9. Lanette Halladay Jones says:

    Michele and family; I am very sorry for your sudden lose, I can only imagine your heartache and devistation. Your are in my thoughts and prayers. Although I hadn’t seen Bob since I was younger, I remember him as a very nice man.

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