Ronald Gehl

Obituary of Ronald Gehl

Gehl, Ronald C. “Uncle Buz” September 25, 2017 of Derby, NY. Beloved husband of Carmella (nee Lattuca) Gehl; devoted brother of Betty (late Bob) Burdick, Linda (Raymond) Smith, and late Jean (late Arthur) Steffen, Rita (Jerry) Egner, Elaine (late Clifford) Carlson, and Deanna (Dale) Ehlert; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends received at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919 on Wednesday from 4 – 8 PM. Where prayers will be held Thursday at 10:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Paul II Church at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter or Hospice of Buffalo. Please make online donations and condolences at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com. 

Ronald was a man with a quick wit and a great sense of humor, even if, at times, his humor wasn’t suitable for children. He was always laughing, smiling, and well loved. Though his humor wasn’t family friendly, he was, above all else, a family man. Ronald was also close with his nieces and nephews, who loved him like a second father. But as Carmella will best know him as, Ronald was a wonderful husband for 58 happy years. He also liked camping, which he would do at the Erie County Fair, Rainbow Lake, and Woodside Campground. Disney world was another fun vacation spot for Ronald, and he would try to go every year.

Ronald loved to drive. The continental United States was his playground, he would drive his motorcycle across highways to see the country he fought for. As a serviceman in the US Army during the Korean War, Ronald gave each of his sisters 5 silver dollars while he was away just to remind them they were loved. Ronald’s love for his family was about evenly matched with the love of his country.