Robert Richard Gay, Jr.

July 30, 1936July 10, 2018
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Robert Richard Gay, Jr. son of Robert R. Gay, Sr. and Eloise Edwards Gay went to be with the Lord July 10, 2018. He was born July 30, 1936 in Bridgeton, Maine.

Robert served in the United States Air Force going on to work as a meteorologist with Pan American World Airways in August of 1958 then on with CSR retiring December 4, 2009. He was a member of Rocket V.F.W. Post 4534 in Rockledge, Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth Gagnon Gay; sons, Paul Gay (Teresa) of Great Falls, Montana, Peter Gay (Michelle) of Mims, (Richard Baron, Deceased) Carol of Westerville, Ohio and daughter, Pamela Carnes (Wayne) of Melbourne, 15 Grandchildren and 11 Great-Grandchildren; brother Roger Gay (Ann); sister, Patricia Gohn and several nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm at The Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, 5950 South US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL with a Funeral Service to follow at 3:00 pm.

Please send donations to Health First Hospice, 200 S Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32952.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 21, 2018

Robert Richard Gay, Jr.

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Caroline Sherrill

July 29, 2018

I am deeply saddened that a kind and good man, my grandfather, has past. My three siblings and I will miss one of the few decent men whom has affected us in a positive way. I, myself, will never forget one of the few men who showed me how to be kind to even the most bitter of people, and to give those a chance to be better even if it is not deserved through watching his actions and listening to his words. I was too young to remember much, but my siblings will never forget a wonderful, beautiful soul like his. I only wish the best for him in his journey in heaven. I hope he is happy where he is now.

Paul Gay

July 20, 2018

My Dad gave me the best possible start in my life. His courage and look on life was a great inspiration. His legacy lives on with his 2 sons and daughter. We in turn had children, his Grandchildren and his Grandchildren had children becoming his Great-Grandchildren. Life goes on and maybe without him but we go on as planned. He would want us to remember but go on as he continues his journey. What a great life he has had and we remember him as he should be. As the space race continued and started his career and he has heard many times...….."GOD SPEED! Go Bob Go!!!!

Peter Gay

July 16, 2018

We love you and miss you, Dad. I loved the picnics at Kiwanis Island with the extended family.

Tom deRussy

July 13, 2018

Bobby is seated in this picture from the early 60's at the Cape Weather Station, where he spent many years of dedicated duty.

Sarah Rudolph

July 12, 2018

I was helping grandma get Bobert(yes, he is my Bobert) in bed and he was fighting me tooth and nail to get into bed. I finally looked at him and said jokingly,"If you dont get in bed, I am going to beat you." He looked at me and said, "You are going to need something to hit me with... there is a stick over there." ...oh Bobert