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Robert Lee Gudger
May 22, 1957 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
Robert “Bob” Gudger, 66, of Uncasville, CT, passed away peacefully at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Chester, PA on May 22, 1957, he was the son of the late Floyd H. (Mike) and Stella G. (Linaweaver) Gudger.
Born into a Navy family, he lived in various locations. He attended Camp Springs Elementary in Maryland and Admiral Nimitz Elementary in Honolulu, HI, reflecting a childhood rich with unique experiences. He moved back to North Stonington, CT, where he graduated in 1975 from Wheeler High School.
Following his passion for service and commitment to excellence, Bob proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. His discipline and dedication during his service were a testament to his character. After his honorable discharge, Bob continued to demonstrate his work ethic at Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut, where he contributed to the strength of our nation's naval fleet. After leaving Electric Boat, Bob went to Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, where he was a locksmith.
Bob moved to Montville in 2019 and enjoyed being part of a close knit community.
Bob's interests were as diverse as his background. He could often be found fishing or spending Friday nights with his best friend Greg playing video games, the two enjoyed a great friendship spanning over 20 years. Bob was also an avid coin collector, his collection a reflection of his appreciation for history and the stories each piece held. Gardening brought him peace and a sense of connection to the earth, and his garden was a place of beauty.
Above all, Bob cherished time with his friends and family. He is survived by his sister Linda, brother-in-law Steve, his nephew Tripp and best friend Greg. Who all held a special place in his heart.
To have known Bob was to know a man who truly understood the art of living, he taught us to treasure our relationships, and to always find time for the things that bring us joy. His legacy is one of love, service, and the simple pleasures of life, like a day spent fishing or an evening surrounded by family and friends. His legacy will continue to light the way for all of us who knew and loved him. Bob will be missed.
Funeral services will be held privately by the family.