Robert J. Gaydos, 76

Robert J. Gaydos, 76, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Eagleville, Pa., passed away quietly at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, with his wife at his side. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the United States Air Force. He worked at Alan Wood Steel Co. as a crane operator, where he also enjoyed playing on the softball team with co-workers and was home run champion. A Catholic, he was a firm believer in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He had an artistic side that manifested in music, arts and crafts. He enjoyed friends, crabbing, clamming, golf-cart rides and splitting wood.

Gaydos was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary (Kusko) Gaydos. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret “Peg” (Rutter) Gaydos; children, Bruce Gaydos and his wife, Mary Lynn, Colleen Johnson, John Gaydos, Steve Gaydos and his wife, Cindy, and Robert Gaydos; four grandchildren, Lauren, Valerie, Vicky and Justin Gaydos; a brother, Edward Gaydos and his wife, Marie; two sisters, Dolores McDonald and Barbara Gaydos; nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.