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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 1 year ago

Obituary: Robert Leonard "Bob" Gum

Mr. Gum died Jan. 31, 2021.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Robert Leonard “Bob” Gum, 69, passed away Jan. 31, 2021, of bone cancer.

Bob was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and a Catholic by faith. He moved to Florida in 1980. Bob drove 18-wheeler trucks for a living his whole life. He worked for Fla air conditioning and Lester Coggins Trucking Company. He was a jack of all trades and master of none; that’s because there was nothing he couldn’t fix, repair or build himself.

He met his wife, Deborah Jacks Gum, in 1981. They married in 1985 and had three children; one daughter, Kimberly Ann Gum, passed away in 2002 at age 14 from cystic fibrosis. They also had twin boys, Robert Jr. and William Carl Gum, 24. They were together for 40 years and married 35 years of those 40. Bob is preceded in death by father William Rex Gum, born Weston, West Virginia; mother Mary W. Graeber Gum, born Morgantown, West Virginia; brother Bill Gum, born Clarksburg, West Virginia; and sister Kay Gum Mihaliak, born Clarksburg, West Virginia.

He is survived by sisters Karen Gum Matish and Debbie Gum Figenbaum; and many nieces and nephews.

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