Robert J. Gaydash

  • Died: January 2, 2013
  • Location: North Ridgeville, Ohio

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert J. Gaydash, age 71, a lifelong resident of North Ridgeville, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at his home. He was born September 2, 1941 in Elyria to the late John and Ethel (nee Shipka) Gaydash.
A 1959 graduate of North Ridgeville High School, Bob was the owner and operator of Gaydash Refinish Supply Company, North Ridgeville, for 40 years. He was a member of Fields United Methodist Church and the Elyria Elks Lodge. In his free time, Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an antique car enthusiast. He will be remembered as a hard working, friendly and thoughtful person.
Survivors include his son, Ryan C. Gaydash of North Ridgeville; sisters, Bernice Kammiller of Wadsworth, Arlene Dunham, Roberta Gaydash and Jean (Joseph) Williams, all of North Ridgeville.
Friends may call on Sunday from 1-6 p.m. in the Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. Services will be on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Tom Joyce presiding. Burial will be in Fields Cemetery, North Ridgeville.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Mr. Gaydash had come to our shop for many years to sell us supplies. He always brought a very cheerful attitude and friendly smile. We looked forward to his visit on Monday morning. Although, it had been awhile since we had seen him, it saddens us to hear of his death. May the family find comfort durning this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Bill and Sandy Seals - amherst, OH - friend   January 08, 2013


Such a very nice man that it was an honor to know & do business with. You will be sadly missed!
Steve Jones

Posted by Steve Jones - South Amherst, OH - Friend   January 08, 2013

I'll never forget your dad's trust and belief in me . It helped my business stay afloat more than once. His confidence in me kept me from giving up when things got hard. He even yelled at me once when I surely needed it. I'll remember that one forever.
Although we'll all miss him, you now carry the torch. We're all glad for that.
Write me sometime .
Matt Costanzo

Posted by Matthew Costanzo sr - Sarasota, FL - body shop customer   January 07, 2013

A good person and a friend to all. A smile and a wave of the hand was always there. He will be missed. The Siegfried Franke family.

Posted by Rainer Franke - North Ridgeville, OH - Friend   January 06, 2013


Always ready and willing to lend a hand,
Always checking in on his friends and neighbors.
I will always have good thoughts when hearing his name and
unique greetings when stopping by.

Posted by Sandy Bober Wolfkikll - Saint Paris, OH - Friend and Neighbor   January 06, 2013

We just lost a wonderful person in our life
Bob has been a friend since childhood...back to the day of kick the can and neighbor hood kids fun. Over the years he watched out for my parents on old Rt 10 and kept in contact to find out the latest news.
To all of Bob's family we send our sympathy. He was one of a kind and we all can recall the best memories from his life. Wish we could be there to share in his service
May He Rest In Peace
Dick and Toot

Posted by Dick and Lucille Spicer - Sarasota,, FL - Good Friends   January 05, 2013

Ryan... We have Known and loved your father for over forty years and have many fond memories of his smile and his wit. We remember when you were born and how much he cherished you. Our hearts go out to you and the rest of your family. May it be a comfort to you to know that we will be always be there for you. Love you, carry out your Dad's tradition and keep those camp fires burning. Ret & Dick Jones

Posted by Dick & Ret Jones - wellsboro, PA - Friend   January 05, 2013


Ryan, Nancy and I are really sorry to hear about your Dad. He helped me out more than a few times. I always looked forward to conversations with him. Call me anytime, I'm in the book. I'm sure he and Ralph Newman are looking at old cars somewhere. Please accept our condolences. Mike and Nancy Perisic

Posted by Mike and Nancy Perisic - N.Ridgeville,, OH - friend   January 05, 2013

So sorry to hear about your loss.
May the great memories you both shared together help you through your time of sorrow.

Posted by Dean Rummel and The Dirty Dozen Hunting Camp - Port Allegany, PA - friend   January 04, 2013

I was so very sorry to learn of Bob's passing. My father and I built many engines for " The Farmer" during the Sixties. I remember many a Saturday night on my father's patio, swapping stories and "bench racing" with Bob. He was a real character and will be truly missed by both myself and my father, Don Macbeth. May you rest in peace, Bob.

Posted by Jeffrey Macbeth - Grafton, OH - friend   January 04, 2013

Ryan...It was a pleasure to know your father and have been one of his friends. He was always so kind and generous. I remember the time I wanted to buy some of his pine trees and he had some dug,bagged and delivered and wouldn't take any money. That's the kind of person Bob was. He did many similar deeds for my family all through the years. Rest In Peace Bob

Friends, David & Theresa Johnson, MI.

Posted by David Johnson    January 04, 2013

Bob, you are one person no one will ever forget, this planet will not be the same without you.
Your smile, kindness and personality has left many with great memories and laughs.

I will never forget the time you changed my life, by giving me a heart attack, you tossed me the keys to your Blue Corvette and said
"Take it for a spin, bring it back later."
Once the excitement wore off, ok it never did wear off, time and objects just flew by. It seems like yesterday.

The introduction you made to my husband Harry, will never be forgotten.
Went something like this. Bob: "Hi, my name is BoB spelled the same forward and back"
Harry: "Hi Bob, glad to meet you coming and going."
Later in evening, few drinks under our belts, Harry wants to buy Bob a drink so he yells across the bar to where Bob was socializing with others,
"Hey Bob ! From the rear!" Bob spins around, laughing "This is NOT the
place to be saying that." We laughted all night, telling stories at
our table.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Posted by Nadean Barnes Turner - Hilton Head, SC - Friend   January 04, 2013

Bob u will be missed you have been a very dear friend for many years.we will miss you at all our homes u were apart of our family our deepest sympathy to the Gaydash family

Posted by MungerFamily - north ridgeville, OH - Freind   January 04, 2013

Ryan... It was an Honor and privilege to know your dad. Bob was like part of our family and will be missed! Rest in peace Bob...Enjoy the hunt in the Great Beyond..

Posted by Denny Johnson - friend   January 04, 2013

Our deepest sympathy from the 1959 classmates of North Ridgeville High........

Posted by 1959 classmates of North Ridgeville High - North Ridgeville, OH - classmate   January 04, 2013

So sorry to hear about Mr. Gaydash. Was such a great person! Was very kind and extremely generous. I first met Mr. Gaydash when I was a kid, he supplied my father, Richard Popp, with many materials for his body shop for 40 years. Was a great family friend and will be missed. Rest in Peace Bob.

Posted by Christopher Richard Popp - North Olmsted, OH - Family Friend   January 04, 2013