Robert Gongola

GONGOLA, Robert F. “Babe,” 87, of Lloydsville, OH passed away Friday January 18, 2013 at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV.

He was born May 17, 1925 in Benwood, WV a son of the late Frank Gongola and Julia Krezemenski Gongola.

Babe worked at the former Cook-Waite Laboratory in Wheeling, WV and later with Warwood Armature where he retired in 1991.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Lafferty, OH and served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Veronica Neff and a brother Albert Gongola.

Surviving are his wife Gloria Braido Gongola; a daughter, Janet Gongola of Alexandria, VA; a sister, Dolores Gongola Oser of McMechen, WV; several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Flushing, OH with Father Fred Kihm officiating. Burial follows in Rock Hill Cemetery, Flushing, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place c/o Valley Hospice, 10686 St. Rt. 150, Rayland, OH 43943.

Arrangements by Beck Altmeyer Funeral Home, 204 West Main St., St. Clairsville, OH.