Robert L. "Butch" Gauker

June 30, 1956 - January 19, 2022
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Obituary

Robert L. Gauker, 65, of Muhlenberg Township, passed away January 19, 2022, in his residence.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Morris Leroy & Mary Jane (Gordon) Gauker.

Bob started his career at Lucent Technologies, then CarTech in Schuylkill County, and later as a truck driver for Trim Master, Weinstein Supply and was currently working for Pitney Bowes, last working a week ago.

A Muhlenberg H.S. graduate, he started his time in the fire service at the age of eighteen with the Temple Fire Company. Serving the department in many different capacities, including numerous officer roles, and as the Fire Chief of the Temple Fire Company during his 47-year tenure serving Muhlenberg Township. Bob transitioned with the department at Temple and Goodwill Fire Companies became Muhlenberg Township Fire & Rescue. He primarily served as a Driver/Engineer in his later days with the department, but always remained a fixture. On December 12th, Bob received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service and dedication to the Fire Department.

His is survived by his brother – Richard L. Gauker, Muhlenberg Twp., his sister – Lori J. Ruppert, Bowers, his niece – Stephanie wife of William Moyer, his nephew – David husband of Kaitlyn Gauker, his great nieces, and nephews – Cameron Moyer, Braelynn Moyer, Emma Gauker and Ella Gauker.

Graveside services with Fire Company honors will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 1:00 PM in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Tuckerton. Rev. Dr. Robert A. Stewart officiating. Please honor Bob by making a contribution to Muhlenberg Township Fire & Rescue, 4963 Kutztown Road, Temple, PA, 19560. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Gauker family. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Monday, January 24, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm

Good Shepherd Cemetery

Address:

160 Tuckerton Road
Reading, PA 19605

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Fire Department Honors

Rev. Dr. Robert A. Stewart will officiate.


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, January 24, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm

Good Shepherd Cemetery

Address:

160 Tuckerton Road
Reading, PA 19605

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Fire Department Honors

Rev. Dr. Robert A. Stewart will officiate.


Donation Information

Muhlenberg Township Fire & Rescue

4963 Kutztown Road
Temple, PA 19560

 

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Born: June 30, 1956
Died: January 19, 2022

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The staff of Klee Funeral Home.

 

Temple Social Quarters Club posted on 1/24/22

It is with a heavy heart that we have lost a wonderful soul. May you rest in peace.

 

Chip Bagenstose and Sons posted on 1/23/22

It'll be very strange not being able to see Bob on a Sunday during lunch or over the holidays. Bob was like a member of our family, and we'll truly miss him. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

 

Danny and Ellen Pacifico posted on 1/23/22

We are sorry for the family's loss as well as the township's loss of a well-respected firefighter who had dedicated many hours in service to the community.

 

Doris Seiders posted on 1/22/22

So very sorry for your loss. Bob and Doris Seiders

 

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