Robert M. Gaydos, 84, of Export, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Bob was born July 8, 1937 in Shinnston, West Virginia, to the late Paul and Helen Gaydos. He was an all-state West Virginia tackle in 1954, earning a full scholarship to William and Mary College where he played for two years before transferring to the University of West Virginia. While at WVU, he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. After graduating from WVU in 1959 with a degree in chemistry, he went to work at PPG in New Martinsville, W. Va., Where he met the love of his life, Deloris, and remained together for 60 years. . Over the years he has remained true to his love for chemistry by working with Koppers in their resin division as a chemist and quality manager and by being one of the founding members of Preservation Technologies until his retirement as vice president of operations and quality. While at preservation, he formulated various processes to earn two patents for his work. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society for 50 years. During his retirement he enjoyed his days sitting on the porch with Mom and watching the day go by. Even though they had called Pittsburgh home since 1962, he still had WVU in his heart, religiously following the football and basketball teams. In addition, his “2nd love” was Corvettes, which he owned a few in his lifetime and was a member of the Corvette Club of Western Pa. His love for football spilled over into Franklin program training. Midget Football in the late 1970s, early 1980s. He is survived by his beloved wife, Deloris; her sons, Mark (Jill) and Michael (Linda); grandchildren, Lindsae and Andrew (Sara); and great-grandchildren, Cameron and Jacob; cousins, Ronnie Orosz and Margie Jackson, of Shinnston, W. Va., and Marlene (deceased), of Romney, W. Va. His wishes were to be cremated without services or viewing. The family will be celebrating Bob’s life from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Pugliano’s Italian Grill, 1808 Golden Mile Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15239. Arrangements are made with GENE H. CORL FUNERAL CHAPEL INC. AND MONROEVILLE CREMATION SERVICES. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Monroeville Animal Shelter payable to the Monroeville Foundation, 2700 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146, or Action for Animals, PO Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650. For view the obituary and send condolences online, visit www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
Posted by Tribune Review on October 3, 2021.