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Robert G. Gaug

June 7, 1939 - February 1, 2021

Robert G. Gaug, 81, of Yardville, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.

Born in Trenton, NJ, Bob lived in the Trenton and Yardville area most of his life. He attended Trenton Catholic boys High School and St. Francis Seminary, Staten Island, NY. He retired from Circle F Industries after 35 years of service, He held numerous positions in the company. He also retired from the County of Hunterdon, Buildings and Grounds Dept. after 10 ½ years of service.

Bob enjoyed having lunch with his Circle F buddies and his childhood friends from grammar school (from the burg) and Trenton Catholic Boys H.S. In the many years following, there was a constant attempt to keep memories alive with picnics, dinner parties and monthly lunches with the guys. Once a year the guys and girls would lunch together.

Some of Bob’s hobbies included cooking (without a recipe), baking, making jams, drying herbs and herbed vinegars. He was an ardent gardener, growing many plants from seeds, starting them in the house. Along with his beloved wife, Pat, they skied for 35 years. They both enjoyed traveling, especially on cruises to the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, Mexico, and bus trips touring Western states.Bob was a voracious reader, mostly mysteries. After retiring, Bob spent time on his genealogy of the Gaug family. How his ancestors moved from Black Forest in Germany to Romania in 1720. His gr. gr. gr. grandfather Simon Gaug was one of the founders of the city where they all came from until WWII.

Predeceased by his immigrant parents, Josef and Elizabeth (Dicke) Gaug; siblings, Joseph, Mary, Anna, Andrew, Elizabeth; and his first wife, Joan (Smolen) Perez, he is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia A, (Kaniewski) Gaug. She was the love of his life and his best friend. Also surviving, his sister, Catherine Heil of Hamilton; daughters, Denise Gaug and daughter-in-law Elsie Daringer of Cathedral City, CA; Lynn Carter and William Barkholz of Leesburg FL; grandson Eric Carter of Hamilton; sister-in-law, Linda Albright of Yardley, PA; stepdaughter Susan and husband Keith Perreault of Ann Arbor, MI, and many nieces, grand nieces, nephews and grand nephews.

Visiting hours for family and friends will be held on Friday, February 5, 2021 from

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville. A prayer service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton.


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Bob’s life defines being neighborly and true friendship. It is with a heavy heart we share these thoughts.

Bob truly instills the qualities of being a great neighbor, being friendly, acting brotherly, making helpful suggestions versus telling you what to do, accepting advice on the rare occurrences he needed assistance, being on call as the greengrocer with helpful plant and gardening suggestions.

Bob and Pat attended our parties and dinners. We enjoyed sharing our lives together. Our friendship continued even past the point we put up a privacy fence. Finding other ways like using the shed window to send birthday messages or leaving care packages on our door, sharing the jellies and jams he created in his kitchen. Sharing gardening…


Bob and I were co-workers of a sort with Circle F, he in NJ and me in Ontario Canada. Over the following 35+ years we have stayed in touch even though we had only met face to face once in all that time. I will very much miss the email jokes, articles and just day-to-day observations. I will miss you Bob, the world is a lesser place without you.


Elsie Daringer
Elsie Daringer
Feb 03, 2021

Dad you will be greatly missed by all of us. For 35 years you have always treated me as your daughter. I will never forget when Denise came out to you, she was so nervous, your reply was I knew that years ago when we were moving the furniture to your new home. It made you happy knowing your daughter had found love and it didn’t matter who she loved. I always felt that love from you. I will always cherish all these memories. May you Rest In Peace and always watch over us. Love you dad.


Meeting Bob, 48/49 years ago, when Pat Gaug introduced us, as they began dating. Throughout their marriage they visited South Florida on their way to a cruise, and we would always make time for each other. He became jollier and kinder as the years passed. When together or apart, the lifelong friendship with both Bob & Pat is forever etched in my heart.

He will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace my friend. Sandra Jones.



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