To view Robert's Memorial Service CLICK HERE\n\nRobert L Gaston, Sr (92) passed away March 17th, 2021 from health-related complications. Bob lived in Catalina, Arizona after retiring from the Southern Pacific railroad in 1986. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (91), sons Robert Jr (68), Larry (64,) and Randy (59) all living in Tucson. He is also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a long-standing member of the Elks club and a member of the American Legion for many years. His parents, Robert Lyle and Hilda L Gaston, preceded him in death in the 1980s. Robert came to Arizona with his parents in 1945 and graduated from Globe high school. He then joined the Army and served in the Japan post during WW11. He returned to the US and married his wife Dorothy in 1951. They were married for sixty-nine years. Bob initially worked at the steel mills in Ohio but then joined the Railroad as a telegrapher and eventually migrated out west and worked along the barren back-country stations along the railroad line from Los Angeles to El Paso.\n\nBob loved to fish and always enjoyed time up at the lakes in the White Mountains with his family and railroad buddies. As an only son, he spent much time caring for his parents before they passed. Bob enjoyed visiting together with his many friends at his home in Catalina. Bob was a member of the Desert Mountains Presbyterian church in Catalina. He enjoyed attending church. A favorite pastime during retirement was to go to yard sales on the weekends. Bob loved to talk and he made friends easily. He was a great dad, husband, grandpa, and friend. He also dearly loved dogs and had many pets over the years.\n\nBob's wishes were to be cremated and interred with his parents at East Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Grant Road. His remains will be accompanied by the ashes of all of his beloved dogs that preceded him in death. A small service will be held at Vistoso Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 14th between 5pm and 7pm. A celebration of his life will be held at his home at a later date to be announced. His smile and humor and his love for his family and friends were his greatest virtues. He will be missed beyond words. Please take a moment to remember him, those that knew him, and wish his spirit well in Heaven with his Heavenly Father and the Spirits of all those that preceded him to his eternal home.