Robert “Bob” Joseph Gaut, age 69, passed away on June 17, 2022, at approximately 7:30 am. Robert was born May 10, 1953, in Auburn, New York to Edison E. Gaut and Ruth T. Butler Gaut. He attended and graduated high school in New York.
Bob married and later was divorced from Debbie Knight, they were blessed with two children, Melissa and Ryan. In 1996, he married the love of his life Diane Hamburg, who was blessed with Mindy and Jason, and together they became a family.
Bob was proud to serve in the Army for more than 20 years and retired as a Major. During his years in the Army, he received two master’s degrees, several awards, and certificates. After retirement, he continued to work; first as a Deputy Sheriff in Cochise County, Arizona, and later at Salt Lake County Justice Services. He often volunteered at charities: The Christmas Box House, Meals on Wheels, Shop with a Cop, and many more. He never hesitated when asked to dress as Santa or the Easter Bunny. Bob was always there to help family or friends. He loved passing on his unique sense of humor to his grandsons, Marcus and Lincoln. He was a magnet to all children that wanted to play, whether it was throwing a ball or pushing them on a swing. Bob was loved by everyone that met him.
Robert “Bob” Gaut is survived by his wife of 26 years, Diane Gaut; children, Melissa (Trevor)Hays, Ryan Gaut (Lindsay Bjornson), of California, Mindy (Marc) Pilewicz, and Jason Rassier; grandsons, Marcus Gorman and Lincoln Pilewicz, of Utah; siblings, all of New York, Rick(Linda) Gaut, Dale Gaut (Debbie French), Tim (Betsy) Gaut, Tom Gaut, Randy (Mandy) Gaut, Everett Gaut, Linda (Larry) Buczakowski, and Eileen (Duane) Loretz; and many cousins; nieces; nephews; and close friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Edison E. Gaut and Ruth (Butler); brother, Terry Gaut; brother-in-law, Gary Thurston; mother-in-law, Joyce Lange; brother-in-law and good friend, Frank Robertson.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on July 8, 2022, at the Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park, 17111 South Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale, Utah, 84065.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on July 9, 2022, at 2318 West 1750 South, Syracuse, Utah 84075. Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary, 869 South 2000 West, Syracuse, Utah 84075.