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GSELL, Robert H.

GSELL - Robert H. Of Manahawkin, NJ passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. Robert was born in Buffalo, NY on May 15, 1929. He attended Kensington High School, and was on the swimming team that set a NCAA National High School Swimming Record. Robert was a proud Navy Veteran serving in the Korean War in which he received various Service Decorations. Robert retired from the Buffalo Fire Department after 23 years of service. In 1976, he moved to Florida where he lived in Margate, Boca Raton, Stuart, Port St. Lucie and Ft. Pierce. While living in Florida, he worked as a Deputy Sheriff in the Broward, Martin and St. Lucie Counties until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of Port St. Lucie American Legion, Post 318, and the VFW 1006. He was an usher at St. Lucie Catholic Church and a member of Indian Hills Golf Club. In 1953, Robert married Shirley Rhea Ryan, who predeceased him in 1998. He is also predeceased by his special lady, Helen Carpenter in 2014. Robert is survived by his daughter, Robin Gsell Wetmore of New Jersey, his grandson, Ryan Wetmore and granddaughter, Jenna Wetmore. He is also survived by his brother, James of New York. The arrangements were handled privately by THOS. L. SHINN FUNERAL HOME, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ. For online condolences, please visit

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