Byron William Gamble, 77, of Waterford, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, December 31, 2020. Born June 29, 1943, in Waterford, he was the son of the late Byron Harrison and Erma Luther Gamble. Byron proudly served in the United States Navy from 1963 – 1965. When he returned from overseas, he married the love of his life, Frances Vucina Gamble, on October 7, 1967. He worked as a maintenance mechanic at the Conemaugh Generating Station, retiring with 25-plus years of service. Byron was a member of Byers-Tosh Post 267, National Rifle Association, and the Latrobe Bluegrass Jam Session. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and musician. He enjoyed time being out on his fishing boat, listening to bluegrass music, or picking his banjo. Above all, his greatest joy was spending time with his family and grandchildren. In addition to his beloved wife, Fran, Byron leaves behind his children, Seth Gamble of Fairfield Township, Curtis (Stacie) Gamble of Cheswick, Benjamin (Shannon) Gamble, and Rebecca (Cody) Daugherty, all of Latrobe; seven grandchildren, Margo, Isaac, Owen, Logan, and Emmett Gamble, and Kendyl and Miles Daugherty; three sisters, Suzann (James) Park of Waterford, Sharyn (the late David) Kuhns of Laughlintown, and Lynn (Kerry) Byers of Waterford; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. The family would like to thank Excela Home Health for their care.
Friends will be received Monday, January 4, from 4 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Green Funeral Home, Inc., 402 E. Church Street, Ligonier. (724-238-2611) Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, January 5, at 11 am, in the funeral home. Interment to follow in Menoher Memorial Cemetery, Waterford. Due to the current health crisis, and CDC guidelines, masks are required upon entry and only 25 people are permitted in the visitation room at one time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution in Byron’s honor may be made to The Family House, Admin. Office, 5001 Baum Blvd., Suite 545, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or www.familyhouse.org/support Online condolences can be expresses to the family at www.snydergreenfh.com