Robert P. Gushwa
January 29, 1928 – November 6, 2019
Robert Paul Gushwa, 91, of Chamberin Drive, South Bend, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at his home. He was born in South Bend, Indiana on January 29th, 1928 to Lee Ray Gushwa and Gertrude ( Johnson) Gushwa who preceded him in death. On July 18th, 1947, he married the former Virginia Cooper. After 68 years, she passed away in 2015. Robert was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War 2. Following his honorable discharge, he worked at Studebaker and Uniroyal until his retirement. He is survived by his children: Robert Gushwa Jr. of Colorado, Douglas Gushwa of Edwardsburg, Michigan, Cindy Hostetler of South Bend, Kimberly (Larry) Brandow of Jackson, Michigan and Kenneth Gushwa of McAllen, Texas. He was preceded in death by his oldest child, Brenda Fisher, who died in 2014. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Graveside services with military rites will take place on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 12:00pm at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Polio Foundation in memory of Robert. Bubb Funeral Chapel is assisting with the arrangements.