Gaps, Robert Richard, of Warren, passed away on January 9, 2015. He died of natural causes after years of declining health. He was born in Detroit on February 24, 1933 and lived his entire life within a few blocks east 9 Mile Road. Prior to working as a Die Maker at Atlas Tool & Die in Roseville for more than 30 years, he was a journeyman carpenter and served in the Army. In his spare time he enjoyed working on machinery, playing darts/billiards, trying to win the lottery and vacationing in Caseville. He was known for his colorful comments, hard work ethic and love of family. He is survived by his children, Bernie and Brian of Southern California, Lisa Marie Gaps of Florida; grandson, Nathan Gaps currently of Hong Kong; ex-wife, Catherine Tindorf of Florida; and half-siblings. He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard J. Gaps; mother, Irene Johnson; sister, Bernadine Orr; and stepbrother, Bobby Templeton. His remains will be cremated and scattered per his request. No public memorial planned.Published in Daily Tribune on Jan. 15, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 6 "Very sorry for your families loss. Lori Johnson & Family"- Lori Johnson"Lisa, Bernie, Brian, Nathan and all of your family members..."- Ray & Sherry Bianchi"Lisa, I am truly sorry for the loss of your father. I didn't..."- Vicky Clore"My thought and prayers are with the family. Robert was my..."- Karen Riley"Lisa, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. May he be..."- Kay Carver Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Robert Gaps Add a video + Photos View All Add + Robert Richard Gaps (August 1974) (UP Michigan Vacation)