US Army


Honor Mission

Ralph R. "Bob" Gobeli

US Army
Korean War Era Veteran

Rochester, NY - 12/27/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

We have been honored with a request from the family to stand a flag line during the services for Ralph R. "Bob" Gobeli. Bob, 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at the Jewish Home of Rochester.

Born in Schenectady, NY, Bob served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951 - 1953.  He was honorably discharged, earning the rank of Corporal. He was a graduate of Syracuse University with an MBA in Computer Science from RIT. He retired from Kodak as a Senior Systems Analyst.

Bob enjoyed traveling and being with dear friends. Some relationships lasted for over 70 years while others for over 40 years and all with whom he still shared precious time and memories. A great fan of Syracuse basketball and football while offering the coaches advice in a loud voice. Most of all he loved and enjoyed his family.

Bob will receive full military honors at the chapel. His daughter is former military and now works with the Veterans at Bath and Canandaigua Veterans Centers. I know it is the holiday season but this will be a short mission and mostly inside. Let's do what we can for this family.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Bob's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

12/27/2022 at 09:30am

Staging Location:

Christ of Light Chapel (Mausoleum) West Entrance
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Lake Ave.
Rochester, NY 14612

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

John P McMullen - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

We will receive arriving guests with a flag line at the entrance after which we will stand a flag line indoors for the service. There will be gun salute and taps which will be outdoors. It is winter, so please dress accordingly and bring your clean 3x5 American or Army flag.

When entering from Lake Ave. the chapel will be to the left after passing offices.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

John P McMullen

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