USS Cabildo (LSD-16 )
Over the Bar
Bob Gwin
BM3 onboard 1960 - 1964
USS Cabildo Association Treasurer & Ships Store Mgr.
Bob and Sue Gwin at our 2019 Reunion

It's hard to be more shocked and saddened than we were when heard Bob passed away yesterday September 27th.  Bob was our Treasurer and ran our Ship's Store for the last seven years. He was the one who decided what items to add to our ships store.  He also brought his inventory to our reunions and usually had a gift item for all who attended each reunion. Bob and Sue were at every Cabildo Reunion but one since 2004. We will miss his big smile and cheery disposition.


Bob Gwin's Obituary

.bob and Sue Gwin

   Robert “Bob” Gwin, 78, of Sioux City, IA passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at a Sioux City hospital.

   Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 4, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Sioux City.  Military honors will be presented at the church.  Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City with a Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m.

   Robert Augustus “Bob”, the son of Robert Quincy and Edith Margaret (Rauck) Gwin, was born October 18, 1942 in Sellersburg, IN.  At a young age, Bob’s family moved to Florida and he graduated from Hialeah High School.  After high school, he entered the Navy from 1960-1964, serving aboard the USS Cabildo as a Bosun Mate until being honorably discharged.  Bob moved to Phoenix to be closer to his family and he started working at a box plant.  In the late 60’s, he moved to Sioux City and worked for Container Corporation for 31 years retiring in 2000 as a shipping supervisor.

   On July 4, 1981, Bob was united in marriage to Susan Shook in Las Vegas, NV. 

   Throughout the years, Bob and Sue enjoyed traveling around the world.  Some of their favorite trips were to Greece and visiting the beaches of Normandy.  Bob’s all-time favorite was river boat cruising.

   Bob was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sioux City; North Riverside Masonic Lodge; Royal Order of Jesters; served as treasurer for the Abu Bekr Shrine Foot Patrol; and served as treasurer of USS Cabildo Association.  He loved gardening and sharing his harvest with family and friends.  In addition, he enjoyed golfing but rarely bragged about his hole in one.  Bob looked forward to his yearly fishing trips to Canada and Alaska and also went on many trips with the Shriners.

   Bob is survived by his wife, Sue; his son, Bobby Gwin; his daughter, Ann (Ray) Yordy; stepson, Rick (Jill) Newton; grandchildren: Tori Gwin, Nyssa Markel, Melissa Ortiz, Bentley (Andrea) Newton, Rich Newton, and Destany (Craig) Kirby; great grandchildren: Layla, Sawyer, and Cole; sister, Caty Perkinson; brother-in-law, Dave Kelly; in laws: Sally (Jim) Diamond, Carolyn Shook, Terry (Ted) Erlwein, and Tracy (Mike) Feathers; and many nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Charles “Chuck” Gwin; and sister, Mary Kelly.

   Memorial contributions may be directed to the Crittenton Center 600 4th Street Suite 100 Sioux City, IA 51101.


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