Richard A. Gawel, 76, of Franconia, NH, passed away Wednesday, May 5 at his home after a brief illness. Richard (Dick) was born November 24, 1944 in Germany to Ludwik and Zofia Gawel. He grew up on the Fobes farm in Franconia, where he developed his love of animals and the outdoors. He was also a life long sports fan, faithfully following the Cleveland Indians.
He is survived by his wife Laura of 38 years, son Randy, daughter Jessica, grandchildren Sophia and Sam, brother Fabian, sisters Maria (Fisher), Halina Gawel, Elizabeth (Gwynn) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Teresa (Glover) and brother Marian.
A Celebration of his life will be held privately. The Ross Funeral Home has been entrusted with these arrangements.