Myrtle Beach, SC He was known as “Somebody”, Gampy or Dad and he was loved and respected by friends and family from coast-to-coast. Carl Lawrence Gasket, 80, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Carl was born in Queens, New York on June 25, 1931 and was the son of the late Walter and Olympia Gasket. He carried his love for all things New York throughout his life. He was a member at St. Andrew Catholic Church and a former member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in York. He was involved with the Knights of Columbus and many business organizations during his career. Carl was an All-American swimmer, attended Georgia Tech and enjoyed golf with the remarkable ability to crush a golf ball off the tee. He had a real appreciation for flight with a special affinity to biplanes and pelicans - always admiring their grace and effortlessness. He also loved his country and was proud to serve in the Navy. His patriotism was demonstrated every July 4th as he donned an Uncle Sam’s hat, decorated his golf cart in red, white and blue and handed out American flags throughout the Grand Dunes area. He was also an incredibly ingenious man - able to fix anything and reinvent what he couldn’t fix. Carl was known as a storyteller who enjoyed reminiscing and sharing his wisdom on a variety of topics from business to politics. But more than anything, he loved his family. Surviving is his wife, and love of his life, Bobbie Gasket of Myrtle Beach. The two enjoyed a spirit of adventure that carried them through six states and 24 moves during their 57 year marriage. He retired in Myrtle Beach (a former family vacation favorite where he taught his daughters how to body surf) ten years ago, coming from Tucson, AZ where he was the former owner of the CLG Steel Company. Carl was the proud father of two daughters, Tina Rudisill and her husband, Robert of York, PA and Toni Deroche and her husband, Thomas of York, PA; two sisters, Arline Krebs of Aurora, CO and Gloria Fabisiak of Bellmore, Long Island, NY; five grandchildren, Danielle McIlravy and her husband, David, Brandon Deroche, Brett Rudisill, Ashley Rudisill and Kimberly Rudisill; two great-grandchildren, Kalli and Kamden McIlravy and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a step brother, Henry Gasket from Newland, NC. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in Southern Palms Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at McMillan-Small Funeral Home from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2011 with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the American Heart Association, www.americanheart.org
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Created On: 09/03/2011 11:26:01
Dear Bobbi, Tina , and Toni and all of your beautiful children and grandchildren,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know how difficult it is to lose someone so close. You feel like your heart is torn out and you want to die too. Carl achieved so much in his life with tremendous courage and drive. I\'m sure you are extremely proud of him. The obituary speaks of a great man who gave it his all, who lived a full life filled with love and a wonderful family. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Please have faith that the Lord is taking good care of Carl and that he will never really leave you in spirit. I will always have fond memories of our get-togethers when I was growing up.
With love and prayers,
|frank & bridgett corto
Created On: 09/01/2011 11:55:28
We are truly sorry for your loss. It is never easy losing a parent and wanted you to know we are thinking of you. Remember the good times you had and carry on the tradtion of family first.
Bridgett and Frank Corto
Created On: 08/31/2011 14:35:18
I have known Mr. Gasket and his wife for several years now. He was a very nice person and I always loved hearing about his upcoming vacations and how much fun he had with his family. I will miss seeing his smiling face come to my drive-thru. Thoughts and Prayers to his family.
First CItizens Bank, Myrtle Beach, SC
Created On: 08/30/2011 14:49:15
I've known Mr Gasket for only 4 or 5 years now, but he leaves a lasting impression. Our interaction was mostly on a business level yet in our many conversations his love for his family was strongly evident. He quickly became one of my favorite customers and I will miss him greatly.