December 6, 1965 ~ January 18, 2021

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Snellville, Georgia

Robert “Bob” Gatland is survived by his wife Nicole, daughters Blair and Hannah, father Ian, siblings Ray (sister-in-law Susie), Cheri (brother-in-law Ken), and Mark (sister-in-law Misty) and his nephews and niece: John Andrew, Ian, Jeremy, James, Thomas, Anissa, Ben, and Carter. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law Bob and Marti Harrison, who loved him as a son, and sister-in-law Catherine (brother-in-law John David). Bob’s mother Dee predeceased.

A caring and supportive husband, father, brother, and friend, Bob believed in making the most of every day. His priority was being with his girls. He was “Coach Bob” for soccer, “Banner Bob” for cheerleading, lane judge for swim team, “Cooler Bob” for cross country, and active parent volunteer for golf and track. He was often in his dress shirt and pants walking the golf course or in the stands having come directly from work to cheer on his girls. He also spent hours recalling his Georgia Tech math and science courses to be able to tutor his girls in the subjects. He took daddy-daughter only trips to Disney, the Caribbean, and other places to balance time away he spent working. Family vacations were very important to Bob. He usually planned them so work could not contact him, and they always involved outdoor adventures. Bob’s sport passion was cycling. He reached his goal of 5,000 miles in 2020. He also loved hiking and cooking especially with his Big Green Egg.

Bob was a dedicated to his work. He earned his Bachelors of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and Masters from Georgia State University. He began his career at Delta Air Lines, was a Principal for North Highland, and was Business Transformation Program Delivery Director for Koch Industries on his passing.

Bob spent his last day riding his bike, working, and making dinner for his wife. Bob was a member of St. Edward’s Church. Memorial services will held on Monday, February 1, 2021 at St. Edwards Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Bob’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/bob-gatland-memorial-fund or http://www.lls.org

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Memorial Service: February 1, 2021 1:00 pm - February 1, 2021 2:00 pm

St. Edwards Episcopal Church
737 Moon Road SW
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

770-963-6128

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  1. We just heard of Bob’s death, and wanted to know we are thinking and praying for you and your children. May cherished memories carry you through the worst of this time.

  2. CandleImageI think Bob was 9 when his older brother Ray and I began our friendship. We spent hundreds of hours playing childhood games. Bob and I had little contact after GA Tech, but still it is hard to say goodbye, and difficult to acknowledge that we all have our time and none of us knows how long we have. I am praying for peace and healing for the family.

  3. CandleImageDavid and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Every time we saw Bob he was always happy and friendly. We hope that your many happy memories will bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  4. CandleImageVery sorry to hear this news. As a GT colleague, I remember the love and pride in Ian’s voice whenever he spoke of his children. My profound sympathies for Ian and the Gatland clan.

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