Gaspar "Gep" Montalbano

06/28/1951 - 07/13/2021

Gaspar "Gep" Montalbano

06/28/1951 - 07/13/2021


Obituary For Gaspar "Gep" Montalbano

Gaspar "Gep" Montalbano, 70, beloved husband of Grace Chisare Montalbano, of Jacksonville, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, June 28, 1951, the son of the late Gaspar and Carmela Bertuglia Montalbano, he had lived in Long Island before moving to North Carolina. He was the proprietor of a burial vault company in Long Island until his retirement.
Besides his beloved wife Grace, he is survived by his daughter, Carmela Underwood and her husband John; his son, Gaspar Montalbano and his wife Devon; his grandchildren Nicholas Kohler, Justin Kohler, Britney Kohler, Carissa Underwood, Gabriel Montalbano, Isabella Montalbano, and Alyssa Montalbano and his great-grandchildren Anthony, Josiah, Rosalie, Evelyn, Andre, and Ava.
Gep loved the water and had spent many days on his boats. He was a snow-skier, always skiing on the Black Diamond runs where he was challenged by the moguls and practiced Karate where he had earned a Black Belt and Jiu Jitsu where he earned a Brown Belt. Gep was a family man who adored his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren but most of all, Gep was a man of God who walked in faith and he wanted his family and friends to love the Lord as he did.
Funeral services for Gep will be held Monday, August 2, 2021 at 10 a.m. in the Johnson Funeral Home, 2685 Henderson Drive in Jacksonville. There will be a live stream of the service on a link that will be published in the obituary before Monday.

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  • My cousin Gasper was a kind and loving man. My favorite memory is when Gasper and my father would talk during football season especially during the first week.

  • We started as acquaintances some 40 years ago ... you were a friend of the "family " when we met .... but things evolved... you became a friend of mine ... and quickly became a dear friend... someone I could call ...anytime... you would always answer... you became my brother... someone who was always there... we enjoyed so many times together... boating ... beaching... partying ... pig roasts .... and so much more...the fondest memories I have will be skiing .... taking our kids ( most times) .. from colorado to Vermont ... NY to New Hampshire... the times we had were wonderful... we were babies raising babies... and I think we did pretty good! We gave our families all we could... we worked hard to provide them with the best we could... family first ... always. I miss you my brother.. I miss you answering the phone saying Hi Mommy... I miss not having you here... I know you are free now... no more doctors ... no more worries... fly free, fly high... we will be together again... remember Rocky Mountain High ... keep the ski lift to Heaven running... someday we will all need a lift ... I love you my brother 💔 Mommy...

  • Gep was a GREAT MAN and will be missed dearly, loved having conversations with him and loved working with him years ago And to his great family I am sorry for your loss , thoughts and prayers for you all GOD BLESS 🙏🏻❤️

  • Papa gep words cannot describe how appreciative I am for your guidance and love, some of the best advice I ever received in my life came from you, thank you for being an amazing pop always and loving pharoah and I, we will honor you daily I love u papa gep, stay watching over Carmela and the grandkids and great grandkids the impact that you have made in our lives will forever be cherished ti amo, kiss my daughter for us!

  • Dad I miss you so much.. my heart aches. I never knew such heartache.. you always said to me whenever I had troubles.."Every storm passes and this too shall pass and the sun will shine again. Have patience and trust in the Lord and pray about it". You never had anything bad to say about anyone. You were always so kind. Always telling me to forgive and not hold grudges. July 13th has made such a hole in my heart. Even though I am grown you always said I was still your baby girl. I'll never forget the sacrifice you made for me and Geppie and mom.. you were a strong man.. and dad you made me proud just as much as you told me you were proud of me.. I love you always and forever.. You can rest now dad without pain and thank you for everything. I know dialysis was so hard on you and I know you did that for us.. I love you and when my time comes I know you will be right there to hold my hand and take me with you in peace.

  • Grace and Gep came into my life and treated me and my son Elijah with so much love and we are forever grateful for our many years together as a family. I pray for his peace and comfort. May he rest peacefully with the joy and love of all his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, wife and those who loved him. I was blessed to have you and your family in my life. Love Frannie and Elijah

  • Gasper was special person. Always had a laugh. Always looking out for the next person. Spent many good times fishing with his friends. He will be deeply missed and always in my heart. Love you cuz. Frank Navetta & Family.

  • He was a brother to me.... Miss him dearly.... A man with a heart of Gold .

  • They say to be the things you loved the most about the people who are gone. There was a lot to love about you Dad. You had the perspective on life that most people seem to have only after the death of a loved one. To enjoy the little things in life because one day you'll realize they are the big things... but you already knew that. You were patient and kind. You always called me sweetheart, even after you saw me at my worst. You always enjoyed having family and friends around and always made us feel loved. And for that, we'll always love you. Until we meet again, Your sweetheart xoxo

  • Our memories of Gasper are wonderful. We loved him very much He was a generous man to a fault. Always tried to help everyone he knew. I always felt he was my little Brother, not just my cousin. RIP. Miss your contagious smile and your friendly voice. Love you forever. 🙏🙏❤️🙏🙏❤️🙏💋💋💋

  • Go with the grace of God our dear friend. May you Rest In Peace and hopefully one day we will meet again on the other side. We will deeply miss you! Your "brother" from another mother - Dan and Cheryl ❤️❤️❤️

  • Hi Grandpa! I love and miss you so much but I know your doing great in heaven right now! Till I see you again, I love you with all my heart ❤️

  • I love you and miss you Grandpa you were the Rock of the family I WILL make you proud until we meet again... Cagado #1 I'll never forget you saying that to me.

  • I love you and miss you Grandpa you were the Rock of the family I WILL make you proud until we meet again... Cagado #1 I'll never forget you saying that to me.

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