Christopher Gawelko

Christopher P. Gawelko

Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Missoula - Christopher P. Gawelko, died at his home, Saturday, May 16, 2020 of natural causes after a lengthy illness. He was born to Peter and Anna (Paskowski) Gawelko on September 10, 1931 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Christopher attended school in Wilkes-Barre and upon graduation from high school he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, where he became a fingerprint expert. He enjoyed hunting and fly fishing and tying his own flies.
Arthur Murry and his wife Catherine saw Chris dancing in Central Park in New York City and offered him a position in their dance studio, where he became an international dance instructor.
Christopher is survived by his loving wife Catherine (Cuozzo), step daughters; Cynthia and Mary-Ellen Manno, grandson; Jeremy (Daci) Slater and great grandchildren; Teagan and Presley of MT, Evan and Derek of NY and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Julia, Wanda, Jean and Gertrude, brothers; Thaddeus and Patrick Sr., and step-daughter Carol-Lynn Manno.

A Vigil Service will be held on Thursday, May 21st at 7:30 pm at Garden City Funeral Home with a Funeral Service, Friday, May 22nd at 2:00 pm at Garden City Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Western Montana State Veteran Cemetery on June 5th.
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    Friday, May 22nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, May 22nd, 2020 2:00pm
    Garden City Funeral Home & Crematory
    1705 West Broadway
    MISSOULA, MT 59808
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