Born Oct. 24, 1913 in Cakovcch, Yugoslavia, he was the son of Gaspar and Katrina (Dolencic) Gaves. He had lived in Paris for 56 years.
Mr. Gaves had worked for National Can in Warren as a millwright for 15 years until he retired in 1976. He had also worked at the Ravenna Arsenal.
He was a member of the Ravenna Moose Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel A., whom he married July 26, 1941; son, Robert J. of Newton Falls; daughter, Carol Jean Gaves of Anaheim, Calif.; four grandchildren; one brother and one sister.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 tonight at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery in Paris.