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Floyd Phillip GEHRES

Obituary

GEHRES, Floyd Phillip 98, of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away March 22, 2013. He was a graduate of Bowling Green State University and Ohio State University. His lifelong career in Education, included being President of Asheville Community College in North Carolina and Director of Miami Dade Community College in Florida. He was united in marriage to Margaret Hoover on Aug. 27, 1939 in Ohio. Floyd loved to sing, read, watching sports on television and telling stories about his past. He will be mostly remembered for his bear hugs, a smile on his face and never missing the chance to sing Happy Birthday to anyone who was celebrating a birthday. Survivors include his devoted wife of 73 years, Margaret; two daughters, Janice (Tom) Dillon and Linda Berry; two sons, Loran and Phil Gehres; a brother, Marlin (Carolyn) Gehres; two sisters, Martha Poling and Thelma Gehres; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Evangelical Protestant Cemetery in Van Wert, Ohio. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL 813-634-9900

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 25, 2013
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