Stephen Voss, a retired FAU professor emeritus, passed away July 8, 2013 in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Voss is survived by his beloved wife Dr. Gay Sherman Voss, loving children: Stephen Voss II of Boca Raton, FL, Carol Johnson of Needham, MA, Jimmie Enderle of Bushnell, FL, Kathleen Woolrich of Orlando, FL, Angie West of Stuart, FL, Frances Dean of Greensboro, NC, 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Dr. Stephen Voss was a member of the first faculty of Florida Atlantic University in 1964. Earlier, he attended Florida Southern College of Lakeland, FL and earned his masters and doctoral degrees at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. During WWII, he served as a Navy Medic, assigned to the 6th Naval Beach Battalion and was wounded in the Omaha Easy Red II section of the Normandy Invasion. The following year, he was involved in the invasion of Okinawa. Recently, since WWII, Dr. Voss received the Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor fron the French Consul General of Miami for his service during the June 6, 1944, Invasion of Normandy, France. Stephen has been a teacher and a principal in Florida's public schools and is currently a retired Professor of Elementary Education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. He has a "courtesy" contract which enables him to serve as an official academic adviser to undergraduate Florida Atlantic University students preparing to become elementary school teachers. Florida Atlantic University is a state university with an enrollment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Stephen entered the teaching profession in 1953 and has served in various school related capacities for more than fifty years. A memorial service will be held July 25th, 2pm, at the First United Methodist Church, 625 NE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton, FL. In memory of Stephen, the family asks that a donation be made to Florida Atlantic University to support the Stephen Voss Scholarship Fund. Florida Atlantic University Foundation 777 Glades Rd Bldg 10 Rm 295, Boca Raton, FL 33431. (561) 297-2891 Arrangements by Gary Panoch Funeral Home of Boca Raton, www.gpanochfunerals.com 561-997-8580
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Published in Sun-Sentinel on July 21, 2013