Frank George Gebhardt Dunnellon, FL - Frank George Gebhardt,78, passed away at home on August 10, 2013 after a long illness. One of the last babies to be born at home, Frank was born on December 23, 1934 to the late Charles (Chuck) and Marcelle (Mimi) Gebhardt in Old Forge, NY. Frank was graduated in 1957 from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at King's Point in New York and was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy. He worked in Schenectady, New York at Alcoa Locomotive for five years and then for Verizon Telephone Company for twenty five years. He retired as District Manager for Network Maintenance and Operations in 1992. He was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon and enjoyed skiing, hunting, golfing, fishing, and woodworking. He was devoted to his wife of nineteen years MaryLou. Mr. Gebhardt was preceded in death by his brother Mark Gebhardt. Surviving family includes his wife MaryLou; sister Annette and brother in law Arthur Eyre, brother Robert and sister in law Johnnie Gebhardt, sister Marcelle and brother in law Bill Cecchin; loving children, son Erik and daughter in law Linda Gebhardt, son Garren, daughter Heidi and son in law Bruce Bonacquist, son Kurt and daughter in law JoAnne Gebhardt, daughter Gretchen and son in law Joseph Demerest, son Glenn and daughter in law Yvette Myers, son Gregory Myers and daughter in law Daria Mallin. Also surviving are his eight grandchildren Jennifer and Tyler Gebhardt, Amanda and Jessica Slivienski, Taylor Lewis, Zachary Gebhardt, Ethan and Garrett Myers. The Family has donated his remains to the University of Florida Medical School for research. A Memorial Funeral Mass, honoring his life, will be celebrated on Saturday (8/17) 10:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Dunnellon, with Father Kevin officiating. A repast will follow at Rainbow Springs Golf and Country Club. Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Marion County, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, Florida 34478-4860 or H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33612 Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon, 19939 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon (352-489-2429).
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Published in The Saratogian on Aug. 15, 2013