KALEMBER, Gary Lee Gary, 59, of St. Petersburg passed away peacefully at 10:05 pm on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at his home after a 6 year battle with bladder cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Sharon; his "favorite" daughter, Savanna Rakestraw; son-in-law, Chris; and 2 adorable granddaughters, Emily and Madison; along with his close extended family, Lou Andrews, Steve, Jennifer, Sydney and Ross Andrews, Mark Andrews, Kelli, Drew, Noah and Ariah Oliver, Donna and Ronnie Carter, John, Julie, Abby and Jake Carter. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Caroline Kalember and his father-in-law, Ross Andrews. Born and raised in Atlanta, he has resided in St. Pete for the last 7 years and enjoyed the many cycling and sailing activities. A Celebration of Gary's Life will be held on Wednesday, June 13th, 4 pm, at Tampa Bay Watch, 3000 Pinellas Bayway S. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network or Suncoast Hospice. Livestrong!
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 10, 2012