William Robert GLADWIN

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GLADWIN, William Robert of Tarpon Springs, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Bill was born on July 16, 1934 to Douglas Gladwin and Mary Lysaght of the Bath English Sea Faring Family. He married his Hopkins, MN, classmate and neighbor Helen, from a family of Norwegian fishermen and Black Irish. When Bill and Helen were married 59 years ago they agreed that sailing adventures would be their ultimate goal. Luckily, he had three lively daughters, Lee Watson, Jane Weisner and Lydia Gladwin. Now his beautiful crew includes granddaughters Shah Judge, Dayo Rabiu and four great-granddaughters. Bill is also survived by his loving and caring friend, Cathy Shaibly. Bill was always faithful to his Hopkins High School and Trinity College (Connecticut) classmates. Bill served in the Air Force SAC refueling service as a navigator along with his life-long friend, Air Craft Commander, Duane Hedahl. Bill had many cruising mentors including C. Brittain, S. Siegel, G. Sutton. He enjoyed his travel adventures with his good friends Jamie and Dan Longley of Ozona, FL. Bill loved all of his pets with boundless enthusiasm and included them on his sailing voyages. Bill's journey came to an end after a five year struggle with multiple myeloma. For more information about multiple myeloma contact The International Myeloma Foundation at myeloma.org or the Moffitt Cancer Center at moffitt.org. If you would like to make a donation in Bill's memory, please consider the Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Palm Harbor or a charity of your choosing. A memorial service for Bill will be announced at a later date. Dobies Funeral Home - Tarpon Chapel
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Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 29, 2014
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Tarpon Springs, FL   (727) 942-0515
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