John David BYERS

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BYERS, John David

74, of Largo, died on March 8, 2017, at the Sabal Palms Nursing Home, Largo. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, Dave moved to Florida in 1957 and graduated from Clearwater High School and the University of Florida, and he earned a master's degree from Florida State University. He attended Anona Methodist Church in Largo. Dave taught eighth grade U.S. History for 31 years at Kennedy Middle School in Clearwater. He was a member of the Pinellas Education Employees Retired, Florida, and the National Education Assn. Retired. He was the past president of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, and was inducted into the Clearwater High School Basketball Hall of Fame, where he was the public address announcer for the Tornado boys' basketball games. Dave loved teaching, basketball, trains, traveling, and White Castle hamburgers. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sarah. Neptune Society is in charge of arrangements. No formal memorial is planned at this time. Donations can be made to the or Suncoast Hospice Foundation. Dave's family wishes to thank the Sabal staff and the Suncoast Hospice nurses who tenderly cared for Dave.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 10, 2017
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