Theodore T. Gore Sr., passed away Saturday, November 30. He and his wife Marion of 64 years, spent most of their time traveling between Williamsburg, and Fort Lauderdale. He is survived by his wife Marion P Gore, and five of his six children; Theodore T Gore Jr., Janet Olson, Guy Gore, Loren Grimes and Peter Gore. His son Philip Gore passed away earlier this year. Also, survived by 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren.
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Ted was born in 1925 in Oak Park, Illinois, to Governor Robert Hayes Gore, and Lorena Gore. Early in his childhood he moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico with his family, when his father was appointed Governor by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. As he noted many times these were very impressionable years. After which he moved to the fledgling city of Fort Lauderdale and bore witness to it's growth as a child attending St. Anthony's Catholic School during grade school, then Fort Lauderdale High School, as a "Flying L" and all state football player, to ultimately becoming the President of the Fort Lauderdale News.
As a member of a distinguished and unfortunately diminishing class of World War II veterans, at the age of 16 he enlisted in the Air Force and served as a navigator in the 547th B-17 Squadron, 384th Bomb Group, stationed in England for most of the war. After the war, Ted enrolled at the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1950 with a degree in business administration. Moving back to Fort Lauderdale, he married his sweetheart and Orchid Queen, Marion Patterson, there they raised their six children.
He and Marion came to spend part of the year in Williamsburg in 1987 and have ever since.
He Served as President of the Fort Lauderdale News, on the board of Broward Bank, the North American Company, Trustee of the Gore Family Memorial Charitable Foundation.
Services were held in Fort Laudeddale on December 6, in lieu of flowers the family would appreciate contributions be made to the Heritage Humane Society, Williamsburg, Va.
Published in Virginia Gazette from Dec. 7, 2013 to Jan. 6, 2014