Charles Allan Gard
1925 - 2018
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GARD, Dr. Charles Allan Dec. 22, 1925 - Jan. 9, 2018 Dr. Charles Allan Gard, 92, went home to be with the Lord on January 9, 2018 at his home in Lake Worth, FL. Dr. Gard served as a family physician for 63 years. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis Ann Gard. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Phyllis, who first met him in 1956, when she went to his office in Lakeview, Ohio. They were married a short time later and moved to Florida in 1963. Together, they had three children, Patience Nelson (Jim Nelson), John Gard (Ginette Nadeau), and Charles Gard II (Wendy George) and adopted three children, Sherry Gard (predeceased), Richard Gard, and David Gard. He is survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Before attend medical school, he served in the United States Army during WWII as a surgical medic. After which, he attended the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and began his medical practice in 1954. He will be missed by the many patients he cared for during his 63 years of practice as a family physician, both in Ohio and in Florida. His grandson, Bryan Gard PA-C, will continue his practice in Lake Worth. He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church and supported numerous charities and ministries throughout his life. The family will have a graveside service at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL. All are welcome to attend a celebration of life for Dr. Gard on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 165 Ohio Rd. Lake Worth, FL from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.

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Published in Palm Beach Post on Jan. 14, 2018.
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December 18, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joseph Michaud
May 10, 2020
S.I.P DR.GURD MY DAUGHTER SHARES A BIRTHDAY WITH YOU. YOU WILL BE MISSED I CAN RECALL MANY DAYS STOPPING BY THE OFFICE SEEING YOUR PEPSI NEXT TO YOU AS YOU TYPED AWAY ON THAT TYPE RIDER....YOU HELD IT DOWN FOR A VERY LONG TIME IVE BEEN TO ABOUT 3 OR 4 OF YOUR MANY LOCATIONS I KNOW YOU WOULD BE PROUD OF THE BUILDING AND STAFF THAT YOU HAVE NOW STILL SERVING IN YOUR GREAT NAME.....BE PROUD BE PROUD
Amanda Laster
Friend
May 10, 2020
S.I.P DR.GURD MY DAUGHTER SHARES A BIRTHDAY WITH YOU. YOU WILL BE MISSED I CAN RECALL ALIT OF DAYS STOPPING BY THE OFFICE SEEING YOUR PEPSI NEXT TO YOU AS YOU TYPED AWAY ON THAT TYPE RIDER....YOU HELD IT DOWN FOR A VERY LONG TIME IVE BEEN TO ABOUT 3 OR 4 OF YOUR MANY LOCATIONS I KNOW YOU WOULD BE PROUD OF THE BUILDING AND STAFF THAT YOU HAVE NOW STILL SERVING IN YOUR GREAT NAME.....BE PROUD BE PROUD
Amanda Laster
Friend
May 2, 2019
Im very sorry to hear this. Im a former patient of Dr Gard
Melinda Banks Isom
April 15, 2019
Thank you so much Dr. Gard. You were an angel here on earth. You took care of so many of us without insurance. You were the best!
You could diagnose an illness just by looking at us.
You will be sadly missed. Until we meet again.
Leslie Thompson
March 8, 2019
You will be missed Dr Gard. I loved your sense of humor. You are one of a kind
Jay D
March 2, 2019
Such a kind, good hearted and gentle man. The heavens have received a true saint. He nursed us through all our maladies with professionalism and kindness. Rest in peace. Cheryl & Raf. Kent.England
February 21, 2019
My Deepest Sincere Condolences he will surely be missed by many. He helped plenty from near to far.
Rosalyn Clark
November 4, 2018
Dr Gard was an uncommon man in a time where people lean toward individualism and the self. He was selfless and reliable on all counts that a physician should be. The entire community knew that with Dr. Gard they always had a place to go when so many other places may have shown them indifference for whatever financial circumstances may have ailed them. I once wrote Dr Gard a thank you card, he and his entire staff always remembered that simple gesture -even though I felt it was so small compared to all that he ever did for me.Dr. Gard was witty and if you were afraid of needles he'd telll you an awesome joke -this way you'd forget about the little pinch.I visited Dr Gard for over ten years from the time I was a poor uninsured college student to times when periods of unemployment left me without medical coverage. I cannot and will never forgive the kindness this beautiful individual showed me and everyone who ever crossed his path. It didn't matter who or what you were -you were welcome and reminded that god was there for you.I send all of your family and you my love.
Marisella Colon
October 2, 2018
I had no idea he passed away. He is sitting with Jesus as we all know his goodness. He took care of our family through measles, mumps, Hong Kong flu Scarlett fever. He knew more than most of the Doctors today! God Bless Him. You will be sorely missed by everyone!
Karen Tolerico Rodriguez
August 15, 2018
My deepest to the Gaurd family my the Lord continue to protect and watch over you . I'm a patient if the Gard and I must he was such a great phisician
Carline Jean
June 7, 2018
Thank you Dr Guard for your kindness and friendship over the years I have known you. You will always live in my heart !!
Victoria Sirak
Acquaintance
May 31, 2018
Dr Gard was a kind and gentle man...a doctor committed to helping the less fortunate have access to desperately needed healthcare. As a patient of his, I can personally attest to the fact that Dr Gard cared for my wellbeing when no one else would...That meant the world to me at the time, and I'll never forget it. Rest peacfully, doctor, and know that you helped.
Pamela P
May 14, 2018
im so sad and so sorry to hear this dr gard was one of the sweetest kindest person i have met my deepest condolences for the family he always bragged on he has been my doctor for over 30 years my kids have never seen anyone else always asked about the family never rushed you and always a kind word . god bless him for god bless us all for having him in our lives i could write all night and never put into words what a special person he was. he had a heart of gold rest in peace dr gard my family and i loved you very much
carroll furnish
Friend
March 8, 2018
My deepest condolences. We all loved Dr. Gard. He will definitely be missed. He was my doctor for almost 15 years. He helped me achieve my weight loss goal successfully several times. Dr.Gard changed my life. May he rest in peace
Shajuana Mostella
March 4, 2018
I told Dr. Gard once that of all the man I ever met my entire life he was in the top three. Dr. Gard to me was one of the most amazing people ever met he loved his art of being one of the best doctors that ever lived. My entire family had been to Dr. Gard at one time or another I remember going there and not having enough money to pay when I was younger and first got out of the Marine Corps and he told me just to mail them a check whenever I got time I made sure I took that check over there the next day he could've charged 10 times more but he loved being a doctor and he loves people and more than that he loved his heavenly father God bless you Dr. Gard
Ernie Abrams
February 23, 2018
I cannot believe I'm seeing this. He was such a wonderful doctor not only to myself, but for my entire family. Never misleading, never in any rush, he would always take his time answering every question you had and giving you the best medical care regardless of having any insurance or issues with money. He was an incredibly kind, wonderful man of God. He will be incredibly missed.
Erica McDaniel
February 14, 2018
I will truly miss him. He was such a happy and warm person. May God test his soul. Felicia Ehrhart
Felicia Ehrhart
February 12, 2018
So sad to be reading this.........I saw Dr. Gard for many years, bringing my children to him and referring many people to him over the past 25 years! He was a wonderful man and had a great passion for helping people. He will be missed by many. To his wonderful family, my deepest condolences...........I pray for peace and comfort for all!
Terri Wise
Acquaintance
February 7, 2018
I'm going to miss you, your selfless love for your patients will never be forgotten.
Josette Julmiste
February 7, 2018
Rest In paradise Dr. Gard. ❤
February 6, 2018
Dear mr. Guard you will truly be missed you have been one of the greatest doctors I have ever had the honor to know. You were a true doctor out to help people I'm in tears remembering how many times you have helped me and my children they are all grown now and very healthy. You have been a big part of my life. you have not only helped me and my family but you have helped many many others in their times of need. You were a true doctor not out for money but out to help people and that's the true meaning of being a doctor. May you rest in peace. My prayers go out to his family. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have ever done for me. This world has lost one of the most honest doctors ever. In Jesus name may you rest in peace
Virginia Burrello
February 3, 2018
Dr. Hard was the kindest doctor I have ever met. No matter how busy he was, he always had time for one more person. If someone didn't have enough money to pay he would accept $5 a month from them. No one was ever denied care.
When I moved from Florida, I never found another doctor like him.
I am so sorry to learn of his passing and want his family to know he is someone I will always hold close in my heart not only for being a great doctor, but a good friend.
Kris Shwetzer
January 23, 2018
He always new exactly what I did for work and was sharp as a tack. He was always interested in how fast South Florida was growing. He told me a few years back that his Class Reunion was coming up and when I asked if he was going he said he may,but there were only a couple of them still alive. He said this happens when you get to be my age. Such a sweet kind God Loving person. Will be surely missed. Rest in peace in the arms of Jesus...
Gina Anoceto
January 20, 2018
Dr. Gard will be remembered as such a kind and wonderful doctor. He treated myself and my Mom over the course of many years. Our sincerest condolences to the family.
Lynnette Rubano
January 20, 2018
Allan was a wonderful human being -- very smart, caring, and a wonderful Doctor. I am so glad we talked on the phone shortly before his death. Rest in peace and much love to Phyllis and family. Love, Joyce Fry Towns
January 19, 2018
Sending our condolences to the family. Dr. G will be missed...
A Williams
January 18, 2018
You where a great dr .the best dr gard rest in peace.you where loved by everyone
Diane Belk
Acquaintance
January 18, 2018
Dr. Gard took care of my whole family, He was the most caring and greatest Dr. I have ever had a pleasure of knowing. God Bless him and his family. He will be missed.
Sandra Albritton
January 17, 2018
Right now words cannot express how I'm feel Dr. Gard you will be missed so much. You are the most sweetest individual that I ever met thank you for everything my condolences go out to the Gard family.
Patricia Bridge
January 17, 2018
Rest In Peace Dr.Guard
Gernide Mertilus
Acquaintance
January 17, 2018
We were so sorry to hear about Dr. Gards' passing. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.

Jane Hoffman and Blanche Hoffman
January 16, 2018
Courtney Brosseit
January 16, 2018
Such a sweet, loving doctor. His love of the Lord was evident when you met him! Prayers for his sweet family.
Darla Safford
January 16, 2018
Dr. Gard was a wonderful doctor and will be missed dearly,sorry for you loss..
Darlene Rios
January 16, 2018
Rest In Peace Dr. Gard. You
will be missed
Helen Powell
January 16, 2018
To Mrs. Gard and Family,I am very sorry for your loss. Dr. Gard was my physician ( and physician to my sister, Glenda Hickox).He was so precious and personable. He always asked about our parents and gave us excellent care. We will miss him greatly, but, through faith, do believe that he lives now- just in a more beautiful place. Full of love, no illness and a place has been waiting for Dr. Gard, as it is for all of us who believe.I want to thank you, his family, for sharing him with us and others. Often , doctors families give as much as their spouses and children; in the times when they are away at work.God Bless you all and give you comfort throughout your grief. We pray for you all at this sad time. Respectfully yours, Gayle Hickox-Pard
Gayle Hickox-Pard
January 15, 2018
Dr Gard was a good doctor,a caring person who helped everyone he could. Prayer for the family
Jeanmarie Espina
January 15, 2018
Dr. Gard, we thank you for your service to this country and to your patients. You will be remembered by your patients as a dedicated, hard working man. R.I.P
Joanne Blaise
January 15, 2018
Dr. Gard was one of a kind... Such a great loss to family and friends. You all are in my thoughts and prayers God bless Mrs. Gard and I'm so very sorry for your loss....
Denise Zovistoski
January 15, 2018
Rest In Peace, Dr. Gard.
January 15, 2018
We willl miss Dr Gard so much. He was the kindest
And most caring person we know. He loved his Family and The Lord. Our thought are with Mrs Gard and The Gard Family.
Love Chelsea and Cathy Ferruggia
Cathy Ferruggia
January 15, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to the family. He will be missed at bible study.
Denise Carriera
January 15, 2018
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear. My condolences to you and your family.
Ita Facchini Campos
January 15, 2018
Our most sincere condolences & deepest sympathy to the entire Gard family. Dr Gard will be missed by many.
Richard & Lori Kuh
January 14, 2018
Dr Gard was very well know and liked throughout Palm Beach County. I worked with many nurses who personally knew him and gave wonderful reviews about him. It has been an honor for me to have know Dr Gard and Mrs Gard. He will be sorely missed. My sympathy to the Gard family.
Diane Grenier
January 14, 2018
I was a patient of Dr. Gard. He was a kind and good doctor who often spoke lovingly of his family. The world has lost an honorable and fine man.
Laura Crow
January 14, 2018
Dr. Gard felt like family. My deepest sympathies go out to Phylis, Patience and the rest of the Gard family. Praying for you all.
Sue Talerico
January 14, 2018
First and foremost I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to Mrs.Gard and all of Dr Gards Family.Ive been a patient since 1978,and Met him through Suzie Butler.He was one of the kindest loving patient Drs I've ever known and very educated about ANY medical issue I've and my daughter while growing up.I had written down his home address once again on my last visit to stop by and visit him,I had found out he officially retired after all these years.However I was unable to go and feel incredibly sad I wasn't able to see him .(Dr Gard not only did I respect highly your opinion in every area of our conversations I also considered you my Mentor in my every day life.) I know God has a special place waiting for such a beautiful Soul.I loved him more than a Dr but as my friend .You will be deeply missed and the world has lost an Amazing Man.Sending my prayers to The Entire Family during such a very sad Time,Sincerely Laura
Laura Hadgigeorge
January 14, 2018
So sorry to hear about Dr. Gard. I went to him many years ago, as a teenager. Such a sweet man. Not many like him around. RIP Dr. Gard. You were loved by many.
Pat Rogers
January 14, 2018
Phil and Ienny Smith
January 14, 2018
What a kind, caring, honorable man Dr. Gard was--and so much more! The world is a lesser place without him. My deepest condolences to the whole family.
Cheryl Dunn Bychek
January 14, 2018
Dave, Jenny, Sarah & Barb Wilmoth
To the entire Gard family, let us express our deepest sympathies to each and everyone of you. Dr. Gard was our family physician for oh so many years. GOD blessed him with such a kind and gentle soul. Phyllis, know that he was loved from around the world.
His bedside manner was quite unique! Whether it was the gentling and calming our girls before they would get their school shots, or going above and beyond to make sure that we were okay and felt comfortable about our injuries.
GOD anointed this precious man with such a love for his patients. That it was every evident with that beautiful smile that greeted you when he called your name. To the son that is carrying on his great legacy...YOU my dear please greet your patients with that smile too!
As you celebrate his awesome life, please make sure you smile and laugh as you gather together. He would want you to!
Dave & Barb Wilmoth
January 14, 2018
RIP DR GARD MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY
DORIS
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