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.
Published in Palm Beach Post on Jan. 14, 2018.