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Myron L. Gifford

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Gifford Myron L. Gifford. Myron would like to let you know "his work here is done". He inspired all who knew him with his humble nature, unwavering integrity and always living as the Lord wished his children would. On June 19, 2017, surrounded by loved ones, he left this world to have a joyous reunion with his beloved, Annie. Myron, an ardent Buckeye fan, transplanted from Columbus, Ohio to Naples, Florida in 1971 where he was owner operator of Riviera Golf Club. Prior to relocating, Myron as superintendent of Wee Bonnie Golf Course, was active in the Ohio Turf Grass Association as a board member and additionally serving as president in 1970. Those who knew him recognized him as a "do-er". He was affectionately referred to, in the family, as a "Border Collie," as he was always ready to eagerly accept another task. Myron was an accomplished wood worker, always creating splendid gifts for family, friends and especially his grandchildren. He exhibited the patience of Job as he spent countless hours instructing and sharing with others the joy of hitting a little white ball around a lush field of green. Myron was a proud veteran of the Korean war, often recounting those memories of fulfilling duty to his country for his grandson and others. However, highest on Myron's priority list was his walk with the Lord. As a founding member / board member of Grace Bible Church (now Center Point Community Church) he served as a true witness to his faith. Myron was a dedicated brother to Pat, inspirational father to John / (Cheryl) and Debi. He was a devoted grandfather to Jeni, Amy, Erin and Ryan and treasured great grandfather to Harper, Logan, Sawyer and Drew. He additionally was a cherished uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Annie, sister Donna and parents Estel and Geraldine. After an abundantly full 89 years, Myron has gone home for his glorious homecoming with his Lord, and now is in the arms of his "Sweetie", Annie. He will be missed beyond belief but we will all smile as we feel the warmth of his unconditional love embrace us. Love always and forever. Service will be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in Myron's memory may be made to The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation at CureMeso.org or Avow Hospice of Naples at AvowCares.org.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 2, 2017
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