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Marion Patterson Gore


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Marion Patterson Gore Obituary
Marion Patterson Gore, 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Marion was born on August 25, 1929 in Englewood, NJ, the daughter of Harold and Eva Patterson. She graduated from Bergenfield High School in Bergenfield, NJ. Upon graduation, she worked at H. Patterson and Sons, also known as Orchid Haven, her father's family business that grew orchids for major fresh flower markets in New York City, Boston, Chicago and Washington D.C. At the age of 18, she met her husband Theodore T. Gore of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Marion and Ted raised six children in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where he was employed as a President of the Gore Newspaper Company, owners of the Ft. Lauderdale News/Sun Sentinel. Marion is predeceased by her beloved husband, son Phillip Gore, and grandson, Arie DeZanger. She is survived by 5 of her children, Theodore T. Gore, Jr. of Athens, GA and grandchildren Cameo Gore Mucha, Theodore Gore III, and Tyler Gore; Janet Gore Olson and her husband, Richard, of Maryville, TN and grandchildren Hallie Olson, Bonnie Coleman and Richard Olson, Jr; Guy Gore and his wife Sandra of Boca Raton, FL and grandchildren Shelby Gore and Ben Gore; Loren Gore Grimes of Williamsburg, VA and Peter Gore and his wife Keri of Williamsburg, VA and granddaughter Alexandra Gore. Marion is also survived by Phillip's wife Debbie Gore of Lake Worth, FL and grandchildren Phillip Gore Jr, Michael Gore, and Brittany Gore and by her nephew Jack Richards of Hallowell, ME and his wife Peggy Greenwald. Marion has 6 great grandchildren. Marion and her husband traveled extensively and created many fond memories with family and friends. She will also be remembered as a strong, generous and independent woman. She was a fine cook and her meals and parties will be long remembered. Marion's spunk, wit and love of life will be sadly missed all who knew and loved her. Marion and her husband Ted will be remembered by their family in Fort Lauderdale at The Church By The Sea, 2700 Mayan Drive on Saturday, November 10th at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Humane Society of Broward County, 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, (954) 463-4870, in their honor and in acknowledgement of the devotion of her adopted beagle, Teddy.
Published in Sun-Sentinel from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2018
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