CEASE, William Gary
66, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away June 9, 2013 at home under the care of hospice and his loving family.
He was born September 20, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of William C and Elizabeth "Betty" Mair Cease.
He was an Army Veteran of Viet Nam. Gary moved to Florida from Berlin, NJ where he operated an automobile dealership with his father. In Florida, Gary worked as a carpenter in home construction until an on the job paralyzing injury. He was a member of the Boca Ciega Power Squadrin and VFW Post #6253 in Berlin, NJ. Gary was instrumental in forming the Spinal Cord Injury Outreach Network and volunteered at Health South Rehabilitation Center and Tampa General Hospital.
Survivors include a son, Gary W; his mother, Elizabeth "Betty" Cease; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Courtney, Tyler, Cody, and Kaitlyn Cease; nieces, Debra Fox-Marich and Beth Marich and his former wife, Linda Cease .
A celebration of life will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st St. Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121