Floyd M. Gilbert “Gib” Kestner Jr., 84 of Mount Dora, FL, died Saturday, July 17, 2021.
He was born November 6, 1936, in Derry, a son of the late Floyd M. G. Sr. and Sarah “Sally” (Plummer) Kestner.
Floyd attended the University of Pittsburgh. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Cuban Crisis. He served 25 years active duty and reserves before retiring. After his active duty years, Floyd went to work for Kennametal, Inc., an industrial tool supplier. He worked in sales and management and retired after 38 years. Gib, as he was affectionately known to family and friends, enjoyed woodworking. As a young man, he was in several drum corps. He moved to Florida from Woodridge, Illinois in 2005. Floyd was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, where he was very active in the church.
Besides his parents Floyd is preceded in death by one sister Patricia Henderson and one brother Barry Kestner.
Floyd is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Evelyn R. (Riffle) Kestner of Mount Dora FL; one son Michael G. Kestner and wife Sherry of Pacifica, CA; two daughters Margie L. Gray and husband Jackie of Dilworth, MN and Beth A. Trupiano of Mount Dora, FL; two grandchildren Chandler Gray and TJ Adamson; niece and nephew Cathy and Timothy Adamson of Greensburg, and also many other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends for Floyd’s Life Celebration, on Friday July 23, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331.
A funeral service will be held at 10AM Saturday July 24, 2021 in the Derry 1st United Methodist Church 313 N. Ligonier St. Derry, with the Rev. Jason Schweinberg officiating.
Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Derry.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Derry 1st First United Methodist Church, 313 N. Ligonier St. Derry PA 15627.
Online condolences may be made to www.merlinfuneralhome.com.
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