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Obituary Arthur W. Gibbons 10/17/2018  
GIBBONS, Arthur William "Bill"

76, died October 10, 2018. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, he was born August 25, 1942, to Arthur S. Gibbons and Madeleine Pascual Gibbons. He attended Sacred Heart Academy and Jesuit High School (Tampa), and graduated from the Asheville School (North Carolina). He then attended Georgetown University (D.C.) and earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from University of Tampa. In his younger years, he was an active member of the Merrymakers Club and Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, serving as a Courtier in the Royal Court (1968). He was a faithful member of the Catholic Church. Possessing an incredible knowledge of Tampa and its families, he could amaze you with his instant recall of dates, conversations, and connections. He kept in touch with people near and far, especially by telephone, and never forgot a birthday or anniversary. He worked diligently, particularly in the food delivery and security fields, until his health began to decline in 2016. He is survived by his brothers, M. Gordon Gibbons of McDonough, GA and South Pasadena, FL, Rev. Msgr. Robert C. Gibbons of St. Petersburg, and John B. Gibbons of Macon, GA; by his sister, Madeleine "Lynn" G. Blankenship of Altamont, TN; by his beloved nieces and nephews; and by many loving cousins. The family will receive friends at A Life Tribute Funeral Home, 4040 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, Tuesday, October 16, 5-7 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church (McLoughlin Center), 821 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Wednesday, October 17, at 10 am. Burial immediately following at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. Visit the online personalized guestbook at:

Published in the Tampa Bay Times from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2018
Obituary Lowell E. Prescott 10/11/2018  
Lowell Edward Prescott

Lowell Edward Prescott, 92, peacefully passed away at home on Sept. 23, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born to Frank H. and Edna Prescott of Anderson, Indiana.

Lowell attended preparatory school, Asheville School, in North Carolina, where he played football. He was drafted in the Army Air Corps in 1944. He then graduated from Michigan State University in 1950 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity.

He worked at Chrysler as an engineer until his retirement in 1974. He relocated his family from Michigan to Prescott. The city was named after a distant relative, William Hickling Prescott. When Lowell visited the town, he liked it so much he moved there. He owned and operated a local business for several years.

In retirement, Lowell became an avid bridge player and hiker who hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim. He helped develop the Acker Park trails with his best friend, Barrie Mayes. He was one of the founders of the Prescott Outings Club and served as president of for several years. Over the years, he was a Mason, a Lion, worked on Prescott planning and zoning, and other organizations.

He is survived by Donna, his wife of 52 years; his son, Frank Prescott; daughter, Frances Goldblum (Mark); and "Dad" to Karen Anderson (Mark) and Michael Bergman (Kelly); five grandchildren, Kathryn, Annie, Aidan, Alisa and William; and two great-grandchildren, Max and Rosie. Lowell is also survived by his sister, Helene Mosher; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Frank H. Jr.; and his sister, June Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, Lowell has requested contributions to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to support a diabetes cure for his granddaughter Annie Field (Roethel).

There will be a private memorial service at a later date, per Lowell's request.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Homes.

Please log on to www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign Lowell's guestbook and share a memory with the family.

Obituary William C. Embler 9/28/2018  
Dear members of classes 1966 to 1995, trustees and other friends,

I regret to inform you of the passing of William "Doc" Embler, Jr.

Embler enjoyed a 28-year career at Asheville School, where he became a revered and loved teacher, mentor and friend. He passed away on August 23, 2018, at the age of 82.

Countless alumni remember the singular way he taught Biology. He loved his subject, saying that it was appropriate that science classes were held in First Mitchell because "science is the foundation of life." Today, the Doc Embler Biology Lab stands in First Mitchell - a gift from the Class of 1972 - as a testament to Embler's dedication to his subject and his students.

Embler had a curiosity and zeal for many subjects: "His multiple talents - calligraphy, knot tying, ecology, meteorology, archaeology, aircraft, and knowledge of Africa - were given free reign during the Monday Morning Projects," wrote Steve Levin 1973 in "Amid Rugged Mountains: The Asheville School Centennial History."

In addition to teaching, Embler served as a hall parent alongside his wife, Dottie, and as assistant varsity football coach for over 25 years. He began the wrestling program at Asheville School and helped coach baseball. His banjo could be heard across campus, and he never failed to remind his students that "organization is the key to success."

Doc Embler was hired as a faculty member at Asheville School in 1965 and taught until his retirement in 1993. During that time, he inspired many Asheville School students. "Doc was a big part of my Asheville School life and memory," said Tom Marberger 1969. "His death leaves a large hole in that fabric."

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dottie Embler; his daughter Elaine Embler 1983 (Steve Hill); son Doug Embler (Tina); his grandson; his nieces and nephew; and his brother.

The Embler family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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