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Goodbye to a Friend - Floyd Gerke (1936-2016)

Floyd Gerke, 79, former student and staff member of TSBVI, passed away on June 18, 2016. Floyd attended the School for the Blind from 1944 at age 8 until he graduated. While a student at TSBVI he was on the wrestling team and a campus leader. After moving to Idaho he worked at the Idaho School for the Blind and Deaf for 13 years, supervising the boys’ dorm, teaching mobility and using his TSBVI experience to coach the wrestling team. While there, he met and married his wife, Annie. 

Upon returning to Texas, he began his career at TSBVI as a dorm supervisor and eventually became the Student Life Director, working alongside his wife Annie, who taught typing. He later successfully managed a BEP (Business Enterprise Program) at several state buildings in Austin.

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