Frederick W. Gannett, 76, of Inverness, Fla., died Oct. 15,2012 at his home in his sleep.
Mr. Gannett was born March 11, 1936 to Harold and Dora (Loveless) Gannett in Granby. He resided in Pennellville before retiring and moving to Florida in 1991.
He was an avid golfer and liked to fish. He served in the military from 1953 to 1956. Before retiring, he worked as a school bus driver for the Phoenix Central School District and operated the former Big Bend Inn for many years.
He was a life member of VFW Post 4252 in Hernando, Fla.
Frederick Gannett is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan Fuller Gannett; son, Mark M. Gannett of Inverness, Fla.; three sisters, Betty Thurlow of Fulton and Mildred Wood and Laura Landis, both of Inverness, Fla.; and one brother, William Gannett of North Syracuse.
He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Bertha Godfrey, Catherine Russell, and June Butler; and brothers, James, Walter, Frank, and Harold Jr.
Burial was in Jacksonville Cemetery in Jacksonville. Cremation arrangements were made by Hooper Funeral Home in Inverness, Fla.
Contributions may be made to local pet shelters.