[meteorite-list] [IMCA List] Dave Gheesling's Obituary

From: Graham Ensor <graham.ensor_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2020 11:30:41 +0000
Message-ID: <CAJkn+kZckb78YLPu1ai0q6+yYJGSgk8U5_MrDXV_L3gL7eMHmw_at_mail.gmail.com>

Thanks Sean,

All I can say is that I cannot begin to put words together that describe
our sadness on his passing, the difference he made to our lives and the joy
of knowing Dave. He will live on forever in our memories.

Graham and Manda.

On Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 3:20 AM Sean T. Murray via IMCA <imca at mail.imca.co>

> Folks,
> I've posted this on Facebook... but for those of you that are not on that
> page, below is the obituary for Dave and the URL for the funeral home.
> -----------------------------------
> Dave B. Gheesling, age 53, of Roswell, GA, passed away on Wednesday,
> November 11, 2020. He was born on June 8, 1967 in Decatur, Georgia, the
> son
> to Barry Gheesling and Sheilla Gheesling.
> Dave graduated from Georgia Tech in 1989 with a Bachelor of Business
> Administration degree. He began his career selling industrial equipment
> before becoming involved in the flooring industry. He worked at both
> Mohawk
> Industries and Abbey before founding FloorExpo Inc., today known as FEI
> Group.
> Dave was a man of extraordinary talent. He was an accomplished public
> speaker, educator, and an expert marksman. Personal fitness was a
> priority,
> and he was an accomplished author of numerous publications and books.
> Dave
> was a lover of all things related to space and collecting meteorites was
> his
> passion. His collection, Falling Rocks, is one of the largest and most
> impressive collections in private hands. Dave was an inspirational leader,
> mentor to many, and loved by all.
> Dave met his life partner, Kasia, at a coffee shop and they shared six
> plus
> years of happiness together. Raising a blended family, they enjoyed
> sharing
> precious moments and adventures together with family and friends. Family
> was most important to Dave and he considered his friends to be a part of
> his
> family. He was an incredible father, son, brother, uncle, partner, and
> friend. He was a father figure to many, and he will be deeply missed.
> His
> life, influence, and legacy will forever remain in the lives of all who
> knew
> him, and we will all cherish his memories as we gaze to the heavens.
> He is survived by his loving family: Kasia Sutton; children; Willow, Katy,
> Maddie, Natalia and Marcus; parents, Barry Gheesling and Sheilla
> Gheesling;
> brother Brad Gheesling and his wife Kara and his niece and nephew Suzanna
> and Shannon; uncles, Bob Green and his wife Pat, and Clayton Gheesling and
> his wife Karen, along with a host of friends from all over the globe.
> Please visit roswellfuneralhome.com to leave condolences to the family.
> -----------------------------------
> Also, on a personal note -- I have been deeply touched by the outpouring
> of
> support, condolences, stories and pictures regarding Dave over the last
> three days. I can?t tell you how much that has meant to his family.
> Thank
> you for all of the emails, texts, calls, posts, pictures, and the awesome
> video & song from the Big Kahuna (Mahalo!).
> At times, we may think we are only an eclectic community of collectors,
> but
> this is an example of how much more we really are -- this is an awesome
> group of family and friends.
> Sean
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