William Medcalf Gaar Sr.June 8, 1928 ~ January 22, 2017 (age 88)
William Medcalf Gaar, Sr., 88, passed away Sunday January 22, 2017 in Charlotte, NC with his family at his side. Bill was born June 8, 1928, in Louisville and is preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Betsy Gaar, parents, Byron & Collie Gaar, sister, June Moore, and brother, Byron Gaar, Jr.
Bill attended and graduated from the Anchorage School, Castle Heights Military Academy, University of Louisville Speed School and Babson School of Business.
He proudly served his country as an officer in the Navy. Upon completion of his Naval service, Bill and Betsy returned to Anchorage where Bill joined the family business, Louisville Typewriter Company which later became Commonwealth Data Systems. He was and industry leader in quickly introducing and marketing the rapid technological advances of business machines to the Kentuckiana market throughout his career.
Bill was a lifelong member and elder of the Anchorage Presbyterian Church and past board member of the Bellewood Home for Children and the Louisville Rotary Club. He was also a lifelong member of Owl Creek Country Club where he particularly enjoyed golfing with his foursome of dear friends; Jack, Mac & Wally.
Bill is survived by his two sons, William Gaar Jr. (Susan) and Todd Gaar (Terri); five grandchildren, Heather Cart (Kevin), Mike Gaar (Tiffany), Chuck Gaar, Justin Gaar (Helena) and Whitney Gaar; one great grandchild, Haley Gaar; and one great great grandchild, Jace Hibben; and a special sister in law, Pat Neal.
Funeral service will be 1 pm Wednesday February 1, at Stoess Funeral Home, Crestwood with burial to follow in Floydsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 11am to 1pm February 1, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bellewood Home for Children, 11103 Park Road, Louisville, KY 40223. condolences:www.stoessfuneralhome.com