In Loving Memory of

David M. Bickford

03/03/1937 - 09/21/2012

David M. Bickford, 75, ofGainesville,FL passed away September 21, 2012 at Shands at UF.  Mr. Bickford was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ontario to David and Helen Bickford and had lived in Gainesville for the past 46 years.   He graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in Business Administration and had served in the U.S. Air Force.   He was the Director of Internal Control at theUniversityofFloridafor 31 years.


Mr. Bickford was a member of VFW Men’s Auxiliary 2811, American Legion Post 16, Loyal Order of Moose, AMVETS, Sharkhunters, NMRA Life Member, and Life Member of TCA.  He was an avid sailor and loved his Lionel train collection.


He is survived by son, David R. Bickford (Sheryl) ofGainesville, two grandchildren, David Matthew Bickford (Amy) of Ft.Wayne, IN and Michael Richard Bickford (Krystle) of Keystone Heights,FL,  three great grandchildren, Abigail, Arabella and J.R.


Visitation will be at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville on September 26 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM.    In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 2811 or Lions Club of Starke, FL.  At his request, Mr. Bickford will be cremated.

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6 Responses

  1. James and Nancy Winebrenner at · Reply

    We wish to convey our condolences to the family and many friends of David Bickford regarding his recent passing. Having been fortunate to know him for many years, he will be remembered for his intelligence, diversity, and humor. We will all miss him. With kindness, James and Nancy Winebrenner, Daytona Beach

  2. James and Jennifer Mitzel at · Reply

    May you rest in peace our old friend.

  3. Kay McGraw at · Reply

    Mr, “B” you will be deeply missed. Rest in Peace

  4. Jim and Cindy Ropp at · Reply

    Our condolences to the family from some old sailing friends. There are many fond memories from our weekend sailing cruises, our sail trip to the Bahamas in 1979 and the many fun evenings we spent in your Shangri La.

  5. Gary McKinnell at · Reply

    David, may you rest in peace Dear Friend. I hope GOD accepts you into Heaven even if you didn’t believe in him.
    You will be missed by all of your friends. I’m glad I atleast got to visit you one last time before you left us.
    GOD Bless your soul my dear friend. We will all miss the Shangri-La.
    I hope to see you again one day.
    This is not Good-bye It’s until we meet again.

  6. Marilyn Bates at · Reply

    You will be missed. I still remember your telling me jokes when you audited my books.

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