Phillip June Gruber

Phillip June Gruber departed this life February 2, 2023, at 85 years of age. He was born June 10, 1937, in Eaton Rapids, MI to the late Phil Gruber and Pearl Ward Keevis (Willie). Phil and his family were longtime residents of Marion County, Florida. He recently resided in Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years and the mother of his children, Judith Gruber. He is survived by his current wife, Joan McCarrick Demorest Gruber; his four children: Steven Gruber of Science Hill, KY, Mark Gruber of Saint Johns, MI, Karen Dowdy (Jeff) of Science Hill, KY, and Scott Gruber (Lisa) of Silver Springs, FL; sister, Mary Parks (Richard) of Torch Lake, MI; ten grandchildren and multiple great grandchildren.
Phil was a Veteran of the United States Navy, a long-time corporate pilot and a truck driver. He was a brother, husband, father, papa, uncle and loyal friend to many.
A Service/Celebration of Life will be held at the Forest Community Center on March 25, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. (777 S. Hwy. 314 A, Ocklawaha, FL 32179).