Floyd William Gardepe - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Floyd William Gardepe

June 25, 1934 - April 10, 2023

Floyd William Gardepe, age 88, of Middletown, DE, formerly of Romulus, NY, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, April 10, 2023.

Born in Granton, NY on June 25, 1934, he was the son of the late Herbert F. and Blanche I. (Odell) Gardepe. Floyd served in the United States Army with combat service in Vietnam, retiring after 21 years of dedicated service. He then worked for an additional 20 years as a civilian service employee. Floyd married the love of his life, Ruth on February 25, 1966 in Grosbettlingen, Germany.

Floyd’s favorite way to spend his spare time was working in the yard or reading, he especially loved learning about history. He enjoyed traveling as much as possible and exploring new places. Above all, Floyd cherished the memories he made with his beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Ruth Rosa (Kotz) Gardepe; children, Rita E. Bückner (George) of Germany, Norbert R. Gardepe (Kathleen) of Lorton, VA, and Dianne K. Dawson (Michael) of Elkton, MD; grandchildren, Hope I. Gardepe of VA, Caroline Bückner of Germany, and Amanda K. Singer (Andrew) of CO; great-grandchildren, Wesley M. Scott (Sabrina), Lauren S. Scott, RaeLynn N. Singer, Finn Bückner, Yoanna Bückner, and Falynn R. Singer; great-great-grandchildren, Maximus X. Scott and Marleigh A. Scott; and 2 living sisters.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Floyd’s memory to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Help Fight RA, 8815 Conroy Windermere Rd. Suite 309, Orlando, FL 32835 or online by clicking here.


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10 Condolences for Floyd William Gardepe

  • So deeply sorry to hear of Floyd’s passing. Spending holidays together has always been a special memory. Tight hugs to Ruth and the family. Rest easy.

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. May the memories soothe your hearts of many happy times that were spent together. As he rest in peace his love will overlook all.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. We wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.

    Rest in peace Mr. Gardepe.

  • Dianne – Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing for peace and comfort to all.
    Patty & Calvin Summers

  • Condolences. A nice man

  • So sorry to hear of Floyd’s passing,He and Ruth were our neighbors for many years when they lived on Yale farm rd in NY.Such a wonderful family,great memories,💜

  • Mrs. Gardepe,

    I’m so so sorry for your loss. Mr. G was such a beautiful soul and he loved and adored you. I’ve thought of you both many times since I left MC. Please know you’re always in my prayers. Sending much love to you and the family.

    Jenn Dacey

  • Ruth and family,

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I got to know Floyd during his years as a Red Cross volunteer. He was our unofficial Director of Maintenance/Carpentry and simply just took care of our building and equipment with little fanfare. He also took down every cabinet door in our run down convent-turned-nonprofit and refinished them. The end result was so beautiful and deeply appreciated by all of us.

    He was always the first to greet everyone in the morning and eager to chat about anything. I recall his warm smile and gentle soul with such fondness. I also loved seeing Floyd and Ruth when they would visit First Lutheran Church in Lyons.

    Floyd walked softly in this world but made a tremendous impact. May your beautiful memories help you find peace during this difficult time.

    With love,
    Renee (Smith) Mooneyhan

  • Life is so short. Time really flies, so much still to do.. But then it happens and your soul moves on.. His memory will remain, with those he has touched. What a Blessed Person. Our Sincerest Condolences 🙏

  • Floyd,
    You will be forever missed, forever loved and never forgotten..
    RIP Floyd.