Bob Gates (1919-1994)
Mr. Bob Gates died January 13, 1994 after a brief illness. Bob worked in aquatic plant management for 14 years as Director of Field Operations for the Southwest Florida Water Management District. He was a Charter Member of the Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society, and served on the Board of Directors. He was an active member of the Hyacinth Control Society and later the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS), for which he served as a Director (1969-70), Secretary/Treasurer (1970-71), and President (1971-72), and he was awarded Honorary Membership in 1984. I personally remember Bob for his friendliness, which made me feel like “I belonged” at the first APMS meeting which I attended. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the “Summer Camp Scholarship Fund for Children,” c/o Metropolitan Ministries, 2002 N. Florida A venue, Tampa, FL 33602.