George Landis Arehart, 90, of Boca Grande and formerly of Shawnee Mission, Kan., died Oct. 9.
Born in Norborne, Mo., he moved to Florida in 1968. He established Boca Grande Real Estate where he was a broker/partner for nearly 30 years.
A U.S. Navy fighter pilot instructor in Pensacola during World War II, he established many chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous in Kansas and Florida during 50 years of sobriety and was instrumental in starting Serenity House in Fort Myers.
George Landis Arehart, 90
He was preceded in death by parents, Alvin and Geneva Arehart, three brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ann; daughters, Linda Catlett (Del), Kerry Gilbert (Don) and Barbara Sutton (Tony); grandchildren Laurie Cole, Christopher Catlett, Dana Catlett, Shane Gibson, Scott Gibson, Jerry Hartley; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.
Visitation and a funeral service were held Oct. 15 at Anderson-McQueen St. Petersburg Family Tribute Center. Visit the family's personalized online guest book at Guestbook@AndersonMcQueen.com.