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Gustave O. Ehrman
Mr. Gustave O. Ehrman, 93, of Amelia Island, Florida passed away peacefully Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Community Hospice in Fernandina, FL. He was born October 25, 1922 in Leipzig, Germany, the son of the late Robert and Gertrude Ehrmann. In 1932, the family moved to London, England. Mr. Ehrman attended St. Paul�s School. During World War II, he joined the Royal Air Force as a fighter pilot. He was honorably discharged in 1946. In 1950, he married the former Nancy Noble of Fall River, Massachusetts. They moved to Connecticut, where he pursued an automotive career which subsequently took them to California and ultimately back to Connecticut. Throughout Mr. Ehrman�s career, he was instrumental in the importing of British Automobiles to the United States. In 1978 he retired as a senior executive of British Leyland Motors. They moved to Marco Island in 1979 and lived there until making their home on Amelia Island in 2000. During retirement he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol flying out of both Marco Island, and Fernandina, FL. He loved all types of motor sports and raced Sports cars. In 1952 he won the prestigious Miles Collier Memorial race in Watkins Glen, NY. He also holds one of the land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. He enjoyed Skiing, Tennis and Golf. Mr. Ehrman was predeceased by his beloved sister Ruth Elliott. He leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Nancy Ehrman, brother Ralph Ehrmann, of London, England, two sons and daughters-in law, Bob and Julie Ehrman of Irvine, California and Geoffrey and Mimi Ehrman, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, four grandchildren and two great granddaughters. A Celebration of Life will be held at Noon on Saturday September 24, 2016 at the Cumberland Room, Villas, Osprey Village, Amelia Island, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice-Jane and Bill Warner Center for the Caring, 1348 South Eighteenth Street, Medical Office Building B, Fernandina Beach, FL. 32034 or the A.L.S. Association/1275 K Street N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005