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Thomas Rodgers Aiton

Thomas Rodgers Aiton, 75 of Gainesville, FL passed away in Gainesville on Monday July 6, 2015. Rodgers was born and raised in Gainesville, and retired from the University of Florida as a warehouse supervisor after 24 years. Mr. Aiton enjoyed working as a crossing guard for ASO at Hidden Oak Elementary and Ft Clarke Middle, and for GPD at J J Finley Elementary. He was an avid sports fan, a member of the Gator Diamond Club and the Gator Dugout Club. Mr. Aiton was the Commander of the Civil Air Patrol in Gainesville. Rodgers attended First Baptist Church until they moved away from downtown. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Runette Aiton, his brother Leon Aiton, and a sister Marzee Aiton Clifton, and his furry friend “Terry”. Survivors include his loving wife, sports and soul mate, Marleen Rankin Aiton, sister Sylvia Aiton (Fred) Sharpe of Merritt Island, FL, sister -in-law Nancy Christian of Gainesville, nieces and nephews, Diane, Jill, Carol, Christopher, John, Jack, Jane, Julie, and Jon and their children, and a furry friend named Admiral A.J. Aiton. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday July 25, 2015 at the Milam Funeral Home Chapel. There will be a Visitation held at the funeral home Friday July 24th from 5-7 pm. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made payable to “University of Florida Foundation” and sent to: Ms. Garrett Bell, Program Coordinator, University of Florida Foundation P O Box 13796 Gainesville, FL 32604-1796, with “Softball Scholarship Endowment Fund” written on the memo line.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!

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