Murf Klauber was the Patriarch of the Klaubers' World of Hospitality

Honoring "Doc," Longboat's Legendary Visionary with Great Heart and True Character 

Murf Phil Michael GCCC Italy2004

Michael's father and Philip's mentor, Dr. Murray (Murf) Klauber, passed away on Thanksgiving evening. "Doc," as many friends, colleagues and GCCC members will fondly remember him, was an inspiration in so many ways. 

The Klauber family would like to convey their sincere appreciation to the community for the outpouring of support the past week as so many friends remembered Murf, including our friends in the press who so eloquently chronicled and shared his story and legacy:

Orthodontist From Buffalo, N.Y., Reinvented Himself as Tennis Resort Owner in Florida
James R. Hagerty, The Wall Street Journal

Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Murf Klauber's Zest for Life Included His Personal and Professional Endeavors
Mark Gordon & Katie Johns, Observer Media Group

Murf's Best Friends Weren't Hard to Find
Emily Walsh, Observer Media Group

Passion Upon Passion

Matt Walsh, Observer Media Group

A celebration of life will be held in January. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Murf Klauber Pier at the Bay Memorial Fund at The Gulf Coast Community Foundation, 601 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34285. www.gulfcoastcf.org/murfklauber

Klauber, Dr. Murray "Murf"
February 9, 1927 - November 22, 2018
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