He graduated from the College of William and Mary and spent many years in the food marketing industry..
His passion was golf and he enjoyed his many golf buddies at Verandah Club.
He is survived by his wife: Karen Gottwals, son: Michael (wife Vicki), daughter: Lisa (husband, Guy), grandsons: Brandon and Nathan and granddaughters: Amanda and Brittani.
A private service will be held in the fall at Ponte Vedre. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers.