Floyd Percy Hardcastle passed away in Pacific Grove CA at home with his family, on February 5, 2020, at the age of 81. He was a devoted husband to Portia, who he lovingly referred to as “My Bride” for over 60 years. Born in 1938 in New Mexico, Floyd and his older brother Gene moved to Riverdale CA with their parents, Ruth and Albert Hardcastle. There he graduated high school from Fresno Union Academy and then attended Pacific Union College. He married the love of his life Portia, on August 29th 1959. Together they raised three children in Lemon Grove CA before moving to Carmel CA in 1981. He and his wife owned and operated Monterey and Carmel Convalescent Hospitals, as well as Monterey and Carmel Residential Care Facilities for 30 years. He was a supportive, kind, and generous employer, who treated everyone like family. He may be best known for his moves on the dance floor at his annual Christmas party. Following the birth of his grandchildren, Floyd took on his happiest role as Papa. There was never any doubt that his ten grandchildren believed he was larger than life.
Floyd is survived by his wife Portia and their children, Crystal, Russell (Elizabeth), and Tammy (Doug). His grandchildren Caitlyn, Brianne (Justin), Brandi (Nick), Hannah, Audrey (Joel), Tyler, Calvin, Chloe, Andrew, and Adyson, and his brother Gene, as well as many loved nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. He was a gentle giant who never met a stranger and will be remembered and loved for the many lives he touched.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Hardcastle home on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 2 pm. Please contact Bermudez Family at 831-324-0404 to RSVP and for address details.
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