Gerald Francis Kein

Gerald Francis Kein died March 21, 2017 at Florida Hospital Memorial Ormond after many years of battling heart disease.

Jerry was born April 20, 1939 in Elizabeth, N.J. to Gustave George Kein and Virginia Carleton Kein. He moved to DeLand from Fort Lauderdale in 1992.

Jerry graduated from Rollins College in 1961 with a degree in education. He served in the United States Navy from 1961 - 1966.

Jerry and his wife founded and operated the Omni Hypnosis Training Center Fort Lauderdale and DeLand from 1979 until January 2015. Globally regarded, Gerald trained thousands of physicians, nurses and other professionals in the use of hypnotism for clinical purposes in many care giving fields.

He had a wonderful sense of humor and did his best to make everyone he met smile and enjoy their day just a little more. He loved to read, work on his computer, shop Amazon and, above all, to teach hypnotism. He was a caring, kind man who loved his family very much.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley Kein; daughter, Dana Kein Kubica of Sunrise FL; son, Gustave G. Kein of Fort Lauderdale FL; Granddaughter, Ashleigh Kubica of Sunrise FL; brother, Donald G. Kein of Summit N.J. and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his student family of the Omni Hypnosis Training Center.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Florida Hospital DeLand Foundation, 701 W Plymouth Ave, DeLand, FL 32720, 386-917-7142, in his memory.

A visitation will take place on Saturday, March 25 at 2-4 pm with a service following at Lankford Funeral Home, DeLand, FL,