Family remembers siblings who drowned this week

MILTON, Fla. (WALA) – What started as a fun afternoon on the Blackwater River turned tragic earlier this week. Greg Florian and his brother, David, drowned after being caught in a swift current.

Both men grew up in the Catholic Church and had a strong connection to their faith.

“David was certainly a very gentle young man. Soft spoken, very reverent and he loved the Lord, loved the church and it was a real honor being a priest to help guide him, working with someone who was already so close to the Lord,” Father Kevin McQuone, associate pastor at St. Paul’s, said.

The Florians said Greg was also very involved with the Catholic Association at the University of South Alabama. But he’ll also be remembered for being a bit of a character.

“One of his more well known ones was Napoleon Dynamite, which he did at a lot of the sporting events at University of South Alabama. So he was very well known for that,” Tim Florian, one of Greg and David’s brothers, said.

Greg Florian’s fiancé, Tracy Krauss, will remember his personality.

“He was just great and his sense of humor always brightened my day no matter what,” Krauss said.

“We know eachother’s sense of humor very well and kind of feed off of each other and we really enjoyed it. They added a lot to that dynamic,” Tim said.

They are brothers who will always be remembered.

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