David Emerson Moulton, age 62 of Randolph, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Akron City Hospital. He was born September 14, 1950, in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Charles O. and Gertrude E. (Kuss) Moulton.
Dave grew up on the family farm in Rootstown and was a member of St. Peter of the Fields Parish. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps and later a founding member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 1954.
Dave graduated from Rootstown High School, Class of 1968. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Education from the Ohio State University and later received his Master's Degree from Kent State University. Dave taught vocational agriculture at the Maplewood Career Center from 1975 - 2002. There, he was instrumental in establishing the maple syrup sales program. After his official retirement, Dave began working at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home and Quality Enhancement Construction. Farming was always Dave's legacy, whether working on the family farm or farming for Don Smith.
Dave was extremely active in the community, being named the Rootstown Lion's Club Citizen of the Year in 2011. He coached wrestling at Waterloo Local Schools and wrestling and football at Rootstown High School. Dave was also active in the Rootstown Chamber of Commerce, the Portage County Boys and Girls Club, and 4-H, where he enjoyed helping his granddaughter with her horses. Around the holidays, you could always count on Dave showing up at some community event dressed as Santa Claus.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years and high school sweetheart, Connie (Lemon) Moulton, and their three children: Jason David Moulton, Angela Kay Moulton, and Jeremy Charles (Mindy) Moulton. Papaw's memory will be cherished by his granddaughter, Jenna Elizabeth Sturm-Moulton and grandson, David Charles Moulton, who were the joy of his life. Dave is also survived by his brothers, Bill (Debbie) Moulton and Alan (Debbie) Moulton, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
Friends will be rece ived Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend David Misbrener on Monday at 11:00 AM at St. Peter of the Fields Church, 3487 Old Forge Rd., Rootstown. Interment will follow at Homeland Cemetery with military honors provided by the US Marine Corps and Catholic War Veterans Post 1954.
(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 11-30, 12-1-12)
Shirley and I were saddened to hear about Dave's passing.Dave was an awesome and good individual who was always willing to help anyone in need. As his first supervisior at Maplewood, I know he cared about his students and helped many to the next level in life. He will be missed. Connie and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bob and Shirley Klingensmith, Wilmington, NC.
Dave was a great teacher at Maplewood and always put the students first. I remember when we first hired Dave I saw him come across the lawn walking straight,shoulders back,head held high and I thought there is one tough guy. But getting to know him through out the years, he was a soft hearted guy. He was a friend to all and loved by all. We send our deepest sympathy to Connie and the family.