HOUSTON, TX - Gerald D. Moyer, 83, formerly of Champion, OH passed away peacefully on December 3, 2012 at Kindred Hospital Clear Lake in Webster, TX after a long illness. He was born November 2, 1929 to the late Gerald and Marie (Post) Moyer in Warren, Ohio.
Gerald was a graduate of Newton Falls and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a self employed carpenter for 45 years. Gerald was a member of Carpenters Local #171 and the OD SRCA Tamburitzans for 25 years before moving to Texas in 2005.
Gerald married the former Dorothy Pruss on June 4, 1960 and they enjoyed 52 years of marriage. They had traveled extensively throughout the United States including Hawaii, parts of Canada, 8 European countries, Aruba, Jamaica, Bahamas and 2 cruises.
Survivors include his loving wife, Dorothy of Houston, TX; son, Glenn (Debbie) Moyer of Niles, OH; daughter, Bernadette (Jerry) Hajek, Jr. of Houston, TX; brother, William Moyer of Champion, OH; brother-in-laws, Donald James of Newton Falls, OH and Francis Arnold of Cortland, OH. He was unexpectedly preceded in death by his only grandson, Jerry Hajek, III by 17 hours. Also preceding him were sisters, LaVelma James, Miriam Arnold and Helen Beatty.
Family and friends may gather from 12:00 to 1:00 PM on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish in Vienna, OH. Funeral Mass for Gerald will begin at 1:00 PM at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish with Fr. Denis Bouchard officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at All Souls Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests material contributions in Gerald's name are made to the Queen of Angels Catholic Church Building Fund, 4100 Texas #3, Dickinson, TX 77539.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McFarland & Son Funeral Services, 271 N. Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621.
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(McFarland & Son Funeral Services 330-393-9621, RC 12-16-12)