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Gerald's Story

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Gerald "Jim", 1931-2017, went home to be with the Lord on July 24. This is his story: He was a member of the Army Band stationed in Munich, Germany in 1952 where he met the love of his life Elsa Prock. In their 65 years together they were blessed with 4 children: Jim, married to Lynn (Jenkins); Beverly, married to Tony Bogovich; Eric; and Chris, married to Mike Wolk. 10 grandchildren: Heather (Dan); Jimmy (Erin); Justin (Kelly); Tony (Maria); Alison; Mark; Marina; Michael; Matthew; and David (Becca). 5 great-grandchildren: Brayden, Sophie, Tyler, Evan and Declan. He is the son of Gerald and Helen (Matula). The brother to Don (MaryAnn); Sally (William Barclay); Judy (Cad "Teg" Reese); Marcia (Kingsbury Parker). The uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. He was a lifetime member of St. Therese Catholic Church. He loved his polkas and getting together with family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Special "Thanks" to Windber Home Health and Hospice, Dr. P. Gray, wonderful neighbors, friends and extended family who were always there. Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home, Inc., 710 Broad St. where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday. Private committal will be held Online condolences may be offered to the family www.fgozogfuneralhome.com
Published on July 25, 2017
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