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Gary L. Moritz

December 10, 1940 August 12, 2019
Gary L. Moritz
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Obituary for Gary L. Moritz

Gary L. Moritz, age 78 of Gettysburg died Monday, August 12, 2019, at the Gardens of Gettysburg after a lengthy illness. He was born December 10, 1940 in Gettysburg, son of the late Earl H. & Bertha K. (Shindledecker) Moritz. Gary graduated from Fairfield High School in 1958 and proudly served in the U.S. Navy from May, 1958 until April, 1962. Gary was employed by several steel fabricators and machine shops in the area and in 1986, started his own business, Moritz Machine & Repairs, LLC, until his health required him to sell the business to his son, Marty. He loved the outdoors and hunting and was a life member of the Adams County Fish & Game Assoc., serving as Past President, South Mountain Fish & Game Assoc., American Legion Post #262, Biglerville, AmVets Post #172, Fairfield and the NRA. He was also a member of Sinnamahoning Sportman’s Assoc., Buchanan Valley Rod & Gun Club, and South Mountain Antique Engine Assoc. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren and watching sports on TV, especially Football and NASCAR. He was also an avid Country Music fan having enjoyed many trips to Nashville, Wheeling, Branson and Dollywood. He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine E. (Althoff) Moritz with whom he shared 58 years. He is also survived by three sons, Mark E. and wife Kristin M. of Columbia, PA, Matthew L. and wife Cynthia M. of Downingtown, PA and Marty D. and companion Suzette Lechene of Gettysburg, and his four grandchildren; Erika & Karl (Mark), Adam & Justin (Matthew), a sister, Linda A. Baumgardner of Taneytown, MD and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Earl H. Moritz, Jr. and four sisters; Janet M. Fiscel, Mary E. Stallsmith, Patricia J. Small and Lucy V. Broughton. A Visitation will be held from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg followed by a funeral service at noon with Pastor Tim Brown, officiating. Burial with full military honors provided by the Adams County Allied Veterans will follow the service at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions to: Bender’s Lutheran Church, 1385 Rentzel Road, Biglerville, PA 17307 or Adams County Fish & Game Association, 955 Jack Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353. Online tributes and condolences can be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

17

Aug

10:00 AM 8/17/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/17/2019 12:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Aug

12:00 PM 8/17/2019 12:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

1380 Chambersburg Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

1380 Chambersburg Rd. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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