Person:James Gerg (1)

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Name James A. Gerg
Gender Male
Birth? 18 Dec 1923 St. Marys, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage 13 Jun 1942 to Marjorie Louise Jorgensen
Death? 24 Dec 2006 Chester, Queen Anne's, Maryland, United States
Burial? Dickersonville, Niagara, New York, United StatesDickersonville Cemetery

2007 - Niagara Falls Gazette, obituary: Chester, MD, James A. Gerg, age 83, formerly of harrison Lane in Youngstown and Katherine Dr. in Niagara Falls, died Sunday, December 24, 2006, in Chester, MD after a long illness. Mr Gerg was born December 18, 1923 in St Mary's, PA, the son of the late Arthur D. and beatrice (Sayers) Gerg. His family moved to Niagara Falls when he was an infant. Jim had lived in Youngstown from 1952 to 1998 when he moved back to Niagara Falls before moving to Maryland in 2002. On June 13, 1942, he married Marjorie L. (Jorgenson) Gerg who predeceased him on March 21, 2000. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army in March 1943 and served with the 4025th Signal Service Group. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and took part in the campaigns of Luzon, New Guinea, and Southern Philippines. He was the recipient of the WWII Victory Medal, the American Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon. Jim was honorably discharged with the rank of T-5 in January 1946. Before entering the service, Jim had worked as a Brakeman on the NY Central Railroad. After his discharge, he resumed his career with NY Central, Penn Central, and Conrail Railroads working a total of 44 years, retiring in 1985 as a conductor. Jim was a life member of V.F.W. Post # 917 in Niagara Falls. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his children, Kenneth (Dolores) Gerg of Niagara Falls, NY, Carl (Joanne) Gerg of Chester, MD, and Karen Gerg (Gordon) of Leumeah, Australia; his grandchildren, Kim (Rick) Lloyd, Katie, Kathie, Kristine, Jim (Stephanie), and Christina Gerg; a step-grandchild, Nicole Keiper; a sister, Dnna Grow of Prtland, OR; and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth and Edna.... Burial will be in the Dickersonville Cemetery, Lewiston.