Gerald D. Dewald

Text size

Gerald D. Dewald

August 15, 1931 - September 17, 2018

Gerald D. Dewald, 87, of 866 Bloom Road, Danville, died at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, on Monday evening, Sept. 17, 2018.
He was born Aug. 15, 1931, in Mahoning Township, Montour County, a son of the late Nelson J. Sr. and Ethel (Steinman) Dewald. He was married to the former Annie A. Reichenbach who preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 2009.

Gerald lived in the Danville area all of his life and was a graduate of Danville High School. He served with the Army during the Korean War and received the Korean Service Medal with one bronze star, the National Defense Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal. He later served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.
He was employed by Danville Automotive, retiring after 20 years of service. Earlier he was employed at the former Philco Ford plant in Watsontown for many years.

Gerald was a long time member of the Mooresburg United Methodist Church where he was the longest standing member of the congregation. He was an active member of the Moose Lodge 1133, Danville, where he held the Pilgrim degree and was a former State President and District 4 officer. He also held membership in Bloomsburg Elks Lodge 436, the Danville Lodge 224, F&AM, and the Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg. He was a former Boy Scout leader and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He was a life member of the Friendship Fire Company, the East End Fire Company where he was former chief, and the Continental Fire Company, all of Danville. He was a member of the Danville American Legion Post 40, the Morris Run American Legion Post and the Danville VFW.
A charter member of the Danville Rod & Gun Club, Gerald loved hunting and fishing, being at the camp and going to Canada.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Perry A. and Ann Dewald of Danville; one daughter and son-in-law, Renee E. and Theodore Benza Jr. of Millville; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Nelson J. Dewald Jr. and Earl Dewald; and one sister, Martha Dewald.

Friends will be recieved from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1133 Bloom Road, Danville. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Danville Moose Lodge 1133 Pilgrim services at 11. at the funeral home, with his pastor, Lisa A. Mitchell officiating.
Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.

Condolence messages and photographs may be posted at www.krinerfuneralhomes.com
Published on September 19, 2018
Send flowers
in memory of Gerald
See more

Obituary published in

Events

Guestbook

Print Guestbook

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on December 18, 2018.

Share a message.

1 posts

C.r
Oct 20, 2018
2 Corinthians 1:3,4 My hope is that you find strength and comfort through the “Father of tender mercies and God of all comfort”and his promises for the future. Acts 24:15, 1 Corinthians 15:26, Hebrews 2:15 all speak of a time when our God Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) through His son Jesus Christ will awaken our loved ones asleep in death. Please feel free to visit JW.org for additional comfort and a further look into this hope