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Jerome E. (Jed) MUTH

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Jerome E. (Jed) MUTH Obituary

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MUTH, Jerome E. "Jed" Dayton lost one of her hard-working and loyal sons on June 24, 2014. Jed Muth died peacefully at his home Tuesday evening but will be remembered by many including: remaining classmates from Chaminade Catholic High School; his many Dayton business associates, partners and colleagues; dear friends on Southbrook; friends, poker buddies and acquaintences of Willow Creek and Brighton Gardens. Born October 1, 1929, Jed grew up on LaBelle Street in the St. Anne's Hill district in a still-beautiful home his great grandfather, Peter, built. Peter also founded Muth Bros. (machinery moving and rigging) which provided Jed with decades of rewarding employment both as a young man and as eventual company President. He was particularly proud of several memorable "jobs" involving Dayton landmarks Carillon Historical Park (erecting the Deeds Carillon bells several times) and Esther Price; and the area's largest employers at the time -- Inland Steel, NCR and Delco-Moraine. His reputation was built on providing quality moving and erecting services; his name synonymous with integrity. Jed was a 1950 University of Dayton graduate (BS, Civil Engineering) and was famous for his Mr. Fix-it "Muthies" (cleverly engineered solutions for household problems) for grateful family, friends and neighbors. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers January 1951 - January 1953. Professionally, Jed served as President to Dayton Builders Exchange, Association of General Contractors, Dayton Rotary Club and Engineers Club throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Jed is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara (Babs); daughters Molly (Judith Herendeen) and Melissa; brother Thomas (Tom); sister-in-law Marcia Monnier and many nieces and nephews. Always the engineer and wishing to be helpful, Jed donated his body to the School of Medicine at Wright State University. At this time there is no memorial planned. Condolences may be left at "jedmuthrigger@gmail.com". Contributions in his name to the Miami Valley Chapter are greatly appreciated.

Published in Dayton Daily News from June 27 to June 29, 2014
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