Rev. George Charles Moritz (1924 - 2017)

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The Rev. George Charles Moritz, 93, went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2017, at Savannah Hospice in Savannah with most of his family in attendance.
He was born Feb. 29, 1924, in Jersey City, NJ, the son of Emil and Lucie Moritz.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy; three daughters, Joy Moritz D.O., Deborah Dunn (Leonard) and Faith Harvey (Robert); and seven grandchildren.
He has outlived most of his other relatives.
He graduated from the public schools in Linden, NJ. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1948, serving on aircraft carriers as an aerographer (meteorologist). During the war years, their primary function was as the base for submarine patrols and as a mid-Atlantic weather station.
He graduated from Bob Jones University (1952) and Seminary (1954) with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Bible, theology and history, and especially enjoyed his studies in Hebrew and Greek, which he continued until shortly before his homegoing.
In addition to being the pastor of a Baptist mission church, he also worked as a residential designer (residential architecture), designing many of the custom homes, as well as model tract homes, that helped Clearwater, FL, grow so fast and so big. He was a founding member of Florida Residential Designers Association, which eventually became part of the American Institute of Building Design, and was active until his retirement.
He lived in Clearwater from 1957 to 2015, and then in Hinesville for the past two years.
This past December he was very honored to be recognized by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association with an American flag and a 20 foot flagpole in his front yard. He was very patriotic, and that flag and pole meant a lot to him. (See
A celebration of his life will be held in Hinesville within the next few weeks.
Published in Coastal Courier from May 25 to June 1, 2017