Gerald Quinton Harmon, 82, of Toms River, N.J., went to Heaven on Oct. 20, 2013.
He passed away in Community Memorial Hospital in Toms River.
He was born on Jan. 5, 1931, in Woodlawn, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Posey Lester Harmon and Clora Evelyn Melton Harmon; his first wife, Millie Harmon; three brothers, Herbert Carroll Harmon, Curtis Kenneth Harmon and Lester Vinton Harmon; two sisters, Lavila Harmon Dobson and Lannie Harmon Cavey; and grandparents, Henry and Hannah Harmon.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 23 years, Arlene Rothmeier Harmon, of Toms River, N.J.; sisters, Sandra Harmon Peters and brother-in-law, David Peters of Millboro, Va., and Shirley Harmon Steele and brother-in-law, Bob Steele of Woodlawn, Va.; many nieces and nephews; two stepdaughters; one stepson; and four step grandchildren.
Gerald served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War
, and served overseas in Germany. He was a machinist by profession, loved hillbilly music and taught himself to play the banjo.
He adored his wife, "step" children and "step" grandchildren and never referred to them as "step" children, loved to gamble and play the ponies. Almost every day as long as his health was good he could be seen in Atlantic City, N.J., watching the horses run.
Quinn Hopping Funeral Home of Toms River, N.J., served the family.
In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated, and he requested that there be no funeral.