Gilbert R. Moty, 97, passed away Feb. 21, 2013, in Klamath Falls.
He was born on July 11, 1915, in Dawson, N.M., to Kasper and Marie Moty.
He married his wife Madeline on Nov. 25, 1937, in Notre Dame, Ind.
Gilbert moved from Bend, Ore., to the Klamath Basin in 1962. He was owner of Moty & Van Dyke, an auto parts dealership, and active for many years in the Oregon Automotive Wholesalers Association.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, active in community life, a member of the City of Klamath Falls budget committee for 25 years and chairman for two years, and a member of Reames Golf & Country Club, serving as president for two years.
Among his interests were golf and more golf, Notre Dame football, and his extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Kasper and Marie Moty, brothers Norman and George Moty, wife Madeline Moty and daughters Mary Pat Moty and Jane Moty Floyd.
Survivors include his daughter Anne Hartnett of Klamath Falls; five grandchildren Andrew Hartnett of Klamath Falls, Gil Hartnett of Bend, James and Michael Hoffman of Oregon City, Ore., and Sarah Johnson of Grants Pass, Ore.; three great-grandchildren Mae, Garrett and Eva Johnson of Grants Pass; numerous nieces and nephews, including Mary Beth Hedlund of Klamath Falls; and special friend Karen McKinny of Klamath Falls.
Memorial mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to the church.
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