Gerald J. Molnar
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Gerald J. Molnar, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Morristown Medical Center. Born in Toledo, OH, the son of Bert and Pearl (Hollo) Molnar, he resided in Texas, Florida, New Jersey and New York before settling down in Mendham NJ.
Jerry was a good man, a loving husband anda beloved father. He enjoyed a good joke, was well liked and genuinely respected. He was a devoted NY Giants and Rangers fan and he cherished a good golf outing on a nice day with a cigar.
Jerry was a star scholar-athlete, inducted into the Central Catholic High School Hall of Fame in Toledo for football. He was a 1967 graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point NY, where he was recruited for football and academics. He played football in his freshman year at West Point, and four years on the Army Lacrosse Team. While at West Point, he participated in numerous extra curricular activities and was an active member of the Catholic Choir.
Upon graduation, Jerry attended and graduated from both Airborne and Ranger Schools before reporting to his first active duty artillery unit. He deployed to Vietnam from 1969-70 as an artillery battery commander. He resigned his commission in 1971, but remained active in the Reserves, retiring as a Colonel in 1998.
He earned his MBA from NYU, and went on to hold numerous management positions with Hewlitt Packard, Lucent Technologies, NCR, AT&T and New York Telephone. He most recently acted as management consultant for his own firm, GJM Consulting.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Bert J. Molnar Jr. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kate Silveri Molnar; one daughter, Caroline Molnar; one son, Michael Molnar and daughter-in-law, Jennifer of Ocean Twp.; twin brother, James Molnar and wife Joan Humes of Minnesota; and sister, Elizabeth (Robert) Toth of Toledo, Ohio. He was a dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 12 noon Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Christ the King Church, 16 Blue Mill Rd., New Vernon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American
, in his memory, would be appreciated.
Bailey Funeral Home
8 Hilltop Road Mendham, NJ 07945
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 1, 2014