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GERALD HERMAN WOODBECK Age 84, of Hemet, California, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Gerald was born Tuesday, March 20, 1928 to Kenneth and Mona Woodbeck in Saginaw, Michigan. Gerald met his beloved Ellen Glenner and they started their life together as a married couple on June 23, 1951. He proudly and valiantly served his country as a Data Systems Chief in the United States Navy for more than 20 years. He taught computer classes not only after his military career but also during his final tour while in the Navy at Mare Island. Gerald was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 2266, American Legion Post 848, and the Fleet Reserves. He enjoyed traveling, watching football, and gardening. He was proud of the flowers and his vegetable garden which he grew every year. One of his favorite pastimes was joking around when he spent time with his family and friends. Gerald is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Ellen Woodbeck; his son, Jerry (Laurel) Woodbeck; his daughter Linda Woodbeck; and grandchildren Jeremy and Kaila Woodbeck. Graveside services are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518. Gerald touched many lives and will be truly missed by all those who were honored to know him and who loved him. Entrusted to the care of The Cremation Society of Riverside County



Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 10, 2012
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