Jeremiah William Moher – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Jeremiah William Moher, 81, an Army Lieutenant Colonel who retired in 1964 and then served 17 years as a civilian budget analyst with the Army Department, died September 16, 2001, at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Virginia, after a stroke. He had heart disease.

Colonel Moher, an Alexandria resident, was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He joined the Army in 1942 and served in Europe during World War II and in Korea during the war there.

His final active-duty assignment was chief financial officer at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

He was a recipient of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

He settled in the Washington area in 1964 and retired from the Computer Systems Command at Fort Belvoir. He played a key role in negotiating one of the first contracts providing military personnel worldwide with personal computers.

He was a founding member and former grand knight of the Mount Vernon Knights of Columbus in Alexandria. He was a charter member of the parish council at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Genevieve Zuzga Moher of Alexandria; two sons, Dr. Lawrence Moher, the dean of family practice medicine at the University of Arizona at Tucson, and James Moher of Manassas; two daughters, Kathleen Walker, a registered nurse in Laramie, Wyo., and SueEllen Musselman of Fredericksburg; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


On Sunday, September 16, 2001 at INOVA Mt. Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, VA. Beloved husband of Genevieve; father of Lawrence of Tucson, AZ, James of Manassas, VA, Kathleen of Laramie, WY, SueEllen of Fredericksburg, VA and their spouses; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2001, 10:30 a.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon, VA. Interment will be on Friday, December 28, 2001, 11 a.m., Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Good Shepherd Housing and Family Service, Inc., 6301 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306.

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