Gerould Maurer, Class of 1954

Posted Jan 24, 2023

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Gerould Maurer ‘54 died November 2, 2022. He was born on August 31, 1932, in Dover, Ohio to the late Orlo and Lucile Maurer.
Gerould attended Otterbein University where he earned his bachelor’s in mathematics in 1954. He continued his education at Carnegie Technical Institute where he received a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering in 1956, and a masters from The University of Pittsburgh for mechanical engineering in 1960.
His professional life included working in research and development for the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and ARCO Medical Products Company on projects including nuclear reactor technology, pipeline transfer of solids, nuclear powered heart pacers and artificial hearts. In 1978, he moved to Florida to work for Martin Marietta Corp. in facility capital planning.
Gerry maintained a small hobby farm raising livestock, sweet corn and his boys. After moving to Florida in 1978, his interests turned to outdoor activities to include walking, biking, and tennis. He also had a love of music, playing trombone in a local adult band and singing in a Bach choir. One of his biggest passions included mentoring youth through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orlando.

Gerry was preceded in death by his parents and by his sisters Sara Traynor and Glenda Kelly. He is survived by his wife Sheri, sons Ed and Chuck; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.