Monday, January 29th, 2007
Philip E. Maurer, 84, of St. Marys, died at 2 p.m. Jan. 27, 2007, at Fairhaven United Church Home, Upper Sandusky, where he was a resident for three weeks.
He was born May 23, 1922, near Sidney, to Edward and Carrie Roettger Maurer. On Oct. 16, 1943, he married Mary Margare Earl, who survives in St. Marys.
Also surviving are two sons, Eric, Morristown, N.J., and Todd (Cherese Fiorina), Solon; a daughter, Catherine (John) Green, Brownstown, Mich.; a sister, Dorothy Ely; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Scott and Brent; two sisters, Carolyn Spangler and Esther Wise; and a brother-in-law, Douglas Wise.
He retired in 1981 from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, St. Marys. He worked until 1987 for United Church Homes, where he was a recipient of the Ben Hebster Award. He retired from the military and was a member of the 248th Engineer Combat Battalion, serving in Europe. He was a 1940 graduate of Sidney High School and a 1947 graduate of Ohio State University with a bachelor's of science degree in industrial engineering.
He was a member, elder, deacon and Sunday school teacher at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys. He also was a moderator of the Northwest Ohio Association and Camps and Conference Committee for the Ohio Conference.
He served on JTD Hospital Foundation Board, St. Marys library board, St. Marys Planning Commission, Retarded Children's School Board and Auglaize Industries Board. He was the founder of St. Marys United Way and a member of St. Marys Outing Club at Idlewild.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Roger Perl officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to Fairhaven Benevolent Fund, St. Paul's UCC Mission Endowment, JTD Hospital Foundation or Otterbein Benevolent Fund.