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Gerald Milton Cruthers

Date of Birth:                   January 7, 1926

Service Number:               643 22 95
Rank/Rating:                    RdM3c

Date of enlistment:           11/01/1943
Place of enlistment:         

Date on USS Champlin:      07/13/1945
Date off USS Champlin:      03/28/1946

Date Discharged:              05/07/1946

Date of Death:                  July 2, 2005

Marilyn Crowell Cruthers

David Crowell Cruthers

William MacMillan Cruthers
Elizabeth Cassidy Cruthers

Great Grandchildren:

High School:
Norwich Free Academy - 1943

Tufts University
Harvard University
University of Connecticut - 1950
University of Connecticut - Masters Degree
Mohegan Community College

Interests and Hobbies:
Teaching Sunday School

Post World War II Life Experience:

Following his discharge from the Navy, Gerry returned to Connecticut to resume his academic studies at the University of Connecticut, where he graduated in 1950. Gerry continued his studies at the university and was awarded a Masters degree in the fall of 1950.

Following his marriage to Marilyn Crowell, Gerry accepted a teaching position at his alma mater, Norwich Free Academy, where he taught mathematics. Gerry continued to teach until he retired having completed 28 years of positive influence on his thousands of students.

Never being one to sit back and relax, Gerry soon un-retired and joined A. Robert Schnip and Associates and sold real estate. During this period of time Gerry also found time to study Library Science at Mohegan Community College and became a Professional Genealogist.

Gerry took an active role as a member of The Park Congregational Church in Norwich, serving as Director of Religious Education, as a member of it's executive board, as well as serving on it's Board of Directors.

Gerry passed on July 2, 2005 having fought a long courageous battle with cancer, but, not before having touched and influenced the lives of so many who all remember and speak of him fondly.

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