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Commander Gerald W. Wise, U.S. Navy (retired)

January 20, 1928 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Commander Gerald W. Wise, U.S. Navy (retired) Obituary

 Commander Gerald W. Wise, US Navy (retired), 96 of Cabot passed away on Sunday March 3, 2024, at his home. 

 Born January 20, 1928, in Natrona Heights, PA, he was the son of the late Carl Wise and Julia Jones Wise.

 He was a graduate of Winfield High School. Gerald went onto the University of Miami, and he attended flight school. Gerald was a fighter pilot and did 3 tours in Korea and 1 tour in Vietnam. He traveled to over 29 countries during his service with the U.S. Navy. He was instrumental in the design of the ejection seat for the fighter planes with Lord Martin Baker in England in 1964.  He was stationed on Midway Island for three years. Gerald retired from the Navy after 28 years of service with the VF 23 Attack Group. Gerald received the Navy Commendation Medal with a Combat "V.", the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon Bar, Air Medal with 2 Gold Stars, China Service Medal, National Defense Medal with a Bronze Star, Korean Service Meal with 6 campaign stars, the United Nations Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Korea Presidential Service Medal. 

He was a member of Zion Methodist Community Church. Gerald was a member of the Saxonburg American Legion #683 and the Saxonburg VFW 7376. He enjoyed sailing and classic cars. 

 Surviving is his loving son, Mark G. Wise of Cabot.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Doris Eileen Wise, a son, Jason W. Wise, and his siblings, Carrol L. Wise, Marlene L. DeWispelaere, Esther I. Frederick and David Wise.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm at the Zion Methodist Community Church. 

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Memorial Service
March 18, 2024

1:00 PM
Zion Methodist Community Church (PA)


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