Life Story for
Gerald Roy Moress MD
We are deeply saddened to announce the peaceful passing of Gerald (“Jerry”) R. Moress at his home in Ketchum, Idaho Friday, January 2, 2015 . He was a devoted husband to Doris Roemer-Moress and loving father to Nicole Moress-Cartailler of Washington, D.C.
Jerry was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 27, 1937, the son of the late Dr. Edward and Lillian Moress. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in 1958 and received his Medical Degree from the University of Rochester in 1962. He also received a fellowship in neurology from the National Hospital, Queen Square, London, England in 1961. He did an internship and rotation at the University of Utah between 1962 and 1963, and then served as a Captain in the United States Air Force as a Medical Officer based in Turkey until 1965. Jerry then returned to University of Utah to complete his residency in Department of Neurology in 1968. For the next  years, he practiced neurology in both Utah and Idaho.
In addition to his devotion to medicine, he was an avid outdoors man enjoying fishing, running, skiing, snow-shoeing, hiking and cycling. This was balanced by his steep intellect, peaceful spirit and love of books. While living in Salt Lake City, he spent his winter weekends on the ski patrol at Alta for 20+ years. He also loved to fly his plane, including trips between Salt Lake City, Utah and Ketchum, Idaho or monthly trips to Southeast Idaho to care for patients.
Jerry was a kind, principled and compassionate person. The world was a better place with him in it. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife Doris; daughter Nicole; niece Nancy Auersperg of Palm Beach, Florida; nephew Andrew S. Weinberg and great-nephew Jack M. Weinberg of New York, New York.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Huntsman Cancer Foundation in Salt Lake City and Hospice of The Wood River Valley.