David Emerson Moulton

September 14, 1950November 29, 2012
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David Emerson Moulton, age 62 of Randolph, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Akron City Hospital.

He was born September 14, 1950, in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Charles O. and Gertrude E. (Kuss) Moulton. Dave grew up on the family farm in Rootstown and was a member of St. Peter of the Fields Parish. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps and later a founding member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 1954. Dave graduated from Rootstown High School, Class of 1968. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Education from the Ohio State University and later received his Master’s Degree from Kent State University. Dave taught vocational agriculture at the Maplewood Career Center from 1975 – 2002. There, he was instrumental in establishing the maple syrup sales program. After his official retirement, Dave began working at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home and Quality Enhancement Construction. Farming was always Dave’s legacy, whether working on the family farm or farming for Don Smith. Dave was extremely active in the community, being named the Rootstown Lion’s Club Citizen of the Year in 2011. He coached wrestling at Waterloo Local Schools and wrestling and football at Rootstown High School. Dave was also active in the Rootstown Chamber of Commerce, the Portage County Boys and Girls Club, and 4-H, where he enjoyed helping his granddaughter with her horses. Around the holidays, you could always count on Dave showing up at some community event dressed as Santa Claus.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years and high school sweetheart, Connie (Lemon) Moulton, and their three children: Jason David Moulton, Angela Kay Moulton, and Jeremy Charles (Mindy) Moulton. Papaw’s memory will be cherished by his granddaughter Jenna Elizabeth Sturm-Moulton and grandson David Charles Moulton, who were the joy of his life. Dave is also survived by his brothers Bill (Debbie) Moulton and Alan (Debbie) Moulton, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Friends will be received Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend David Misbrener on Monday at 11:00 AM at St. Peter of the Fields Church, 3487 Old Forge Rd., Rootstown. Interment will follow at Homeland Cemetery with military honors provided by the US Marine Corps and Catholic War Veterans Post 1954.

Condolences and memories may be shared at, also, please share your stories and photos with the family at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Catholic War Veterans Post 1954, 3487 Old Forge Rd., Rootstown, OH 44272.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 3, 2012

David Emerson Moulton

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Raymond W. Knispel

December 29, 2013

It has been a little over one year since you have passed Dave. However there isn't a day that your name isn't spoken in remeberence. You have touched many lives and your humor is still making people smile! We respect you for your accomplishments, love of the land as a farmer and deadication to family, community and Catholic War Veterans Post 1954.

It was your inspiration and action that established the Veterans Memorial at St Peter of the Fields Cemetery. God bless you and your family.
"As you were Marine"!

Aimee Rumschlag (Rose)

December 5, 2012

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to your memories and each other.

Tim Lockard

December 5, 2012

During this time of sorrow you are in my prayers.

Claudia Brogan-Lewis

December 5, 2012

I met Dave in 1989 when I started working at Maplewood CC. He was one of my first friends, especially when he discovered my connection with a certain pig farm. When Dave was a special needs ag teacher, he would take his students on field trips to my family's pig farm in Palmyra. My step-dad and mom, Fred and Bernie Dearth, enjoyed those visits and grew fond of Dave and his students. Dave gave me a book, "Any fool can be a pig farmer." I still have it! Many years ago, I went to NYC with Dave, Connie, Howard Harper, Ron Bolyard and Mary Beth Talerico. We had so much fun together! The last time I saw Dave was at (our beloved friend and co-worker) Linda Cain's calling hours on Nov. 11, 2012. (Linda worked at Maplewood CC for 34 years.) I was in line, Dave was leaving the calling hours but had come over to say "Hi" and gave me a hug. He greeted many friends that day. Thank goodness! We didn't realize it would be the last time we would see him. Dave loved God, his family, friends, and life. He has set the standard for the rest of love life, to serve others ...and just have fun! With fond memories, Claudia

December 3, 2012

Connie and Family,

I remember the first time I met Dave, when he was advisor of our Young Farmer group. I was a new farm wife, and Dave had dark hair. I also remember the most recent time I spoke with Dave, and it was a conversation about former students. I don't think he ever gave up on a kiddo. Don and I have enjoyed our friendship with your family. We ask God's blessing on you as you mourn, until only the happy memories remain.
Mary Ann and Don Nething, Daniel and Benjamin

Joe Laskos

December 3, 2012

So sorry to hear of David's passing. I always thought he was a very funny man.We had a good time whenever we bowled together. May GOD look over you now and forever. Connie,my thoughts are with you and your family . GOD bless you !

Donald Trimble

December 3, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Jenny (Weaver) Dietrich

December 3, 2012

Dear Mrs. Moulton & family,

Mr. Moulton was a very special and genuine person who I will always picture with a huge smile. I enjoyed working with him his last year at Maplewood and seeing him at St. Pete's. He was also a good friend to my dad. I hope you find peace in knowing what a positive influence he had on everyone who knew him. God Bless you.

Sadie Maines

December 3, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the Moulton family, David was a great man and he will be missed by many

Leann Jacobs

December 3, 2012

Dear Moulton Family - I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with all of you!