In Memoriam: Maurice ‘Jerry’ Moore, West Michigan Shared Hospital Laundry


In Memoriam
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Staff Writer |

CONKLIN, Mich. — American Laundry News has learned of the recent death of Maurice “Jerry” Moore, the first executive director at West Michigan Shared Hospital Laundry (WMSHL), Grand Rapids, Mich.

jerry mooreMoore, of Conklin, died Feb. 21 after a brief illness. He was 81.

Duane Houvener, the current WMSHL director, wrote in a recent International Association for Healthcare Textile Management e-newsletter that Moore was hired before plans for the laundry were finalized and then oversaw the final plans and equipment requisition, plus set up and trained a new staff of laundry workers. Moore retired from WMSHL in 1996 after 23 years on the job.

Surviving Moore are his wife, Patricia; children, Paul, Karen, Dave and Linda; a brother, James; and 12 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Perpetual Care, in Conklin.


Jerry Moore

Jerry was one  of the first people to mentor me in the laundry industry 35 years ago. He was never too busy to ask answer a question or provide advice.

Our industry is better because of people like Jerry.

Chas. Olin, Exec VP

Virginia Hoapital Laundry

Richmond , Va.


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