G. Jerry Stewart
January 23, 1937 – July 12, 2023
G. Jerry Stewart (born Gordon Gerald Stewart, Jr.) passed away after a short battle with pancreatic cancer on July 12, 2023, at Anne Arundel Medical Center at the age of 86. He was born to Gordon Gerald Stewart (“Mike”) and Naomi Mae Stewart on January 23, 1937, in Maryland.
He is survived by his wife Jean P. Stewart who he married on May 4, 2023, at his home in Crofton, Maryland. Also, he is survived by his only child Holly Dawn Stewart (John Christopher Chipman) and two grandchildren, Selby I. Chipman and Stewart A. Chipman, of Oak Ridge, North Carolina. He was predeceased by his parents and half brother William Lee Shoemaker of Sykesville, Maryland.
Jerry was loved and well taken cared of by his stepchildren and step grandchildren.
For thirteen years, Jerry proudly served in the Air Force Reserves at Andrews Air Force Base. He enjoyed a 65-year career in the insurance industry, working for Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company, AIG, Monumental Life Insurance Company, and Transamerica where he was employed at the time of his death. He served as Associate Director at Transamerica’s Bowie office, and he often taught courses at the American College of Financial Services. In addition to other industry designations and accolades, he was a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), Commercial Service Agent (CSA), and Financial Services Certified Professional (FSCP) who prided himself on building meaningful relationships with the people he insured.
As a youth, Jerry was a member of the Gear Grinders, a group where he met many of his lifelong friends. He enjoyed working on cars, riding motorcycles, 50s music, and shag dancing. He was an active member of the American Legion Greenbelt Chapter and a regular member of the DC Hand Dance Club. Jerry will be greatly missed by many family members, friends, colleagues, and neighbors.
Jerry’s visitation and funeral will be held at Beall Funeral Home in Bowie, Maryland, on July 30 to 31, 2023. He will be buried at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville, Maryland. Donations may be made in his memory to American Cancer Society, a charitable organization he held dear to his heart.