Gerald "Jerry" Lawver, USMC, Ret., 77, of Boonsboro, Md., and formerly of Barnesboro, Pa., passed from this life on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at his home.
Born Aug. 13, 1934, in Park Falls, Wis., he was the son of the late James and Mary (Loehner) Lawver.
Jerry was a 1953 graduate of Portage High School in Portage, Wis.
He provided distinguished and honorable service for over 20 years to the United States Marine Corps. He retired with the rank of gunnery sergeant after two tours in the Vietnam War.
Jerry worked as an insurance agent with American General Life and Accident Insurance Company for 20 years.
He was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Boonsboro, where he served as a eucharistic minister, and was formerly a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Barnesboro.
Jerry was the past commander of American Legion Post 508 and was also a member of the Marine Corps League, both in Barnesboro.