Julian L. Oliver Jr., 82

FEB. 19, 1931-JULY 23, 2013

July 26, 2013
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Julian "Jerry" Linwood Oliver Jr., 82, of 16611 Mosby Drive in Williamsport, Md., passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013. 

He was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Salisbury, Md., and grew up in Hagerstown. He was the son of the late Julian L. Oliver Sr. and Elizabeth Anne Oliver.

After graduating from Hagerstown High School, Jerry served four years in the U.S. Navy as an air traffic controller.

While he was in the Navy, he met Edna Mae "Eddie" Huffer of Middletown, Md., and they were married Jan. 16, 1954.

After completing his hitch in the Navy, they returned to Maryland, where Jerry attended the University of Maryland at College Park, graduating in 1960 with a degree in civil engineering.

Upon graduation, he began his professional career in Hagerstown. In 1971, he started his own civil engineering company, and was the owner of Associated Engineering Sciences Inc. of Hagerstown when he retired in 1996.

Jerry and Eddie enjoyed traveling, and during retirement, they traveled throughout the United States as well as visiting Africa, China and Brazil.

Jerry was an active member of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers and the Kentucky Colonels, was a lifetime member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, and was a 32nd-degree Mason.

In addition to his wife of 59 years, Jerry is survived by his brothers, James Oliver of Amelia Island, Fla., and Kent Oliver of Hagerstown; his children, Julian L. Oliver III of Upton, Mass., Margaret Hartley of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Richard Oliver of Sabillasville, Md., and Kelli Busby of Lewisville, Texas; and his grandchildren, Zachary and Alena Oliver, Sabrina and Shannon Hartley, and Collin, Elliot and Allan Busby. 

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his sisters, June Baylor and Anne Carmichael.

Memorial services will be Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at John Wesley United Methodist Church. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County or John Wesley United Methodist Church.

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