Herbert “Jerry” Carroll Geary, 91, of Bryans Road died February 13, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was born July 6, 1929, to Fred and Sadie Geary.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Geary, Darren and Tara Geary, son & daughter-in-law, Shelley Mintz, daughter, Sadie Geary, Kayla Guttridge, Chris Mintz & Kara Howard, grandchildren, Corey and Collin Howard, great grandchildren, Dr. Fred Geary, brother, Harvey Geary, brother, Ethlynn Alton, sister & Marilyn George, sister.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Richard (Dick) Geary, brother; Ida and Henry Speake, mother and father-in-law. Labrador Retrievers Pal & Roxy.
Jerry was a retired USMC officer and a retired US Capitol Policer Sgt. He enjoyed baseball, family outings, politics and fishing. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign War and American Legions.
Jerry was born in Viinalhaven, Maine, a small island known for lobstering. He moved to Springfield , MA, where he learned to fly and took his first solo flight on his 16th birthday. He enlisted in the USMC at 17, fought in the Korean War, 2 deployments, dedicated veteran who fought in the Battle at Inchon, and at Chosin Reservoir (Frozen Chosin). While assigned to Marine Corps barracks Indian Head, Maryland, Herbert met his loving wife and best friend, Betty, they have been married for 62 years. After 21 years, Herb retired from USMC as a WO 2, in 1967. Immediately after his retirement he began his post military career with the US Capitol Police rising to the rank of sergeant until his retirement in 1995. Some of his most cherished moments was coaching his son‘s Little League team, traveling to San Francisco and Hawaii for vacations. He was most comfortable at home, a man of few words. He cherished the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren and never wanted, expected or asked for anything for himself. He loved his country as evident of his military and civil servant service. He was humble never self-serving and always put others first. I love you, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, friend. Rest In Peace.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake (2505 Davis Rd, Waldorf, MD 20603).
Services and internment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Time and dates to be announced.
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