It is with great regret and sorrow that I must notify you of the death of our
Classmate, Jerry Vick, on February 20, 2022, in Arlington, VA.
Jerry is survived by his daughter Elizabeth ‘Topper’ Bruno and her husband John
Bruno; daughter Marjorie Ashton and her husband Augustus ‘Skip’ Ashton III; his
grandchildren, Captain Augustus T. Ashton IV, William Ashton and his wife
Meredith and great granddaughter Hadleigh, Elizabeth ‘Ivy’ Kabbani, Catherine
Kabbani, Ensign Jonathan Ashton, Mary Beth Ashton, and Caitlin Ashton and her
wife Emily Richards Ashton. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife Beth and
granddaughter Abigail Ashton.
Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.
Condolences may be sent to Elizabeth at 15401 Windmill Pointe Drive, Grosse
Pointe Park, MI 48230.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry's memory may be sent to Army Emergency
Relief, 2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 13161, Arlington, VA 22202-9936.
Well done, Jerry. Be thou at peace.
Memorial Pages\B-2 Jerry Vick.pdf
GERALD ALLEN VICK
August 25, 1938–February 20, 2022
Jerry was born on August 25, 1938 in Morton Grove, Illinois to Iver and Aileen
Vick. He married his wife, Elizabeth 'Beth' Daub, on June 16, 1962 in Red Bank,
New Jersey shortly after his graduation from the United States Military Academy
in 1961. To commemorate meeting at the Army-Navy football game, they returned
together for their 50th anniversary. He lost his beloved wife Beth in 2019; his
57-year marriage was one of his proudest accomplishments.
Jerry is survived by his daughter Elizabeth 'Topper' Bruno and her husband John
Bruno, daughter Marjorie Ashton and her husband Augustus 'Skip' Ashton III; his
grandchildren Captain Augustus T. Ashton IV, William Ashton and his wife
Meredith Weedon Ashton and great granddaughter Hadleigh, Elizabeth 'Ivy' Kabbani,
Catherine Kabbani, Ensign Jonathan Ashton, Mary Beth Ashton, and Caitlin Ashton
and her wife Emily Richards Ashton; and by his sister Harriet Aileen Vick
Gilbert; as well as his beloved cat Holly. Jerry was preceded in death by his
wife Beth, his brother Richard, his parents Iver and Aileen, and granddaughter
Jerry served in the Army for 28 years. Early in his career he served two tours
in Vietnam and was a Ranger Advisor under the Military Assistance Command. His
career continued in the Army Corps of Engineers, where he led flood response
efforts in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania after Hurricane Agnes in 1972, served as
the Battalion Commander of the 12th Engineer Battalion in Dexheim, Germany,
served on the staff for the Joint Chiefs, and Chief of the Army Operations
Testing and Evaluation Unit. He was proud of the continued legacy of military
service in the family.
After the Army, Jerry had a successful career in real estate at Long and Foster
in Arlington and an additional career as a Financial Advisor, working as a team
with his daughter Elizabeth at Ferris Baker Watts.
Jerry cherished his family and loved being surrounded by them during his summers
at Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thanksgivings in Westborough,
Massachusetts and winters in Palm Beach, Florida. He loved his gardening and
sharing its bounty along with the beautiful outdoor space with the neighborhood.
He was proud to live in Arlington Forest for 54 years. He enjoyed regular
workouts at Thomas Jefferson's Community Center in Arlington, VA. He had a
deeply analytical mind, loved numbers and analysis and was willing to debate
with anyone at anytime.
In honor of his time at West Point he is returning his class ring for the ring
melt tradition ensuring that the Long Gray Line stays tangibly connected class
to class and generation to generation.
A private burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.
Published by The Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2022.