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Gerald A. Vick
"Jerry"

Company B-2
25 Aug 1938- 20 Feb 2022
Place of Death: Arlington, VA
Interment: Arlington National Cemetery

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.

Remembrances:

Class Memorial Pages\B-2 Jerry Vick.pdf

Obituaries:

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 Abigail Ashton.

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.