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Gerald Marcey, retired sales manager, football official, Haymarket Masonic Lodge member, father of 2

A funeral service for Gerald (Jerry) Lee Marcey, 80, of Haymarket, VA, retired Washington Gas sales manager, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA.  The family will receive friends before the service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Mr. Marcey passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020, of an acute stroke at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Sept. 25, 1939, in Washington, D.C., to the late Reverdy Donaldson Marcey and the late Janet Louise (Wilson) Marcey.  He was also predeceased by one son-in-law, Jim Dunseath, Jr., and one brother-in-law, Truett Lowry.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 61-1/2 years, Ruth T. Marcey of Haymarket, VA; two children: Terri Dunseath of Haymarket, VA and Brian Marcey of Bristow, VA; one grandson: James (Jimmy) Dunseath, III, of Haymarket, VA; a sister Bonnie Lowry of Greencastle, IN; one niece: Marci Hoagland and husband Willie of Greencastle, IN; and numerous extended family and friends.

Jerry was a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia.  He graduated from Fairfax High school where he participated in varsity football, basketball, and baseball.  He attended Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA.

In 1958 Jerry started his career with Washington Gas as a surveyor and retired as a Sales Manager after 30 years of service.  He was selected for the 1969 Salesman of The Year Award for selling 152 gas air conditioners and numerous gas heating units.  He obtained new contractors for the installation of air conditioning and heating equipment as a result his knowledge of the business and his valuable assistance.  He showed leadership by the manner in which his contemporaries sought his advice and by the quality of his work.

Jerry officiated at high school football games for 20 years with Northern Virginia Football Officials Association.  He worked for Wegman’s when it opened in Gainesville, VA.

Jerry was a member of Haymarket Virginia Masonic Lodge #313 and a previous member of Scottish Rite and Kena Shrine.  He was a member of Washington Gas Blue Flame Club that consisted of Master Masons, a volunteer member of The Mended Hearts Northern Virginia Chapter 200 and a past member of Park West Lions Club. 

Jerry enjoyed playing golf and was a member of Piedmont Golf and Country Club until his health prevented him from playing the game he loved. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family and his many friends, traveling, going on cruises, and going to the beach.  He had a passion for meeting new people from all walks of life, learning about them, and gaining knowledge from them.  His friendliness, winning personality, infectious smile, humor and quick wit endeared him to all he knew and to those he met.  He enjoyed life to the fullest.  He will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Stroke Foundation.

 

 

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