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Gerald Testerman


Gerald B. Testerman, (75) died suddenly on November 20, 2016. A Retired United States Marshal who was born on Hoopers Island on August 20, 1941, he was the son of the late Brack E. Testerman and Alma Creighton Testerman formerly of Bel Air, Maryland.

Gerald served in the United States Navy 1959-1965 and was at the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Blockade, and a Vietnam-Era Veteran. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of Masonic Lodge Post #44, Boumi Temple Shrine, Life member of the VFW, American Legion Post #39, U.S. Marshals Assoc. and Life Member USS Forrestal Assoc. and the NRA. During his 25 year government career he was Deputy U.S. Marshal in Baltimore, promoted to Inspector in Wilmington, Delaware, promoted to Chief Deputy in Elkins, West Virginia, and later appointed to U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of West Virginia.

After his retirement, Gerald and his family relocated to Maryland’s Eastern Shore where he continued to work as a Private Investigator and a variety of other positions in the community that gave him much pride and satisfaction. He is also a Board Member of the Dorchester Heritage Committee, the Dorchester County Tax Appeal Board and the White Haven United Methodist Church Board of Trustees.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Adams Testerman, of Church Creek; a daughter, Kelly Testerman Jackson and her husband Paul of Cambridge; a granddaughter, Emily B. Jackson of Cambridge; a grandson, Kyle M. Jackson of Cambridge; a sister, Judith T. Rinehart and her husband James W. Rinehart of Churchville, MD.

A funeral service with military honors will be held at the White Haven United Methodist Church in Church Creek, Maryland on Sunday November 27th beginning 2pm with Rev. Dr. Robert G. Kirkley officiating. Cambridge Lodge #66 will conduct a Masonic Service. The family will receive friends the hour prior to the service.

A private interment will take place at Bel Air Memorial Gardens at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, it is his wish that contributions be made to the White Haven United Methodist Church, 1920 Church Creek Road, Church Creek, MD 21622

Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, MD.

To share online condolences with the family please visit www.newcombcollins.com


Visitation

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ,Sunday, November 27, 2016
White Haven United Methodist Church
1920 Church Creek Road Church Creek, MD, MD 21622

Funeral Service

2:00 PM ,Sunday, November 27, 2016
White Haven United Methodist Church
1920 Church Creek Road Church Creek

Military Honors

2:45 PM ,Monday, November 21, 2016
White Haven United Methodist Church

Private Interment


Bel Air Memorial Gardens
809 Rock Spring Rd Bel Air, MD 21014

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Guestbook

Lois, Jackie and I are so sorry to hear about your loss.

Dick Hayes Nov 29 2016 12:00 AM

Extending deepest sympathy to Lois and family. Conly and I were saddened to hear of Gerald's passing. So many fond memories of school times together that warm your heart. His big smile will always be with us.

Conly and Betty Scarff Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn about Gerald's death. My husband Harold use to meet and go back to Norfolk together. I also saw him in Salisbury when I lived in Oc. He will be missed. Please extend my sympathy to Judy and husband.

Jackie Archer Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

Lois, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I always enjoyed Gerald's wit and humor. He will be greatly missed.

Barry Scott Nov 25 2016 12:00 AM

Donna and I were saddened to hear of Gerald's passing. Always enjoyed your company. Your friends in Harford County, Donna and Bill Hanna.

Bill Hanna Nov 25 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this news. Condolences to Gerald's family. I was a classmate of Gerald BHS 1959.

Michael Shelbert Nov 23 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Lois and family, Our sympathy go out to you and your family.

Jim and Janet Gillespie Nov 23 2016 12:00 AM

Extending deepest sympathy to family and friends in this time of sorrow. Please find comfort in knowing that soon all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus' voice and come out. (John 5:28,29) Until that blessed day, may the GOD of all comfort grant you peace while many fond memories warm your hearts.

A. Wingfield Nov 23 2016 12:00 AM

Ms. Lois, Kelly and the rest of Gerry's family. I am very sorry to hear Of Gerry's passing, Gerry loved his family and country very much. He was a patriot. I will Think of Gerry every time I have coffee at the Bay Country bakery.

Richard Parks Nov 22 2016 12:00 AM

Lois,I am so sorry to read of the sudden loss of Gerald. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Flora

Flora Beattie Nov 22 2016 12:00 AM

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