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Jerome Gumpman

Jerome “Jerry” Floyd Gumpman, 73, of Cambridge, Maryland passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Chesapeake Woods Center with his family at his side.

Born on November 2, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland, he was a son of the late Joseph A. Gumpman and Ethel M. Leishear Gumpman.

Jerry attended the local schools and graduated from Andover High School. He continued his education in the Academy of Corrections and local adult education at Wor-Wic and Chesapeake College.

In 1966 Jerry was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and served his country. He was honorably discharged in 1968 as a Pvt-E1. He had a great love and respect for his country and was passionate about veterans.

Jerry began his career in Corrections in Jessup then at Eastern Correctional Institution (E.C.I.), Princess Anne, MD, prior to Western Correctional Institution (W.C.I.) Division of Corrections, Department of Public Safety for the State of Maryland. Jerry retired as Captain after 21 yrs. of service.

He was a life-time member of the Vietnam Veterans Chapter #172 in Cumberland, MD, American Legion Post #91, Cambridge Lodge No. 66 A.F. & A. M., North American Fishing and Hunting Club and the Handy Man Club.

He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, crabbing, boating or just relaxing on the water with a beer in his hand, he was a true Sportsman. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking at the many different organizations he was involved in.

Surviving him are children Jacqueline L. Wolfgang, Tracy Lynn Shields and JT Rothe; seven grandchildren; a sister, J. Colein Gumpman and her children Colein Hall (Tom), Kim Abt Shilow and Dwayne Abt (Kathy); sister in law Josephine Gumpman and her 3 children Cynthia Hayman, Joseph "Joey" Gumpman and Albert Gumpman; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his parents were brothers, Joseph Donald Gumpman and Leonard L. Gumpman and great nephew Adam Gumpman.

A viewing will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A committal service will follow beginning 1:00 p.m. at the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans

Cemetery in Hurlock with military honors. Interment will follow. Officiating will be Rev. A. Delmer Willey, Jr.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dwayne Abt, Stephen Abt, Scott Abt, Kraig Thomas, Ryan Bell and Tom Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613 to help defray funeral cost.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com

Viewing and Visitation with Family

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,Friday, September 1, 2017
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD, Dorchester 21613

Graveside Service

1:00 PM ,Friday, September 1, 2017
Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery
6827 East New Market Elwood Road Hurlock, MD 21643


2:00 PM ,Friday, September 1, 2017
Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery
6827 East New Market Elwood Road Hurlock, MD 21643

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Building a barn and kennel Posted: June 6, 2018 | Last Revised: June 6, 2018 We moved to the Eastern Shore in 1984, we brought three horses with us. We were looking forward to having our horses at our home. Jerry got busy building the barn first and then the kennel. We started breeding Rottweilers, some of them we rescued and some we purchased. He a job at Popular Hill and would come home go to work on the barn. There was a lot of work needed in the house but the place for the horses came first. In time to come Jerry worked tirelessly getting construction done. In 1987 Jerry transferred to ECI and I believe he received a promotion to Sgt. He learned how to crab and how to cook them, sadly when he left I surely did miss those crabs. At this time I can't remember another story but I am sure there will be more to come.

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Wedding on horse back Posted: June 6, 2018 | Last Revised: June 6, 2018 All of our friends arrived with all the needed horses for everyone in the wedding to be sitting on a horse. They tacked them up, got everything set up and when every one finally arrived Jerry and I were married. The news paper people arrived taking pictures. We were only the second such wedding that had taken place in AACO in many many years. Jerry had to learn how to ride so we purchased him a horse named Lady. He rode her in Bar A horse shows and actually won once in a while. We went on trail rides together with friends many times. As time past he decided he wanted a cabin cruser, so we invested in a Bayliner, we only kept it a year,it was really too much boat for us. Jerry loved the excitement of having friends down to the Eastern Shore for hunting. He generally went out one day and spent most of the other times cooking for everyone else. He collected many long guns and as I understand he sold most of them. He finally purchased a small boat and spent time out in Choptank fishing. He did try to stop smoking but was not as good about as other things.

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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 Jehovah, the God of all comfort, grant you peace while many fond memories warm your hearts.

Annie Wingfield Sep 30 2017 12:00 AM

Rest in heavenly peace. And someday I will meet you in heaven.Remember I always loved you.We had a lot of great times.If not for you and your sister I would not got to enjoy going on cruises. Love You until the end of my time.

Theora Beckman Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM

We extend our deepest sympathy to all of you during this time. Hugs and prayers.

Wayne and Colleen Bromwell Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM

Rest in ever loving peace. You left many good memories that will always be in my heart. Sleep well dearly beloved!

Josephine Gumpman Ford Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM