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Jerome Gumpman

November 2, 1943 — August 28, 2017

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.

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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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