Gerald Stephen "Jerry" Lynn, 63, rural Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord Sunday evening at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, after complications from injuries received in a single vehicle accident on Route 866, Woodbury Township, Blair County.
He was born in Altoona, son of Helen E. (Mattern) Lynn and the late John W. Lynn. He married Lois B. (Brumbaugh) Detwiler on Sept. 19, 1998, in rural Williamsburg.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Melanie Hoffman and husband, Barry, of rural Martinsburg and Julie Helsel and husband, Brent, of Woodbury; a son, Aaron Detwiler at home; four granddaughters: Julia, Sarah, Clara and Annabelle; his mother of Martinsburg; and a brother, John W. and wife, Lana, of York.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth; and a nephew, William Rhodes Jr.
Jerry was a 1968 graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg, and continued his education at a computer school in Pittsburgh. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Philippines and attaining the rank of ship's mate first class. He was formerly employed at Nelson's Produce, Altoona, and retired as a corrections officer from the State Correctional Institution at Smithfield, Huntingdon, in 2005 with more than 15 years of service. After retirement, he was employed part time for Raystown Transit for several years.
Jerry was an active member of Fairview Church of the Brethren, rural Williamsburg, where he served as chairman of the deacon board, was an active supporter/volunteer at Camp Blue Diamond and was a former member of the church board. He enjoyed camping at Raystown Lake, making apple butter and barbecued chicken for the church and spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Fairview Church of the Brethren, where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, Pastor Lee D. Saylor officiating. Interment with military flag honors accorded by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard will follow at New Canoe Creek Cemetery, rural Hollidaysburg.
Arrangements are by John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg.