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Jerry Vaeth

Jerry Vaeth

Dec 3, 1928 - Feb 7, 2023

Jerry Vaeth - Obituary


mmett Jerome Vaeth, Sr. “Jerry”, a 33-year resident of Annapolis and previously of Davidsonville, MD, passed away on February 7, 2023. He was 94 years old. Born on December 3, 1928 in Baltimore, MD to the late Edward and Helen Vaeth, Jerry was the fourth of six children. He graduated from Catonsville High School and attended Baltimore Junior College before joining the U.S. Army in 1951. Stationed in Korea, Jerry was promoted to the rank Staff Sergeant and received the Occupational Medal (Japan), Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge and United Nations Service Medal. Jerry enjoyed a career in industrial sales. He worked primarily for the Wolverine Corporation selling copper tubing to companies such as GE and Amana for use in air conditioners. Jerry was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, the Heritage Harbour Community Association, American Legion and Fleet Reserve. He enjoyed boating, reading, golfing and was a card-playing aficionado who enjoyed regular games with groups and friends. Jerry was fond of family gatherings especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jerry was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Patricia “Pat” (Resau) Vaeth who passed away in 2016; his son, Martin Edward Vaeth who died in 2005; his grandson, Brian Highsmith who died in 2015 and his five siblings, Mary Louise Wrightson, Howard and Edward Vaeth, Helen Muth and Nancy Halthaus. Jerry is survived by two sons, Emmett J. Vaeth, Jr. “Jay” and his fiancé, Margaret of Berlin, MD and William Brian Vaeth of Edgewater, MD; his daughter, Nancy V. Rooney and her husband, Patrick of Bridgeville, DE; four grandsons, Jared (Sara), Jeremy, Michael and Carson Vaeth; three granddaughters, Courtney (Kenny) Mazzone, Katelynn (Joseph) Wilson and Kristin Vaeth; and six great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to celebrate Jerry’s life with his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD. Mass of Resurrection will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 24 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035. The Mass will be live streamed on Holy Family's Facebook page by clicking HERE. Inurnment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church at the address above. Online condolences and tributes may be made by using the memories tab on the left.