Former executive vice president of SI International, Inc., died December 29, 2013. He was born in Birmingham, AL, on March 27, 1943, and raised in Miami. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1964, then settled in the Washington area and became a principal with Booz, Allen, & Hamilton.
He later co-founded Statistica Inc., a technical professional services company, in Rockville. Its focus on software application development served the U.S. Army and the Department of State. He is credited with the development and evolution of Department of State's Data Share program, an internationally acclaimed solution providing for U.S. visa adjudication worldwide. He became the sole proprietor in 1995. He co-founded SI International Inc., which then purchased Statistica, in 1998. He retired as executive vice president in 2003.
He lived in Silver Spring and Ashton, MD, before moving to McLean in 2003. He enjoyed boating, gardening, and woodworking, including building model boats and dollhouse furniture. He loved his dog Buddy. In retirement, he traveled extensively in Argentina and China. His marriage to Maria Fiorill ended in divorce.
Jerry is survived by his devoted wife of 10 years, Li Jun Tian; daughter Courtney Ashworth Cox (David) of Virginia Beach; stepson Cesar Jaitman-Labaton of New York; a sister and a brother in Florida, Judy and Will Ashworth; and grandchildren Maria, David, and Reagan. The Rev. Jerris Bullard officiated at services on January 2, 2014, with burial in Fairfax Memorial Park.
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Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 11, 2014