BENNETT JARRATT G. BENNETT "Jerry" CLU, ChFC, CFP Of Bennett Financial Advisors, Fairfax, VA, died June 9, 2010 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, MD, after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Bennett was a financial planner for over 40 years, receiving awards for outstanding service to clients, industry and associates. He was a Life Underwriting Fellow and one of the first financial planners to receive the Chartered Financial Consultant designation. He served as past president of the Maryland Life Underwriter''s Association. A graduate of Lehigh and Colorado State Universities, Jerry was the author of several books and numerous journal articles. He trademarked the Retirement Coach, a process for assisting clients with their lifetime retirement planning. He has been featured on CNBC''s Money Club and WRC''s Talk Radio "Your Money". Mr. Bennett grew up in Camp Hill, PA, the son of the late Edward C. and Lorraine G. Bennett. His hobbies included playing piano, avid reading, and he enjoyed lifelong loves of jazz music, golfing, swimming and gardening. He was a big fan of the Washington Redskins and Maryland College basketball. At the time of his death, he was writing a personal history of his fight with cancer. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Laura J. Bennett; daughters, Julie Bennett of Olympia, WA and Dana Wozny and her husband, Eugene of Fairfax, VA: sister, Nanci Wilkinson and her husband, Richard of Bethesda, MD; four grandchildren, other relatives and friends. His daughter, Lori Bennett preceded him in death. A Celebration of Jerry''s life will be held at The Community Church of Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Rd., Berlin, MD 21811, on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 1 p.m. Contributions may be made in memory of Jerry Bennett to the same Community Church - Attention of the Music and Arts Fund or to The Lion Foundation of Camp Hill, PA via their website: www.thelionfoundation.org or at 2627 Chestnut St., Camp Hill, PA 17011, indicating it is in memory of Mr. Bennett. The Lion Foundation provides, directs and subsidizes funding for the realization of academic, cultural and athletic programs for the enjoyment, enrichment and enhancement of Camp Hill School District students and residents. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
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Published in The Washington Post on June 13, 2010