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Jerry Elmer Michael


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Jerry Elmer Michael Obituary
Michael, Jerry Elmer Jerry Michael, 88, of Adamstown, Maryland died in Lynchburg, Virginia on May 10, 2018. He was born on May 5, 1930 in Washington, DC to Lawrence Michael and Grace Hutchison Michael. He lived in Arlington County, Virginia most of his life, although he managed dairy farms in Loudoun County and later in Frederick, MD. He was known for his gentle and gracious character. Jerry graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Randolph-Macon College in 1952. After briefly teaching and coaching in rural Virginia, he turned to dairy farming in the 1950's, raising and breeding Holsteins for more than five decades. In recent years he researched Loudoun County history and compiled several books depicting postCivil War life through the eyes of Leesburg newspapers. His grandfather was a Civil War veteran. Jerry was predeceased by his first wife, Irene Pope Michael. He is survived by his wife, Doe Michael, and his children, Sharon Michael Warren of Phoenix, Arizona, Daniel Lawrence Michael of Falls Church, Virginia, and Rebecca Michael Shepard of Rustburg, Virginia, as well as ten grandchildren. A public interment will be held at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Herndon, Virginia on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:00, followed by a memorial service to celebrate his legacy at Clarendon United Methodist Church in Arlington, Virginia at 2:00 p.m. and a reception downstairs following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any gifts be directed to the Friends of Thomas Balch Library, Inc., P.O. Box 2184, Leesburg, VA 20177, a library dedicated to preserving local history and genealogy and the place where Jerry enjoyed researching Loudoun history. Please sign the Guestbook at www.legacy.com/washingtontimes
Published in Washington Times on June 18, 2018
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