James G. (Jerry) Waters
1943 - 2019
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James G. (Jerry) Waters

- - James G. (Jerry) Waters passed away March 28, 2019 following a brief illness. Born October 12, 1943 in Washington, D.C. to James Ireland Waters and Mary Clare (Bryant) Waters, he lived in Virginia for most of his life and moved to the state of Washington in 2009. He was a supervisory cartographer with the U.S. Geological Survey when he retired in 1996. While living near the USGS in Reston, Virginia, Jerry was active with the Reston Community Players from its inception until 1992. It was through the players group in 1984 that he met his wife, Marie Vincent, whom he married in 1996. They were active in the Reston Association, serving on its Facilities Advisory Committee for several years. Together Jerry and Marie joined the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society (USLHS) in 1993, and shortly thereafter joined the USLHS, the New Jersey Lighthouse Society, and the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association. Through these various lighthouse associations, and sometimes on their own, Jerry and Marie visited nearly 500 lighthouses in 26 states and four Canadian territories.

Their interest in lighthouses brought them to Puget Sound in 2006 on a lighthouse tour and they moved to the region in 2009. As volunteers with the USLHS, Jerry & Marie started the Museum Store at Point No Point Lighthouse; a venture that they enjoyed every lighthouse season.

Besides his wife, Jerry is survived by a brother, Richard Waters of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters, Margaret Waters of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Patricia Waters-Heflin (John) of Vienna, Virginia; one nephew Stacen Buchholz (Nicole); three nieces, Elizabeth Jones (Shannon), Kacie Waters-Heflin and Jenni Waters-Heflin; one great-niece and two great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:

Chesapeake Chapter, U.S. Lighthouse Society

P.O. Box 1270

Annandale, VA 22003-1270

U.S. Lighthouse Society

9005 Point No Point Rd. NE

Hansville, WA 98340

American Lung Association

55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150

Chicago, IL 60601




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Published in Kitsap Sun on Apr. 7, 2019.
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June 3, 2019
We lost two great guys. May all the memories of our times together in Virginia and Washington help you get through these rough timee. Marie, thank you for being part of our lives. BJ
May 15, 2019
I remember him and Marie very well. They were mainstays of the Reston Community Players for many years. Sorry to lose him.
Tel Monks
April 23, 2019
Jerry at a caving trip in the 1960's.
Dave Harvey
April 11, 2019
Rest in peace my dear friend. Know that I will never forget the laughter we shared. You are missed so very much.
Cathy Myrick
April 8, 2019
April 7, 2019
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Marie Vincent
April 7, 2019
On the Georgian Bay
Marie Vincent
April 7, 2019
Jerry
Marie Vincent
April 7, 2019
Dear Marie,
We are very saddened by Jerry's passing. He was a great lighthouse preservationist, a terrific Chapter Treasurer, dedicated volunteer and friend. We'll miss you but will always remember the great Lighthouse trips we took on the Chesapeake Bay and with the Society to the Great Lakes, the west coast and Hawaii. May our Lord bless and comfort you and the Waters family during this sad time. "Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual Light shine upon him".
With our prayers,
Tony & Alma
Tony & Alma Pasek
April 7, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 7, 2019
Dear Marie,
We're are very saddened to learn of Jerry's passing. Our sincere sympathy to you and the family.
May our Lord bless Jerry and comfort you during this sad time. The lighthouse community lost a dedicated and talented preservationist and an outstanding Chapter treasurer. We'll never forget the lighthouse adventures especially on the Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes and Hawaii! "Eternal Rest Grant Unto him, O Lord". With prayers,
Tony & Alma
April 7, 2019
Dear Marie,
We're are very saddened to learn of Jerry's passing. Our sincere sympathy to you and the family.
May our Lord bless Jerry and comfort you during this sad time. The lighthouse community lost a dedicated and talented preservationist and an outstanding Chapter treasurer. We'll never forget the lighthouse adventures with you both - especially on the Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes and Hawaii! "Eternal Rest Grant Unto him, O Lord, and Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon him". With prayers,
Tony & Alma
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