John Boyd Gerwig
Date of Birth:  November 4, 1923
Date of Death:  February 3, 2010
Arrangements:

Visitation
  • Not Applicable  
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Service
  • Stallings Funeral Home, P.A.  
  • 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Saturday, February 27, 2010   1:00 PM
Burial
  • Private  
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Details:
  • John Boyd Gerwig was born in Baltimore. He was the oldest of nine children. He had three brothers and five sisters. He attended George Washington Elementary School and Southern High
    school in Baltimore. He received his high school equivalency and served his country in the Army for three years during World War II.
    He was a letter carrier in the Riviera Beach area for more than 30 years.
    He and his wife Eunice, were married in Baltimore. They lived in Baltimore for six years, moved to Pasadena where they lived for more than 50 years, then moved to Glen Burnie where they
    resided until his death.
    For many years he was active in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, serving as councilman, also on the
    committee to count cash on Sundays and various other jobs within the church.
    While his children attended Riviera Beach Elementary School, he acted as Master of Ceremonies for variety shows which raised money for their PTA. He also acted as MC for variety shows at
    St. Joseph's Hospital and raised money for cancer research.
    John was Cubmaster of Boy Scout Troop #478 for approximately three years.
    He was a member of Poplar Ridge Seniors where he served as photographer, and past member
    of Stoney Creek Seniors and Riviera Beach Seniors.
    John received the GOLD CHANNEL 13 AWARD from Bob Turk for 45 plus years for
    managing Riviera Beach Giants Little League ball team (13-15 year old boys).
    The ball field at Riviera beach Elementary School  was named in his honor and the field house
    was named "The John Gerwig Field House." He received Sportsmanship trophies which were
    presented to him for four years(five were given by the league and John received four of them.)
    The Recipient of these trophied was determined by the vote of the managers in the13-15 year
    age group.
    John is survived by Eunice, his wife of 53 years, daughter Linda Good, grandsons John Roy
    and Steven, grandaughters Joy, Tiffany & Christy, 5 great grandchildren, Camden, Savannah,
    Jewel, Jamie-Lynn & Austin, sisters Mabel Felkner and Evelyn Beales and brother Frank Gerwig. He had one son, John J. who preceded him in death three years ago.
    There wil be a memorial service for John at Stallings Fumeral Home, P.A. on Mountain Road in
    Pasadena. Due to weather conditions, the service will be held at a later date, to be announced.
    Anyone who would like to honor John is welcome to attend.
    Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.