Joanne Stella Gerg
CHESTER — Joanne Stella Gerg of Chester, MD, passed away on October 2, 2018, at Heartland House in Grasonville, MD. She was 71.
Born on August 4, 1947, in Greenburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Josephine Turack Bozoukoff and grew up in the Pennsylvania area. Joanne earned her Bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston and her Master’s degree from the University of Houston.
She was a program manager of Aeronautical Engineering for the United States Navy and worked on various systems for the military. Joanne was a mathematician by trade but she enjoyed her work developing systems for flight crews on B52’s, F18’s, and other military planes. She traveled the United States and the world going to conferences and giving presentations on electronic counter measures. Joanne worked with the Air Force of Finland and the Finish Navy.
She was longtime member of the Ladies of the Elks and eventually became a full Elks member of Post #2574. Joanne was also a member of the Kent Island Heritage Society.
Joanne is survived by her husband, Carl Gerg, of Chester, MD; son, James Gerd and his wife Stephanie, of California; two grandchildren: Nicholas James Gerg and Natalie Rose Gerg, both of California; and brother, Michael Bozoukoff and his wife Laurel, of Washington.
A service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Chester, MD.
Online condolences may be made at www.fhnfuneral home.com