|John A. Yerrick|
|Viewing: July 31, 2020 (Friday) from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon|
Service: July 31, 2020 (Friday) at 12:00 Noon
Location: St. Bartholomew Church, 6900 River Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817
John Alfred Yerrick, 80, of Bethesda and Oxford, MD, died June 4 from complications of a fall he sustained on May 31. John, a Washington, D.C. native, is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Daley Yerrick, his son John A. Yerrick Jr. of Alexandria, his daughter, Jennifer Yerrick Martin, son-in-law Brian Michael Martin, and grandson Benjamin Yerrick Martin of Culver City, CA, his sister, Ann MontouriForgotson of Miami, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.
He was known for his love for his family and his large circle of friends, his big heart and generosity, his keen sense of humor, and for being one of the original Capitals' Hockey fans. His support never failed. He would regale anyone willing to listen with a blow-by-blow account of a prior night’s game and was boundless in his joy when they won the Stanley Cup.He also could tell you the exact date on which many key events in his lifetime happened and he became an avid reader of history books in his later life, particularly those about World War II.
After receiving his undergraduate degree in Accounting from American University and getting his CPA license, John enjoyed a 40-year career at Deloitte &Touche LLP where he retired as a senior partner in the Greater Washington practice in 2002. John held several leadership positions in his career in the Washington DC, Baltimore and Richmond offices including serving as Partner in Charge - Audit.
John was known for his commitment and dedication to his clients and was viewed as an outstanding accounting technician. He will also be remembered by many fellow partners and colleagues as having a significant impact on their careers as a mentor.
He was a former Treasurer and member of the board of directors of Bethesda Country Club. He also served on the board of directors of Williams Industries, Inc., a construction conglomerate based in Manassas, VA and the board of The Whalen Company of Easton, MD.
John was well known in both professional and charitable circles in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, dedicating both his time and his talent to causes he and his wife strongly supported.Together they were part of the foundation of Vital Voices Global Partnership, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports the economic and political advancement of women in developing countries.
A visitation will be held at St. Bartholomew Church, Bethesda, MD 20817 on July 31, 2020 (Friday) from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, followed by a memorial service at 12:00 Noon.
The family requests any memorial contributions be made in his name to one of the following:
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, 924 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Vital Voices Global Partnership, a 501c3 nonprofit
Attention: Building Fund, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036
International Catholic Migration Commission, 31 Milk Street, Suite 315, Boston, MA 02108
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