Lynn Allen Jewett, 55, military budget analyst


Lynn Allen Jewett, a Vietnam veteran and military budget analyst, died Wednesday at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., after suffering a heart attack at his Pentagon office in Washington. The longtime Annapolis resident was 55.

Mr. Jewett was born in Lafayette, Ind., and graduated in 1966 from Portage Central High School in Kalamazoo, Mich. He then enlisted in the Navy. Over the next eight years, he served three tours of duty in Vietnam.

After his discharge, Mr. Jewett moved to New Jersey to continue his education, first earning an associate's degree from Ocean County Community College in 1976. Three years later, he received a bachelor's degree in social work from Rutgers University, and in 1982 obtained a master's degree in public administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Mr. Jewett then moved to Annapolis, and went to work at the Pentagon for the Department of the Navy in the Division of Budget, Policies and Procedures. He held several positions in the division over the next two decades, and at the time of his death was a senior budget analyst.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis.

Survivors include his two daughters, Melanie Anne Jewett of Providence, R.I., and Maura Lynne Jewett of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a sister, Debra Burger, of South Bend, Ind.; two brothers, Ernest Jewett and Phillip Jewett, both of South Bend, Ind. His marriage to Joanne Jewett Hollidge of Betterton ended in divorce.

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