Jerome L. Thompson
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age 61, of Venice, Fla. and formerly of Canton, Ohio, passed away Jan. 11, 2014. He was born June 19, 1952 in Dennison, Ohio. He was a retired police officer with the City of Canton Police Department. After his retirement, he moved to Venice in 2002. Jerome was a member of Epiphany Cathedral, Knights of Columbus, Wm. McKinley Lodge #431 F.&A.M. in Canton, Ohio, R.C. Flying Club of Venice and also the Venice Orchid Society.
He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Katherine; two sons, Christopher, of Fairbanks, Alaska, Jason, of Philadelphia, Pa.; a daughter, Sarah, of Sarasota, Fla.; his father, Jerry, of Bowerston, Ohio; his mother, Vivian, of Canton, Ohio; a grandmother, Helen, of Canton, Ohio; a brother, Jeffery, of Westminster, Md.; and two sisters, Jennifer Woit, of Salem, Ohio, and Joyce Veppert, of Mogadore, Ohio. He also leaves behind three loving grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will occur at Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel Sunday, Jan. 19, from 2-4 p.m. with a FOP service at 1:45 p.m.. A memorial service will occur Monday, Jan. 20, at 11 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4940 W. Tuscarawas St., Canton, OH 44708 followed by a Christian Burial at approximately 2 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, located in Jewett, Rumley Township, Ohio, followed by a luncheon at the New Rumley United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you consider a donation to www.K9s4COPs.org. The Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. Please feel free to sign the guestbook at
Reed Funeral Home
705 Raff Road SW Canton, OH 44710
Published in The Repository on Jan. 17, 2014