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Jerry J. Jagos, age 88, of Toledo, Ohio passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014, after a short stay in Hospice. He was born in Toledo on September 4, 1925, to John and Katherine (Tomecek) Jagos. Jerry attended Waite High School and left to join the United States Navy at the age of 18 and served in the South Pacific abroad the destroyer escort, Dionne, during WWII. After the war he worked at American Ship Builders. He was employed with Columbia Gas as a pipe fitter for 28 years, retiring in 1988. He built the home he lived in for 56 years and enjoyed golf (achieved a hole in one at Sugar Creek), dancing, playing cards with family and friends and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jerry was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Darlene Jagos; siblings, John Jagos, Katherine Kuzma and Pauline Cordiak. He is survived by his loving children, Ruth Ann (Mark) Gerrard), Peggy (Greg) Conley, Jake (Maureen) Jagos; grandchildren, Michael (Melanie), Josh (Erinne), Jessica (Dustin), Janet, Jason, Megan, Jacob and 7 great- grandchildren.
Friends and family may visit H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Rd (419-473-1301) on Wednesday, February 12, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Thursday, beginning at 10 a.m. Private interment to follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery. To view Jerry's video and leave an online condolence, visit
Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 11, 2014