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CUYAHOGA FALLS: Jerome D. Wilson, Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by family in the early morning hours of July 22, 2012 after a courageous battle with a long illness.
Jerome was born August 18, 1935 in Chicago Heights, IL to Donald B. Wilson and Fern (Prosser) Wilson. He married Dorothy A. Grau on September 19, 1959 who preceded him in death in 1997; Two sisters, and a brother, also preceed him in death.
Jerome was dearly loved and will be missed by his sister, Clara Robertson of Chicago Heights, Il; and brother, Douglas (Sue) Wilson of Bucyrus, Ohio; children, DeAnn (Curtis) Clemons, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and Jerome Wilson, Jr. of Columbus,Ohio;and granddaughters, Jessica (Alex) Niemiec, Mary Beth, Sarah, and Hannah Clemons as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Wilson served in the Ohio National Guard. He was employed as an advertising agent for the Bucyrus Telegraph Forum. Mr. Wilson retired from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Communications Division after 34 years of service. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ. He lived most of his life in Bucyrus, Ohio, having moved to Cuyahoga Falls in 2011.
Jerome was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed attending his granddaughters' many band concerts and school activities, as well as playing with his 'grand-pooch', Gilbert. He most recently resided at Cardinal Village where he looked forward to playing cards, bingo and bus trips.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 28 at 11AM at the Columbarium in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus Ohio. Reverend Steve Voelker officiating. Memorials may be made in Jerome's memory to the
Published in the Telegraph-Forum on July 25, 2012