Jesse James Dalrymple, 85, of Ocala, Fla., and formerly of Ashtabula passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Lake West Hospital.
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He was born July 15, 1927, in Ashtabula, the son of John and Beatrice (Jordan) Dalrymple and had been an Ocala resident for the past 38 years, moving from Ashtabula.
A 1948 graduate of Edgewood High School, he served honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On Jan. 14, 1966, he married the love of his life, Dolores Morgan.
Before his retirement in 1993, he worked as a supervisor for the City of Ocala Electric Company for 15 years.
A life member of the Ashtabula Elks Lodge No. 208, he was well-known for running the annual clam bake, even returning in the summers from Florida to do so for many years.
Jesse loved children and enjoyed playing Santa Claus at Silver Springs and for the City of Ocala for more than 30 years. He also enjoyed woodworking and furniture building.
His survivors include four daughters, Sandra L. Dalrymple and Jayne Chebra, both of Painesville, Michele Dannaway of Newark, Del., and Trudie Jennings of Kingston Springs, Tenn., one son, Terry Kaiser of Scottsdale, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Heather, Justin, Haley, Ryan, Brennan, Laura and Jessica; and four great-grandchildren, Hannah, Braden, Atlas and Titus.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Virginia (Morgan) Dalrymple on Dec. 31, 2002; parents; sisters, Lorraine Coe, June Zak, Margie Collucci, and Ruthie Dalrymple; and brothers, John and James Dalrymple.
A service will be at noon Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula. The Rev. Shane Nanney, Pastor of East Side Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. Satuday until the time of service, at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Ashtabula Elks Lodge, P.O. Box 633, Ashtabula, OH 44005-0633 or the
, 1689 E. 115th St. Cleveland, OH 44106.
Zaback- Ducro Funeral Services
500 Prospect Road Ashtaluba, OH 44004
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