Jerome Mescher
FUNERAL HOME
Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service - Dublin
5980 Perimeter Dr.
Dublin, OH
Mescher, Jerome
Jerome Robert Mescher, born May 25, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio to Donald Paul Mescher and Joanne Vivian (Strukamp) Mescher and died July 2, 2021 at Kemper House, Worthington, Ohio. He earned a B.S. Industrial Arts from Eastern Kentucky University; Teacher Education Program K-6 Certificate from University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.A. Education from Western Carolina University; and a PhD. in Philosophy (Educational Theory and Practice) from The Ohio State University. Dr. Jerome Mescher was a passionate, devoted educator who was highly respected as a teacher and mentor. He contributed richly to the Hilliard City Schools' educational environment both professionally and personally and leaves a lasting legacy. Dr. Mescher served in the elementary curriculum department as the science/math instructional leader responsible for leading professional development in the design and implementation of quality curriculum and innovative learning experiences. Jerome served in the Peace Corps in Malawi from 1982-85 alongside his wife Diane. He was a Columbus Marathon Masters division winner in 2005 (2:45:22), and completed 10 marathons. He enjoyed visiting National Parks, and he has been to all 50 states. Jerome loved to be outside, especially in the mountains. He spent many summer vacations exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway and camping in the Pisgah National Forest with his family. Jerome regularly looked forward to football season to watch The Ohio State Buckeyes, and always cheered on the North Carolina Tar Heels during basketball season. He was an avid runner, enjoyed bike rides, and loved to stay active. He loved his music, and always found time to dance. Above all, he loved his family and was proud to have raised 3 kids with his wife Diane. He was a wonderful Father, Husband, Brother, Son. Jerome had a great sense of humor, and always knew how to make his loved ones laugh. Jerome's family would like to express their gratitude to the support of the Alzheimer's Association, and to the entire staff at Kemper House (Worthington) for the unwavering support and care through his last months. They would also like to thank the dedicated care of Capital City Hospice. Preceded in death by his father Donald. Survived by his wife, Diane Lynn (Simmons) Mescher; children, Linley, Eric (fiancee, Kelsey Bradley), and Jodi Mescher; mother, Joanne Vivian (Strukamp) Mescher; siblings, Steve (Teresa), Ken (Patti Hale), Janet (Doug) Bruggeman, William (Sindie Johnson), and John (Julie); numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation open to the public will be from 4-7pm on Thursday, July 8th at Schoedinger Dublin Funeral Home, 5980 Perimeter Dr. A Celebration of Life in honor of Jerome will be held at the same location at 11am on Friday, July 9. Family would like memories to be shared at: https://memorymaker.tv/Events/recorder.html?hekvk . Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation (Trails & Views Forever Program) in his memory.
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Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Jul. 2 to Jul. 4, 2021.
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Schoedinger Dublin
5980 Perimeter Drive, Dublin, OH
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11:00a.m.
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Jerome was a stellar educator within the Hilliard Schools, and I was grateful for the superior quality of lessons/innovative thinking/inquiry and leadership/resources that he brought to our schools. I will forever remember all that he gave to the students and to us, as teachers, in education. Most of all, I am thankful to have known Jerome who thought the world of his family and the outdoors.
Tammy Reitter
School
July 15, 2021
What an incredible educator Jerome was to work with. He was such a kind man with a great sense of humor. Working with Diane and having Linley, Eric and Jodi at Darby Creek was an honor and a pleasure. So sorry for your loss.
Diane Hammons
Work
July 8, 2021
Elizabeth Jones and family
July 8, 2021
May God bless your family in this time of sorrow. Jerome was a brilliant man with a gentle soul. He was passionate about his work and his family. He will be greatly missed.
The Norris Family: Jeff, Anita, Nathan & Jennifer
Work
July 8, 2021
To the Mescher family, We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Jerome´s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
The Schulte Family
July 7, 2021
Jerome was a good friend to me. Always supported and encouraged me. I pray the Lord eases the families pain.
Roger Spires
School
July 6, 2021
To all the Mescher family. Very sorry to hear that Jerome passed away.May God Bless & comfort you all.
Gary Schwinn & Judy Schwinn
July 5, 2021
What a loss to mankind, this is. Jerome had such an impact on my Hilliard Schools work and growth. Diane, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tammy McClelland
Work
July 3, 2021
I´m so sorry Diane. Jerome was so great to work with and helped me out so much. Praying for peace
Kristy Culp
Work
July 3, 2021
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