Rollin Jerome

Obituary of Rollin Jerome

Rollin E. Jerome

GENEVA – Rollin Eugene Jerome, 79, left his earthly world on Saturday, April 28, 2018 to begin his life anew.

The son of Lyle and Theora (Miller) Jerome, Rollin was born on October 7, 1938 in Madison, Ohio and was a graduate of Madison High School.

Rollin was a veteran of the United States Army having served from 1963 to 1965.

Rollin was a dedicated and valuable employee of Rockwell Brake having worked more than twenty-two years as a machine operator. After retiring from Rockwell, he was employed with Reese Machine for eight years retiring in 2000. Rollin liked to work and it showed in everything her did; he was a perfectionist.

Rollin attended Messiah Lutheran Church with his wife, Faythe.

Rollin and Faythe Helm were married on May 9, 1992. They enjoyed twenty-six years of love and companionship. Their marriage created a large, busy, and wonderful family giving much laughter and joy to their lives.

Rollin enjoyed being outdoors; he enjoyed many outdoor activities. He and Faythe were fishing partners often going out on the boat to enjoy the time together. He was a trap shooter, a golf enthusiast, and a fan of the Indians and Browns. Rollin liked to have a neatly trimmed and mowed yard and beautiful flower beds.

Rollin is survived by his wife, Faythe Jerome; step-children, Matt (Tonya) Helm of Chugiak, Alaska and Lisa Helm of Thompson; grandchildren, Stefon, Lauren, Collin, Joseph and Dawson; great-granddaughter, Pennie Rood; sisters, Barbara Paine of Geneva–on-the-Lake and Beverly (Joe) Vannatter of Torrance, California; nieces, Cheryl (Woody) Woodward of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Carol (Bob) Cottom of Ashtabula and Kristina (Robert) Petty of Torrance, California; his nephew, Richard (Debra) Paine of Lakeland, Florida; and several great nieces and nephews.

Rollin was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna J. (Borris) Jerome and his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00PM on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 615 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula Ohio. Rev. Dr. Michael Meranda, Pastor will officiate. Private inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva.

Calling hours will be held from 2-4 PM on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 615, West Prospect Road, Ashtabula, Ohio.

It is Rollin's request that you not send flowers, but direct your memorial contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004 or to the Messiah Church Foundation, 615 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004.

DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004 is handling arrangements.