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Obituary for Louis R. Gerome
Louis R. Gerome, age 91, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Monday, June 24, 2019, at his home. He was born August 5, 1927, in Cleveland, son of the late Louis and Carmella Grand Gerome. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in Germany during the Korean War. He was a retired carpenter and home builder as well as an apprentice mechanic. Louis also owned and operated a service station in Geneva, Ohio. He was employed at the former Weather Seal plant in Caldwell and by AIR Products in Cleveland. He was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Caldwell and former member of the Belle Valley American Legion Post # 641. He loved traveling, having visited every state except Hawaii. He also enjoyed camping, listening to music, watching westerns on TV, and attending parties.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Faye Goodwill Gerome, whom he married August 23, 1947, and who died April 7, 2018; his brothers, Dominic, Joseph, and Mario Gerome; and his sisters, Edith Frate, Ann Concar, Marie Jackiewicz, Rose Mlakar, and Rita Maljarik.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Evelyn (Gerald) Shafer of Sarahsville; a brother-in-law, Raymond Frabotta of Geneva; special friends and caregivers, Terry and Diane Fry of Caldwell; and several nieces and nephews, including Jack and Gloria Hedges of Peachtree Corners, Georgia.
Friends may call Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 4-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where a vigil service will follow visitation at 8PM. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be observed Friday, June 28th at 10AM at St. Stephen Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Wayne Morris as celebrant. A veteran’s graveside service will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery conducted by the Noble County Veteran’s Service Organizations.