Gerald Robert “Jerry” Cromley of Bowling Green passed to his Eternal Home on Monday, June 25, 2018.
He was the only child of Eleanore and James Cromley and was born August 21, 1931. He grew up along the Maumee River near Otsego Park.
Jerry attended Nazareth Hall military school through the eighth grade, then graduated from Washington Township High School in Tontogany.
He married Dorothy Sheldrick April 10, 1950, and they became the parents of six children: Cathleen Nelson of Bowling Green, Beth (Bill) Weichel of Castalia, Becky (Greg) Burton of Findlay, Don (fiancé Amy) and Gary (Terri) both of Bowling Green. A third son, Dennis, was killed in a work accident in 1982.
Twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren will miss him also.
Jerry retired after working for 30 years at the Perrysburg Chrysler plant. He served as Master of the Haskins Grange and also was a member of the former Masonic Lodge in Tontogany for many years.
He attended church regularly and served in many ways at Plain Congregational, Agape Church of Prayer, and Calvary United Methodist churches. At one time he taught a 3rd-grade boys’ Sunday school class.
Jerry avidly followed his children and grandchildren in their school activities.
Fishing, boating and maintaining a large garden were other joys in his life. Jerry was a loving supporter of all his family, a hard worker, and a kind and giving man and will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation for Jerry will be held Thursday June 28, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. There will be a masonic service held by the Grand Rapids Masonic Lodge #289 on Thursday evening at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home. His funeral service will be held Friday June 29, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Mike Kelly will officiate. Interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery in Bowling Green. Additional visitation will be held Friday morning at the funeral home from 9:30 until the time of his service at 10:30.
Memorial contributions can be given in his memory to Calvary United Methodist Church in Tontogany, Ohio or the Alzheimer’s Association.