Jerome "Jerry" Flora

January 31, 1935 - March 21, 2019
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Jerome B. “Jerry” Flora, 84, of Dover, died Thursday, March 21, 2019 at his home following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Edward A. and Ann Virginia (Byrne) Flora, Jerry was born January 31, 1935 at Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania.

In 1953, Jerry enlisted with the United States Marine Corps and …

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Jerome B. “Jerry” Flora, 84, of Dover, died Thursday, March 21, 2019 at his home following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Edward A. and Ann Virginia (Byrne) Flora, Jerry was born January 31, 1935 at Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania.

In 1953, Jerry enlisted with the United States Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. While serving in the war, his Marine Unit was featured in an issue of Life Magazine. He also spent time serving as a Small Arms Instructor at Quantico, Virginia before receiving his honorable discharge in 1956.

Jerry was a longtime employee of Gradall and retired in 1997. He was also very proud to have served as a volunteer firefighter for the City of Dover for 25 years. He was a lifetime member of the Dover V.F.W. and following his retirement, Jerry enjoyed flowers and gardening as well as tending to his fish pond.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Norma (Shone) Flora, whom he married on September 29, 1956; his children, Christina (Rod) Lake of Strasburg, Melissa (Rex) Selheimer of Souderton, Pennsylvania and Michael (Terri) Flora of Gahanna, Ohio; his grandchildren, Brandon (Eve) Lake, Caitlin and Noah Lake, Lindsy (Rob) Caranci and Jack, Samuel and Hannah Flora; two great granddaughters, Alanna and Madilynn Caranci; a sister, Mary Byrne Turk of Allentown, Pennsylvania; a brother, Joseph C. Flora of Scottdale, Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ann Connare; and two brothers, Edward and John Flora.

In keeping with Jerry’s wishes there will be no calling hours and private family services will be held in Dover Burial Park.

Contributions may be made in Jerry’s memory to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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In keeping with Jerry’s wishes there will be no calling hours and private family services will be held in Dover Burial Park.


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Born: January 31, 1935
Died: March 21, 2019

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Jason Turk posted on 3/27/19

Aunt Norma and family, My deepest condolence to you all.

 

Dan Garrick posted on 3/27/19

To the Flora Family On behalf of the students, faculty, and administration of Saint Francis DeSales High School please accept our condolences on your loss. To those who have been blessed to interact with the Flora family it is clear that they were blessed with a strong patriarch. Please know that our community holds you in our prayers during this difficult time. May you find peace knowing that your husband, brother, father, grandfather and uncle is with his heavenly father. May the angels lead Mr. Flora to paradise and may perpetual light shine upon him. Peace and God's Blessings Dan Garrick Principal Saint Francis DeSales High School

 

Penny Triplett posted on 3/25/19

Sorry for your loss. I remember all the good times the two of you and my parents spent together. Even times with Sandy at the farm. May God keep you in his love.

 

Eugene Breehl posted on 3/24/19

Sorry for your lost. Jerry and I were friends for a long time at Gradall

 

Tammy Dyer posted on 3/22/19

Enjoyed our little chats when I delivered the mail there. A very nice man indeed . God got another good one??

 

Janie Tamulevich posted on 3/22/19

I'm so sorry , Keeping your family in my prayers.

 

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