Jerome F. Hagerty, born December 2, 1935 in Steubenville, Ohio, died with his family on July 8, 2021 at Community Hospice, Truman House, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Jerry was a lifelong resident of Mingo Junction and Steubenville, Ohio.
Jerry was the son of James Bernard Hagerty and Marie Herman Hagerty. In death he was preceded by his parents, siblings James Hagerty and Margaret Coen and his two beloved daughters Elaine F. Hagerty and Elizabeth A. Hagerty.
He is united in heaven with his beloved beagle, “Cash register”.
Jerry leaves behind his loving wife, Janet Groves Hagerty, whom he married on September 4, 1954 at St. Stanilaus Catholic Church, and his children Jerome R. Hagerty (Deborah) from Steubenville, Mary G. Mihalyo (Andy) from Steubenville, Kathleen M Cantu (Ernest) from Fort Myers, Florida and Sean G. Hagerty (Tami) from Bloomingdale, Ohio. The survivors also include 12 grandchildren Jessica Shuble (Robert), Thomas Hagerty, Drew Mihalyo (Lauren), Meghan Mihalyo Weaver (Kurt), Luke Mihalyo (Carolien), Clifton Gilchrist (Beth), Abbey Cosden (Mike), Samuel Cantu, Serena Cantu, Jonah Cantu, Lainie Hagerty and Landon Hagerty as well as his 8 great-grandchildren Bobby, Lexi, Lennox, Otis, Banks, Liliana, Sophia and Grace.
Jerry also leaves his two sisters, Eileen Moody (Ron) from Mingo Jct., Ohio and Eleanor Kennedy (Jim) from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jerry was a 1953 Central Catholic High School graduate and a local Ohio Valley businessman. A successful entrepreneur, he has been the proud owner and operator of several successful businesses including JerJan Rentals, Jerome Hagerty & Sons Home Remodeling and Jerome Hagerty Roofing for over 60 years. Jerry was president of the Jefferson County Landlord Association for many years. He was a former employee of Wheeling – Pittsburgh Steel and a parishioner of the Triumph of the Cross Parish, Steubenville, Ohio.
Jerry was an avid nature lover. Over the years he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his many friends, children and grandchildren. As the patriarch of his family, he was the vacation turkey carver and the summer fish and chip fryer. In times of grief in our family, he was our rock. He taught his family how to pull ourselves and our loved ones up in times of tribulation and move on, one foot in front of the other. The influence and memories of our father and pap pap will be a blessing forever.
The tour takes place on Monday, July 12th, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville. A funeral liturgy with mass takes place on Tuesday at 10 am in the Catholic Church of the Holy Rosary; Ms. Nick Ginnetti will be celebrating. The burial follows in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will be a vigil on Monday at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Triumph of the Cross Parish, 200 Rosemont Ave., Steubenville, Ohio, 43952 or The Fishers Council, 144 Ellsworth St., Steubenville, OH 43953.
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