WARE, Jerry C., 82, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Sunday, October 21, 2012, at East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care, Martins Ferry.
He was born April 27, 1930 in Martins Ferry, a son of the late Walter C. and Vera B. (Heil) Ware.
Jerry started his insurance career with Metropolitan Life and retired from American General Life Insurance. He was also a former employee of Heslop Funeral Home. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post No. 38 and Ohio City Lodge No. 486 F. & A.M. all of Martins Ferry and the former VFW Post No. 3613. Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Bianconi.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Delores A. (Laipple) Ware, three sons; Greg (Linda) Ware and Jeff (Marci) Ware all of Martins Ferry and Brad Ware of Williamsburg, VA, three grand children; Megan, Gregrey and Chad Ware, a step- brother, a niece and two nephews.
Friends will be received at the Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11a.m. with Rev. David Stammerjohn officiating Burial follows in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Deacons services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Military honors will be presented by the VFW Belmont County Honor Guard at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m., Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue / Bob Hope Rd., Miami, Florida 33136-1494.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.heslop.com.