DANSVILLE — Thomas Jerome, 87, formerly of Dansville passed away July 21, 2018 at Elderwood Nursing Home.

Tom was born March 23, 1931 in Dansville to Rena (Folts) and Howard Jerome Sr. He joined the US Navy in 1951, serving abroad the U.S.S. Salam for 4 years. While on leave he married Velma J. Wilcox on October 12, 1951. Tom worked for Gunlocke Chair Factory, completeling 31 1/2 years of service. Tom and Velma moved to Florida in 1981 and back to New York in 1993.

Tom was a member of Dansville American Legion Post #87, Dansville VFW #10127, and Dansville Loyal Order of the Moose #110.

Tom was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Velma (Wilcox), his parents, four sisters, Alice Wheaton, Muriel Gould, Nancy a.k.a Joan Jerome, and Beverly Atwell. His eight brothers, Roy, Stewart, Howard, Vernon, Robert, Ronald, Donald, and William along with many sisters and brothers in laws.

Tom is survived by his son, Peter (Mary) Jerome of Dansville, grandchildren, Elizabeth (Adam) Standish, Cathryn (Brian) Ebert, Margaret Jerome, Jonathan (Julie) Jerome, and Rebekah Jerome; his daughter, Pamela (Dean) Harvey of Canaseraga, grandchildren, Kyla (George) McCormick, Kylee (Brian) Mana, Kelcy and Kelby Harvey; daughter Paula (Roger) Werth of Harrisburg, NC, grandchildren, Kirk and Jenna Werth, great grandchildren, Mason and Addison Standish, Ryn McCormick, and Declan Jerome; brothers-in-law Harely Wolfer, Keith (Barbara) Wilcox, Kevin (Eleanor) Wilcox; and sisters-in-laws Verna (rev. Richard) Fox, Vesta Teeter, and Judy Jerome; and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

A service will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Dansville with full military honors at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributes to Tom’s memory can be sent to The Vincent House, 310 Second Ave. Wayland NY 14572 or Dansville American Legion at P.O Box 306 Dansville Ny 14437.