Jerome F. Hagerty, born December 2, 1935, in Steubenville, Ohio, passed away July 8th, 2021 surrounded by his family 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. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings James Hagerty and Margaret Coen and his two beloved daughters Elaine F. Hagerty and Elizabeth A. Hagerty.
He is reunited in heaven with his beloved beagle, “Cash”.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife Janet Groves Hagerty whom he married at St. Stanilaus Catholic Church on September 4th, 1954, and his children Jerome R. Hagerty (Deborah) of Steubenville, Mary G. Mihalyo (Andy) of Steubenville, Kathleen M. Cantu (Ernest) of Fort Myers, Florida and Sean G. Hagerty (Tami) of Bloomingdale, Ohio. 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 plus his 8 great grandchildren Bobby, Lexi, Lennox, Otis, Banks, Liliana, Sophia, and Grace.
Jerry is also survived by his two sisters Eileen Moody (Ron) of Mingo Jct., Ohio and Eleanor Kennedy (Jim) of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jerry was a 1953 graduate of Catholic Central High School and a local Ohio Valley businessman. As a successful entrepreneur, he proudly owned and operated several successful businesses including JerJan Rentals, Jerome Hagerty & Sons Home Remodeling and Jerome Hagerty Roofing for over 60 years. Jerry served for years as the President of the Jefferson County Landlord Association. He was a former employee of Wheeling – Pittsburgh Steel and a parishioner of Triumph of the Cross Parish, Steubenville, Ohio.
Jerry was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his many friends, children, and grandchildren over the years. As the patriarch of his family, he was the holiday turkey carver and summer fish and chip fryer. During times of sorrow in our family, he was our rock. He has instilled in his family how to pick ourselves, and our loved ones up in times of tribulation and to keep going - one foot in front of the other. The influence and memories of our Dad and Pap Pap will forever be a blessing.
Visitation will be held Monday July 12th from 3 pm until 7 pm at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville. A funeral liturgy with Mass will be held Tuesday at 10 am at Holy Rosary Catholic Church; Fr. Nick Ginnetti will celebrate. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A vigil service will be held Monday at 4 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 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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