Jerome P. Fahey

Jerome P. Fahey, a resident of Leesburg, Florida, died Saturday, December 26, 2015. Born in 1947 to Raymond and Lillian Fahey in Madison, Wisconsin, Jerome, or Jerry, was truly a product of the Baby Boomer era. He attended Blessed Sacrament, Edgewood High School, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater with a degree in Geology. He was on the high school varsity football team, the Homecoming court, and he also played semi-pro football in Janesville, Wisconsin. Jerry’s sharp mind and strong work ethic helped him excel throughout his career in mining and chemicals. He traveled extensively, spending some time in Brazil, where he learned Portuguese and formed many strong, life-long friendships. He retired in June, 2015 as Director of Global Supply Chain Management for Kemira. His many coworkers remember him as an excellent mentor and a dear friend, who always knew when and how to have fun. Known for his quick wit and generous heart, Jerry touched the lives of people around the world, whether through business, friendships, or family. There was never a dull moment with Jerry. He’s known for his famous rib recipe, Nolo stories, uncanny Trivial Pursuit skills, memorable road trips, and his hobbies, such as coin collecting and painting toy soldiers. He was an outstanding father to his four daughters, who called him “Pops” or “Mr. Jerome.” He coached their basketball teams, cheered them on during their soccer matches, and supported their horse-riding endeavors. He was their Dungeon Master, their confidant, and their friend; he will be missed. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Marlene Fahey; his three sisters Jeanette Wilson, Patricia Zimdars, and Audrey (Michael) McGill; his four daughters Staci (Jim) Gola, Colleen (Kris) Hammond, Katherine (Michael) Daigle, and Elizabeth (Ville) Lehtonen – with former spouse Margaret Eberle Fahey; and two step-sons, Daniel Foy and David (Rachael) Foy. He is “Grandpa” to 12 grandchildren. Jerry’s Memorial Celebration will be held at Indian Hills Country Club, Sat., Feb. 20th 2-5pm in Marietta, GA.

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