Jerome Joseph Wilson (February 06, 1937 - August 18, 2023)

In loving memory of
Jerome Joseph Wilson
  • February 06, 1937
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  • August 18, 2023

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On 8/18/2023 the Lord called home Jerome Joseph Wilson, 86.  He was fondly known as Jerry, Dad and Grampa J.J.  Jerry was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Helen Kloos Wilson and George M. Wilson Jr. in 1937.  He had six siblings: Gloria, George, Leo, Bill, Mike and Mary Helen; and numerous nieces and nephews. He leaves behind his wife Maggie, three daughters, Renee, Stefanie (John) McCarron, Michele (Kurt) Kraus and six grandchildren who adored him: Hailey, Luke, Zachary, Abbey, Liam and Kyle.

Jerry graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School and Notre Dame University.  He was family focused and raised his family in Pittsburgh and then retired in The Villages, FL.  Jerry loved to tell stories and had a hearty sense of humor and a contagious laugh.  His big personality was unforgettable.

His passions included: biking on his beach cruiser, handball, golf, travelling in his R.V., studying weather, and analyzing stock markets and personality types utilizing the Myers-Briggs framework. He never missed an opportunity to be in the water.  His quest for the perfect swim took him to California to body surf, Hawaii, Rainbow River with his grandkids and perhaps his favorite of all “Pebble Beach” at Lake Erie.  His greatest accomplishment was his 59 year marriage to Maggie, his “angel on earth”.  He was happiest sitting on his lanai at the end of an active day with loved ones sharing the day’s journey and making jokes.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in his memory to The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh (  A memorial service will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in The Villages, FL later in the fall.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-430-1449.  Sentiments are encouraged at

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  1. Burt Nydes lit a candle:
    27 Aug 2023
    Lit since August 27, 2023 at 8:42:49 PM

  2. Judy Oliver Samson says:
    27 Aug 2023
    Blessings to the Wilson family
    What great memories I have of Jerry and the family as backyard, neighbors, on the Royce-McCully circle in Mount Lebanon PA❗️

  3. Dick Stephens says:
    24 Aug 2023
    A larger than life personality that will truly be missed by everyone who knew Jerry, what a brother-in-law. On behalf of the Stephens family I would like to express our sincere condolences to Maggie, the kids and the entire Wilson family on the loss of such a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. RIP Jerry….

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