Welcome to the memorial page for

Jerome Murray Focht

September 26, 1937 ~ April 3, 2017 (age 79)

Jerome M. Focht, age 79, Susan Dr., Jefferson, died Monday in Hospice at the Ashtabula Co. Medical Center.


He was born September 26, 1937 in Cherry Valley, PA, the son of Alfred R. & Thelma B. (Culver) Focht.  He came to Ashtabula Co. from Cleveland in 1983 and moved to Jefferson in 1993.  Jerome attended the Columbus School for the Deaf.  He worked several years in the housekeeping department at the Lutheran Medical Center, retiring in 1983.  He attended the Lutheran Church for the Deaf in Cleveland, where he was also the janitor.


Jerome loved to watch television, especially WWE Wrestling and Animal Planet.


Survivors include a sister, Janice R. (Robert) Fay of Jefferson, a sister-in-law, Cheryl (Al) Throop of Sheffield Twp., three nephews, three nieces and a great-nephew.


He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John W. Focht and two nieces.


Memorial services will be 10:00 A. M. Friday at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson with Pastor Rick Havens of Lenox Christian Fellowship Church officiating.  Burial will be at a later date at East Conneaut Cemetery.


No calling hours will be observed.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Protective League, 5790 Green Rd., Ashtabula, OH  44004.  The Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and staff are honored to serve the Jerome Focht family.  Visit to view obituary, express condolences, send a flower or light a candle.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Animal Protective League
5970 Green Rd., Ashtabula OH 44004

 Service Information

Memorial Service
April 7, 2017

10:00 AM
Jefferson Funeral Home
49 W. Jefferson St.
Jefferson, OH 44047

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