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Jerry Hughes Grodley

May 13, 1930 July 27, 2019
Jerry Hughes Grodley
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Obituary for Jerry Hughes Grodley

Jerry Hughes Gordley passed away peacefully on July 27th, 2019.
Jerry was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on May 13th, 1930 to Frances (Hughes) and Harvey Gordley.
The Gordley family moved to Brookville, Ohio where Jerry spent most of his childhood. Jerry attended Brookville High School and married his high school sweetheart Jeanne (Bader) Gordley. They proudly raised three children, Tim, Scott and Beth.
Jerry attended the University of Dayton and worked as a mechanical engineer at General Motors. He later studied insurance and worked for a small agency in Lewisburg, Ohio. He went on to purchase the agency, renaming it Gordley Insurance Agency. He owned and managed the agency for nearly 30 years. Jerry then worked for Baldwin and Whitney Insurance in Dayton and volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital upon retiring. Jerry was a Master Mason of the Brookville Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Mason of the Dayton Scottish Rite and a 60 yr member of the Antioch Shrine. He was on the board of directors for Brookville Building and Savings Association and was a Deacon at Brookville United Methodist Church. Jerry was an accomplished banjo player and a natural entertainer with a great sense of humor.
Later in life Jerry moved to the coastal town of Belfast Maine to be close to his family. He was a talented carpenter and loved spending afternoons in his wood shop listening to jazz and enjoying the birds and wildlife.
Those left to cherish his memory are: sons Tim Gordley and Scott Gordley, daughter Beth Anne Gordley-Smith, son-in-law Dr. Terrance Smith, grandchildren Ava and Lucien Gordley-Smith, Tamara Aquino, Evan Harder and great-grandchildren Sunny and Scout Harder.
Private Memorial Service is to be held by the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.ripostafh.com


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