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ALLISON, Jerome "Jerry" Robert was born in Dayton on December 20, 1938 a son of John and Anna (nee Mondics) Allison who predecease him, also preceding him in death are his brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Hilda (nee Quinter) Allison. Jerry leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 52 years, Cathy (nee Smith) Allison, daughter and son-in-law Marianne and Mike Ritter, son and daughter-in-law Joe and Lisa Allison, grandchildren Aaron & Adam Ritter and Kalie Allison, several nieces and nephews. He graduated from Randolph High School Class of 1958, was a graduate of RETS Technical College, Chicago Tech College, Sinclair College and extended education at U.D. Jerry was also an accredited technician for Yamaha & Baldwin Corp. and Mercruiser Outboard Motor Co. He earned an honorable discharge from the Army National Guard. As a young graduate, Jerry worked as Chief Draftsman for Staco Corp. He also worked as service manager for BHA in Dayton for 30 years and was owner of Allison Electronics & Piano Magic. Jerry enjoyed performing at the organ and piano. His expertise in electronics led to his employment with Hale X-Ray Co. in Cincinnati as a field service rep until his retirement at the age of 70. At the age of 14 Jerry began repairing radios, televisions and small appliances for friends & neighbors. As an older teen he began to build sound systems for local disc jockeys and DJ'd himself on local radio stations such as WING & WDAO in the 1950's and early 1960's. Later in life Jerry worked with friends to bring a new radio station (WRPO) to Indian Lake, Ohio. He was a "jack of all trades" including the construction of a large family home. He was very civic minded. Jerry volunteered on many projects as a member of the Northmont Jaycees. He acted as treasurer, project chairman, director and United States Jaycee Ambassador. The "Mr. Haunted House" award was presented each year in his name to an outstanding Jaycee Volunteer. Among numerous civic awards, he received a proclamation naming him "Mayor for a day". Jerry and his family enjoyed happy and fulfilling years on Fun Dr. on Fantasy Island at Indian Lake, Ohio. He spent time as treasurer of the Fantasy Island Homeowners Association and volunteered with many activities. Jerry had many wild and wonderful memories of good times. There will be private family services at Fairview Cemetery, Englewood. Arrangements were entrusted to the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME ENGLEWOOD, OHIO CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers, we ask that contributions in Jerry's memory be made to the Randolph Township Historical Society, 114 Valleyview Drive, Englewood, Ohio 45322 or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45420. Expressions of sympathy and support may be made to his family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.