Jerome Metz, Sr.

June 9, 1928 - August 1, 2019

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Jerome, Sr., August 1, 2019, age 91. Loving husband for 61 years of the late Loretta Donnellon Metz, father of Jerry, Jr. (Debbie), the late Jim (Kathy and her husband Jim Stack), Joe (Carol), John (Mary), Jeff (Marianne), Lorrie (Eric) Bertelsen, Lisa (Shawn) Stiver and Jay (Jill). Grandfather of 22, great-grandfather of eight. Survived by his sisters Joan Binzer and Mary (Roger) Pierson, sister-in-law Judy Donnellon and brother-in-law Art Losekamp. In addition to his wife & son, he was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Margaret (Bens) Metz, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Robert Binzer, Tom (Jane) Donnellon, Rita (Larry) Haverkamp, Andy (Vi) Donnellon, Ed (Peggy) Donnellon Joe (Lois) Donnellon, Pat Losekamp, Jim Donnellon and Jerry (Joan) Donnellon. Jerry generously donated his body to the UC College of Medicine. He was a proud member of the Elder High School Class of 1947. The family would like to thank the sisters and the staff of the Little Sisters of the Poor for their care of our parents. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 7th at 9:30 a.m. at St. Monica-St. George Church, 328 W. McMillan St, Cincinnati. Reception celebrating his life immediately following at the Catholic Center. Memorials may be made to The Jim Metz Memorial Scholarship Fund, Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Rd, Cinti, OH 45242 or the Little Sisters of the Poor, 476 Riddle Rd, Cinti, OH 45220. Condolences at


Gail Wynne - Aug 13, 2019
We were sad to learn of Uncle Jerry's passing and offer our prayers and love to the Metz family during this time of grief. May all your memories comfort you. Florida Donnellon Cousins: Cheryl, Gail and Judi
Marilyn & Vern Petry - Aug 13, 2019
To the Metz and Donnellon families: we send our heartfelt condolences to you and our prayers of Thanksgiving for Jerry Sr. life. He will always be remembered by us for his love of life and family. We will miss him.
Mary - Aug 12, 2019
Our family will miss the smiling face of Uncle Jerry at all our family events. Sending you prayers of Peace Metz Cousins
Dan Donnellon - Aug 12, 2019
Uncle Jerry was a joyful, pleasant man who cared deeply for his Faith and Family. Rest in Peace.
Herb & Monica Blackburn - Aug 12, 2019
Joe and Jerry, Your Dad/Pop was a very good man-personal and joyful in all that he "lived". God bless. Herb and Monica
Linda Robbins - Aug 11, 2019
Joe and Carol, the photo of Jerry that you chose above is so perfect in capturing the man he was. Smiling, caring, happy, faith-filled and so proud of all of you! His spirit will continue in you!
TIM HEENAN - Aug 9, 2019
Hugs for all of you. Your dad is surely a saint.
Jerry and Lisa - Aug 8, 2019
Words can’t accurately describe the emotion one gets when being in the presence of Jerome (Jerry) Metz. The closest may be JOY. What joyful man! While I did not know him for long, it seemed like I knew him my whole lifetime. He is many things to many people. I will always remember him as a very proud father, grandfather and uncle. He is a great example of a life well lived and even in his passing continues to give to others. Our condolences to the entire family for your loss. You are all in our prayers. God and heaven received home a great one for sure!
Marilyn Gugel - Aug 8, 2019
My condolences to all members of your family. Losing such a iconic personality in your lives has to be so difficult. I loved both Jerry and Loretta and they were a powerful influence in my life. I mourn with you and for you. My prayers are with you.
Toby - Aug 8, 2019
What a fine man and perfect gentleman Jerry was. Always there for his alma mater Elder in every way. He has now earned his eternal reward with Our Lord.
Barbara - Aug 8, 2019
I am so glad I found Jerry a year ago and met him both in Denver and when I came to Cincinnati for family reunion. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Wonderful man!