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Jerome Charles Didier

January 18, 1924 ~ April 10, 2012 (age 88)
Jerome (Jerry) Charles Didier, 88, of Sidney, died at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Virginia on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM. He was born January 18, 1924 in Sidney, Ohio the son of the late Dominic Didier and Lena (Chappie) Didier. On April 30, 1949, in Coldwater, Ohio, he married Rita Hamberg. She is deceased. They were married for 49 years. Jerry attended the University of Toledo and graduated from Sinclair Community College in Dayton with an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Jerry is survived by one daughter, Michelle Didier of Springfield, Virginia and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews who were very special to him. Jerry served 3.5 years in the United States Coast Guard, BM 2/C, during World War II from 1942 to 1946. Jerry spent his career as a mechanical engineer working for various consulting firms throughout western Ohio. He attended Holy Angels Catholic Church and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and American Legion. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Amos Chapel, Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer Schmitmeyer officiating. Interment will be at Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans or USO in Jerry's name. Envelopes will be available at the memorial service. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney is handling the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the Didier family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com
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