William "Jerry" G. O'Donnell, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. He was born on November 21, 1942, in DuBois, PA but lived most of his life in Springfield Twp., OH. Jerry served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Upon his return, he married his cherished wife, Ruth. They spent 42 happy years together until her passing in 2017. Jerry spent much of his career at Thermo-Rite Manufacturers in Akron, Ohio before retiring. He enjoyed reading, watching sports, and listening to gospel music. Jerry loved attending Alliance Freewill Baptist Church.
Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, parents Bill and June Eldridge, brothers William, Walter, and Richard Eldridge, sister Marilyn Parks, and nephew David Eldridge. He is survived by siblings John (Joyce) Eldridge, Jane (Bob) Danco, Bob (Sharon) Eldridge, Danny (Marilyn) Eldridge, sister-in-law Carole Eldridge, and sister-in-law Karen Eldridge. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, caring neighbors, and his church family.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 12 pm at Alliance Freewill Baptist Church 731 Buckeye Avenue Alliance, Ohio 44601 where the family will receive friends from 11 am to 12 pm, Rev. Jimmie Holbrook and Rev. Bob Eldridge officiating. The internment will take place at Hillside Memorial Park. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements rare entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.