Jerome ‘Jerry’ Dennis Boland, 62, of 405 West Front St., Oil City, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at the Oil City Presbyterian Home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born Nov. 21, 1949, in Oil City, he was a son of the late John Joseph Boland and Lucille Harriger Boland.
Jerry was employed as a crane operator at Franklin Steel. He enjoyed woodworking and remodeling. He was a member of the Oil City Jaycees, and was an active volunteer with Community Playhouse with construction and remodeling of Playhouse facilities.
Surviving are his wife, Rose M. Campbell of Oil City; three sons: Jerome ‘Jay’ D. Boland, Jr and his wife Susan of Jackson Center; Jason John Boland and his wife Ann of Grove City; Judson Andrew ‘Andy’ Boland and his wife Amy of Polk; two step-sons, Joshua A. Campbell of Oil City and Christopher J. Rekiel and his wife Kelly of Cranberry Township; one step-daughter, Monica A. Vogan and her husband Scott of Oil City; and 11 grandchildren, Noah, Luke, Megan, Mason, Zachary, Abigail, Kara, Laken, Cody, Kyle, and Anna.
Also surviving are three brothers; John J. Boland and his wife Bonnie of Baltimore, Md.; James M. Boland and his wife Cathy of North East; and Joseph P. Boland and his wife Dianne of Oil City; two sisters, Eileen B. Carey and her husband James of Bethany, Conn., and Mary Alice McCall and her husband William of Buffalo, N.Y.; his mother- and father-in-law, John and Charlotte Rekiel of Oil City; three brothers-in-law, Jeffrey Rekiel and his wife Laarne of Kaneville; Kevin Rekiel and his wife Donna of Greensville, S.C.; Michael Rekiel and his wife Tammy of Pleasantville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Morrison Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady Help of Christians Church with the Rev. Shane Matthew, pastor, celebrating.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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