Jerome A. Hegedus, 81 of Ruffs Dale, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020 at his home. He was born March 3, 1939 in New Stanton a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Jubec) Hegedus.
Jerome retired from UPS where he had been employed for over twenty years. He was a graduate of Penn State with a degree in engineering and drafting. He was a member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist RC Church, Scottdale and the South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and his favorite pastime was woodworking. Additionally, he also enjoyed coaching baseball. Most importantly, he had a love and devotion for his family.
Jerome is survived by his loving family, including his wife of 60 years, Nancy L. (Backus) Hegedus; his five children, Ronald G. Hegedus and wife Christine Lynn Foschia; James J. Hegedus and wife Cynthia; Ed Hegedus and wife Lisa; Deborah A. Sucevic and husband David and Karen Ann Rutkowski and husband Joseph; nine grandchildren, Robert M. Foschia (Kathleen), Justin and Cory Hegedus, Zack Hegedus, Abby and Lizzy Sucevic and Samantha, Taelor and Joshua Rutkowski; a sister, Emma Malis and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and George Hegedus and a sister Carolyn Szabo.
Family and friends are welcome on Thursday from 2-4 & 6- 8 pm at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC 303 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale where Prayers of Transfer will be said with the family on Friday at 10:30 am followed by his Funeral Mass at 11 am in St. John the Baptist RC Church, Scottdale with Rev. Elmer Alforque as celebrant. (Everyone attending is asked to please go directly to the church.) Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org. Online condolences are welcome at www.gjfuneral.com.
All guests are encouraged to practice social distancing and the use of face masks is highly recommended. Please be patient as our staff directs visitors in limited numbers into the funeral home.