He was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Monroeville, to Charles and Eda (Kessler) Meyer. Jamo was a World War II Navy veteran. He retired from General Electric as a machine adjuster following 42 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, working at the Monroeville American Legion fish fry, playing cards, gardening, and was an avid Ohio and local sports fan. Jamo could always be found at Meyer Boats where he loved to extend an invite to family and friends to “come again.”
He is survived by his six children, Lynne Hemenway of Norwalk, Jill (Mike) Sitterly, Denise (Bill) Brooks, and Tam (Glen) Opper, all of Monroeville, Toby (Maurine Schmidt) Meyer of Collins, and Kris (Jim) Schaffer of Monroeville; 14 grandchildren, Tina Shields, Dawn (Scott) Aronhalt, Eric (Stacey) Opper, Sandi (Clint) Poths, Kellie (Scott) Polito, Steve Sitterly, Joan (Ken) Cutcher, Betsy (Kevin) Rasnick, Tiffany (Caleb) Arnold, Craig Meyer, Taylor (Andrew) Devlin, Morgan Rarick, Christoper Schaffer, and Courtney Schaffer; 14 great-grandchildren, Derek and Dylan Shields, Olivia and Alexandra Aronhalt, Emily Berry, Abbi and Kaci Poths, Anderson and Weston Polito, and Ella and Lane Arnold, Carson and Brysen Rasnick, Penelope Devlin; special buddy, Nate Kradlak; one sister, Laetta Long; sister-in-law, Evelyn Ruffing; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Jeanette B. Meyer; grandson, Homer Shields III; his parents; brother, Harvey Meyer; and sister, Alice “Shorty” Ruffing.
Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at Pfeil Funeral Home, Monroeville Chapel, 109 Monroe St., Monroeville. A funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. The Rev. Ron Schock will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Monroeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Endowment Fund, 79 Chapel St., Monroeville, OH 44847 or to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Carriage House and Gaymont Nursing Home for the love and care they gave to Jamo.
Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.