Obituaries

Jerome A. "Jerry" Ahasic

June 6, 1927 - November 4, 2008

Jerome A. "Jerry" Ahasic, 81, lost his battle with cancer at his residence in Batavia on November 4, 2008 with his loving wife and partner of 60 years and his sons by his side. He was born June 6, 1927 in Aurora, IL, the son of Casper and Antionette (nee Pfeifer) Ahasic. He was united in marriage to Alice Rose Welz on June 26, 1948, at the Loretta Convent in Wheaton, IL.He proudly served his country in the United States Army directly after graduating high school. Jerry was a partner in the family business, Aurora Laundry and Dry Cleaners which was founded by his father in 1919.He took great pride in his family, his home, his work and especially his love for skiing. He was a member of the Snowdrifters Ski Club and took trips with the club all over the United States and Europe. Jerry enjoyed a strong work ethic, and enjoyed splitting wood and working on cars.He is survived by his wife, Alice Rose of Batavia; his sons, Alan Richard (Sandra) Ahasic; Thomas Jerome (Mary) Ahasic and Shephan Anthony (Phillis) Ahasic; seven grandchildren, Emily, Eric, Patrick, Elena, Tristan, Megan, and Christopher; two great-grandchildren, Lucy and Henry; a brother, Leo Ahasic Sr.; and two sisters, Marianne Gorenz and Grace St. Clair; and many nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, Jerome is preceded in death by his brothers, William, Casper Jr., and Ralph; and a granddaughter, Sarah.Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday, November 7, 2008 at the Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31) in Batavia.Funeral services will start with prayers at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 8, 2008 at the Moss Family Funeral Home, before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church for Mass at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva.The family would like to extend their gratitude to Season's Hospice for all their care and support.

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