Jeremiah Richard "Jerre" Over, 90, Homewood at Martinsburg, passed away Thursday morning at Altoona Regional after a brief illness.
He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Arnold F. and Julia R. (Barley) Over. He married Marjorie E. Baker on April 8, 1945, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Roaring Spring.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 67 years; a son, Stanley and wife, Shirley, and a daughter, Janet, all of The Villages, Fla.; two grandchildren: Lisa Moore and husband, Bruce, of Carlisle and Jeremy and wife, LouAnn, of Martinsburg; six great-grandchildren: Megan, Julia, Ross, Brandon, Brittany and Dillon; and two sisters: Hazel Hoover and husband, Rodger, of Martinsburg and Judith Ann Dambeck and husband, William, of Altoona.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Carlton, and a sister, Geraldine Davis.
Mr. Over was a 1939 graduate of Roaring Spring High School. In 1975, he received an associate's degree in turf grass management from Penn State University with classes held in Johnstown.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II from 1942-45, serving with the 487th Bomb Squadron, 340th Bomb Group as a bombardier/
navigator on a medium B-25 bomber in the European Theater, Africa, Sicily, Rome-Arno and Naples-Foggia, having flown 54 missions and attaining the rank of flight officer.
Jerre retired as golf course superintendent at Iron Masters Country Club, rural Roaring Spring.
Previously, he purchased his father-in-law's business, Baker's Feed Store, Martinsburg, and operated it as Over's Feed Store from 1950-73, before turning it over to his son, Stanley.
He was a longtime member of Memorial Church of the Brethren, Martinsburg.
Jerre was a member of Woodbury Lodge 539, Free & Accepted Masons, Roaring Spring, Altoona Consistory and Jaffa Temple Shrine. He was also a member of the Bavarian Aid Society, a member and past commander of D. Merle Tipton VFW Post 43, Martinsburg, and along with his wife, was appointed a life member of Iron Masters Country Club.
He enjoyed golfing, gardening and bowling and was inducted into the Altoona Area Bowling Hall of Fame.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Memorial Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joel F. Nogle officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, with full military honors accorded by Blair County Veterans Honor Guard.
The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Homewood at Martinsburg Benevolence Fund.