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Jerome Dabao

May 5, 1954 ~ December 26, 2021 (age 67)

Obituary

Jerome (Boboy) went home to be with the Lord and Savior while surrounded by his loving family across the world last Sunday, December 26, 2021, at 11:15 pm EST.

Beloved son of Armando and Felipa Toledano, Jerome is preceded in death by his father and mother, his brothers and in-laws Armando Jr., Noel (Leila, Girlie and Emmanuel). He was born on May 5, 1954, in Dumaguete City, Philippines. Wonderful husband of Jonah Ann Sanano for thirty-three wonderful years and loving father of daughter Jenna. Survived by his brothers, sisters, and in-laws Roy (Minda), Renan, Michael (Pattie), Zenia, Amy (James), Ella and several nieces and nephews. His journey with us on this earth seemed short and yet a successful and remarkable one. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Psychology at Silliman University in Dumaguete City. He was an active member of Mona Lisa Fraternity/Sorority and the soccer varsity team. After living in the Philippines through his college days, Jerome settled in the United States where he left us with an unforgettable footprint. Jerome enjoyed working as a Systems Administrator at EDS Corporation in Auburn Hills, Michigan where he shared over 20 years of happy memories with his coworkers.

Jerome was a gifted handyman, shown throughout his handiwork in his house and landscaping. He was always referred to other people to help them with anything - carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and gardening. Born into a musically inclined family, Jerome loved singing and dancing. He was an active member of St. Justin-St. Mary Magdalen Church choir in Hazel Park and KKPM (Catholic group in MI) choir. He enjoyed watching sports games, attending church, and loved being with his family and countless friends. After he retired, he became their daughter Jenna’s primary caregiver while Jonah goes to work at Beaumont Hospital. He was an excellent Dad, ballroom partner, basketball coach and personal chef as he prepared food to assist in Jenna’s dietary needs. He was devoted to his wife and daughter and cooking for his family was his joy. He would go out of his way to cook Cebuano foods like Humba, Sisig, Kinilaw, Adobo and bring them to the table to make everyone feel special during holidays and family gatherings. He had a bright personality with an amusing sense of humor. Jerome was a faithful worshipper, and his faith was well demonstrated through his acts of kindness, generosity and helping those in need. He will be missed dearly and will live within us forever. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Wessels and Wilk Funeral Home at 23690 Woodward Ave. with a scripture service at 6 pm followed by prayers for the dearly  departed, Pleasant Ridge. For everyone’s safety, masks would be appreciated during the visitation. Next day, Friday, January 7, 2022, visitation in the church will be from 10:30 am until the time when mass begins at 11:00 am at St. Justin-St. Mary Magdalen Church at 50 E. Annabelle Ave., Hazel Park. Considering the current health environment, boxed lunch from Honey Baked Ham will be provided after mass in lieu of a reception.

For those not able to or feel uncomfortable attending the Funeral Mass in person, we invite you to participate online at the following link or the button next to the service below: Jerome Dabao Funeral Mass. If needed, the password for this meeting is 29440.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jerome, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 6, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home
23690 Woodward Ave.
Pleasant Ridge, Michigan 48069

Scripture Service
Thursday
January 6, 2022

6:00 PM
Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home
23690 Woodward Ave.
Pleasant Ridge, Michigan 48069

Funeral Mass
Friday
January 7, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary Magdeline Catholic Church (Woodward Hgts)

Video is available for this event


Please note
There will be a scripture service Thursday at 6 pm followed by prayers for the dearly departed There will be additional visiting at church starting at 10:30 AM
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