Jerry Rump

September 24, 1940 - August 21, 2013

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Jerry Rump, age 72, of Crestview Hills, KY passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 after complications from a stroke. Jerry was the founder and former owner/president of Jero, Inc. a manufacturing company in Florence, KY and was awarded several patents throughout the years. Jerry was also the owner of Sableux, a Salon/Spa in Crestview Hills, KY. With such a zest for life, Jerry enjoyed many things, including world travel, great conversation, spending time with his family and many, many friends. Jerry loved brain-teasers and doing his morning Jumble and Sudoku puzzles. He was a role model for many, respected by all and loved dearly by all his family members and friends around the world. He extended his charities to many worthy organizations, often anonymously. Jerry was an avid golfer who spent the winter months at his home in Naples, FL. He played basketball for Adolph Rupp at the University of Kentucky and also played at Xavier University. Before college he was drafted to play baseball by the Milwaukee Braves but chose basketball instead. He was preceded in death by his First Wife: Becky Rump (1970) Second Wife: Sandra Rump (2009) and Brother: Chubby Rump. Jerry is survived by his 5 “Kiddos”, Daughters: Shelly Summe, Barb (Mike) Wulker, Lorie (Bill) Bailey and Tracy (Jerry) Maccioli; Son: Randy (Michelle) Rump; Sisters: Carolyn Blasingame and Teresa Rump; Brothers: Tom (Bea) Rump, Ken (Joan) Rump and Steve (Cathy) Rump; 15 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild with one on the way. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Holy Cross Church in Latonia, KY on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY is serving the family. Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Lisa Rump Scholarship Fund c/o Holy Cross High School 3617 Church St. Latonia, KY 41015. Online Condolences may be left at


John & Patsy Kreitler - Oct 27, 2013

Dearest family of Jerry,
Jerry and Sandy have been friends we’ve traveled with to Europe, Puerto Vallarta, and the Caribbean. I am thankful for the adventures and fun we’ve shared and it’s so hard to have Jerry gone from us too. He was such a special person and I’m sure all of you, his family, miss him too.
May all or our memories of Jerry shine bright in our hearts as we remember him with love. We were proud to call him a friend and will miss him dearly.
May God’s love continue to comfort all of you during this time.
John and Patsy Kreitler
Los Angeles, CA
ps. Shelley thanks for calling us.

Dick Maile - Sep 16, 2013

Steve, Ken, Tom & Family,
I was unable to attend the service for Jerry. I wanted you to know that you all are in my prayers. Jerry was a wonderful person and one of those people who brought joy to those around him. I continue to pray for all of you and offer you the thought that Jerry is in the loving arms of our God. May your life be filled with peace, health, and love. Dick Maile

Tony and Marilyn Verst - Aug 28, 2013

We were saddened to learn of Jerry’s passing. We will look back fondly on the wonderful times we have shared with all of the Rumps. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With love, Tony, Marilyn Verst and family

Dottie Horvath - Aug 26, 2013

So sorry for your lose. We have some great memories of all our Christmas Eve’s we spent together. Jerry was a great guy and will truly be missed. Sincerely, Todd, Dottie, Ryan and Parker Horvath

Jim & Sharon Claypool - Aug 25, 2013

Our sincere sympathy in your loss of your dad. He was certainly an unforgetable person, a good conversationalist, and a good neighbor. I know your memories of him will bring you great comfort.

Tammy & Tony Rouse - Aug 25, 2013

We are deeply saddened on the passing away of Jerry. Jerry was a very close and dear friend to us. He was my former boss at Sableux Salon & Spa. He was a great boss who gave me alot of opportunities to grow within the business. I will always remember his words of wisdom. We thought the world of him and will miss him very much. Jerry was very much admired and respected. Please extend our deepest sympathy to your wonderful family. May you all find the strength and courage to get through the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you always. Tammy & Tony Rouse

Jenn Steffen-Hansford - Aug 24, 2013

Please accept my sincere and heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Jerry. As a former employee, I can honestly say Jerry and Sandy were two of the best people I have ever know. Kindhearted,brilliant,loving,giving,fair, and mentors for many.The kind of people that made a difference in the world,and the lives of all who were lucky enough to know them. May God be with you, and comfort you, in this time of great sorrow.

Don and Mary Ruberg - Aug 24, 2013

Jerry and Sandy were truly marvelous people who enriched the lives of everyone they came into contact with. When my mother was struggling with Alzheimers, you could not have asked for better friends.
My wife and I miss them both.

Phil Liles - Aug 23, 2013

I am so sorry to read of the passing of your father. Jerry will be greatly missed around John Phillip’s as well as on the golf course. I always enjoyed conversation with your dad. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the rest of your family.

Susan & Rex Williams - Aug 23, 2013

Dear Shelly,
We are so sorry to hear of the death of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Albert Parton - Aug 23, 2013

Jerry and I are cousins born the same year. I remember being proud of him as a person and an athlete. I followed his awesome college career and life with that same pride. Prayers for his family.

Marty Fritsch - Aug 23, 2013

Steve and Randy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
God Bless – Marty

Theresa M Hodge - Aug 22, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing he was such a nice fellow,and so friendly. I will miss seeing his smiling face and talking with him. May God Bless all of you.
Will be thinking of you and praying for all.
Theresa M Hodge

Deron Blasingame - Aug 22, 2013

We will all miss Uncle Jerry. Jerry made me feel like I was one of his own with his impeccable ability to approach and communicate. With a great understanding of life, Uncle Jerry lived it to his fullest. He has touched countless lives and many are better for knowing this great man. Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of Uncle Jerry. My sincere condolences to all in the Rump family.

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