Jerome Charles Jose, 86, passed away Monday, August 15, 2016.

His memorial service was held at Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home in Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Keuka Comfort Care, P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527; and Penn Yan Volunteer Ambulance, 205 North Ave., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Mr. Jose started working as a plumber with his dad at a very young age. After military service, he worked with plumbing and heating contractors in the Hamptons area before starting his own business, Jerome C. Jose Inc. Mr. Jose retired in July 1989 and moved to his present home in Penn Yan. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, gourmet dining, and traveling. His trips included most of Canada, the British Isles, Germany, Greece, Egypt, and Portugal (the origin of his family). Mr. Jose was an avid Snoopy collector and had fun filling their home with hundreds of pieces.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Denise Wenski Jose. He was predeceased by his parents, Francis and Angela (Archibald) Jose; and siblings, Mary Monica Jose and Frank Jose III.

Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.