September 02, 1946 ‐ June 22, 2021
Terry Joggerst, 74, passed away peacefully at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, OH on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
Born in Binghamton, NY on September 2, 1946 to Robert Joggerst and Ruth Dixon, Terry was a pillar of the Binghamton community for decades. He graduated in 1968 with a degree in history from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY and worked as co-owner and operator of Joggerst Printing and Stamp Company, Inc., a family business established by his grandfather Ben L. Joggerst in 1910. He was a longtime member of the Binghamton Rotary Club, served as a lector and eucharistic minister at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Johnson City, NY, and enjoyed bowling as a member of the Binghamton City Club.
A voracious reader and lifelong student of history, Terry was equally at home telling stories or debating politics in any setting, from his kitchen while serving one of his signature gourmet meals, or over a pint at the Binghamton Ancient Order of the Hibernians. He was a lover of music of any kind, the symphony and the theater. He also famously solved the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink every Sunday, without fail.
He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Kehoe, m. 1983) and the devoted father to daughter Alison Evans (Patrick), who was the light of his life and a driving force in his longtime fight against health struggles dating back to 2006. He was the cherished “DaPa” to Samantha and Gwendolyn, who inspired Terry and Elizabeth to retire and move to Cleveland, OH in 2017 in order to be closer to Alison, Patrick, and their granddaughters.
Terry was also a longtime runner and fitness buff, an avid golfer,and a die-hard fan of the Syracuse Orange, and the New York Yankees, Giants, Knicks and Rangers. He later enthusiastically adopted son-in-law Patrick’s Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians, and Browns as second teams to root for. Since moving to Cleveland, despite enduring ongoing health battles, Terry served as lector at St. Joseph’s Parish in Avon Lake, OH.
He is survived by his wife, daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren, as well as by siblings Ben (Mary) and Margaret Haskell (Rev. Robert Haskell), and Matt and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Terry’s family expresses its most heartfelt gratitude to the team of medical professionals who helped Terry over the years, including oncologist Dr. Kloss of Broome Oncology (Binghamton, NY), nephrologist Dr. Fawzyof North Coast Nephrology (Elyria, OH), as well as oncologist Dr. Haddad, internist Dr. Wang, retinal specialist Dr. Babich, pulmonologist Dr. Iqbal, and cardiologists Drs. Soltesz and Kalahsti - all of the Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH).
Calling hours will be held from 4-7pm on Monday, June 28 at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake, OH. A funeral mass will be at 10am on Tuesday, June 29 at St. Joseph’s Parish, 32929 Lake Road, Avon Lake, OH. A memorial mass and celebration of life will be held in Binghamton, NY at a to-be-determined date in summer 2021. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice.