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Jeffrey Joseph Pedro

September 28, 1960 — October 9, 2021

PEDRO, Jeffrey Joseph, age 61, of Kettering, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Jeff was born in Massillon, OH on September 28, 1960 to Joseph and Beverly (Del Vecchio) Pedro, Jr. He graduated as a student athlete from Massillon High School in 1979 and Southern Illinois University in 1985. Jeff was a police officer for over 30 years, 25 of those years were spent at the Kettering Police Department serving as a personnel and training officer, narcotics detective, firearms/taser instructor, field training officer, and regional SWAT team member. He made a significant impact on the training of police officers around the State of Ohio while being a well-respected mentor to countless officers. Jeff was the proud owner and lead instructor of SimTrainer shooting range that specialized in firearm proficiency and personal defense training. Jeff was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed riding his ATV, all shooting sports and exploring the western United States. His love for sports evolved into a passion for coaching junior high and high school football. His drive to compete made him the most desired Euchre partner in the family. Jeff was a proud American patriot, but his greatest accomplishment was being a father and “Papa” to his grandchildren. Jeff is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Patty; children, Jeffrey Jr (Emily), Amy, Jason, Eric (Kathryn), Marc (Jessica), Daniel; grandsons, Louie, Joey, and Barrett; granddaughters, Charlette, Audrey, Lillian, Isabella, and Olivia; mother, Beverly Del Vecchio; siblings, Tim, Vince (Lorie), Debbie (Donnie) Stoneman, Steven (Brenda), and David.

Family will receive friends from 4-7:00PM on Friday, October 15 at ROUTSONG FUNERAL HOME, 2100 E STROOP RD, KETTERING, OH. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, October 16 at FAIRHAVEN CHURCH, 637 E WHIPP RD, CENTERVILLE, OH. Pastor David Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MASSILLON, which was Jeff’s second home during his youth and where he was honored with the first Earle Bruce scholarship in 1979. Donations can be made at www.massillonkids.org, please add Jeff’s name in the memo to recognize your donation.

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Friday, October 15, 2021

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

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