Jerome B. (Jerry or JB) Allaire passed away on November 22, 2021 at age of 80. He was born November 6, 1941 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. He graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1959 where he met and dated Sharon.
After high school he attended Ferris State College. He enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Upon return, he married his high school sweetheart and devoted wife of 56 years, Sharon, who survives.
He joined Michigan State Police from Paw Paw in July 1965 (Recruit School #58) and served at Erie, New Buffalo, Governor’s Security Detail, Special Operations & Homeland Security, attended the FBI National Academy, and retired as Sp/Lt in October, 2010. At the time of his retirement, he was the longest serving enlisted member of MSP, at 45 years, 3 months and 24 days.
JB’s faith in Christ was exemplified through his patience, humility, and unconditional love for his family and co-workers. He provided consistent guidance, teaching them to be thoughtful, kind, respectful, logical and thorough in their approach. He rarely missed an opportunity to play a prank or a joke.
He and Sharon have four children of whom he was so proud and survived being PKs (policeman’s kids): Jay (Amy) Allaire, Carey Allaire, Jill (Brad) Donaldson, and Erin (Jake) Allaire. He especially delighted in his seven grandchildren: Roland, Eli, Sierra, Cale, Spencer, Julian, and Stella. He and Sharon attended as many of their sporting events, concerts and activities as possible. He also loved teaching them many skills like how to wash the car or run the lawn tractor AND clean up afterwards.
He is also survived by his brother F.J. “Jack” Allaire, brother-in-law Terry (Chris) Cramer, and nine nieces and nephews: Beth, Martha, John, Cate, Tim, Robert, Liz, Derek and Dustin.
He was preceded in death by his father J.W. “Doc” Allaire, his mother, Laura M. Cone, brother Ronald Allaire, his sister-in-law Linda Cramer, and in-laws, Jerry and Irene Cramer.
JB indicated he did not want to spend Thanksgiving at home this year, but rather in heaven. He told us all “the best is yet to come’.
There will be a memorial service held 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 3, 2021, at Our Savior Lutheran Church and School, 7910 W. St. Joseph Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917, there will be a live stream of the service, which can be found at www.oursaviorlansing.org
Visitation for family and friends will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 2, 2021, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, 2121 N. Cedar St., Holt, MI, 48842.
The family strongly requests that all attending visitation and the memorial service please wear a mask.
Memorial donations may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church and School, www.oursaviorlansing.org 7910 W. St. Joseph Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917, or Camp Arcadia, https://camp-arcadia.com/give/ 3046 Oak Street, Arcadia MI 49613.
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