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Frank Edward Jay

June 11, 1938 ~ October 26, 2021 (age 83)


Frank Edward Jay, age 83, of Millcreek, passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 26th, 2021, at UPMC Hamot, of natural causes. He was born in Tionesta PA, on June 11th, 1938, the son of late LaRoy and Margaret (Birtcil) Jay.
Being a lifelong patriot, Frank enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 16. Following his honorable discharge, Frank moved to Erie where he began working for the Penn Central Transportation Co., laying and welding train rail. After his work there, he transitioned to GAF Materials Corp., where he became an integral part of their shipping and received department. Frank stayed there until his retirement in 1997. Frank also kept multiple homes and rental properties which he enjoyed maintaining and remodeling throughout the years. 
Frank loved to tinker, never straying from a new project. From home improvement to vehicle repair, he maintained a continuous desire to improve the world around him. He loved to keep his yard and garden in order, as well as his fruit trees. Frank truly understood the value of laughter and was an expert in looking at the bright side of any situation. It was only natural for his humor, smile, and charisma to light up any room he entered. 
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his sisters, Doris Beerbower, Winona Hartson, Avonelle Finley, and Shirley Runniger; brothers, Don, James, Gary and Richard Jay; and mother to his daughters, Jeannie (Jay) Fetterman.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends which include daughters, Sandra Monroe (Rich), Linda Smith (Ron), Penny Jay; son, Frank Maisano-Jay; sister, Caroline Merchbaker; brother, John Jay (Hazel); mother to his son, Pamela Maisano; best friend, Iris Gorton; grandchildren, Joy Goodwin, Amanda Jenkins (Tom), Ashley Robison (Dustin), Bonnie Peters, Joseph Dovishak, Mckenzie Jay, Juroda Stevenson, and Camille Maisano; as well as ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
Private services will be held by the family, under the direction of Edder Funeral Home Inc., Girard
In lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to Families of the Wounded Fund Inc. PO Box 5327, Midlothian, VA 23112-0023
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