JERSEY SHORE - Jasper H. “J.B.” Bay, 91, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Williamsport Home.
Jasper was married to the late Ruth Anna (Bennett) for almost 45 years at the time of her death in 1993.
Jasper was born on July 5, 1928 in Pine Creek and was the son of the late Jasper E. and Thelma (Hawkins) Bay. He had worked most of his life with the I.U.O.E. #832, based in Syracuse New York and with Joyce Brothers/Otis. He then worked for Susquehanna Supply and retired in 1993. In his spare time, he was a HAM radio operator and enjoyed going to auctions and sales then refurbishing Cub Cadets. His biggest interest was NASCAR racing.
Jasper is survived by two daughters; Mary Jane Hirt of Pine Valley, NY and Lu Ann Catherine (Stephen M.) of Williamsport, five grandchildren; Ricky Bay (Jennifer), Corey Bay, Jared Catherine (Susan), Ian Catherine (Sammi) and Caleb Catherine, two great grandsons; Cody and Brian Bay and four sisters; Phyllis Hensler of Jersey Shore, Nancy Watts of Lewisburg, Donna Ann Koury of Hollidaysburg and Carol Baird (Bob) of Jersey Shore. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother; Howard Bay.
There will be a gathering of family and friends 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jersey Shore Hospital or to the Salvation Army.
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