SOUTH DAYTON - Edgar Harrison Jay, 91, a retired postmaster for United States Postal Service South Dayton, where he worked for 36 years, died Monday, September 03, 2012 at his home, 7150 Cedar Point Drive in New Port Richey, Florida. Mr. Jay previously lived in South Dayton, NY.
He was born February 11, 1921 in Hamlet, Town of Villenova, NY, the son of the late Floyd and Bessie (Sharp) Jay.
He served in the Army during World War II, having attained the rank of Sgt.; enlisted on November 11, 1942 at Buffalo, NY discharged on November 22, 1945 at Ft. Dix, NJ.
He is survived by a daughter, Michele (David) Stebbins-Towns of New Port Richey, FL; a son, Robert D. Jay of Spring-ville, NY; eight grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.
Besides his parents. he was preceded in death by his wife Bessie (Nancy) Caprino Jay in 2003; son-in-law Anthony "Tony" Stebbins; and his two sisters, Mabel Constantine, and Helen Alport.
A memorial service will be held Monday, September 24, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at Hills Funeral Chapel, 478 Route 83, South Dayton, NY. Father Daniel P. Walsh of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church will be officiating. Inurnment will be in the Villenova Cemetery, South Dayton, NY.
The South Dayton American Legion Post 1593 and the Pine Valley VFW Post 2522 will be conducting memorial services.
Family will receive friends at the funeral chapel on Monday from 1-3 P.M.