Jay E. King, 49, of Markleton, passed on April 20, 2011 at the Hospice House in Somerset.  Born July 19, 1961 in Somerset, he is the son Wilbur “Dean” and Evelyn (Pletcher) King of Markleton.  He is preceded in death by his sister Penny Ickes.  He is survived by his parents, sisters Karen Worona and husband Gregory of Staten Island, NY and Tammy Snyder and husband Gregg of Rockwood; brothers Dennis King of Bend, OR and Perry King of Somerset; neices and nephews Jason Ickes, Jillian Thomas, Jessica Shockey, Ryan King, Jenna King, Adam Snyder, Chris King, and Kyla King; and great-nephews Jude Thomas and Brycen Shockey.  Jay was a 1979 graduate of Rockwood High School and later, the Univesity of Pittsburgh/Johnstown with a business degree.  He had a career in management for United Health Care in the Health Care Industry in Nerw Jersey. He enjoyed spending time with friends, cooking, baking, and candy-making.  He always looked forward to the yearly trip with family and friends to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Scullton where he was active in various capcities.  Friends will be received from 3-9 pm Friday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET.  A service will be held at noon Saturday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with visitation from 10 am until the time of service, Pastor Denton Lester officiating.  Interment at the Wesley Chapel Church Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be sent to Wesley Chapel at 237 Whipkey Dam Road, Rockwood, PA 15557 or the Somerset Oncology Center at 324 S. Kimberly Ave Somerset, PA 15501

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26 Responses to KING

  1. Cathy Custer says:

    To the wonderful family of Jay King, My thoughts and prayers are sincerely offered to all of you. We were honored to assist in Jay’s comfort care at the House of Journey’s Rest and are thankful you shared him with us. He was truly a special man.

  2. Shirley Sowerbrower says:

    Words can’t express how sad it is to lose such a wonderful, caring, nice man so young. I’ll always remember Jay’s beautiful smile and tenderness. Wish I could be there to give you all a hug.

  3. Laura Levesque says:

    Jay will be missed. I worked with Jay for almost 10 years and he was one of the friendliest, supporting and caring people that I have ever met. My thoughts, prayers and condolences to his family and everyone that knew and loved him. He was one of the really good guys.

  4. Melody and Dave Johnston says:

    Jay was always an inspiration to me over the last 17 years. He always had a beautiful smile and very caring soul. He shared his wonderful results of baking skills with his fellow coworkers which got us all through many long days – a few pounds heavier but we always begged him for more goodies! Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends. We loved Jay dearly and we could have never asked for a better friend or coworker. Jay will be so greatly missed and never forgotten.

  5. Diane Cole says:

    I am so sorry about this tragic loss of such a great man. Jay was an exceptional boss and a beautiful human being. He was a blessing to me. Peace be with Jay and the entire King Family.

  6. Matt Johnson says:

    I worked with Jay several times over the past years and he was always the consummate professional; knowledgeable, kind, and generous with his time. Jay was one of the people who could make work enjoyable. He will be missed.

  7. Mary Sue and Curt says:

    Jay will be dearly missed by so many people. There is noone else like him. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mary Sue and Curt

  8. Ryan King says:

    I had the honor and privilege to work with, and know Jay. He was an incredibly positive, thoughtful and empathetic person with a great sense of humor. He was dearly loved and made a positive and lasting impression on all those who knew him. My sincerest condolences to his family, thank you for sharing Jay with us.

  9. Barry & Gerry says:

    Dear King Family,
    Sending Our Deepest Sympathy. You all our in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love to you all,
    Barry & Gerry

  10. Jim Himes says:

    My heart was saddened to hear of this. You will be missed Jay.
    He was a classmate in school and always so pleasant. My prayers
    for comfort and peace to all the King family. Jay will be sadly
    missed for sure. Blessings to the King family.

  11. Michael Rossi says:

    I had the pleasure of working and knowing Jay for many years. He certainly will be missed by many. Jay always managed to make everyday a happy one for himself and for others around him. My thoughts and prayers are with him and the family. My sincere condolences, Mike Rossi

  12. Kathy (Layton) Byers says:

    I extend my deepest sympathy to all of you who knew and loved Jay. I graduated with him and have many memories! He was a great man…he is now in pease and pain free with God. God Bless

  13. Marty Toomb says:

    I’ve know Jay for about 20 years. First as a customer, then as an employee and team mate and always and forever as a friend. He was a positive,happy,energetic person. He will be dearly missed by many. My deepest condolences to the King family and all of Jay’s friends.

  14. Lori Bravoco says:

    I had the privilege and joy of working with Jay for the past 8 years. Jay was a warm and caring co-worker and friend with an infectious smile and a great sense of humor. He was professional, intelligent and I learned so much working with him. He will be dearly missed and I can only imagine how much his family will miss him. My sincere condolences to the King family. What a wonderful man who will be missed very much.

  15. Lynn Hernandez says:

    King Family, I had the extreme pleasure to work with Jay for several years and he was such a good man. Knowlegeable, positive, always willing to help, and ready to laugh. I also had the pleasure of his generous spirit at Christmas via those famous turtles. We will continue to remember your family in our prayers. We will miss him dearly.

  16. Elva Turner says:

    I am so sorry to read of Jay’s passing and send my deepest sympathy to Jay’s family. He was one of the nicest people that I have had the pleasure of knowing. May God comfort your family with all of the pleasant memories and comments that you share about Jay. God has blessed you all by sending Jay into your lives!

  17. John, Vickie, TJ & Hannah Watkins says:

    Dear King Family, We extend our sympathy. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Connie Horton says:

    It has been a few years since I worked directly with Jay. But I am so sad to hear of his passing. I will never forget his smile and his kindness. I,also, was a beneficiary of his great cooking skills. My team and I always looked forward to that special box at Christmastime. I know Jay has been ill for several years. And even though your loss is great and so many will miss him, I know he is finally at peace. I will keep all of his family and friends in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

    In Christ’s love, Connie Horton (UHC in Greenville,SC)

  19. John Hiebert says:

    I had a relatively short time (two years) to work with Jay, but in that short time he became a “favorite”. He was always patient (when most wouldn’t be), thoughtful (when most weren’t), kind (when good cheer wasn’t to be found) and always laughed at my jokes (when no one else would). I feel blessed to simply have known Jay.

  20. Joe Kovalioff says:

    I will remember Jay as a wonderful friend with extraordinary generosity of spirit who made delicious candy and was kind enough to send me a box even while undergoing cancer therapy. He was someone I could feel free telling anything. He will be sorely missed and I extend my thoughts and prayers to his family. It is a great loss to all who knew him.

  21. Wal Jones says:

    With all those who had the privilege to know and interact with him, I share the great loss of the passing of this once vibrant yet gentle man. It is my great privilege to have had the benefit of his friendship. I admired his diligence in his responsibilities, valued his dependability as a friend and frequently enjoyed his understated sense of humor. I offer my sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

  22. Dulce Mariano says:

    Jay was one of a kind. It was an honor to have met him and work with him for several years. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  23. Allison (Crosbie)Carpenter says:

    I read today of Jay’s passing with great sadness and a heavy heart. I, too, was a classmate of Jay’s and like others before me, have many happy and fond memories of Jay. Jay seems to have touched everyone’s lives throughout his life just as he did his fellow classmates with his never ending smile, his laugh and pure enjoyment and happiness. My sincerest condolences to all of his family, friends, coworkers, classmates, and all who were blessed to have the opportunity to know Jay.

  24. Marcia Monaco says:

    I was out of the country and just recevied the sad news of Jay’s passing. I’ve worked with Jay on many projects over the past 20 years and he was always a pleasure to work with. His sense of humor, willingness to share his vast knowledge, and overall positive attitude made every job just a little bit easier. My heart goes out to the King family. Having only worked with Jay and knowing how much he will be missed, I can’t even imagine the loss you must be feeling. Take joy in the wonderful memories we all have of him…he was loved and will be missed by all. Jay was one of a kind.

  25. Amy Jo Sipe-Stout says:

    I too, was one of Jay’s classmates and sat beside him in band…He was a truly special person…I will never forget his smile and laughter…you have lost a vital part of your family but remember all the good times that you had with Jay. I am sure that he is looking down and smiling as he is now pain free and walking streets of gold….Blessings and Prayers to your family!
    The Stout’s
    Jimmy,Amy Jo,Joshua,Bethany, Katelyn & Sophia

  26. Vijay Bomma says:

    I received sad news of Jay’s passing today. I can’t express how sad it was hearing the news. I had privelage of working with Jay since 5 yrs, Jay was my mentor on my first project at UHG. I am really blessed to have had oppurtunity to work with him and get mentored by him. I did have oppurtunity to taste the candy he made for the team and experience at first hand the cheers he brings to any group he was working with. He was gentle and kind and was always willing to share his knowledge. He will be missed dearly by one and all that know him. My Deepest condolances for Jay’s family & friends.

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