James K. Bay

James K. Bay, 82, of McClure, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Ohesson Manor.

Born July 20, 1935, in Lewistown, he was the son of James J. and Charlette E. (Wolfkill) Bay.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy L. Kline.

James is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Joan O. (Reigle) Bay; a son, Steve Bay and wife, Terri, of Alaska; and three grandchildren, Kevin, Curtis and Miranda.

He was a Lewistown High School graduate, Class of 1953.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1957 on the USS Valley Forge aircraft carrier. He also worked at the Viscose for about 30 years as a mechanic in the engineering department. He later retired from his work as a truck driver.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son and wife in his younger days. More recently, he found pleasure spending time with his grandson, Kevin, and visiting his son, Steve, and family in Yellowstone National Park and Montana. James loved the outdoors and was a great steward of his land in Belltown.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in James’ name may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1375 Martin St. Suite 206, State College, PA 16803.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstinefunera lhome.com.