BELLEVILLE - Jay B. Stuck, 89, of 163 Trella St., Belleville, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Valley View Haven.
Born Jan. 5, 1925, in Belleville, he was a son of the late Bruce and Katherine (Knepp) Stuck. His wife, Joyce (Wagner) Stuck resides at their home. On April 20, 2014, he and his wife, Joyce, celebrated 68 wonderful years together. They have always remained very lovingly devoted to one another.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: children, J. Stanley Stuck and wife, Bonnie, of Lewistown, Karen Stuck Krepps, of Burnham, and James Bernard Stuck and wife, Rae, of Eastampton, N.J.; eight grandchildren, Ronnie Stuck and wife, Amy, Dr. Jennifer Stuck and husband, Dan Payne, Dr. Scott Stuck and wife, Dr. Stacie Stuck, Stacy Miller and husband, Greg, Kevin Krepps and wife, Cheryl, Bruce Stuck and wife, Amy, Erica Wisely and husband, Marc, and Melissa Stuck; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, J. William Stuck, of Belleville.
He was preceded in death by: two sisters, Betty Messerman and Pauline Miotla; an infant brother, Robert Stuck; and a son-in-law, Glenn Krepps.
Jay was a graduate of Reedsville High School. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre.
He worked as a car salesman and a farm implement salesman. Jay retired in 1987 from Ivan J. Zook & Sons, which completed a more than 40 year career in farm machinery sales with local dealers
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Belleville, a 68 year and founding member of the VFW Post No. 5935, Belleville, and a founding member of Camp Belle-Green.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He was an avid Penn State, Steelers and Pirates fan. He and his wife enjoyed having the entire family home for the holidays. Jay served as a tremendous role model for his entire family.
A funeral service will be held in his memory at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Belleville, with Pastor Paul Kampa officiating. After the service, burial will take place at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.
His family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at the church.
Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 5716, Belleville, PA 17004 or to VFW Post No. 5935, 4138 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004
Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home Inc., 3813 W. Main St., Belleville.