Robert L. Jay, age 60, of Ridgway, Colorado passed away peacefully at home in Ridgway, Co. surrounded by family on May 7, 2014, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Robert was born to Robert B. and JoAnn Jay September 28th, 1954 in St. Charles, Illinois where he lived for 60 years before moving to Ridgway, Co., in September 2013. Bob was united in marriage to Cathee (nee Mendel) Jay in 1984. Together they have two children, Berjy Jay of Chicago, Illinois and Kaitlyn Jay of Logan, Utah. Bob spent his working years working alongside his parents in the family business, Wasco Nursery, until his retirement in 2012. Bob was a devoted father, car racing enthusiast and had a huge heart for animals. He is survived by, his children Berjy and Kaitlyn; sister Barb Dunham and girlfriend Mary Fisher as well as his numerous “family members” from Wasco Nursery. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Cathee and his sister Nancy Epping. There will be no services at this time. A celebration of life will be planned for close friends and family later this summer. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) – 424 E. 92nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10128-6804 or by visiting aspca.org/donate. Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Colorado.
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