Jay-Don Joseph Hall, 78, of 58 Diamond Lodge Way, Emporium, died Saturday evening, Feb. 11, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Barnes, Warren County, son of the late Charles J. and Alice M. (MacMartin) Hall. He had resided in Emporium for the last few months but had been a former resident of Truman, Austin, Ridgway and Kersey.
He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ridgway, the North American Hunting Club, the American Fishing Club, the NRA, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a graduate of the Austin High School. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He had been employed by Elk County General Hospital for 20 years.
He is survived by the following children: Denise R. Hall of Emporium, Michelle R. Barr and her husband Joseph of Emporium, Kevin J. Hall of Emporium, Candice J. Schwartz and her fiance Dale Ludwig of Emporium, and Tracy Ann Hall of Emporium; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James J. Hall and his wife Jeanette of Ridgway, and Thomas Tyler and his wife Becky of Austin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Lloyd Tyler, and one sister, Levia Herzig.
A Memorial Service for Jay-Don Joseph Hall will be held at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at 11 a.m., with military honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen's Burial Detail. Co-officiating will be the Rev. Erik Hart, pastor of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Pastor Randy Hall of the Edeburn United Methodist Church and the Donahey United Methodist Church. There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.