E. Jay Phelps, 88, of Mogadore, passed away December 1, 2012. He was born in Akron on January 7, 1924 to the late Daniel P. and Ora (Stodgdill) Phelps.
Jay was a graduate of Springfield High School in 1941. He graduated from the University of Akron in June of 1949 with a BS in Business Administration. He was a former member of Sertoma and Lion's Club. Jay served three years during World War II
in the U.S. Navy
. He served on board the aircraft carrier USS Nehenta Bay CVE 74. He retired from First Merit Bank.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor (Kallenbach), of 61 years; brother, Edwin.
Jay is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy S. and Raymond Labuda; sister, Alma Dean Miller; sister-in-law, Jane Kallenbach; many nieces and nephews and their children.
Private funeral services will be conducted at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the
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. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 330-784-3334