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Stanley J. "Jay" Saxton

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Stanley J. "Jay" Saxton Obituary
Stanley J. Saxton (Jay) went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 16, 2014 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He breathed his first breath in heaven that day after fighting a courageous battle with Glioblastoma Multiform, brain cancer.
Jay was employed for over thirty years as a painter's helper by Mercury Aircraft at both the Hammondsport and Bath plants. His most recent employment was with Demet's Candy Company of Horseheads. As a longtime member of Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, he served on the board of Trustees and derived great pleasure from participating in many of Victory's Easter productions, often portraying one of the disciples.

One of the greatest joys of Jay's life was playing Euchre with various clubs and in multiple tournaments. As an avid Cowboys fan, he seldom missed watching his 'boys' when their games were televised and counted his tour of the new Dallas stadium as one of the highlights of his life. He also enjoyed watching all levels of baseball-especially the Cincinnati Reds, playing the football pools and making NCAA basketball playoffs more exciting by filling out brackets.

Jay's survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Mary Kelly; his mother Janice Russell of Hornell; daughters, Jamie Kelly of Cohoes, NY and Erin (Robert) Bruce of Camp Hill, PA; granddaughter Jessica Kelly of Atlanta, GA; sons, Christopher (Melissa) of Clay, NY, Mathew of Fort Drum, and Scott (Stacy) of Willoughby, OH; grandchildren, Danielle Kelly, Dominick Bruce, Brayden and Kaitlyn Saxton; great-grandchildren, Traevon and Delena Watkins; sisters, Kathleen (Gary) Holmes of Arkport, Yvonne Saxton of Hornell, and Donna (Mike) Wyant of Arkport; brother, Allen (Becky) of Erie, PA; several nieces and nephews.

The family invites you to join them at a luncheon to celebrate Jay's life at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church on Saturday, June 21st at 2:00 PM.

Mary entrusted Jay's care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in The Corning Leader on June 19, 2014
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