GORDEN, Jay J. 77, of Indian Rocks Beach, FL, died January 7, 2021, of Covid. He is survived by his son, Chris (wife Cherida); and three grandsons of Stevenson Ranch, CA; sister, Holly Hall of N. Palm Beach, FL; brothers, Harry of Orland Park, IL and Todd of Charlotte, NC as well as nieces and nephews. Jay was a proud Viet Nam veteran, Sgt. USAF. Jay attended Ohio State University, proud of Woody Hayes having been his history teacher and a life long fan. Jay had a long career in sales, making many friends along the way. The Neptune Society has handled his arrangements. Jay will be interred with a private honors ceremony at the Bay Pines National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Jay asked that you call a family member and an old friend, saying Hi and asking how are they doing.
Published in Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 17, 2021.