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JOHN (JACK) KAY John (Jack) Kay - Age 85 - Palm City, FL and Red Bank, NJ. John (Jack) Kay, of Palm
Beach, Florida and Red Bank, NJ, passed away peacefully, on November 30th, at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Fl. Jack was active to the end, spending time with family and friends, going to the gym, and playing 4 rounds of golf weekly. He was born in Tunnochside, Scotland to parents James and Elizabeth Kay. They, along with sister, Bet, immigrated to the US in 1929 and settled in Kearney, NJ, before moving to Keansburg, NJ. Jack raised his family in Lincroft and Rumson, NJ. Jack graduated from Middletown High School in 1945 and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving his country until 1946. He then furthered his education at Drakes Business College before starting his illustrious career in banking. Jack joined Keansburg Bank as a teller trainee, moved to United Counties Trust in 1972 as an Area Vice- President, then became President and CEO at Shrewsbury State Bank until it's sale to Valley National Bank. Jack remained on the Board at Valley and was Director Emeritus thru this year. Jack was a great community leader serving as President/Director of various organizations, including Kiwanis, YMCA, Monmouth/Ocean County Development Council, Red Cross, Chamber of Commerce, Monmouth County Improvement Authority, and Monmouth Council of Boy Scouts (honored with the prestigious Joshua Huddy Award). At various times, he was Chair of the NJ Bankers Association as well as President of the Monmouth County Bankers Association, Central Jersey Chapter of the Bank Administration Institute and the Monmouth County Chapter, American Institute of Banking. He was a member of Deal Country Club since 1982 where he served as President from 1996-1998. He was also an honored member of the Free Masons. As a Monmouth County Banker and Community leader, Jack had great impact and influence on people. He will be warmly remembered for advancing the careers and lives of many through his kindness, compassion, and generosity. His gentlemen ways and tireless devotion thru the years are legendary. Jack was predeceased by his sister Betty Lessing. Surviving are his beloved wife of 65 years, Dorothy Kay; his dearest daughter Debra and her husband Steven Podhaizer, his dearest daughter Marsha and her husband Barry Mullen; his cherished grand- children Falynn Podhaizer, Derek Podhaizer, Peter Mullen, Abigail Mullen, and Michelle Mullen Chenery; great granddaughter Mackenzie Chenery; brother-in-law Walter Lessing and many Nieces, Nephews, Grand Nieces and Grand Nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8th, from 1PM - 4PM, at Thompsons Memorial Home at 310 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ (732- 747-0226). Funeral services will be on Monday, December 9th, at 10 AM, at Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church, 255 Harding Rd., Red Bank, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack's honor to Monmouth Boy Scouts of America.

Published in the TC Palm on Dec. 6, 2013
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