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JOHN "JAY" F. PELKINGTON III, 74, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. Born in New York, N.Y., Jay attended St. Jude's Catholic School and was a 1958 graduate from Central Catholic. A past President of the Homebuilder's Association, he also belonged to the Coldwater Lake Sailing Club, Pine Valley Country Club, and was the honorary president of the GOOFS. He enjoyed sailing, golfing, sports, playing with his dogs, and spending time at the lake. Surviving are his wife, Penny Pelkington of Coldwater, Mich.; daughter, Lisa (Herb) Maier of Grabill; son, Brian (Diane) Pelkington of Huntertown; daughter, Mandi (Bryon) Bomia of Monroe, Mich.; grandchildren, Megan and Jason Maier, Paige Pelkington, and Jaye and Brodie Bomia; brother, Bob (Camilla) Pelkington of Huntertown; and four-legged children, Rosie and Annie. He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. Jr. and Elsie Pelkington; and brother, Patrick Pelkington. Celebration of Life Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road. Memorials may be made to the First Annual Jay Pelkington Christmas in July Party c/o Penny Pelkington, Humane Society, or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 24, 2014
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