Jay Mctiernan
Jay Andrew


Highland - Jay Andrew McTiernan, of Highland, NY died on January 4th, after a long illness.

Andrew was born in Ilion, NY in 1963 to Charles and Joyce McTiernan. He graduated from Ilion High School and received his Bachelors Degree from East Carolina University. Andrew was the beloved husband of Linda Halaska McTiernan and the devoted father of Jack and Ewan. In building their family together, Andrew achieved his greatest accomplishment.

Most recently, Andrew was part of the team at Studio Macbeth in Kingston, NY, that was awarded an Emmy for outstanding digital animation. And together with Linda, Andrew opened the Zipper Theater in Manhattan, which premiered several highly acclaimed off-Broadway productions.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the college savings accounts for Jack and Ewan to help ensure the bright future Andrew wanted for his boys by visiting www.AndrewMcTiernan.org.

Memorial services for Jay Andrew will be held both near Highland and in Ilion. On Saturday January 12, 2013 at 11:30 a.m., a service will be held at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY. On Sunday, January 13, 2013 services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of the Annunciation followed by a reception at 1:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 74 West Street, Ilion, NY. Arrangements are under the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 38 Main Street, Highland, NY 12528. For online condolences, please visit our website at www.torsonememorial.com

Published by Poughkeepsie Journal from Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 2013.
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Linda, Jack and Ewan, and family and friends,
My prayers and thoughts are with you and will continue to be with you. Sending you love, grace, peace, and light. I am glad that we had a chance to connect over the past year. I so wish you had more time. So sorry...
Maryann Castronovo
January 24, 2013
I have fond memories of Jay as a fun loving kid, full of energy, with a real zest for life. It was nice to see him at the most recent class reunion, still sharing the warm friendly smile I remember from elementary and high school. Jay was a special person who will be missed by so many. My deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family.
Laura Mazzara
January 14, 2013
I will always remember Andrew! I will always remember his spirit. There was a time as a struggling actor and had no place to live Andrew allowed be to live at The New York Performance Works. He will be missed.
David Wenzel
January 12, 2013
Jumbo & Charlie needed a golf partner in heaven...
January 11, 2013
Jay will be forever remembered as a dear classmate, teammate and most importantly, a friend. He has made a lasting impression on us all and he will be remembered for his positive outlook on life and his sense of humor.

Remembering the good times...

"As I look up at the stars at night
And think of times shared
Memories come flooding back
They all show how much you cared
Your kind and gentle nature
Your smile so big and wide"

Jay McT you will be missed.

David Durant
January 11, 2013
Many thoughts and prayers to the Mctiernan families. Jay was a great kid. I have fond memories of when my dad coached him in little league. As a young girl I secretly had a "crush" on him as did many of my friends. Wondered if he ever knew how much he was adored. He certainly had charm. I am sure that he will truly be missed. May God bless all of you in this most difficult time...
Linda (Fike) Engert
January 10, 2013
My prayers of sympathy & comfort go out to the entire McTiernan family. God has a new sweet angel!
Tammie Lang
January 10, 2013
I have been thinking about what to write all week through the tears. Although our paths did not cross after high school very much, when I thought of Jay over the years, it was always with very fond memories. We were neighbors when we were little and stayed friends throughout our young lives. I think about our long conversations when it was just the two of us either sitting on my front porch or sitting at the top of the path near his house on 1st Ave., many of which were about my boyfriend or his girlfriend troubles. He always had a way of making me laugh. He thought he was quite the ladies man and what a charmer he was! I remember being on the back of a moped that he was driving and him trying to scare the you know what out of me. It worked, by the way. Of course, he thought it was hysterical. There are so many memories but the most important one of all is that he was my friend! May God Bless Jay and his family and may his two beautiful little boys remember him well, always! Rest in Peace my friend.

Love, Connie (Wood) Shepherd
January 10, 2013
Jay's smile will be my forever memory of him. Although I will not be able to attend his service on Sunday, my thoughts will be with his family and friends.
Lisa (O'Bryan) Lucas-Myers
January 10, 2013
My sincere condolences to Linda, Jack, Ewan and all of your family and friends. I never had the honor of meeting Andrew, but I can see by photos and by Linda's words what a wonderful man he was. One can not deny the deep love between Andrew and Linda and your children are a testimony to that love. My thoughts and Prayers are with you.

January 9, 2013
To the entire McTiernan family, please accept our sincere condolences with Jay's passing. Thoughts & prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Greg & Mary Day

"When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know"-- Unknown
Mary Day
January 9, 2013
Jewels - On behalf of the Gaines family, we wish to extend our condolences for the loss of your brother.
Lois Gaines
January 9, 2013
may god make you a captain and show the angels yours skills. so go in peace we all love you and always in our minds and hearts.....
carl cotton
January 9, 2013
To the McTiernan Family:
So very sorry for your loss of Jay. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Colleen (Fitzgibbons) and John Talarico
Colleen Talarico
January 9, 2013
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Mctiernan Family. RIP Jay
Earl & Janie Polley
January 9, 2013
I will always remember Andrew for his sly humor, and joyful, buoyant spirit! One of the good ones. Peace and Love, Greg
Greg Baglia
January 9, 2013
May each day shine for each loving memory we hold dear in our hearts for Andrew Jay Mctiernan, and his family...He will always be remembered with his smile...that smile gave him love, courage and strength for this world. Loving thoughts are with us all, always.
Erin OBryan
January 9, 2013
My heart is full of love and many special memories as I remember a very sweet and caring man throughout the years that our families shared many special moments with. Many loving blessings for his family, wife, and sons, with special prayers to hold you close each day. His zest for life with everyone he touched will always shine true in all of our hearts, always <3 :-) Keep smiling, Jay, you are a true hero!
Erin OBryan
January 9, 2013
With deepest sympathy to the whole McTiernan family,Ron Grosse and Sheri Cress-Grosse
January 9, 2013
May God grant you eternal rest my friend..your family will be in our thoughts and prayers ..and also Jay...when you get to heaven, say hello to Hector for me!
Gary Rende
January 9, 2013
Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy is with all of the McTiernan family. God bless you all.
Tim & Pattie Day
January 9, 2013
Thoughts and prayers are with the Mctiernan family during this trying time. Jay was always an upstanding person with a smile for everyone. My sincere condolences. God Bless.
Corey Fitzgibbons
January 9, 2013
I am the step sister of Art Moss. I remember Jay from my childhood as one of Art's cute friends! Of course I also had Mr Mc T as a driver eds instructor. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family! RIP
Crystal Maddocks
January 9, 2013
Extend our sincere sympathy from Mr and Mrs H.W. Kellogg and the 3 sons Tim, Deano and Harold K.
patricia kellogg
January 9, 2013
RIP Jay. Continued prayers for his wife and children and the Mctiernan family
Shelly Lyman DiSano
January 9, 2013
Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends. RIP Jay.
Deanna Miller
January 9, 2013
Rest in peace Jay. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Lynne and Scott Miller
January 9, 2013
My Dad taught for many years at IHS with Jay's Dad, the wonderful Mr McT, and thought the world of him and his family. I just wanted to express my deepest condolences on the loss of Jay. Even though I hadn't seen him since I graduated 32 years ago, I have fond memories of him as a teammate on the IHS basketball team and have always had an image of him burned in my memory of him making a big shot in a game against Johnstown. I was under the basket boxing out and the ball went in...the crowd went nuts and he did this big fist pump in the air. That image of excitement on his face has always stuck in my head and is a wonderful memory of a wonderful time of life. Jay was a great guy and a great competitor. I only wish I could have known him in our mature years as he and I apparently shared a love for film and filmmaking. I know we would have probably talked on and on about such topics. Please know that all of you are in the thoughts and prayers of all the Cunninghams. I'm sure that Mr McT is welcoming him with happy and open arms. God bless, McTiernan family, and know that our loved ones are always nearby. Here's a wonderful poem that will give you hope and courage:

Death is Nothing at All
By Henry Scott Holland

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near.
Just around the corner.

All is well.
Michael Cunningham
January 8, 2013
Rest In Eternal Peace
Jay Andrew McTiernan

Safely Home
by Unknown

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's Will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth--
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

We are keeping the McTiernan family in our thoughts and prayers.
With our deepest sympathy,
Leisa (Day) & Alan Merrick
Leisa Merrick
January 8, 2013
My prayers go out to Jay's family. May God bring peace to you. God Bless!
Janet Edwards
January 8, 2013

rest in peace Jay.
lisa Gollegly
January 8, 2013
RIP Jay... Your spirit will forever live on in your children's laughs and smiles. The world was a better place because you were in it. You have touched us all through your grit and determination you endured during your struggle. Heaven just got a bit brighter with you in it. You will be missed but never forgotten. Weez
LouAnn Brien-Garrison
January 8, 2013
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