Surrounded by his loving family and friends, Jay Henderson, 53, of Roscoe, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 3, 2010. Born June 1, 1956, in North Charleroi, he was the son of the late Francis X. Henderson and Julia Pidanich Henderson of Roscoe. Jay was a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania where he obtained Masters Degree's in Hydrology and Education. He was employed by Fayette Engineering where he worked as a hydrologist. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a Penn State Master Gardener. When not gardening, he enjoyed swimming, boating, and cooking. In addition to his mother, Jay is survived by a sister, Carol Ann Rebar and husband Robert of Centerville; a brother, Robert Francis Henderson and wife Susan of Germany; two nieces, Karen Cox and husband Steven, and Cathy Henderson; two nephews, Thomas M. Rebar and wife Lori, and Nicholas C. Rebar; a great-niece, Julia Cox; and a great-nephew, Tommy Rebar. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the MELENYZER-DuBARR FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe, where a Blessing Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, in the funeral home with Rev. George Moneck officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
My condolences to the family of Jay Henderson. My memories of him date back to the days of the old California Junior High, and I consider him a friend and respected classmate. My best wishes to those close to him.
Nicholas Tsambassis, M.D. May 6 2010 12:00 AM
HE WILL BE MISSED SO VERY MUCH..
THREE KINGS May 5 2010 12:00 AM
WE WIIL MISS HIM SO MUCH, MAY GOD WALK BY YOUR SIDE,OUR PRAYS OUR WITH THE FAMILY..WE LOVE SO MUCH.
jim,veronica,josh king May 5 2010 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy to Jay's family. He will be missed at our next class reunion.
Debbie (Battaglia)Steadman May 5 2010 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy in the loss of "Jay" I work at North Union Sewage Authority and Jay would often come in to chat. He always talked about cooking Christmas Eve Dinner and talked about making perioghi's. I kept telling him to bring some in, so I can compare whose perioghi's were the best, mine or his. He would just laugh. Now I'll never know who made the best ones. I'm sure his tasted better. He always talked abouthow he enjoyed cooking ethnic foods. God Bless all of you. Prayers and sympathy Kathy Gilbert
KATHY GILBERT May 5 2010 12:00 AM
WOW, memories of Jay and the river flood my memory at his untimely passing. My deepest sympathy to Jays family. Jay was always a kind soul. May he walk with our Lord for eternity.
Tina (Flaherty) King May 4 2010 12:00 AM