Jay Cordray

April 26, 1934 - July 23, 2017
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Garden Prairie, IL

 

Jay Cordray, 83 of Garden Prairie, IL passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center.  Jay was born April 26, 1934 in Garden Prairie the son of Harold and Martha (Johaninngsmeier) Cordray.  He attended Lawrenceville Grade School and graduated from Belvidere High School.  Jay married Mary Starr on December 23, 1955 in Belvidere.  He retired from the Belvidere Fire Department as fire chief in 1989, having joined the department in 1965.  Jay also built homes and was a lifelong farmer. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jay is loved and will be missed by his wife, Mary; children, Debbie Smith of Garden Prairie, David (Dana) Cordray of Garden Prairie, John (Donna) Cordray of Belvidere; grandchildren, Heather (Mark Haley) Cordray, Holly (Chad Revolinski) Cordray, Derek Cordray, Brandy (Jason) Catalani, Andrew (Stephanie) Cordray, Megan (Adam Fowler) Smith, Morgan Smith; nine great-grandchildren.  Jay is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Betty Raddatz and Joyce Cordray; sons, Harold Cordray and Michael Cordray; son in-law Jeff Smith.  The family acknowledges the excellent care given by Dr. Thomas Michalsen, and all the doctors, nurses and staff of OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, to Jay and his family.

 

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL with Rev. Monty Fox, pastor of First United Methodist Church officiating. Memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in care of Jay’s family for a memorial to be established at a later date.  To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit AndersonFCS.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

Address:

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

Memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Time: 10:30 am -

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

Address:

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL with Rev. Monty Fox, pastor of First United Methodist Church officiating.


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in care of Jay’s family for a memorial to be established at a later date.


 

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Born: April 26, 1934
Died: July 23, 2017

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Shari Kasper posted on 8/1/17

Mary and family, I'm so very sorry and I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Much love Shari Kasper

 

Candy and Ted Koelling - Green Bay, WI posted on 7/29/17

Mary and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. As days go by, may your sorrows turn into happy memories.

 

Malva Craft posted on 7/28/17

Mary and family, We were so very sorry to hear the news of Jay's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Malva Craft Curtis Fox

 

Ron and Linda Leviskas posted on 7/27/17

May the comfort and support of those who love you, along with the memories... give you strength at this difficult time. With Sincere Sympathy,

 

Eileen Johnson posted on 7/25/17

Dear Mary and family, praying for God's blessing to you during this difficult time. God bless you all.

 

lori keegan posted on 7/25/17

Dear Mary and Kids, I have known your family for years and are neighbors of Dave and Dan for 20 years in Garden Prairie. I have found memories of my mom and dad going to your house and you adults bowling and playing cards. I'm sorry to hear the sad news of losing Jay . Something to remember ,He is not gone he is just away . Again Mike and I are so sad to hear the sad news . You need anything I'm just up the driveway from Dave and Dan . Lkri and Pete Keegan

 

Misty Osterberg posted on 7/25/17

Sending our condolences to all of you. 🙏 Prayers Laurie & Misty Osterberg

 

Craig Woosley posted on 7/25/17

So sorry to hear of Mr.Cordrays passing.us kids had alot of fun when we were teenagers.John and Donna iam sorry for your loss.Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Craig woosley

 

Rose Johanningsmeier Russell posted on 7/24/17

What great memories I had as a child going to see all of you it's been along time ago but your all in my prayers and may God give you comfort and peace during this time of sorrow

 

Tammy manees posted on 7/24/17

We are so very sorry for the loss of a well loved man, who loved his family.May god bring your family peace&comfort

 

Anita Feltes posted on 7/24/17

Our sympathy to Mary and the whole family.

 

Theresa Brown posted on 7/24/17

So sorry for your loss Andrew and Stephanie prayers for you and your family.....Love you!!! Terri and Scotty Brown

 

Chad Fruit posted on 7/24/17

Uncle Jay may you Rest In Peace. I will remember the family Christmas gatherings we had oh so long ago. May your memory live on in all of us who had the opportunity of knowing you and listening to your stories. Prayers to all the family.

 

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