Jay D. Edel, 79, of Mountain View Road, Emporium, PA and formerly of Bradford died suddenly on Tuesday morning (September 15, 2020) at UPMC-Altoona Hospital, Altoona, PA following an accident at his home. He was born January 21, 1941 in Bradford, PA a son of the late Clement Paul "Bud" and Ethel Story Edel. On May 8, 1964 in St. Bernards Catholic Church in Bradford he married Mary Lea Garwood, who survives.
Jay graduated from Bradford Area High School in the class of 1959 and then from Rochester Business Institute. He worked at PA Pressed Metals for many years and later was a co-owner of (AST) American Sintered Technology from where he retired. He was a very active member of St. Mark Catholic Church having served on St. Marks and St. James Parish Council and Finance Committee and the Elk/Cameron Curcillo. Jay was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he was a fourth degree knight, Emporium Rotary Foundation, Safari Club, Trout Unlimited and Mid-Cameron Authority.
In addition to his wife Mary Lea he is survived by a son, Leander Edel (Pency), Plano, TX; two daughters, Kimberlea Whiting, Emporium; Stephanie Malizia (John), DuBois; four grandchildren: Breanna Whiting, Jared Whiting, Maryclaire Malizia and John Malizia, III; two sisters, Kay Bessenhoffer, St. Marys and Jackie Savacool (Richard), Spring, TX and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Lamont, Frederick and Richard Edel.
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 5-7 PM. (Covid-19 guidelines should be followed). Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (September 22, 2020) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, Memorial Fund, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834.
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