Jay Stickles

Obituary of Jay N. Stickles

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Smethport - Jay N. Stickles, 75, of 12942 Rt. 59, Smethport, died Thursday (February 18, 2010) at his residence in Smethport. He was born Oct. 28, 1934 in East Smethport, a son of Miller C. and Ethel Love Stickles. He was first married to Claudia A. Rittberg, who preceded him in death on April 11, 1995. On January 1, 2005, in Smethport, he married Elizabeth "Libby" Riley, who survives. Mr. Stickles was a 1952 graduate of Smethport High School and attended Williamsport Area Community College. He was a bank teller at the Hamlin Bank and Trust Co. of Smethport for many years before retiring. Mr. Stickles was a life member of the Smethport Fire Dept., and was involved with "Smethport Bingo" at the Fire Hall for the last 39 years. He was also a member of the Port Allegany Moose Lodge #460. Jay loved hunting and traveling. He hunted and explored extensively throughout the western states, including his family members in many of his excursions. Jay penned a biography of these hunts which is pending publication. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter: Deborah J. (Alan) Nick of Smethport, PA two sons: William E. (Lora) Stickles of Smethport, PA, Jay N. (Lori) Stickles, Jr. of Exton, PA Step Son, Mike (Karen) Riley of Ocala, FL; step daughters, Kathy Crosby of Smethport, PA, and Jodi (Michael) Yohe of Bradford, PA. 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren one sister: Jane A. (Archie) McKellop of Erie, PA; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by 1 brother and 3 sisters. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held on Monday, at 11 A.M., in the funeral home, with the Rev. Fred Moore, pastor of the Rew United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Smethport Fire Department. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.
Sunday
21
February

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc.
2 Bank St.
Smethport, Pennsylvania, United States
Sunday
21
February

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc.
2 Bank St.
Smethport, Pennsylvania, United States
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