Jay Ira Kolenc, 92, of Hopedale, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at Valley Hospice Center North in Steubenville, Ohio. He was born June 28, 1931 in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio a son of the late John and Mary Dagan Kolenc.
Jay was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Hopedale American Legion Post #682 where he served on the Honor Guard. Jay was a retired coal miner having worked at Boich Mining until his retirement. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, AMVETS, founding member of COMPAC, Jefferson County Veterans Association, life member of the American Legion Association of Ohio, Hopedale V.F.W. Post #7477, life member of 40&8 and the Korean War Veterans Association.
He was preceded in death in addition to his parents; by his wife, Ruth M. Migchelbrink Kolenc; his brothers: Donald and Charles; an infant brother; and the mother of his children, Pansy Belle Toth.
Surviving are his children: Saundra Lam of Follansbee, Michael Kolenc of Rayland, Deborah (Mike) Patrick of Marietta and Sheila (Pearl Werfel) Kolenc of Berkeley, California.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 21, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 at Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with the Hopedale American Legion Chaplain Andy Atkins officiating with full military honors by the Hopedale American Legion following at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.
The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland-barr.com.