Jay A Weisbarth

Jay A Weisbarth

February 01, 1952 ‐ May 06, 2019
Jay A Weisbarth
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Resided In: North Olmsted, Ohio Visitation: May 24, 2019 Service: May 24, 2019

Jay Allen Weisbarth age 67 passed away on May 6, 2019. Beloved husband of Katherine (Nee Cain). Loving father of Justin (Heather) and Halle (Sean Sterrett). Loving grandfather of Paige and Parker. Brother of Jeff (Joan) . Son of the late William Weisbarth and the late Marie Weisbarth (Née Armagno). Beloved Son-in-law of Clara Mae Cain.   Brother-in-law of John and Donna Cain.  Uncle of Briana Weisbarth Demastus (Ed), Amber Weisbarth and Cameron Cain.

Jay and Kathy were married for 31 years. They shared a passion for sports. They played for many years in mixed couple bowling, golf leagues, and enjoyed watching the Indians and Browns. They also enjoyed boating, the movies, traveling and the occasional trip to the casino. They were blessed to have many common interests and sharing those interests with one another.

Jay was proud of his two children and of all their accomplishments and achievements. He enjoyed spending time with them. Jay was a fun loving dad resulting in many memories and stories that are laugh out loud stories which will live on.

Jay graduated from Fairview High School in 1970. He played football, but his passion was being the stand out catcher for the baseball team. Jay obtained his bachelors degree from Cleveland State University. After various jobs including working at the FBI and 3-G's Nail Supply he worked as an Operations Manager for National Trailer Leasing companies for over 20 years.

Jay was a member of the Lakewood Elks Lodge 1350 for 26 years where he was for many years the secretary for both men's and mixed couple bowling leagues. He enjoyed playing pinnacle and poker with friends. Jay will always be remembered for his great sense of humor, fun loving nature and ability of not taking himself too seriously.

Jay will be missed by many, but most by his kids and wife who cared for him with all her heart. Jay, we will love you forever.

Memorial Services to be held Friday May 24th at 5:00 pm at St Peter's Episcopal Church 18001 Detroit Ave, Lakewood. Where friends may call from 4:00 pm until time of Service.

In 2007 Jay was a kidney donor recipient resulting in a kidney transplant. In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Ohio or LifeBanc.

Guest Comments

Karen Hermanson
Miami Beach, FL

Jay's fun-loving, kind, and unforgettable spirit lives on in all who knew him. I wish peace and loving memories to his family.

Gary Sattler
Chandler, Az

I previously submitted via the Plain Dealer but did not see it so just for the record. I concur with John Conway's and Bob Spiers comments wholeheartedly.
Jay was simply a down to earth person, positive and jovial, a competitor, with a great sense of humor. He loved Baseball and took on the hardest job as catcher with aplomb. He got along with different personalities to his credit. He made life fun for others. I threw him knuckleballs all day long not knowing where they would go but he caught them like an expert, better than our college catchers. I hope to see him some day in our Field of Dreams.

God Speed to his Family and Friends

Gary Sattler, Chandler, Arizona

John Horvath
Bay Village, OH

My sympathy to the whole family. I didn't know Jay, but worked with his brother Jeff for decades, so was aware of Jay's trials. I was saddened when I saw the notice in the newspaper.

Bob Spiers
Chicago Illinois

Everytime I would change classes I could Hear Jay's Distinctive rolling happy Laugh. It filled the Hallways through the Buzz of small chatter. I had the Pleasure of being on the High School Football Team with Jay and he would always tell me this or that play will or won't work. Jays best remembered for being a Fantastic Baseball Catcher. Jay was Perfectly Built for the Posistion. Not too many runners stole bases on Jay. He was a Happy go Lucky Guy that was in for having Fun and a Good Time.Thanks for my Abbey Road Album you gave me before it's release. My Condolences to Your Family Jay, I'm going to miss you at our next Reunion.

Joan Weisbarth
Streetsboro, Ohio


To say you were one of a kind is an understatement. You will live on in all the outlandish memories we have of you!

Love, Joan

Heather Weisbarth
Dayton OH

I’ve been with Justin for over 20 years. And from the first time I met Jay & Kathy, they welcomed me; as if I’d been there all along. Jay made me feel like part of the Weisbarth family, before I even WAS. And as most kids are with parents, I’m sure I frustrated him; with my lack of bowling skills or my (“occasional” ;-) car troubles. But we had a bond of our own, too: Stephen King, inappropriate humor, every now & then ribbing his son with a knowing smirk … and pies.

He was humor. He was strength. He was FUN. But it’s no secret that life had been rough to him the last few years. Rough as it ever was though, at holiday dinners he would still have us all laughing *together* around the table. Laughing at everything, laughing at nothing. That’s maybe the memory I’ll cherish the most.

We’ll stay here & keep the laughter going, dad. Now go show those angels how to have fun …

Love Always,

Justin Weisbarth
Dayton, OH

Dad was a good man with a strong work ethic and an ability to laugh during any situation. In life he had a strong love for Cleveland sports, golf, bowling, movies, and winning stuffed animals at local carnivals.

I would have been nothing without his support and encouragement in my life. He was the first person to put a comic book in my hand (Superman), an animated movie in front of my eyes (Pinocchio), encouraged me to attend art school (Art Institute of Pittsburgh), and enthusiastically followed my creative career path in Dayton, Ohio (National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Visual Information Specialist).

He fought until the very end with a constitution that surprised every nurse, doctor, and specialist. He will forever be the strongest man I knew. I will miss him dearly until I see him again. Rest well, dad, you've earned it.

Lewis Kelly III
Centennial, Colorado

I knew Jay since Jr. High. He was always a positive and happy guy. I was saddened by the news of his passing. Vaya con Dios my friend, Lew