Jay Shoemaker

Jay Shoemaker (1925?-2020)

Jay Shoemaker died August 4, 2020

“On Tuesday, August 4th, Jay passed away exactly how he wanted, at home with no pain, in his sleep, with his family around him and his cat Annie on the bed. Near his passing He was on drugs to help his breathing. One night I saw him using his hands to turn the pages and use tweezers. It was unmistakable. He loved life and has a great one. He loved people and charmed everyone he met. He made the most of it for 95 years.” ...Susan Donnelly

Jay was a long time member of the Ventura County Philatelic Society and served as autioneer for many years.  More recently he attended meetings with his daughter Susan.  He was known for his words of encouragement to other collectors in their course in stamp collecting and his work with the VENPEX show held at the old Esplanade shopping center.  He will be missed.

He survived by Survived by daughter Susan Donnelly, grandchildren Chloe Donnelly and Noah Krage

No funeral is planned and he will be cremated and his ashes thrown at sea.

Note: I have learn of Jay death, but I know very few details.  Please add your comments below.   L.M.Evans-de Violini