Jay P. Hardy

Born: Sat., Oct. 13, 1956
Died: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Private Interment


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 25, 2020
Location: Yost-Gedon Funeral Home

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Jay P. Hardy, 63, of Pleasant Gap went to be with the Lord on February 20th, 2020. The son of the late Howard and Rosie Bauman Hardy, he was born on October 13th, 1956 in Lock Haven, PA. Jay was a graduate of Lock Haven High School class of 1974. He joined the army in 1975 and was stationed in Germany until 1979. Jay had worked as an air-conditioning and refrigeration technician at Penn State University for 33 years and loved playing bingo, cards, and darts with his friends and family. He also spent his free time traveling, flea marketing, hunting, and fishing. One of his favorite pastimes was attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Jay is survived by his wife of 37 years; Vicki Hardy, as well as three children: Miranda Guenot (Bryan), Gina Matrey (Chris), and Dennis Bower. Also surviving are five brothers: Sam Hardy (Maggie), Howard Hardy (Linda), Andy Hardy (Brenda), Gary Hardy (Robin) and Tim Hardy. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren: Hannah Neff (Ethan), Emalee Neff, Bryce Guenot, Hayden Bower, Gabrielle Reynolds (Stephen), Kiana Reynolds, Blake Matrey, Garrett Guenot, Tracina Guenot, Cameron Walter, and Josiah Matrey. Jay was expecting his first great grandchild in September. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Christa “Fuzzy” Hardy and Shanna Hardy-his bingo buddy in North Dakota. Also surviving is his best bud, Tim “Bim” Miller. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Family and friends will be received in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home and Cremation Services LLC, 121 West Main Street, Lock Haven, PA on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 6 to 8 PM.  Private committal services with military honors will be at the convenience of the family in the Hublersburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Jay’s memory to the Centre County Transportation Service through the funeral home.

Online thoughts and memories may be made at www.yost-gedonfuneralhome.com

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Karen Smith
   Posted Sat February 22, 2020
Hello and I'm so sorry for your family's loss. The Hardy boys, Gary and Jay we had some fun times together with the Smith girls, Linda and Karen.
I hope all is well with everyone else, and Robin I've thought about you and Gary often.

Gary Johnston
   Posted Sat February 22, 2020
It's with great sadness that I have lost such a brother that I served with in the United states army during the Cold war. Jay was truly a great friend. My prayers are with his entire family circle. God-Bless you brother on your journey. Rest In Peace.

Your Loving Aunt Nola
   Posted Sun February 23, 2020
My sincere sympathy to all Jays brothers and family. Sleep my Darlin' and rest until He comes back for us all and we shall see Him in all His glory. You will always be my "Jay Babe" and I will love you until the day I draw my last breath...............Your Loving Aunt Nola

john counsil
   Posted Mon February 24, 2020
Sorry to hear about Jay, Jay taught me alot about refrigeration service.

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