OLD TOWN - Jay H. Depew, 67, died peacefully June 15, 2014, at a local hospital after a long illness with complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He was born in Bennington, VT, on August 14, 1946, the son of Morris and Doris Depew.
Jay graduated from Burr & Burton Academy in Manchester, VT. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard, after which he started his career as a glazier and moved into management with Portland Glass Company and Soule Glass Company. He enjoyed many years at his camp on Lake Eskutassis in Burlington. Jay was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. During his declining health, he made wooden toys and spent a lot of time on the computer encouraging people. He will be remembered for his outgoing personality, sense of humor and practical jokes.
Jay is survived by his wife of 39 years, Louise Cyr Depew, of Old Town; a son, Douglas Depew and his wife, Michele, of Milford; two daughters, Kim Sullivan and her husband, Sean, of Greenbush and Sharon Richardson and her husband, Daron, of Glen Cove; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Jill Depew of Myrtle Beach, SC; sisters-in-law, Nancy Patterson and her husband, Kaleo, of Hawaii and Florence Morneault of Madawaska; five brothers-in-law, Jim Cyr and his wife, Angie, of Madawaska, Jean Cyr of New York, Charles Cyr and his wife, Monique, of St. David, Marcel Cyr and his wife, Patsy, of Brunswick, and Bert Cyr and his wife, Rina, of Madawaska. Jay will be missed by special neighbors and friends at Nickerson's Pine Haven Trailer Park. Jay was predeceased by his parents, and most recently by his mother-in-law, Dolores Cyr.
A memorial service will be held 12 noon Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 37 Lombard Rd., Caribou. Arrangements by Memorial Alternatives, 205 Center St., Bangor.