Jay A. EmpieJay A. Empie, 94, longtime Superior resident, died Thursday, March 27, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.
Jay A. Empie, 94, longtime Superior resident, died Thursday, March 27, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.
Due to the snowstorm predicted for Friday and Saturday, the service has been postponed for a week. Visitation begins at 3:30 p.m. April 19 at Faith United Methodist Church, 1531 Hughitt Ave. A memorial service to celebrate Jay’s life begins at 4:30 p.m. A dinner follows in Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church or the Harbor House Crisis Shelter.
Jay is survived by his wife, Jane; daughters, Martha (Roman) Rodziewicz, Franklin Park, Ill., Katharine (David Spencer) Empie, Superior; son, Paul (Margaret) Empie, Denver, Iowa; grandchildren, Jane (Michael) Kukovec, David Rodziewicz, Jonathan Empie and Athena (Tony Layne) Spencer. He is also survived by his sister, Evelyn Roessler; nieces, Suzanne (Michael) Ryan and Kathleen (James) Warnke; nephew, Larry (Sue) Roessler.
Downs-LeSage Funeral Home, 1304 Hammond Ave., Superior, is assisting the family.