Jay W. Tenpas

Jay W. Tenpas, 40, of Ft.

Myers, Fla., formerly of

Sherman N.Y., passed away

April 12, 2013.

He was born June 8,

1972, in Jamestown, N.Y.,

the son of Wesley and

Roberta Tenpas.

He graduated from Sherman

Central School in

1991 and Alfred State College in

1996 with an associates

in applied science in

electromechanical engineering.

Jay worked as the packing

plant manager and engineer

for Troyer Brothers,

Inc. in Fort Myers, Fla., for

16 years. His hobbies included

golf, reading, fishing and hunting.

In his spare time, he was always

designing and building

such things as grills, swamp

boats and an off-road buggy.

He thoroughly enjoyed

his work, loved life and his

friends and family.

He is survived by his

parents Wesley and Roberta

Fisher Tenpas of Sherman,

N.Y.; brother, Eric

William (Brenda) Tenpas,

Charlottesville, Va.; sister,

Teri Lyn (Aaron) Dunlap,

Jamestown, N.Y.; nieces

and nephews: Aleia and

Samantha Tenpas, and

Skyle, Grayson, Baylin,

Fynnian Dunlap; aunts and

uncles: Willa Eichelman

(Thomas Jordan), Wayne

(Connie) Tenpas, Paul

(Pam) Fisher; and also by

several cousins.

He was preceded in

death by his paternal

grandparents Clyde William

and Barbara Jean

Spinks Tenpas; uncle, William

Clyde Tenpas; maternal grandparents

Guy Robert and Pauline Vivian

Bliss Fisher.

Visitation will be held at

Spitzer Funeral Home in

Sherman on Thursday,

April 18, from 2-4 p.m. and

6-8 p.m.

A memorial service will

be held at 11 a.m. on Friday,

April 19, at the First

Baptist Church in Sherman,

N.Y., officiated by Pastor

Paul Sears and Pastor William Nicholson.

In lieu of flowers the

family respectfully requests

donations be made to the

Stanley Hose Company,

P.O. Box 574, Sherman, NY

14781.