John “Jack” Joseph Fay, 88, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, March 28, 2019 at West Ridge Care Center in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Service: 2:00 pm Monday, April 1, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Jack was born August 25, 1930, the son of Carl and Margaret (Eichacker) Fay in Dubuque, Iowa. He served in the Navy Reserves and on June 25, 1955 he was married to Dorothy Jeanne Palmer in Dubuque. Jack worked for Northwestern Bell as a systems technician and was also Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed several hobbies including: woodworking, bowling and golfing. Jack loved spending time outdoors and with his family. He will always be remembered for his great smile and sense of humor.
Survivors include his five children, John (Anna) Fay, Joseph (Julie) Fay, Jeanne Fay, Cheryl Fay, Julie Fay; nine grandchildren, Nikki, T.J., Elizabeth, Abby, Ethan, Brooke, Jessica, Mike, Callie; and four great grandchildren, Nico, Luca, Axel, and Dante.
He was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Mary Eagen; parents; and brother, Tom Fay.
The family would like to thank the staff at Keystone Cedars and West Ridge Care Center for their outstanding care for Jack.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or to West Ridge Care Center: 3131 F Avenue NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 in memory of Jack.