Jay A. Fuhro - 1928-2009
Jay A. Fuhro, 81, of Del Mar, Calif., formerly of Russell, Ky., died Tuesday evening, July 14, 2009, in Pomerado Hospital.
He was born in Union City, N.J., on April 21, 1928, a son of the late Alfred and Grace Fuhro and the stepson of the late Dorothy Fuhro. He was also preceded in death by his wife, June Kern Fuhro, and a sister, Carol F. Lehing.
He attended and played football at Cornell University. He served in the United States Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II and in the Korean War and was awarded a World War II Victory Medal, Japanese Occupational Medal, National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal with Battle Star, U.N. Service Medal and Korean Government Service Medal. After completing his Army service, he finished his education and graduated from Hartwick College.
Jay began his professional career with Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. and was employed there for 19 years before joining Ashland Oil Inc. in 1971. He served as the executive vice president of Major Brand Tire Sales and retired from the company in 1991 after serving as the president of Mid Valley Supply Co. for 10 years.
He was in the Boy Scouts of America and received the Eagle Scout award. He was a member of the American Legion, BPO Elks 350 and Russell Rotary Club and was past president of the Ashland Rotary Club and a past member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board. He was past member of Bellefonte Country Club, actively served as a vestry member of Calvary Episcopal Church and was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Del Mar. He also served as a docent on the USS Midway in San Diego, Calif.
Jay is survived by his wife, Ruth Stamler Fuhro, of Del Mar; a son, Curt S. Fuhro and his wife, Elaine, of Cedar Park, Texas; a daughter, Tina F. Mussetter and her husband, C. David Mussetter, of Ashland; four grandchildren, Kristy F. Jackson (Mike), Evan (Nancy) and Jay and Miles Mussetter; a sister, Pam F. Koenig; and three stepchildren and four stepgrandchildren, all of Los Angeles, Calif.
A memorial service was Sunday, July 19, 2009, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Del Mar. A memorial celebration service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at Calvary Episcopal Church in Ashland.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvary Episcopal Church, 1337 Winchester Ave., Ashland, Ky., the Salvation Army, 2122 Carter Ave., Ashland, Ky., or the USS Midway in San Diego, Calif.
Steen Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.