Jay P. Hardy
Jay P. Hardy, 63, of Pleasant Gap went to be with the Lord on Feb. 20, 2020. The son of the late Howard and Rosie Bauman Hardy, he was born on Oct. 13, 1956 in Lock Haven. Jay was a graduate of Lock Haven High School class of 1974. He joined the army in 1975 and was stationed in Germany until 1979. Jay had worked as an air-conditioning and refrigeration technician at Penn State University for 33 years and loved playing bingo, cards, and darts with his friends and family. He also spent his free time traveling, flea marketing, hunting and fishing. One of his favorite pastimes was attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Jay is survived by his wife of 37 years; Vicki Hardy, as well as three children: Miranda Guenot (Bryan), Gina Matrey (Chris) and Dennis Bower. Also surviving are five brothers: Sam Hardy (Maggie), Howard Hardy (Linda), Andy Hardy (Brenda), Gary Hardy (Robin) and Tim Hardy. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren: Hannah Neff (Ethan), Emalee Neff, Bryce Guenot, Hayden Bower, Gabrielle Reynolds (Stephen), Kiana Reynolds, Blake Matrey, Garrett Guenot, Tracina Guenot, Cameron Walter, and Josiah Matrey. Jay was expecting his first great-grandchild in September. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Christa “Fuzzy” Hardy and Shanna Hardy-his bingo buddy in North Dakota. Also surviving is his best bud, Tim “Bim” Miller. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
Family and friends will be received in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home and Cremation Services LLC, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, on Monday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Private committal services with military honors will be at the convenience of the family in the Hublersburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Jay’s memory to the Centre County Transportation Service through the funeral home. Online thoughts and memories may be made at www.yost-gedon funeralhome.com