Jay Paul Walton, 56

Jay Paul Walton, 56, of Lititz, passed away unexpectedly on October 25, 2011. He was born in Ephrata and was the son of Edna (Sensenig) Walton, of Lititz and the late Paul Andrew Walton.

Jay is survived by his wife of 27 years, Leslie (Castañeda) Walton. They were married on July 27, 1984.

Jay served his country with the US Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany.

He was a member of The Worship Center, Leola, PA since 1984 and served his church in many capacities such as, volunteering in children’s ministries, helping as a former usher, and assisting with community service projects.

Jay was a 1974 Manheim Township graduate.  Jay was employed at High Associates in the Grounds Maintenance department for the past fifteen years. He participated in The Continuing Education Program at Longwood Gardens, acquiring Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Plants, Series I and II. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing with his son, visiting coffee shops and bookstores with his daughter, spending time with his family, and reading his Bible.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Andrew Jay Walton, husband of Chandra, of Lititz, a daughter, Aimée Ruth Walton, of Lititz, a granddaughter, Camille Elise Walton, of Lititz, a brother, Dane Walton, husband of Marie, of Leola, three sisters, Lynn Chryst, wife of Richard, of CO, Deborah Stoltzfus, of Christiana, and Melanie Maldonado, wife of David, of Holtwood.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 2pm at the Worship Center at 2384 New Holland Ave. Lancaster, PA 17601 with Pastor Tim Keller officiating. A viewing will be held on Saturday in the Chapel of the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory at 3110 Lititz Pike from 4-7pm. There will be no public viewing on Sunday prior to the service. Interment will be in Millport Union Cemetery in Rothsville, PA with Military Honors rendered by the Red Rose Honor Guard and Vet-21 Salute Honor Guard. To send the family an online condolence, please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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October 26, 2017

Jay, Was thinking of you and how we used to roll down the hill on Fruitville Pike in our younger years, I m iss you dearly. there is not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts… One day we be togther and talk about life on earth and in heaven.Michael

Dear Leslie and family,
I just saw the announcement in the newspaper regarding the passing of Jay and I wanted to let you know you have our condolences.  I knew Jay from the Worship Center and small group Bible studies about 15, 20 years ago.  My parents are Richard and Lorraine Gingrich.
I wish you peace and direction at this time. 
Melissa Brubaker

Leslie, Edna,and family,

I am saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Jay. We were good friends in from elementary through high school, when we attended Salem UM Church in Rothsville. I remember Jay both for his great sense of humor and his serious dedication to the Lord. When we were kids, we roared with laughter as we told funny stories, especially on the way to summer camp or to a baseball game. I particularly remember the time I stayed overnight during a thunderstorm. The next morning, we awoke and walked to a neighboring farm to borrow an Amishman’s mule to plow the garden. We then tied the mule to a metal washline post while we went inside to eat breakfast. Suddenly, we looked out the window to see that the stubborn mule had bent the post to the ground with his strong neck. More seriously, I remember Jay’s love for the Lord. In Sunday School during high school, we always stayed after class to ask questions of our teacher, Joe Jean-Charles, who attended Lancaster Bible College. I called Joe, and he was in a state of shock. Joe sends his love and prayers that you may find comfort and strength in Jesus. Jay was probably my closest  friend from elementary through high school.

Danny Gingrich

Dear Leslie, Andrew and Aimee,

We send our heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of your husband and father, Jay. He was a good and faithful man both to his family and to God. May God’s presence and grace sustain you through this difficult loss. Thank God for the hope we have of being together with him again one day.

Love and prayers,
Cliff and Betty Martin

Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I graduated with Jay at Manheim Twp.!974 Jay will be missed he was always a very kind and caring soul.
Cherri Molzahn

Dear Leslie, and family So sorry about Jay,I know your heart must be breaking.
 Our heart felt prayers go with you.In Christ love.

Ron and Jane Shreiner

Dear Leslie, Andrew and Aimee,
We were so saddened to hear about Jay’s passing. Please be assured of our prayers during this difficult time of grieving and transition for you as a family.

Jim and Margie Johnson, along with the Shepherd’s Touch Staff

We send our heartfelt condolences to your family for the loss of your dear one.  May you feel the love and presence of God during this time, especially.  God be with you.

Howard and Becky Rogers

My deepest sympathies, Jay was a wonderful second cousin of mine, 7 yrs older, but I have very fond memories of him, when I went to visit and for overnight visits with Aunt Edna and Melanie.  As you know he is now in the arms of Jesus and was welcomed at Heavens gate by his daddy, his Granpa Senenig, Aunt Millie, Uncle Paul and all the other wonderful family that went on before him.  May God comfort you and your family as you celebrate Jay’s life.
Love & Hugs,
Karen Stuber Mease

Beth and I send our deepest condolences to Jay’s family, especially to Edna, and to Leslie and the children. We are so saddened to hear of Jay’s passing. He was one of my life long friends and I have may fond memories from childhood of my adventures with Jay! In adulthood I remember him as a man of God who loved prayer, his family, and God’s people. He will be missed, but we rejoice in knowing he is with Jesus.

Doug and Beth Gehman
Pensacola, FL

On behalf of the First Aid Team of High Industries. We send our condolences during this time of loss in your family. He will truly be missed.

Signed Jim Shirk
Executive Team member

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