Michael Jay Hutchinson, 65, of Patterson Heights, formerly of Beaver, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2012, at his residence.
Born September 11, 1946, in Monaca, he was a son of the late Milford and Irene (Carnahan) Hutchinson. A graduate of Monaca High School, Jay entered the United States Marine Corps on December 27, 1963 serving for 30 years as a chef and attaining the rank of master gunnery sergeant. During his tour of duty in Vietnam Jay was posted at the Demilitarized Zone in Dong Ha. Later he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Fresno and Camp Pendleton, both in California. Following his retirement Jay served as a Beaver County Constable for Beaver Borough until January 2009. He was a member of the Non commissioned Officers Association, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4653, Monaca, a member of Rochester VFW, Post 128 and the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., Chapter 862, Beaver County and the chapter?s Burial Honor Guard. Jay was an enthusiastic Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Linda A. (Staniland) Hutchinson; four children, Brenda (Alex) Quijan in Wisconsin, Michael Hutchinson of Fresno, Janet Hutchinson of Patterson Heights and Chief Petty Officer, US Navy, Kevin (Kara) Hutchinson of Ocean Side, Calif.; two grandchildren, Monica and Ricky; three brothers, Milford (Theresa) Hutchinson in San Antonio, Texas, John D. (fiancée, Gloria) Hutchinson of Chippewa and Robert J. (Carol) Hutchinson of Winter Haven, Fla.; a sister, Julia Marilyn (Robert) Brush of Monaca and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jay was preceded in death by four brothers, Leonard, Elmer, Dale and Raymond Hutchinson.
Friends will be received Wednesday, January 18th, from 2 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Reverend Beth Wierman-Lambert, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Monaca, will officiate.
Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.
Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to First Presbyterian Church, 1301 Indiana Avenue, Monaca, PA 15061.
Once a Marine, always a Marine Sempre Fi.