Jay Assenat

Jay Assenat

Friday, July 22nd, 1938 - Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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Jay Louis Assenat, 82, of Roanoke, Virginia, and formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rose, with whom he moved to Roanoke in 1973 with their four children. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Lorraine Withers and Janet Coyle, both of Pittsburgh.

He is survived by his four children, Brian Assenat (Cathy Welsch), Julie Gallagher (Tom), Kenny Assenat (Lori), and Kevin Assenat (Beth), all of Roanoke; and grandchildren, Matthew, Justin, and Jennifer Assenat, Daniel and Taylor Gallagher, Zach and Reid Assenat, and Hayley and Olivia Assenat. Also surviving him are his sister, Margie D’Alessandro; and brother, George Assenat, both of Pittsburgh; numerous nieces and nephews; and his canine companion, Sadie.

Jay was a proud United States Air Force veteran and an avid supporter of America’s service members. He served for many years as a volunteer fireman with the Cave Spring Fire Department. After retiring from Halmode Apparel in 2003, he went to work for The American Red Cross and was able to devote more of his time to the people and hobbies he loved.

Jay will be greatly missed by all who had the honor and pleasure of knowing him. His generous ways, out-going personality, and spirited sense of humor will live on in the hearts of those he touched.

A Graveside Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens located at 5737 Airport Road, NW, Roanoke, Va. The Rev. Father Kevin Segerblom will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oakeys.com.
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    Friday, January 29th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Friday, January 29th, 2021 2:00pm
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    Father Kevin Segerblom


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Blaine Vella

Posted at 09:46am
Dear Ken & Lori
Sending our deepest condolences, sympathies and hugs as you mourn the loss of your Dad. May your memories carry you through the toughest of times.
Blaine, Massimo, and Zak

Doug Bevell

Posted at 10:00pm
May you rest in piece Jay...You are with your love Rose...Will never forget all the love you and Rose gave to me when I was in Roanoke. You loved the Lord, Pittsburgh Steelers, and your family so much.....It was a joy to know you and all the good you stood for. I also think of all the wonderful days at Company # 3....So many wonder memories but the best memory was the day you and Rose drove to my small town of Chase City to spend the day with me. I keep so many wonderful memories in my heart and mind all the time.

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