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Obituaries

  • Services will be private.

    Services will be private.

Kendall Jay Maurer, 74

Nov. 17, 2015

Services will be private.

Ser­vices will be private.

Kendall Jay Mau­rer, 74, of Port Char­lotte, Fla., for­merly of Terre Haute, IN, passed away Tues­day, Nov. 17, 2015, at Venice Regional Med­ical Center.

Born on Aug. 6, 1941, in Terre Haute, Jay was a 1958 grad­u­ate of Wiley High School and went on to serve in the Indi­ana Army National Guard, from which he was hon­or­ably dis­charged in 1969. He began work­ing as a mailer at the Terre Haute Tri­bune Star and retired in 2000 after 30 years with the company.

He loved watch­ing and dis­cussing sports with friends and fam­ily. He espe­cially enjoyed spend­ing sum­mer days and nights vol­un­teer­ing and watch­ing his son play base­ball at Terre Haute South Lit­tle league. Jay was also a tal­ented wood worker, spend­ing many hours in the garage build­ing quilt racks and benches, or “bob­bles,” as he referred to them. In between projects, he often found time for a friendly (but com­pet­i­tive, at times) game of ping-pong with his son and friends. Upon mov­ing to South­west Florida, where he traded in his trade­mark Rustler blue jeans for khaki shorts, he found a love for fish­ing and boat­ing with friends.

A man of many inter­ests Jay also enjoyed stay­ing busy, even as recently as two days before his pass­ing. He was able to meet and befriend so many peo­ple, even in the lat­ter years of his life, includ­ing the grand daugh­ters that he adored. He will be remem­bered for all these things and deeply missed.

Sur­vivors include his lov­ing wife of 47 years, Jeanne Mau­rer, of Port Char­lotte, FL; their son, Wess­ley, and his wife Chris­ten, and two grand daugh­ters, Kate­lyn and Cam­ryn, all of St. Louis, Mo.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Ray­mond and Vir­ginia Maurer.

Pri­vate cre­ma­tion ser­vices will be held.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home with Pri­vate Cre­ma­tory has been selected to han­dle arrangements.

You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com