Jay C. Carothers Sr., 82, of Big Beaver Boro., passed away unexpectedly Monday February 17, 2020 at Villa St. Joseph Rehab. Jay, Born February 8, 1938 in Beaver Falls, was the son of the late Ralph & Carrie (Mallick) Carothers.
Jay was a veteran in the US Navy and member of the College Hill United Methodist Church. During his career Jay was a Machinist with Babcock & Wilcox and later Koppel Steel. Jay was a part-time Policeman for Big Beaver Boro, Pennsylvania Deputy Game Warden, and Captain of a charter fishing boat “The Bull Ship.” He was a member of multiple clubs F & AM lodge in New Castle and Eagles in New Brighton. Jay also enjoyed hunting & fishing, loved his hunting dogs, and was a Master Marksman.
Jay was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Rebecca A. “Becky” Carothers, February 29, 2012, and brother Dale Carothers.
He is survived by son & daughter-in-law Jay C. Jr. & Leslie Carothers of Beaver Falls, daughter & son-in-law Jill & Kevin Morrell of Big Beaver Boro. and two grandsons Kevin J. Morrell & Kristopher C. Morrell, both of Big Beaver Boro. Sister Norma & Bud Sheeler of Koppel and a great niece Carrie Sheeler.
Friends will be received Thursday from 3-8PM in the Hill & Kunselman Funeral Home, www.hillandkunselman.com, 3801-4th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. A service will be conducted Friday at 11 am, with Rev. Ken Miller officiating.
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