Jay R Bangs

August 3, 1937 ~ July 30, 2021 (age 83)

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Jay R. Bangs, 83, went to be with the Lord, Friday July 30, 2021, at his residence.

Jay was born, August 3, 1937, in Greenwood Township, a son of the late E. Guy and Clara (Thomas) Bangs, in addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Penelope J. “Penny”(Cole) Bangs, a brother Kenneth Bangs and two sisters Ruth E. Swartz and Janet Bloom.

Jay was a 1955 graduate of Millville High School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Bloomsburg College and received his Master’s Degree from Bucknell University. Jay taught Business Studies inGreenwood New York and was a Guidance Counselor in Canisteo, New York. Jay belonged to Oriental Masonic Lodge #460 of Orangeville Pa; and was a life member of Sentinel Masonic Lodge #151 in New York. Jay had a strong sense of Community as he belonged to Millville Lions Club, held many positions at Camp Victory, was active with the Mill-Green United Methodist Church, and helped in the popcorn stand at the Millville Fireman’s Carnival.  Jay enjoyed hunting and communing with the outdoors.

Jay is survived by his two children, Page A. Hesser and her husband Frederick of York and Kurt Bangs and his wife Deborah of Wellsville, two grandchildren, Lin and Brant Bangs, two brothers Donald Bangs of Orangeville, Dale Bangs and his wife Elaine of Gilbertsville and a sister Sally Rishebarger of Silver Spring, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his name may be sent to Mill-Green United Methodist Church, PO Box 470 Millville PA 17846, Millville Lions Club PO Box 497 Millville, PA 17846 or Camp Victory 58 Camp Victory Rd, Millville, PA  17846

Services will be August 21, 2021, at noon, at the Mill- Green United Methodist Church, 75 S. State St. Millville, PA 17846 with Pastor Robert Strozyk officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00am. Please follow all CDC guidelines and maintain social distancing. 

Family and friends may send online condolences to The Bunnell Funeral Home Inc., 179 E. Main St., Millville is handling arrangements.


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Funeral Service
August 21, 2021

Time: TBD
Green United Methodist Church (Millville, PA, S. State St. Millville)

August 21, 2021

10:00 AM to TBD
Green United Methodist Church (Millville, PA, S. State St. Millville)

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