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Mr. Arthur Julian Kay, 84, husband of the late Christine M. Kay, formerly of Guilford, VA and Okeechobee, FL, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018, at his daughter’s home in Pungoteague, VA.
Born September 13, 1934 in Bay Head, NJ, he was the son of the late Arthur F. Kay and Katherine Josephine Loveland Kay. He graduated from Point Pleasant Beach High School, and attended Monmouth College. After serving his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany in a Spearhead Armored Tank Division, Mr. Kay returned home, and went to work with the New York and Long Branch Railroad as a ticket agent. In 1960, he began working for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a fireman, earned his way to Locomotive Engineer, retiring in 1997, and remained a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
He was a die-hard New York Rangers hockey fan, and never missed seeing a game; and celebrated his Scottish heritage in the Davidson Clan, attending Highland Games, and other Scottish festivals and genealogy events. Throughout his life, Scottish libations were greatly enjoyed, over which many interesting and colorful conversations were shared, with those he loved. These times, and many others, will be forever missed, but truly treasured.
Survivors include his daughter, Julia Ann Kay and wife Julie Riley, of Pungoteague; son, Roy Cole and wife Kimberly, of Carrollton, TX; grandchildren, Matthew Johnson and Curtis Johnson, of Guilford, Rebecca E. Potts and husband Damon, and Brian Casey Cole and wife Angel, all of Plano, TX; two great-grandchildren, Devon James Potts and Adyline E. Potts; his dear friend and “brother”, Arnold Kurnin of New Jersey; and his cat Izzie, around whom the world revolved. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by daughter Ellen Taylor DeMartino, his “Little Ellie”.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at the Parksley Cemetery on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 616, Onley, VA 23418, or to the S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.
Riverside Shore Hospice
P.O. Box 616, Onley VA 23418
PO Box 164, Onley VA 23418