Jay worked in management for wholesale baking companies for more than 40 years before his retirement. He loved interacting with people and telling jokes, and never met a stranger. Jay was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed softball, bowling, volleyball, and golf. One of his favorite pastimes was playing cards. He is now in heaven playing cards with his brothers-in-law, Dick and Bill.
He was preceded in death by his father, William “Alois” Erwin; his mother, Eileen, nee Wathern, Amelung; a beloved brother, William “Dicky” Erwin; and two brothers-in-law, Bill Santanello and Richard Santanello.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years Vickie S. Santanello, whom he married on June 21, 1990;
a daughter, Jennifer Bruns;
a son, SMSgt. Justin (Tabitha) Erwin;
three grandchildren, Tyler, Noah, and Madison;
two sisters, Charleen Nordsell-Glasgow,
and Maraleen (Richard Udale) Erwin;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Linda Erwin,
Bonnie Santanello, Brenda Santanello, Cathy Santanello,
Bob (Rita) Santanello, and Joe (Barb) Santanello;
and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Partners for Pets. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: A celebration of life will be held at a later date.