Jay J. Schreiber, 88, of Villa Grove passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at his home.
Jay was born on March 7, 1935 in Elkhart, IN to Alwin and Charlotte (Barnes) Schreiber. He married Ethel M. Maxine on October 29, 1960 in South Bend, IN.
He is survived by one daughter, Jill Schreiber; one grandson, Steve (Maggie) Bower; three nephews, Earl (Donna) Schreiber, Lon (deceased) (Peggy) Schreiber, and Billy (deceased) (Alida) Plunkett; two nieces, Joanne Coble and Gay Plunkett; and a significant other, Martha Hertendy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Alan (Eilene) Schreiber, and sister June (Bill) Plunkett.
Jay was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a long-time employee of Bendix, Magnavox, and Central Data. He was an engineer all his life and worked on a team of engineers that invented the radar. He loved to be outside fishing or going to IndyCar races with family and friends.
A celebration of Jay’s life will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at the Tri-City Country Club in Villa Grove.
Memorial donations may be made to the Douglas County Animal Shelter.
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