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PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK

Keep the Memory Alive
In memory of: Our loved one Jay Peck

Donations as of August 30, 2014:

$485.00 Raised Offline
$9,920.96 Raised Online
$10,405.96 Total Raised

Keep Jay's Memory Alive

On August 10, 2011, my dad Jay died after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed in May and the cancer had already spread to his liver and spine. Chemotherapy and radiation were unsuccessful. He fought hard, but was no match for this terrible disease.

We are honored to establish the Keeping Jay’s Memory Alive page for our father, Jay Peck, in order to pay tribute to this wonderful man. Since our father’s passing, we have been passionately committed to help support finding the answers for this insidious disease, so that one day, no other family will have to experience a loss like we have. His memory has already raised over $10,000! On behalf of our family, we thank you for visiting our father’s page and supporting our mission.

Jay was born on August 20, 1951 in Waukesha, WI. He grew up in Big Bend, WI with his parents, four older sisters, and his grandma Elsie. He attended Big Bend Elementary School and Mukwonago High School, where he was a basketball star. After high school, Jay attended U. W. Whitewater, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies. He met his future wife, Lynn while attending college and they married on August 11, 1973. Jay and Lynn had three children; Jon in 1975, Jenny in 1977, and Jessie in 1980. The family lived briefly in New Berlin, East Troy, and Memphis, TN, before settling in their current home in Lake Geneva.

Jay began his career in the engine business immediately after graduation from college at Teledyne Total Power. He worked there until 1991. While working for TTP, he forged a relationship with Fuji Heavy Industries of Japan. They enlisted him to establish a North American distribution center for their industrial engines and equipment, which was completed in 1993 and named Robin America. Jay was the president of Robin America, Inc. at the time of his death in 2011.

Jay and Lynn have seven wonderful grandchildren. Family was the most important element of Jay’s life. Each weekend was filled with family adventures and Sunday night dinners. Family vacations were a highlight for Jay. Because Jay loved to golf, many of the family trips were to destinations that included challenging golf courses. Jay’s other favorite pastime was teasing. He loved to stir up trouble! He lived life to the fullest, and he will be surely missed by us all.

Next month, November, is national Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Thousands of people will be supporting the fight against pancreatic cancer, and honoring loved ones who have battled the disease. We ask that you remember our father, Jay, during that time and, most importantly, wear PURPLE! Also, please feel free to share a good memory about Jay. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

 

For more information on the disease, how to volunteer, or support finding a cure – please visit www.pancan.org.

 

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Tim hockenberry "Huey Gnogsic sucks!" --peace, Jayroy
Lori and P.J. We felt you with us up north...Love You!
Jenny, Tom, Madisyn, Colin, & Kaylee Frank We miss you!
Thomas & Sandra Longenecker An terrific great person / friend.You are missed.
Tracey & RJ Hart In memory of Jay
MIKE & NENA WILEY Still Can't Find the Words. But we sure miss you !
Catherine Hafemeister
Ingeborg Ziegler
Wilbert Schrank
Phillip & Patti Mitchell
David Miller
Julane Pelletier
Katie Evans Remember Jay with laughter to ease the sadness.
The John Landis Company and Beiler Engine Service
Rita Covell
FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES
The Promersberger Company
Dave and Jo Christifulli
Tom,Jenny,Madisyn,Colin & Kaylee Happy Birthday Dad/Grandpa! We miss you!
Lynn Peck Happy 60th Birthday!! I miss you so much!
Robert and Mary Fagg You loved Lost Lake
Armond and Nancy Erlinger You'll always be in our hearts
Richard and Paula Derrick
Howard and Janice Johnston
Robert and Mary Fagg
Bernard and Martha Staller
Michael and Debbie Crooks
Doris Rolfson A close friend from long ago.
Mary Ann Link In memory of Jay.
Rhonda Mitchell
Ken & Sharon Kruger
Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Our deepest sympathies; Jay will be greatly missed
Eric & Erin "E-Roy" Pifer Uncle Jay...forever in our hearts and memories <3
Tim and Heidi Frank Jay's memory will live on forever.
Penny and Homer Holland In our loving brother's memory
Ron & Laura Kruger We will miss you each and every day!!
Sue and Joey Chuckel You all continue to be in our thoughts & prayers.
IRONCLAD Marketing We'll miss your wit and warm heart!
Roy Richter My prayers are with Lynn and family.
PRAMAC Group Our deepest sympathies to Jay's family and friends
Lauren Keskey Your soul and memory lives on in our hearts <3
Wipfli LLP Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Ruthanne Stuart and the ARI team Our prayes are with you all
Denise Stoppleworth I will miss you my dear friend and mentor.
Nate and Chelsea Miller Keeping you and your family in our prayers Jessie
Kristin & Dusty Hoot We will miss your witty sense of humor. Love you!
Jody and Kambiz Pahlavan Thank you for all of the heartwarming memories.
Holly Keskey I will miss your humor and loving soul Uncle Jay!
Tom McGuire A Friend and Associate of the highest order.
Sharon Madsen My thoughts and prayers are with your family..

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$485
Raised Online
$9,921
Total Raised
$10,406
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