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Jay O. Atha, Sr.

September 29, 1946 ~ January 26, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Jay Atha, Sr. Obituary

Jay Atha, 76, passed away on January 26, 2023.  He was born on September 29, 1946, to the late Jay and Florence Atha and raised in the Akron area.  Jay was a graduate of Green High School.  After graduation, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard.  While stationed in Mobile, Alabama, Jay met his wife, Charlene, upon discharge from the Coast Guard they returned home to Akron. 


Jay retired from Roman Plumbing with 37 years of service.  He was a member of Lakeview Christian Church where he loved being a greeter; he was quite the talker. Jay will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.


Jay is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Charlene Atha; son, Jay Atha, Jr; daughter, Kelly Atha; granddaughter, Katriona Stagg; brother, Daniel Atha; sisters, Karen Vickery and Sara (Steve) Easton; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.


Funeral service will be held at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319 with Pastor Jim Gindlesberger officiating.  Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4:30 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions can be made in Jay’s name to Lakeview Christian Church, 4613 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44319.  To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at


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Lakeview Christian Church
4613 S. Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44319

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January 31, 2023

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Funeral Service
January 31, 2023

7:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319


Lakeview Christian Church
4613 S. Main St, Akron OH 44319


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