David Corliss Lay

1935 - 2019

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David C. Lay, age 83, of Findlay, died at 1:15pm on Friday, August 9, 2019 at The Heritage in Findlay. He was born on November 3, 1935 in Burbank, CA to the late Donald and Lillian (Delaney) Lay. On Sept. 26, 1959, he married Joan J. Morin and she preceded him in death on March 1, 2011. He served his country in the US Army. David received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Steubenville. He retired from the Diocese of Steubenville. A daughter, Joyce Wandrey also preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons: Mark (Una) Lay of Findlay, OH, and Steven (Raygene) Lay of TN; two daughters: Dawn (Larry) Walter of MO, and Michelle (Jack) Fouts of Toronto, OH; a brother, Brian (Judy) Lay of OR; son-in-law, Jeff (Lisa) Wandrey of UT; 29 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was a man of faith who gave of himself completely for his family and Christ's Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am Saturday, August 17, 2019 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road, Findlay, Ohio with Father Michael Zacharias officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, August 16 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, where a Rosary Service will begin at 7:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to St. Michael Parish or to EWTN. Online condolences can be shared by visiting coldrencrates.com.

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  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Friday, August 16th 2019 1:00 - 3:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Mass of Christian Burial:

    Saturday, August 17th 2019 - 10:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Bright Road) [Map]
    750 Bright Road
    Findlay, Ohio 45840-2497

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To : Michelle Mark and Una
Date :Tuesday, August 13th 2019
From : Sr Isabel Bettwy
May the Lord be with you as your mourn David's passing into eternal glory. My prayers are with you for peace and joy.

To : The family of David Lay
Date :Thursday, August 15th 2019
From : Chris ODell
I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you all. God Bless, Chris

To : The Lay Family
Date :Thursday, August 15th 2019
From : Cousin Diane LeTourneau Carter
I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. I remember him well as a child. I just lost my brother, Doug, on July 26th. He was 72. Doug, David, and Brian spent a lot of time together as kids and I know Doug had great memories of the Burbank days. Sending our Love and Prayers to all of you. Diane & Lee

To : David Corliss Lay
Date :Friday, August 16th 2019
From : Eileen Ledyard
A beloved man of God! Blest
to have known him. May he rest in peace. Eileen Ledyard

To : David Lay Pap
Date :Wednesday, November 6th 2019
From : The Dunbar Family
I tried calling you. For whatever reason I decided to Google your name and found your obituary.
I'm at work crying because we didnt get a chance to come visit you face to face.
The absolute sweetest and kindest man loved my twins before they were born and continued to love them though the years.
To his children and grandchildren, Im so sorry. Pap was a wonderful man, please cherish his memories!