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Jay Lang, age 55 of Amanda, passed away suddenly on Saturday afternoon, May 16, 2020 at his home. He was born March 29, 1965 in Orange, California, son of Jerome and Theresa. He worked for Thyssen Krupp Elevator for over 20 years plus and was widely respected as a mentor and leader in this industry. Jay was always a hard worker who lived by the motto, “Work hard, play hard.” He was a true Patriarch and family was his world. Jay loved his home and especially loved sitting on the deck watching all of his kids play.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cheri; children, Michael G. (Cassandra) Lang of Grove City, Danielle C. (Jeramy) Fyffe of London, and special niece Sarah (Tim) Selogic of Dayton; mother, Theresa J. (Larry) Williams of Ypsilanti; grandchildren, Ariana, Jeramy, Kali and Mckyle; brothers, Douglas (Imm-Kee) Lang of Ann Arbor, Gregory (Mary) Lang of Maui, and Kenneth (Amy) Lang of Saline; brothers-in-law, Evangelos (Brianna) Linardakis of Hudsonville, and Ionnis Linardakis of Southfield; sisters-in-law, Carry Shinkel of Beaverton, and Evangelia Linardakis, of Bay City; mother-in-law, Diane Linardakis, of Lincoln Park; nieces and nephews, James, Amanda, Shane, Tyler, Carina, Melissah, Kayla, Timothy, John, Johnny, Leia, Leo and Lilly; many more extended family, friends, and co-workers. He is preceded in death by his father, Jerome G. Lang; granddaughter, Vanora Lang; nephew, Luke Lang.
A celebration of Jay’s life will be held at his home at a future date. Per his wishes, cremation has been arranged in the care of Taylor-Theller Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made at www.mytaylorfuneralhome.com.
I miss you so much! The world is in so much turmoil, I miss your advice and voice of reason. I miss your weekly phone calls, I want you back, I want you here for all of us, I here the pain in cheris voice. I know that cant happen please where ever you are, know how much you meant to us all the difference you made in my children's lives we all miss you so much.
Carry shinkel Jun 14 2020 12:00 AM
Cherri Im so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers
Paul Linardakis May 22 2020 12:00 AM
I wanted to express my deepest condolences to Jay's family and friends. I work in the facilities group at Ohio State and had the pleasure of knowing Jay from his work here. I did not see Jay regularly but he was always kind and helpful to me any time we crossed paths on a project or job.
OSU has every type of elevator, every technology and every vintage, many found it daunting to be successful here but Jay shinedbecause of his intelligence, skill and work ethic. He was well liked by our faculty and staff and pretty much anyone he came across in his time here with us.
He will be missed.
Peter Calamari May 20 2020 12:00 AM
Hi uncle jay, thankyou so much for being a good uncle. I love u so much. This doesn't seem real. I wanted you to teach my kids all the things you taught us.Thankyou for calling me recently and telling me how proud you were of me for overcoming all the things I have. That ment alot to me. I dont know what everyone is gonna do with out you.my heart hurts so bad for aunt cheri and Nelly and Mike and Sarah and my mom and all the grand kids. I know they are hurting all so bad. I know you will watch over us. I know you will be there when kali graduates. She really wanted you to be there. I love you uncle Jay. Watch over us....
Carina wascher May 19 2020 12:00 AM
Uncle Jay I am at a loss, you meant the world to all of us, my heart is aching. You had your hands full with Mike and I when we where kids. Our world will be forever changed. My heart goes out to aunt Cheri you and her were one . Love you so much
James wascher May 19 2020 12:00 AM
I still in shock they are so suddenly gone. Never in a million years but I have thought I was losing my Uncle Jay this soon. My Uncle Jay was always more than an uncle to me he loved us he cared about us and he always made sure to show it so that we knew that. He was the head of our family and nothing will ever be the same. The day at my wedding it came up to me you are rubbing my tummy telling me how much you couldn't wait to meet little Douglas. He told me how proud you are of me how much you love Victor and how you could not wait to see how amazing our future was going to be. And hearing those words that you were proud of me my everything I love you Uncle Jay I Will Always Love You I will never ever forget you and I will celebrate you for as long as I live with all the memories of amazing times we had together as a whole family. I cannot imagine what Aunt Sherry is going through she has loved you her whole entire life. And your children and your grandbabies and her whole family this is just completely devastating I love you Uncle Jay you are always more than Uncle to me and that will be my memory of you forever thank you he caught me self-respect you taught me to get stuff my all and never give up and for that I thank you rest peacefully you handsome angel...
Puga Family May 19 2020 12:00 AM
J- I miss you. I love you. I still don't believe it and I'm still waiting for a text from you. Thank you for everything. Thank you for being who you are. Thank you for loving and taking such care of my sister and nephew and niece. Thank you for being a brother when needed, thank you for being a friend when needed, thank you for being a father figure when needed. Thank you for the endless life advise, and for the endless times you made us laugh. Thank you for being you. I miss you. We will always miss you. You always told me a father's goal is to give their kids a better life than they had. Every generation must improve. I promise you I will continue to strive for that. I promise you I will never forget what you taught me. Every major decision, I always think about What Would Jay Do. I promise that won't stop. Since I met you and my sister 24 years ago, it will be the first time I come and visit and both you and Cheri won't be waiting at the front door. Or waving bye as we leave your driveway. I promise I will always work hard and then play even harder. You found a way to connect and change everyone's life for the better. Thank you. Ill miss you forever. I'll love you for ever. Love you J- forever you Greek Turk-Mexican.
Evangelos Linardakis May 19 2020 12:00 AM
Cheri I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm sure if mom (Marilyn Yenior) was still with us she would be with you now. You and your family are loved by so many we are all here to help you through this hard time. Love you christine
Christine Yenior May 19 2020 12:00 AM
Jay- I miss you so much. You were the best brother-in-law anyone could ever hope for. You were such an important piece of this family and our hearts are completely broken. I can't even begin to imagine a future without you in it. I will forever cherish all our trips together, all your wisdom, your unmatched sense of humor, your hospitality, and your immeasurable love for our family. I love you so much.
Brie Linardakis May 19 2020 12:00 AM
JayMan you made me a very proud Mom in law, thank you for loving my daughter and taking care of each other. Thank you both for your son, Mike, and your daughter Nelly. You raised them well, JayMan.. You gave so much of yourself to all five of my children, grandchildren and great grand children. You were a father figure to all Cheri's siblings . You didn't have to be bit you took it upon yourself to take the time to talk to them. explain this to them, you took the time to care. We love and respect you always. P. S. the coffee pot still works great. Sorry you had to buy one for my house when I tried to serve you Nescafe. HOPE you taught Cheri how to make your smoked turkey.
Diane Mom in law May 19 2020 12:00 AM