Jay Robert "Bob" Spotts, 68, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Wayne Township.
Jay was born in Pottsville, Nov. 5, 1950, a son of the late Ida Irene Herring and Jay Robert Spotts.
He was the husband of Elizabeth "Betsy" Bazar Spotts. They were married for 38 years.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven, Buck Ridge Hunting Camp and Friedensburg Fire Company. Jay's greatest pleasures were hunting, running and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved baseball and basketball and coached Teener League and legion baseball teams. He also played softball for Red Lion. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Bob was employed as a mortgage broker for Mutual Lending Co., Pine Grove, until retiring in 2014. He enjoyed restoring homes as his retirement hobby.
He was a graduate of Blue Mountain High School, Class of 1968, and then attended Penn State.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jesse Spotts, and daughter, Addie Sterner, wife of Michael, all of Schuylkill Haven; grandsons, Callen and Adam Sterner; sister, Cheryl Cranford, wife of Steve, Williamsburg, Va.; nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven, with Certified Celebrant Rebecca Devlin officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held at 9 a.m. until the time of the service Jan. 26 at the funeral home. Family requests donations to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, National Processing Center, Attn. Honor and Memorial Gifts, 733 Third Ave., Suite 510, NY, NY 10017.