Jay Harold Fishkin

April 18, 1932 ~ October 31, 2019 (age 87)


Jay Harold Fishkin, 87, formerly of McKently Street, Laureldale, died October 31, 2019 at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood.

He was the widower of Nan E. (Geschwindt) Fishkin. 

Born, April 18, 1932, in Reading, he was a son of the late Irving and Beatrice (Blecker) Fishkin.

Jay was a 1950 graduate of Reading High School.

He was employed as a steel fitter for 27 years with Penn Iron Works.

Jay was a proud Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He loved cruising and traveled the entire world by doing so.  He also enjoyed cooking gourmet meals for his friends.

He is survived by his two children: Mark, husband of Diane L. (Hartranft) Fishkin of Reading and Marsha A., wife of Dennis D. Dornes of Muhlenberg Township.

Also surviving are his four grandchildren: Andrew S., Julia A., Ryan A. and Caitlin B.

Jay was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Glatter.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, November 3rd and 6 p.m. at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood in the Community Room, 510 Hoch Road, Blandon.  Inurnment, with military honors, will be held Tuesday, November 5th at 9:30 a.m. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a veteran charity of your choice.

Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., is in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, visit



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Celebration of Life
November 3, 2019

6:00 PM
Keystone Villa
510 Hoch Road
Blandon, PA 19510

November 5, 2019

9:30 AM
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
1700 Fisher Avenue
Annville, PA 17003

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