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Jay E.

December 11, 1967 – January 16, 2019

Jay Arcangeli
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Obituary for Jay E. Arcangeli

Jay E. Arcangeli

Age 51 of Burdett, NY died tragically in a farming accident on January 16, 2019, while chasing his dream to be a beef farmer. Jay was born December 11, 1967 in Montour Falls, NY to Joseph & Linda Arcangeli. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Arcangeli. Jay is survived by his wife and soulmate of 21years, Kathy (Kneller) Arcangeli, their two children who he loved & adored, Alyssa and Joseph; mother, Linda Arcangeli; brothers and sisters, Joseph (and Nicki) Arcangeli of Tennessee, Janice (and Ray Neira) Arcangeli of Burdett, Jared Arcangeli (and Cheryll East) of Burdett; mother-in-law and father in-law, Ernestine and Larry Baxter of Granville PA; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Leslie and Shawn Raymond of Wyalusing, PA; also 11 nieces & nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and especially the firehouse crew!

Jay was the Deputy Superintendent of Schuyler County Highway Department.
His family owned and operated Jay and Kathy Arcangeli Feed store and raised beef cattle at their farm. He was the former Highway Department Superintendent for the Town of Hector and former Bridge Foreman for Silverline Construction company. He was a volunteer with Burdett Fire Department and was also a member of the Farm Bureau & Hector Grazing Association. His passions in life were his kids, raising his beef cattle, and hunting and fishing.

The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th Street, Watkins Glen NY on Monday (January 21) from 4-8pm.

A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday (January 22) at 11am; with Rev. Richard Evans officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help cover funeral expenses or directly to Burdett Fire Department in Jay's name. (A "HELPING HAND" Go Fund Me donation link may be found at the end of his obituary on the funeral home website)

You may “Light a Candle of Remembrance” or leave an online condolence of support for the family at There are no words to stop the tears, you left us way too soon! I didn't get to say goodbye, but my last three words were “I Love You!”

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When Monday, January 21st, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home
212 E. Fourth Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Location Information
Elevator access available at back entrance of funeral home. Use front funeral home parking lot for assistance.

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 11:00am
Rev. Richard Evans
Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home
212 E. Fourth Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Location Information
Elevator access available at back entrance of funeral home. Use front funeral home parking lot for assistance.