Industry Veteran Jay Shiffler Passes
(December 30, 2019)
- Peacefully and surrounded by his loving family, Jay Kendall Shiffler passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019. He was 67. Jay was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 19, 1952. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and earned a business degree from the University of Cincinnati. Upon graduation he started a long and storied career in the construction equipment business. While Jay worked to live, his career was a passion. He believed in the people he worked with and the products he sold. Jay was the consummate networker, and it was never just professional – it was always personal. Jay truly loved the construction equipment and crane industry and the many relationships he forged along the way. Jay had a cadre of best friends in the industry and he was a mentor to many.
Jay is survived by his loving wife, D. Ann (Editor, ACT Magazine); two daughters and sons-in-law, Kendall and Andrew Guinn, Bailey and Brett Larson; and two grandchildren, Annabelle and Callahan Guinn. He is also survived by his siblings and their spouses Cathy and Tom McCarthy, Connie and Alan Dills, Tricia and Paul LaMarca, and Kathryn MacKinnon; as well as multitude nieces and nephews who he loved with all his heart. He is also survived by his stepmother, Anne Shiffler. Memorial may be made to First Presbyterian Church Georgetown
, the SC&R Foundation scholarship fund
, or a charity of your choice.