Golf 03

Jay A. Penwell

September 2, 1954 ~ August 9, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old


Jay A. Penwell, age 68, of Pittsburgh, died August 9, 2023, peacefully at home. Born September 2, 1954, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Gayle Malcolm and Ruth (Rigg) Penwell and the loving husband of Nadine (James) Penwell for almost 21 years.
Jay loved life and was a happy and honest man. He graduated from Perry High School and then earned an Associate's Degree in Science from CCAC in Industrial Management.
As a young man, Jay worked as an Ironworker and later became an employee of American Electric Power Company. He began working at Pressure Chemical Company in 1990 and grew through promotions to become the Plant Manager. His career there spanned 33 years. He was a 33rd Degree Mason and a long-time member of Avalon Lodge #657 in Bellevue, Pa.  He was a former member of Pittsburgh Elks Lodge #11 in Pittsburgh, Pa, and held titles as the Exalted Ruler and Trustee.
Jay and his wife were friends of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in West View, Pa. Jay was an avid golfer, always looking for new courses to play anywhere he traveled. He enjoyed going to car shows and had his own collection of cars and motorcycles. Jay loved music of all types and he and his wife enjoyed going to concerts and comedy shows together.
Jay was a bonus dad to Justin Fazek and Jessica (Paul) Kustra; pap-pap to Justin Fazek Jr., Dominic Fazek, Haylee Fazek, and Jordan Kustra; great-pap pap to Justin Fazek III and another on his way; and lastly dad to his fur babies, Lady Puddles, Lexi and Molly.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Rev. Lee Rigg Penwell.
Private arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences and memories may be shared at
Supervisor, Charles Danforth

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Jay A. Penwell?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Jay's memory.


Private Service


© 2023 Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility