In Memory Of Jay Leifheit
In Memory Of Jay
As 2020 came to a close, we lost one of our founding partners, and friend, Jay Leifheit.
We met Jay when at our last company, Cold Carriers. Jay was our manager. When Cold Carriers closed in February 2020, we decided to start our own company. How many people in this world can say that they have ever had a manager, that you would want to call and start a business with? We did.
Because Jay was that guy.
Jay was smart, hysterical, and listened. He was as great as a partner, as he was our boss, and close friend. If Jay was a friend, he was a friend.
He will forever be missed by us and all who lives he touched.
Age 51, of Lakeland, FL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 9th, after a brief illness. He was born on November 13th, 1969, in Springfield, OH.
Jay spent the majority of his career in Transportation Safety Management. His career took him to several different states including UT, MS, PA, and finally Florida. He was a United States Navy Veteran where he served as a Corpsman. He was also a Free Mason, a member of the Masonic Lodge 2020 of Hollidaysburg, PA, and the Jaffa Shrine of Altoona, PA, and an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan.
Jay is survived by his mother, Bonnie (Gelter) Jones and her husband, David; his father, Gary Leifheit and his wife, Sandy; two brothers, Michael Leifheit, Jeremy (Heather) Leifheit of Nashville, TN; his much loved niece and nephew, Grace and JD; an uncle, Don (Sue) Leifheit; and many extended family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and Hazel Gelter and Don and Betty Leifheit; and two uncles, Ricky Gelter and Richard Leifheit. A memorial service will be held at a later date, at the convenience of the family. Jay will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Published in Springfield News Sun on Dec. 12, 2020.