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Obituaries > JORDON, JAY

A memorial service for Jay Jordan, former popular Hartford high school athlete who was killed a year ago [July 10, 1943] while fighting with the Marines in the Pacific, will be held at the Methodist church in Hartford at 3 o’clock on Sunday, July 9.

No previous service for him has been held because Mrs. Jordan, residing in Ypsilanti, was loath to accept the report of her husband’s death until a member of his company recently home on furlough visited her and not only confirmed it but supplied the details lacking in the war department’s advices.

Mrs. Jordan elected to hold the service in Hartford where the dead Marine spent the greater part of his life, instead of in Ypsilanti where he was living at the time of his enlistment.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, members of the American Legion and Auxiliary, Mothers of World War II and other patriotic groups, together with the myriad friends of the deceased in this community will be interested in attending this tribute to his memory. The Rev. Wm. E. Goltz will speak. Other details of the service will be announced in the Day Spring next week.

Historian’s note: Jay Jordan’s surname was misspelled “Jordon” by the USMC.