Jay Clark Householder

  • Born: November 7, 1925
  • Died: November 27, 2016
  • Location: Weirton, West Virginia

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home

3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

Tel. (304) 748-3219

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jay Clark Householder, age 91, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 27, 2016 at Weirton Geriatric Center surrounded by his loving family. Born November 7, 1925 in Toronto, Ohio, he was a son of the late Roy and Edith Clark Householder. Also, preceding him in death were his 3 infant children and son-in-law, Nick Zatezalo, Jr. Jay was a graduate of Toronto High School. He served four years in the United States Navy. He also was a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Aeronautics. Jay retired from Conrail following 40 years of service, was a member of the Transportation Communications Union/IAM International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and the First United Methodist Church. He was also a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Weirton Masonic Lodge 171, A&A Scottish Rite of Wheeling and the Weirton AARP. He loved gardening and woodworking, making many wood craft items as well as doll houses for his granddaughters. He loved spending time with his grandchildren whom have many wonderful memories. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Filipovich Householder, having just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this month, of the home along with his two children Becky Zatezalo and Jay G. Householder all of Weirton; four grandchildren Joshua (Jenn) Householder, Jaime Househoulder (Steve) Youst, Lindsay Zatezalo (Mike) Kalata and Jesse Householder; eight great-grandchildren, Rory, Cady and Penny Youst, Nicholas and Maximus Kalata, Autumn Brown, Wyatt and Summer Householder; brother Donald Householder and sister Marion Householder both of Toronto, Ohio. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many wonderful care givers at Weirton Geriatric Center who became like a second family, the late Gary Hanson, MD and Amar Khurana, MD who graciously stepped in to give Jay such wonderful loving care. Per Jay's request there will be no visitation. Private services will held at the convenience of his family. Interment in Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio. Memorial donations can be made to First United Methodist Church, Salvation Army or St. Jude's Hospital.


Condolence & Memory Journal

A wonderful man, a funny guy with beautiful eyes...I spent many hours of playing and later just visiting with Jay and Mary. My best and longest friendship with Becky and Mary will be my fondest memories..My thoughts are with Jay G Beck Mary and the entire family....with years of love Arlinda Ferrelli Russell

Posted by Arlinda Ferrelli Russell    December 03, 2016

Mary, Jay G, Becky and family So sorry for your loss. Lots of great memories growing up

Posted by Patrick Ferrelli    November 30, 2016

So sorry Becky and family. My heart goes out to you.

Posted by Judy Myers    November 29, 2016

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Jay Clark Householder, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, Jay Clark Householder, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Posted by Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard    November 29, 2016

I'm sorry for your loss. Lots of memories of Jay from growing up on Titus St. He was a good neighbor to me since I moved back. Praying for comfort for the family/

Posted by Tom Derby    November 29, 2016

Mary, Becky and Jay..deepest sympathy, prayers and hugs. Jay certainly was blessed with a full life and a wonderful family. Many prayers and lots of love to you all.

Posted by Terry (jones) kelly and frank test    November 29, 2016

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and brother. I got to know Mary and Becky while visiting my Mom and Brightwood and then at Weirton Geriatric Center. May God grant you peace and comfort today and in the future. Hold on to your precious memories of Jay.

Posted by Vicki Stephen    November 29, 2016

I have many wonderful memories of Jay. I know you will miss him very much. May God rest his soul. Mary, Becky, JG and all the family are in our prayers. Love you guys.

Posted by Nancy Burchell    November 28, 2016

Memory Eternal. So sorry for your loss. The Cacic/Turkal family.

Posted by Marianne Turkal    November 28, 2016