Jay M. Glick

  • Born: July 23, 1970
  • Died: July 21, 2010
  • Location: Carroll, Iowa

Tribute & Message From The Family

Funeral services for Jay M. Glick, age 39 of Carroll, IA, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 in Omaha, NE will be held Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Clarinda. Visitation will be Friday from Noon until 7 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7. Interment with military rites will be held in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Family Readiness Group. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda.

Jay Merrill Glick was born in Clarinda, IA on July 23, 1970 the son of Lowell Wayne Glick and Lois Kathleen (Miller) Glick. He grew up attending school in Clarinda, graduating from the Clarinda High School with the Class of 1989. When he was in high school, Jay was active in many sports activities, however, baseball was his favorite sport.

Following high school, Jay joined the Army National Guard and served for twenty-one years with the last ten years on active duty in Carroll, IA as a Supply Sergeant for "A Company 168th Infantry". Prior to that time, he served in the "B Company 168th Infantry" in Clarinda. Jay served in Afghanistan in 2004 through 2005.

On August 23, 2008, Jay was united in marriage to Michelle Armstrong of Carroll, IA. The couple lived in Carroll with their two children, Spencer and Kylie. In May, 2009, they were blessed with a daughter, Alyssa.

Left to cherish the memories of a wonderful husband, father, son, soldier and friend are his loving wife Michelle Glick; two step-children Spencer and Kylie and their daughter Alyssa, all of Carroll; his parents Lowell and Lois Glick of Clarinda; two brothers, Doug Glick of Clarinda; and Greg Glick and wife Angie of Cedar Falls, IA; nieces and nephews, Aaron and Amber, both of Clarinda; Brianna, Justin, Ethan and Madison all of Cedar Falls; along with many aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

Preceding Jay in death are his grandparents, Jesse and Wilma Glick and Merrill and Angie Miller.

Jay will be missed by his entire family and his many friends.

We will hold the memories of his gentle spirit as a wonderful gift of encouragement.

He will live on in our hearts forever.

Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Mary Lou Jennings Baker    August 02, 2010

Lowell, Lois and Glick Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Lori (Bickel) Farwell    July 30, 2010

Glick family -we are so sorry to here of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Lynn and I were both friends of Jay's during school. He was always a good guy and fun to be around. Hold your memories close to your heart.

Lynn and Nancy Scroggs

Posted by Lynn and Nancy Scroggs    July 29, 2010

To the entire Glick family: May God hold you in the palm of His hand while you mourn Jay's passing. May you find comfort in the prayers and support of friends.

Posted by RaeJean (Rater) Lepird    July 25, 2010

To Michelle, Kids and the Glick Family, Our prayers are with you. Jay was a great guy and one hell of a Supply Sergeant. He had a heart of solid gold and he will be greatly missed. May God bless you every day and find comfort in your hearts.

Posted by Joe and Kim Driscoll    July 25, 2010

Michelle and family,

May god bless you in this time of sadness. Michelle, please don't hesitate to contact me if you need anything. Somer sends big hugs to Kylie and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Keeley and Somer Sinnard - Carroll, Iowa

Posted by Keeley Sinnard    July 24, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Brenda Gray Baker    July 24, 2010

Lowell and Lois and Family, we are so sorry for your loss, we pray for you each day. God will hold him close.

Posted by Phil and Pat Jorgensen    July 24, 2010

To the Glick Family- I feel truly blessed and honored to have been able to call Jay my friend. He will be terribly missed by all that ever had the pleasure of meeting him. He made a huge difference in this world. I pray for peace and comfort for you in this troublesome time. God Bless you all. Rest in Peace Jay, your work in this world is done.
Ronda Swatsenbarg, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Posted by Ronda Osborn-Swatsenbarg    July 24, 2010

I am so saddened and sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Jay. No parent should ever go through the loss of a child, it is not the order of things. I am sorry that you are now having to go this experience, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Lucinda Martin    July 23, 2010

My deepest sympthy and prayers to the family. My the family remember all the good times to help them through this time.

Angela Sebeniecher Loehr

Posted by Angela Sebeniecher Loehr    July 23, 2010

Lowell, Lois, Michelle, Doug, Greg, and families,
We are so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Take care.

Posted by Kevin and Carrie (Crawford) James    July 23, 2010

I just came to town to see my parents, mom told me that the crowd at Ritchie's was for Jay...I was stunned. I had no idea he had been sick. I remember seeing him when he returned from the war, we had emailed several times throughout his tour and I was to see him on free ground (USA, Clarinda, Iowa). Remember the good and know he is in a better place. I pray for peace in your hearts as you mourn his passing. Jay was a good man, remember that always!
In "His" love,
God bless you all,

Posted by Kody (Oline) Green    July 23, 2010

My heart aches for your whole family. Know that your family is in my thoughts and daily prayers. God bless you all.

Posted by Joan E. Archer    July 23, 2010

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Jay. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Paul & Sherry Honnold    July 23, 2010

hi my prayers and thoughts are with you. I had a close friend aaron clark serve in the national guard he was a hero to me. He passed away from illness he got overseas. i helped at his service what a honor to know a soldier. I never met Jay but a hero is never forgotten just honered. Stay strong and let the lord guide your path remember the good memories.

Posted by cinthy branan    July 23, 2010

Lowell and Lois, We are so sad and sorry to learn of the death of your son, Jay. We know you and Jay's wife and children will have great support through this very difficult time. We feel your pain and loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you both and all Jay's family. We are all grateful to your son for his service to our country.

Posted by John & Pat (James) Stephens    July 23, 2010

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you over the coming days and weeks. Our love to all of your family.

Barb and Dave Roberts

Posted by Barb & Dave Roberts    July 23, 2010

Know that we are all very sorry for your loss. Amber has and am sure will continue to keep Jay's spirit alive in our memories. What a joy he must've been for her and the rest of your family! Remember Jesus is near you and will carry you through.

Posted by Tom & Lisa Pace    July 23, 2010

So sorry to hear of Jay's passing. We are never prepared for such a loss. Know that we are thankful for his service to our country. Also know that our loving and gracious Heavenly Father has surely welcomed him Home. Find comfort in the love of family and support of friends at this time. With sincere sympathies. Kristine and family

Posted by Kristine (Hughes) Price    July 23, 2010

To the Glick Family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jay was a childhood friend and a great guy. In junior high, we would comisserate about his dad & my grandma being our teachers! May you be comforted with happy memories.

Posted by Emily Lock    July 23, 2010

Our deepest sympathies to the Glick Family. Jay was a great guy who could light up a room. May you remember the good times. He was a fun class mate and friend.

Posted by Liz Corliss & Family    July 23, 2010

Lowell and Lois, My deepest sympathies. Jay was a great friend and Soldier. Jay and I had some great times serving together. He will be greatly missed by all of those who knew him.

Posted by Willie and Lisa Adams    July 23, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the Glick family at this time. He will be greatly missed by many people. God bless you and your family.
Charlie and Lora Hicks

Posted by Lora Hicks    July 23, 2010

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Glick family during this dark hour. Jay will be greatly missed! Justin talked of him often and respected him as a mentor, a boss, and a friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Justin Hoffmann & Annie Buchmiller    July 23, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the Glick family at this time. He will be greatly missed by many people. God bless you and your family.

Posted by Charles and Lora Hicks    July 23, 2010

To the entire Glick Family, I don't have the words to express how much Jay meant to everyone that met him. His smile would light up even the coldest of attitudes..... I spent much of my youth being terrorized by Jeff and Jay on a daily basis, from being handcuff under tables and left for hours on end to chased through the neighborhood with huge buckets of water during summer breaks.......but when I heard the news I couldn't help but remember a memory that stood out, one when I was called at age 15 for a job interview at Hy Vee and of course had no car, but Jay was at our house for the day (jay at ours Jeff at yours who could keep track) but Jay started laughing and said no problem we will take you , and yes that meant a trip in the "yellow Glick truck" so onward we went Jeff, Jay and I to Hy Vee and they waited patiently (as best they could) until I was done and got the job........... Jay was my other baby brother... many days of my life were spent in front of that infectious smile of his and for that I feel blessed..........I love you all and wish I could be there......... much love is being sent from California ..........

Posted by Trish Bergren Solivan    July 23, 2010

Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Posted by Alisha Jobe    July 22, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of the good times. Jay will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Heaven has a new angel to watch over and guide us now.

Posted by Deona Peterson    July 22, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with jay's family. God will help you now and always.
Craig, Carmen, and Bridgett Archer

Posted by craig archer    July 22, 2010

God our Father, walk through the home of our friend and take away all the worries and sorrow and please watch over and heal his families hearts in Jesus name, Amen. My deepest sympathies to the Glick family.

Posted by Stacey (Sebeniecher) Harvey    July 22, 2010

My sincere sympathy to you on the loss of Jay. I served with SSG Glick in the Iowa Army National Guard and remember him as a friend who always had a good word and a smile for everyone. Hold on to the memories... he will be greatly missed.

Posted by Patty Alley    July 22, 2010

Our sincere condolences. May your memories, friends,family and God help you at this time.

Posted by Randy & Pat Davison    July 22, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this great time of sadness. May you find peace in the days, weeks and months ahead...and may god continue to confort and give you strength to endure what lies ahead.

Posted by Lynda Taylor    July 22, 2010

I served with Jay in Afghanistan in 2004-2005. Jay was always hard working, upbeat, and a pleasure to be around. I was honored to serve with him and to know him.

Please accept my condolences and know that Jay made a difference.

CPT (Ret.) Chad Cook

Posted by CPT (Ret.) Chad Cook    July 22, 2010

Condolences to your family. I served with Jay and he was also a great friend. Would do anything for you...always had your back. He will be greatly missed.
Gary and Nikki Rock

Posted by Gary and Nikki Rock family    July 22, 2010

Our hearts go out to all that loved and cherished Jay as a daddy, a son, a brother, a friend. There are no words that could be spoken to even begin to console how you must feel. Jay was a great person and has left ebhind many cherished memories for many to share. May God comfort you in this time of need.

Posted by Jeff and Karen Williams    July 22, 2010

I was proud to call Jay my cousin. I remember one night in particular out patronizing a local establishment with Jay on one side and my cousin Steve on the other. I thought that was a lot of fun. But most of all I just remember looking up to Jay with great respect and highest regards for the sacrifices that he made in serving this country. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.

Posted by Dick Stipe and family    July 22, 2010

Dear Glick family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Blessings to all of you

Posted by Cameron and Kim Williams    July 22, 2010

My prayers are with you at this terrible time. Remember all the fun times. Losing a child has to be the most horrible thing that can happen to anyone. You have lots of friends and family to help you get through this tragedy.

Posted by Joanna Baker & Family    July 22, 2010

Lois and Lowell,I didn't personally know your son,but losing a child has to be devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Linda Schilb    July 22, 2010

So very sorry to hear of your loss, please know that we are thinking of all of you at this difficult time, and are hoping that your wonderful memories will comfort you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Tom & Christi (Lovitt) Elwood    July 22, 2010

Our deepest sympathies to the Glick family. Both of us have fond memories of Jay that include smiles, laughter and mischief. Due to the long distance, we will not be able to make it back for visitation or the funeral. May God continue to comfort you and give you strength.

Posted by Mike & Nancy Fulk McKinnon    July 22, 2010

My deep sympathy to the Glick family. Jay was a great guy who made everyone around him laugh. I can remember many great times in school with Jay. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by Marlis Robberts    July 22, 2010

Our prayers to all of you during such a difficult time. May the comfort of God and the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

Posted by Mick & Dana Archer King    July 22, 2010