Philip Jay MacMichael, 61, of Andover died on December 14, 2019 in Charlottesville, Va. with family and friends at his side, after a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
Born on April 2, 1958 in Hornell, he is the son of Philip E. and Doris A. MacMichael. He was preceded in death by his sister, Amy B. MacMichael and father, Philip E. MacMichael, both of Scio.
Jay is a beloved husband, father, teacher and friend who will be missed tremendously by all who know him. Jay was an avid fisherman, a lover of animals and the outdoors, and a passionate sports fan. He was a knowledgeable history teacher and political enthusiast.
Jay is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jane Greblunas MacMichael and his daughters Katie and Erin MacMichael of Charlottesville, Va., his Mother, Doris MacMichael of Wellsville, his brothers, James MacMichael of Andover, Thomas MacMichael and wife Mary, of Mentone, Ala., Eric MacMichael and wife Connie, of Whitesville, as well as, his nieces, Shannon MacMichael Goshorn (Adam) of Mentone, Ala. , Beth MacMichael Cornell (Jason) of Bath and Christine MacMichael Frungillo (Tony) of Brockport.
A special thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at the Emily Couric Cancer Center at University of Virginia Hospital for their excellent care of Jay.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to The American Cancer Society or the ASPCA.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Andover Presbyterian Church in Andover on Sunday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Christian Mattison officiating.