In memory of Jay Arcangeli

Jay died tragically in a farming accident on January 16, 2019, while chasing his dream to be a beef farmer. He leaves behind a wife and two young children. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made here to help cover funeral expenses. Or donations may be made directly to the Burdett Fire Department in his memory. Your support and love is very appreciated.

Jay E. Arcangeli Age 51 of Burdett, NY died tragically in a farming accident on January 16, 2019, while chasing his dream to be a beef farmer. Jay was born December 11, 1967 in Montour Falls, NY to Joseph & Linda Arcangeli. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Arcangeli. Jay is survived by his wife and soulmate of 21years, Kathy (Kneller) Arcangeli, their two children who he loved & adored, Alyssa and Joseph; mother, Linda Arcangeli; brothers and sisters, Joseph (and Nicki) Arcangeli of Tennessee, Janice (and Ray Neira) Arcangeli of Burdett, Jared Arcangeli (and Cheryll East) of Burdett; mother-in-law and father in-law, Ernestine and Larry Baxter of Granville PA; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Leslie and Shawn Raymond of Wyalusing, PA; also 11 nieces & nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and especially the firehouse crew! Jay was the Deputy Superintendent of Schuyler County Highway Department. His family owned and operated Jay and Kathy Arcangeli Feed store and raised beef cattle at their farm. He was the former Highway Department Superintendent for the Town of Hector and former Bridge Foreman for Silverline Construction company. He was a volunteer with Burdett Fire Department and was also a member of the Farm Bureau & Hector Grazing Association. His passions in life were his kids, raising his beef cattle, and hunting and fishing. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th Street, Watkins Glen NY on Monday (January 21) from 4-8pm. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday (January 22) at 11am; with Rev. Richard Evans officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help cover funeral expenses or to Burdett Fire Department in Jay's name. You may “Light a Candle of Remembrance” or leave an online condolence of support for the family at www.RoyceChedzoy.com There are no words to stop the tears, you left us way too soon! I didn't get to say goodbye, but my last three words were “I Love You!”

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Organizer and beneficiary 


Kathy Arcangeli 
Organizer
Watkins Glen, NY
Kyle Chedzoy 
Beneficiary
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