Jay Florine, 90, of McPherson and formerly of Roxbury, Kan., passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at The Cedars, McPherson.
He was an owner & welder of Florine Welding Shop in Roxbury, Kan.. He then worked for Frisbie Construction in Gypsum and Hess Oil Company in McPherson. Jay served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
He was born on Jan. 29, 1923, in Roxbury, Kan., the son of Palmon Julius and Delphine A. (Forsberg) Florine. Jay graduated from Roxbury High School. On Dec. 22, 1951, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Lou Taylor in Canton, Kan.
Jay was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, American Legion, and life member of V.F.W.
Survivors include: his wife, Marjorie of the home; son, Donald J. Florine and wife, Melanie, of Roxbury, Kan.; daughter, Kari Blankenship of Chicago, Ill.; sister, Amy Christiansen of Ellsworth, Kan.; two grandchildren, Vicki Dukes and Connor Blankenship; and two great-great-grandchildren, Brandon Huff and Erika Smith.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosalyn (Tolle) and daughter, Marva Jo, who both died during childbirth. He was also preceded in death by a son, Mark Florine, and a granddaughter, Becky Huff.
A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Valley View Cemetery, Roxbury, Kan., with Military honors provided by the American Legion Post No. 24 and the V.F.W. Post No. 2715. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dick Reynolds officiating.
Memorial donations may be given to the First Presbyterian Church or the Kansas Honor Flight program in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.