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Jay P. Notarianni | 52

March 2, 1970 - March 8, 2022

Jay Patrick “Gigi” Notarianni of Wilcox, PA, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2022. He was adored by his wife, children, family and friends as they were by him.

He was born March 2, 1970, in St. Marys, son of the late Louis “Gigi” and Carol Baum Notarianni. Jay was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 1988, and attended Penn State University.

Jay was an outstanding husband, father, brother, and uncle and a great and loyal friend. He loved his family and friends fiercely. He was an extremely hard worker, a skilled journeyman and Union Local 9 bricklayer, a dedicated volunteer firefighter, an excellent cook, a gracious host and so much more. He was politically passionate, smart, ambitious, kind, supportive and always willing to lend a hand. He was fun and full of life, and he spread his love and joy to others through his bright blue eyes and his big, contagious laugh. He was an amazing person with a strong spirit and a sensitive heart, and he will be missed more than words can say. May God bless his friends and family with strength, peace, and comfort.

He is survived by his cherished wife of 11 years, Vanessa Castano of Wilcox; his beloved children Mason Notarianni of St. Marys and Cheyenne Notarianni (and Patrick Desmond) of Wilcox; and his step-granddaughter Willa Desmond. He is also survived by his siblings Gina Wilcox (Darin Wilcox) of Illinois; Jolene Billick (Randy Billick) of Ridgway; Rich Notarianni (Terrie Notarianni) of Johnsonburg; Alicia Notarianni (Vince Halcomb) of Maryland; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Monday, March 14, 2022.

Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Johnsonburg Fire Department, 99 Clarion Rd., Johnsonburg, PA 15845; YWCA Bradford, 24 W. Corydon St., Bradford, PA 16701; or to an organization of one’s choosing.



March 14, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

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  1. I worked for Jay in his campaign for Rep. He was a great guy and it was a huge loss for the State that we couldn’t get him elected

  2. Jay, my cousin – is so beloved and is deeply missed. My deepest condolences to his wife and children. Many prayers to us all.

  3. So sorry to hear about Jay. My deepest condolences to the family. RIP JAY.

  4. Jay was a welcoming and good spirited person & dedicated to making the world a better place. My sympathy to his family and friends. May your memories bring comfort.

  5. It was so very pleasant to be in Jay’s company. His humor and energy were generously shared. My condolences to the family.

  6. I am so heartbroken to hear this news. We have not been close in many years, but I have such fond memories of Jay from our childhoods. He was a sensitive, sweet soul who always tried to be his best self. Our loss of him in the world will be felt for a long time. Condolences and love to everyone who knew and loved him.

  7. I am so sorry Vanessa. Jay was a great man and it was always so great to see you so happy. I am so sad. Know that I am wrapping my arms around you for comfort. I am so sorry.

  8. My sincere condolences to Jay’s family. I met Jay a few years ago through his political work and knew how lucky I was to be able to call him a friend. A hardworking man who was always true to his word. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

  9. Jay always wanted and worked for the good of all; in his honor, that spirit must live on.

  10. I share in the sorrow for your loss. Seeing Jay at various Fire Schools always brought a smile to my face and a firm hand shake would follow. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. Jay was an exceptional man. May you Rest In Peace my Brother.

  11. We were so very shocked & sad to hear of Jay’s passing. He was such an energetic, happy, friendly guy. We always hoped he would run for Congress for our area, he was so passionate about all the right things.
    May your memories & love you all shared help you through this difficult time.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

  12. You all have my deepest sympathy. Prayers for you all.

  13. I’m so saddened to hear this, what a great life lost! I can’t put into words how sorry I am. So much laughter and memories shared with this man! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  14. Jay was a great guy and friend. Will miss him.
    So sorry for his family. I will hold you all in my heart and prayers.

  15. Jay, we played football together………rest in peace my brother…

  16. My condolences to Jay’s family. He was always kind and polite to me and my family. A great volunteer and community member.

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