BRAKE, Jay "Linn" 77, of Wintersville, OH, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Lancia Villa Royale, Steubenville, OH.
He was born on May 10, 1936, in Steubenville, OH, the son of the late Ermine G. and Erma R. Linn Brake. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Gene Troy Brake and sisters, Mamie Jean Brake and Jackie Zende, and nephew, Floyd "Butchie" Zende.
Linn was a carpet installer for many years and was known by everyone as the best at what he did. He worked for Valley Carpet and then as an independent contractor until his retirement. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and currently holds membership in the Richmond American Legion 0740.
Linn is survived by and proud father of Danny (Kathy) Brake, Randy(Kris) Brake of Columbus, Kim Shupe (Tom Hecker) of Graham, Washington. Loving companion of Judy Weaver and stepfather to Rae Ann (Jeff) Bruno and Edward (Margie) Weaver.
Linn was Pap Pap to Tyler and Josh Shupe, Megan Brake, Katelyn, Jesse, Jordan, and Kolin Brake and Pappy Linn to Trent and Justin Bruno and Jacob Weaver.
He also leaves two brothers Ermine "Bud" (Rose) Brake and Ron (Billie) Brake and two sisters, June Snyder of Bloomingdale and Lavone (Ross) Stillwagon of LaHabre, California; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Saturday 10 a.m., with Rev. Dr. Clint Quillen officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Steuben Burial Estates where military honors will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers donate to your favorite charity or Jefferson County Animal Shelter, 200 Airpark Drive, Wintersville, Ohio 43953 or Hound Haven Inc., 22 Township Road, Dillonvale, OH 43951.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.