Jay Joseph Passalacqua, 59, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., passed away on Monday, Dec. 4th, 2017, at his home residence in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on March 20th, 1958, son of Harold and Marguerite Passalacqua.
He was well known throughout Plattsburgh as one of the true great sports figures to grow up in the area. In high school he was a 1st team CVAC All Star in football, he was a part of the 1975 CVAC championship baseball team as starting catcher, and he was considered one of, if not the last, PHS wrestler. He went to Norwich College where he continued to play football for his entire tenure there. He has been honored and added to the Norwich Football Hall of Fame.
After college he worked with Federal Express for over 20 years. After finishing with Fed Ex he moved to Las Vegas where he began working security for the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. He was an avid fan of weight lifting, always trying to better himself and those around. Besides playing sports, he loved rooting for them as a major fan of the NY Yankees, NY Giants, NY Rangers and NY Knicks. He as well was a part of some of the original fantasy football and baseball leagues in which he surely will be missed.
He was a devoted husband and father. Jay married the love of his life, Kathleen Keller, on June 6th, 1983. He is survived by his son, Anthony M. Passalacqua of Plattsburgh.
Jay was predeceased by his wife Kathleen Passalacqua in 1987, his sister Doreen Connors in 1986, and his parents, Harold and Marguerite (Zomeri) Passalacqua.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., in Plattsburgh. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. in the Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at 11 a.m.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY (518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be made and memorial candles lit at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on December 8, 2017