Jay Marshall, 76, died at home in Leesburg, Florida, with family by his side on March 30, 2020, after many years of living with cancer. Born October 1, 1943, he grew up on a farm in Huntington County, Indiana, as one of nine siblings. After college at Ball State University, he taught 6th grade in Marion, Indiana. Upon moving to Florida in 1968, he began a career with Lake County Schools that spanned more than 42 years. He taught history and psychology at Leesburg High School in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s before serving as a guidance counselor at Tavares High School. Then, for nearly three decades he was Supervisor of Student Services for the Lake County Schools. He was passionate about serving all students and the power of education to change lives. He is survived by Claudia, his wife of 54 years, their daughter Cara (Mary) and granddaughter Annakiya of Massachusetts. His eight siblings Rosemary, Ruth (Bob), Frank (Nancy), Phil (Connie), Lois (Max), Lynn (Mae), Phyllis and David (Nancy) all live in Indiana, and he will be missed deeply by a large extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to the Educational Foundation of Lake County, www.edfoundationlake.com in Jay’s name. Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL.
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