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Paul Jay Memorial
Paul Jay Memorial

Paul Jay

Paul Jay

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Paul Jay, 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Mount Vernon. He was born on January 15, 1926 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Walerian and Bernice (Broislawa Wroblewska) Jakubowski.
He married Sonia Maria Houde on September 15, 1949, in Springfield, MA.
He worked in construction as a Heavy Equipment Operator in MA and FL until moving to Sedro-Woolley in 1964. Paul retired from Texaco Refinery as a Machinist in 1987. Jay and Sonia have been spending half of the year, “the rainy half,” in Los Barriles, Baja, Mexico since retirement. The other half of the year has been spent living with their daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Lewis Trout.
Paul was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Sonia Jay; brother, Edmund Jason; daughter, Susan (Lewis) Trout; son, Paul Jay (Karen Dec); grandchildren, Adam (Aimee) Trout, Cody Trout (Tamara MacMillan), Ashley (Bryce) Durbin, Nathaniel (Ciara) Jay, Alex Jay, Zane Jay, Aleasha Jay, Hannah Rochelle, Chatham Rochelle and Chase Rochelle; great grandchildren, Savanah, Caleb, Sofia, Luca and Freya and numerous other family members.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents; son, Joseph Jay; brother, Anthony Jakubowski; sisters, Wanda Hardaker, Irene O’Donaghue, and Helen Goodness.
A Graveside Inurnment Service with Military Honors will be held at 11:30AM, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Union Cemetery in Sedro-Woolley, followed by a reception at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church reception hall.  Memorials may be made in Paul’s honor to Sedro-Woolley Human Life, c/o Immaculate Heart of Mary, 719 Ferry Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284. Share your memories of Paul and sign the online guest register.


  • roy murdock

    I got to know and work with Paul at the Texaco refinery. Paul was great to have as friend and co-worker. RIP Paul

  • Sylvia Mangold

    Paul, we loved the way you always called Sonia your bride when you took her hand to walk. You always looked like the most wonderful loving couple even after all your years of marriage. You both are an inspiration to your family and friends.

    You will be dearly missed but always loved.

    Ed and Sylvia Mangold

  • Doris Ozretich

    Sorry to hear Paul passed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Doris Ozretich.

  • Sharon Hansen

    So sorry to hear about Paul, but sounds like you both have had a wonderful life traveling back and forth during the seasons. I lost my husband a short time ago and I can feel your pain. It has been many years since I have seen the two of you, but if I can help in any way please feel free to call me.

    Sharon Hansen
    Heritage Financial Group, Inc