Jay W. Hapeman, 46, of Mercer, formerly of Edinboro, died Sunday, May 2, 2021. He was born in Erie on May 12, 1974, the son of the late Martin and Mary Hapeman.
Jay was a 1992 graduate of General McLane High School. He also attended Edinboro University.
Jay was an accomplished musician, playing bass in high school District Orchestra, playing for then Senator Tom Ridge. He was a bassist for several bands and Jazz ensembles. He was a skilled carpenter, concrete finisher and tile layer. With his carpentry skills and his musical ability, Jay was well known for his ability to inspect and repair musical instruments. Jay was an expert piano tuner sought after throughout Western Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his 9 brothers and sisters, Deborah (Rocco) Taliani, of Florida, Mary (William) Kemm, of Erie, Bryan (Sheri) Hapeman of Mercer, Rebecca Harrison, of Iowa, Lawrence (Cynthia) Hapeman, of North Carolina, Cynthia (Eric) Dillen, of Edinboro, David Hapeman, of Mercer, Martha (Brendan) Minnock, of Mercer, Sean (Mindy) Hapeman of Florida,.
Friends may call at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 128 Sunset Drive, Edinboro, PA 16412 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 10 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at noon. Burial will be in Edinboro Cemetery.
The Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Edinboro, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (www.stjude.org/donate). To send condolences please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.
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