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1936 James 2022

James William Fay, Jr.

January 4, 1936 — November 2, 2022



In loving memory of
James William Fay, Jr.
January 4 , 1936 - November 2, 2022

James William Fay, Jr. (Jim), 86 of Frederick, MD. passed away on Wednesday, November 2nd at Frederick Health Hospital.  He was born to parents James and Malvina Fay on January 4, 1936 in Hartford, CT.  He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Judy; daughter, Clarice Poole (Pat), his late son, William Fay (Lisa); grandchildren, Ryan Poole and fiancée, Samantha Olson, Kevin Poole, Jake and Luke Fay; and great-grandchildren, Ella and Emmie Poole. Jim is also survived by his stepchildren, Susan Baxter (James), Patty Lion, David Lion, Jennifer Lion; step-grandchildren, Ryan and Blake Baxter, and Trever and Brooke Lion. 

Jim was pre-deceased by his sister, Mary.

Jim was employed by Bechtel Corporation for 36 years.  He began his career as an Instrument Engineer and held various key positions, including Control Systems Engineering Group Supervisor, Project Manager, Nuclear Engineering General Manager, Manager of Projects, and Division Project Manager. His experience and knowledge were important to many projects such as Calvert Cliffs, Davis-Besse, Bechtel/KWU Alliance, Boston Edison, Wolf Creek, Connecticut Yankee, Point Beach, Sequoyah, Watts Bar, Browns Ferry, Bellafonte, and the Savannah River site. His commitment and contributions helped to enhance Bechtel’s reputation as a leader in the industry. 

He was an avid golfer, Nascar enthusiast and Washington Commanders football fan.  Most importantly, he loved spending time and traveling with his wife, Judy.

Services are private and held at the convenience of the family. 

The family would like to thank the nurses at Frederick Health Hospital with a special thanks to nurse Nicole Allen for her loving care. 

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the American Heart Association and St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.

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