Jay R. Shattuck
April 7, 1938 – June 26, 2021
Preceded in death by parents, Verner and Opal; sister, Linda Lee Shattuck. Survived by wife, Marilyn Shattuck; children: Brad Shattuck (Chris), Courtney Blanchard-Allen (Terry), Brian Shattuck (Laureen); stepchildren, Douglas Timperley, Jodi Jacobsmeier (Jason); 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday, July 1st from 10am to 11am at the Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church, 15005 “Q” Street, followed by the FUNERAL SERVICE at 11am. Interment: Omaha National Cemetery with Military Honors Friday, July 2nd at 10am. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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Jay Richard Shattuck was born April 7, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri to Verner and Opal Shattuck. He was active in the outdoors, loved the water, and attained the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 15. He joined the United States Army where he served as a Medical Specialist until he was discharged after an accident that damaged a kidney. When he returned home, he attended the University of Missouri where he worked as a lifeguard at Sunny Shores Lake in Kansas City, Missouri, which led to a lifelong passion of teaching swim lessons and coaching swim teams at YMCA in Norfolk (where he lived for 43 years). After college, Jay worked for 35 years at the pharmaceutical company, Merck, Sharp & Dohme.
After retirement, Jay and Marilyn wintered for many years in Arizona and loved to travel! They moved to Omaha in 2007 where Jay formed a weekly golf group, volunteered his time at SCORE, and continued to teach swim lessons to adults at Lifetime Fitness up until a year ago, when his health made it no longer possible. It may have been the one activity that he enjoyed more than golf!
Jay is survived by wife, Marilyn Shattuck of Omaha, NE; son, Brian Shattuck (Laureen) of Parkville, MO; daughter, Courtney Blanchard-Allen (Terry) of Charlotte, NC; son, Brad Shattuck (Christine) of Tampa, FL (their mother Barbara Shattuck-Durant); stepdaughter, Jodi Jacobsmeier (Jason) of Omaha, NE; stepson, Doug Timperley of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren: Peter and Christian Shattuck, Lucy and Tucker Allen, Talland Blanchard, Tessa Blanchard-Olivo, Tanner Blanchard and Taylor Dicks (née Blanchard), Molly, Amber, and Fauna Shattuck, Luke and Camryn Jacobsmeier. Jay was preceded in death by parents and sister, Linda Shattuck.