John "Jay" Sombronski Jr., age 84, of Columbus, OH, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020, at Kensington Place.
After graduating from high school, John enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, where he served for three years, serving two of those years on the battleship USS Iowa.
After serving his country, he graduated from Concord College where he met Victory Billos. Soon they married and relocated to Maryland. They both had a passion for education. He taught high school art, and his wife taught elementary.
Later they moved to Columbus, where Victory continued teaching and John was a sales representative until retiring. He was a member of the Reynoldsburg Senior Center woodcarving group. He had a natural talent as an artist and loved painting with oils and acrylics, and woodcarving. Known by many as "Uncle Jay," he was a kind, generous, and caring man who never met a stranger.
Survivors include his loving wife of over 55 years, Victory Billos Sombronski; his brother, Robert Sombronski (Kathleen); and many loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Following services on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the Evans Funeral Home in Columbus, John will then be taken to the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, WV, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Gary Baker officiating. Burial will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the February 14, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.