Jay M. Gentile, 52, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Jay M. Gentile, 52, of Watertown, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020.

A prayer service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Calling hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. prior to the service.

Jay was born at Fort Campbell, KY, a son to the late James R. Gentile and Katherine Dickson Gentile. He graduated from Lawrence High School in Fairfield, Maine.

Jay relocated from Maine to Watertown in the early 1990s. He was a truck driver for several trucking companies and was currently driving for Lavalle Trucking in Potsdam, NY.

Jay was an avid motorcycle rider and especially enjoyed riding with his brother Mark, Travis Hoff, Ted Smith and his niece Megan and nephew Ryan.

Jay was a fan of the NFL Raiders football team.

He is survived by his mother Katherine Gentile; his son Jeremy; his companion Dee Bare; his brother Mark (Nannette) Gentile; his sister Tammy (Ralph) Filippi; several nieces and nephews; his estranged wife Michelle (Hamblin) Gentile.

A son, Michael, his father, James R. Gentile, a sister, Teasa Garnsey and a nephew, Shawn Dorr, all died before him.

Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.