Jay Conn Toomey Sr.

Jay Conn Toomey Sr., son of Jake and Hilda Toomey of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Dec. 2, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare.

Toomey graduated from John M. Clayton High School in 1966 before joining the U.S. Navy. He worked for more than two decades at Delmarva Power & Light before becoming a painter. He possessed a tireless work ethic, with a simple “work hard, and play harder” approach to life.

An avid outdoorsman, Toomey was known for a firm handshake, a quick remark typically delivered with a grin, and a jokester’s temperament that remained to the end.

Toomey is survived by his brother, Dennis, and his family; his son and daughter, Jay Toomey Jr. and Tamara; stepsons, Lawrence and Phillip, and their families; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He will be laid to rest at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, Del. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.