Jay Albert Kirven

  • Died: November 17, 2021
  • Location: Woodlyn, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell - Stigale Memorial Home and Cremation Services

3260 Concord Road
Aston, PA 19014

Tel. (610) 497-5505

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Grandfather

Jay Albert Kirven passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2021. of Woodlyn, Pa. Jay was the band director for Garnet Valley High School for 22 years. He received his master's degree from West Chester. His early years he was in a band called the Fall Guys. His passion was jazz. His favorite instrument was the piano.

Loving father of the late Stephanie Lynn Digan, son of the late Clarence & Lilly Mae Kirven, brother of the late Dolores Denton Busker.
Survivors: Devoted husband of Lois Eugenia (nee Edwards). Cherished grandfather of Tyler.
Relatives & Friends are invited to his viewing Monday 12 Noon at the Danjolell-Stigale Memorial Home 3260 concord Road Aston, Pa.
Funeral service 1pm in our main chapel.
Interment will be at SS Peter & Paul cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

The reason I went back to playing piano at age 50 is because of Jay. I loved him and he made my high school experience (I graduated in 1979) so memorable. He and the band is literally what made my high school years. I wish I knew he passed as I would have gone to the service today. Years after high school I was out to a business dinner, and I kept noticing the beautiful piano music (my back was to the piano) and one old song after another kept playing like Send in the Clowns, Lady in Red etc that I remember from HS and I finally had to turn around to see who was playing and it was Jay. I cried. He had seen me and was remembering and playing all the songs I had learned to play under his tutelage. He was a beautiful spirit and I have thought of him often as I play the piano. Also, all my Romito sisters and my mom (Dini) went to see the Tatoo (drum corps) in VA a few years ago and it brought back all the memories of marching in the Garnet Valley Band. I played the Glockenspiel in his math in band). He was a spark to my day, and a huge influence in my life growing up. He will be missed.
Sue Romito West

Posted by Sue Romito West - Student   November 22, 2021

To my Great Uncle Jay, you indeed were a great uncle and I will miss you terribly. Thank you for always being so kind and full of love. I love you so much, your great niece Tracie

Posted by Tracie Duross - Family   November 22, 2021

I will miss you more than words can express. You inspired me to be aware of those around me and to understand who I am. Hug mom for me.

Posted by DENISE Busker-Borchelt - Boyertown, PA - Family   November 19, 2021

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