Jay W. Segroves, 90, was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Paragould, Ark., to his parents Oliver J. and Florence (Crump) Segroves, and passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012, in Fort Myers.
He is survived by his loving fiance, Misako Baumler, with whom he spent the last 15 years of his life; his children, David J. (Rosemary) Segroves, Denise Troutman, Terri (Vince) Allore; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertie L. Segroves, who he married in 1947, and died in April 1993; his parents; stepbrother, Jack Bower; and step-father, Homer Bower.
After graduating from Western High School in Detroit, he went into the military to serve his one-year obligation as he was in ROTC. He served five years in the 75th infantry and was part of the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Army Band, served as a technical sergeant, served with the 427th Army Services Band and also in the Michigan National Guard 177th Field Artillery Band. After returning from military service, he went to school at Walsh School of Accounting and then went to work for Amic and Spicer Accounting and later with partner, George Baditoi, took over the firm as Baditoi and Segroves.
He maintained a keen sense of humor right up until the end. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him. He will live forever in our hearts.
A Celebration of Jay's life will be held Monday July 23, at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home, Cape Coral, beginning at 2 p.m., will military honors to follow.
Please visit www.fullermetz.com to leave the family a condolence.