Obituary for Jay "Brad" Hemenway

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Jay "Brad" Hemenway

September 7, 1953 - September 2, 2017

Jay “Brad” B. Hemenway, 63, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family.

A Sunrise Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 7:30 AM at Hamilton Cemetery, with Pastor Jim Abshagen officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Michigan. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

Brad was born on September 7, 1953, to Jay & Rose “Marie” (Szymonski) Hemenway in Paw Paw. He graduated from Decatur High School. Brad enjoyed going to auctions and traveling to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. But most of all, he loved spending time with his family on his farm.

Brad is survived by his wife Sue of Decatur; mother Marie of Decatur; children, Dan (Angela) Hemenway of Lawton, Doug (Erin) Hemenway of Paw Paw, Erin (Matt) Riggs of Porter Township and Marcie (Patrick) Carlsen of Decatur; grandchildren, Jack, Lexi, Claire, Lucas, Jace, Ana, Cecily and James; and sister, Jeanie (Charlie) Cady of Decatur and Brenda (Ed) Hollenbeck of Cassopolis.

Brad was preceded in death by his father Jay.


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Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Time: 7:30 am

Hamilton Township Cemetery


Decatur, Michigan 49045

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West of Decatur on county Rd. 352, drive past the VFW and drive 4 miles


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Born: September 7, 1953
Died: September 2, 2017

Condolences for Jay Hemenway

Penny Siver posted on 9/6/17

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the family. My God bless. Penny Siver


Emily Harper posted on 9/6/17

Prayers and love to your family during this time. Gone but never forgotten <3


Jeff Dickeson posted on 9/6/17

My most heart-felt sympathies extended out the the entire Hemenway family during this sad time. RIP Jay. God Bless your family.


Deborah Wickett-Chandler posted on 9/6/17

My sincerest condolences go out to the Hemenway Family. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.


Debora Bailey posted on 9/6/17

I am truly sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the Hemenway family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection (Acts 24:15, John 5:28, 29) and the renewed Paradise earth, where death is an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26) that will very soon be eleminated forever, and no family will mourn the death of a loved one (Revelation 21:3,4). This promise has been given by Almighty God Jehovah (Psalms 83:18). Truly, what a glorious and almost unbelievable day that will be! It's a reality though for God cannot lie (Titus 1:2). For more comforting and encouraging scriptures on the resurrection, please visit


Clifford Fether posted on 9/5/17

Our deepest sympathies