Jay W. Rinebolt, 80, of Saxonburg passed away on March 10, 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital.
Born November 19, 1937 in Johnstown, PA, he was the son of Clarence Rinebolt and Sarah (Maurer) Rinebolt.
Jay graduated from Westmont Hilltop High School in Johnstown. From there, he graduated from Indiana State Teacher's College in 1960.
He taught 43 years at Knoch High School, serving as chairman of the Social Studies Department. He was well respected by fellow teachers and mentored young teachers, encouraging them with his love of public education. He was nominated as one of the top 10 economic teachers in Pennsylvania in 1988. He was also president of the SBCEA for many years, having served on region, state and national resolution committees. He was the original chairperson of PSEA Midwestern Region Resolutions committee where most of the Midwestern Region resolutions were written and adopted under his leadership as a chairperson. He served as President of Butler County Coordination Council for many years. He taught adult education classes on local history of Saxonburg, culminating in a field trip to see the Brooklyn Bridge.
Jay was a longtime member of the Saxonburg Area Authority. Jay was honored by the Authority in August 2016 when the wastewater treatment plant on Renfrew Road in Penn Twp. was renamed as the Jay W. Rinebolt Facility.
Although he enjoyed spending time with family the most, Jay enjoyed driving, traveling, reading, playing on the computer and watching football, especially the Steelers.
Surviving are wife, Patricia J. Temchack Rinebolt, whom he married July 14, 1962, 2 daughters, Susan (Mark) Kennedy of Lower Burrell and Janine (Mark) Hadley of Greer, SC and 5 grandchildren, Kristen, John, Jayme, Megan and Katherine.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Fox Funeral Home, Inc., Saxonburg, PA.
Services will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:00 am at the St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Rev. Roger G. Keller officiating.
Interment will follow in Saxonburg Memorial Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 310 W. Main St. PO Box 187 Saxonburg, PA 16056.