RIP conservative-Christian Leader Jay McKiernan

Memorial Service this Saturday, September 19, 2 PM
with outdoor Social afterwards

(photo: Jay McKiernan is presented with a Certificate recognizing his continuing and past service as Chairman Emeritus of York County Action and Conservative Christian Center at the annual Candidate Forum, by U.S. Congressman Scott Perry.) 

Chairman Emeritus, Adviser and supporter of York County Action and Conservative Christian Center Jay McKiernan, age 54, has passed away at his home from complications of Multiple System Atrophy which he and his family have battled for 10 years.  A memorial service will be held to honor him this Saturday, September 19 at 2 PM at Wyndamere Heights Evangelical Church, 736 Wyndamere Rd., Lewisberry, PA, with a dessert social being held outdoors immediately after.

Jay also had served as State Chairman of Action of PA (Americans for Christian Traditions in our Nation) and was honored at a “Salute to Jay McKiernan” and Candidate Forum on May 5, 2017.

Jay helped popularize an annual York County questionnaire to help church-going Christians decide which candidates in primary and general elections, came closest to their views, giving many a reason to vote.  His efforts saw election-time distribution of as many as 25,000 election guides and literature to boost voter turnout among church-going Christians.  His work is carried on by York County Conservative Christian Center, where Congressman Scott Perry recognized him as a Chairman Emeritus at the annual candidates forum in 2017.

(photo: Jay McKiernan receives a plaque for his Lifetime Achievements for the conservative Christian cause by Ross Cleveland, South Central PA Coordinator for Conservative Christian Center with his wife and York leaders looking on, at the Candidates Forum and Salute to Jay McKiernan in 2017.)

To sign up for the Cookie and dessert gathering which will be held after (and outside/outdoors) the Church Memorial Service: CLICK HERE.

The Editors wish to extend our gratitude to Jay for a race well run and for his inspiration in York County to carry on with the vitally important work of boosting the number of Church-going Christians who vote in primary and general elections.

Jay McKiernan’s final resting place for his mortal remains will be at Mount Rose Cemetery, 1502 Mt. Rose Ave., York PA 17403.  He is survived by his wife Deborah (Debbie), daughter Katelyn and son Kyle.  He celebrated his 30th wedding anniversary on May 19 with their 2 children.

(photo: Jay’s final remarks to a gathering of Conservative Christian Center after his recognition for a life of service as a conservative and as a Christian; with wife Debbie.)

Newspaper Obituary:

Jay S. McKiernan, 54, of Newberry Twp., Etters, died Thursday, September 10, 2020, at his home from complications of Multiple System Atrophy.

He had worked as a Physician Liaison for Aetna, Harrisburg, for over 19 years; a 1984 graduate of Cumberland Valley High School and a 1988 graduate of Shippensburg University; a former Newberry Twp. Supervisor; Chairman for York Co. Action; a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the York Co. Republican Committee; member of Fishing Creek Salem United Methodist Church; and held various leadership positions with Boy Scouts of America Pack 198 and Troop 198 – Fishing Creek Salem. Jay helped further Multiple System Atrophy research by participating in a year-long MSA drug trial at New York University, NY and a final gift – brain donation to the Mayo Clinic Brain Bank Jacksonville, FL. Jay was born on November 22, 1965, in Pontiac, MI, the son of the late Gordon L. and Shirley M. (Davis) McKiernan.

Surviving are his wife of over 30 years, Deborah (Huth) McKiernan; his daughter, Katelyn M. McKiernan of Mechanicsburg; Kyle J. McKiernan of Etters; a brother and his wife, Joel and Laurie McKiernan of Pittsburgh; a sister-in-law and her husband, Susan Huth and Christopher Grossman of York; a brother-in-law, Scott Bruggeman of York; a father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Rose Huth of York; four nieces and nephews, Wyatt Grossman, Paige Grossman, Kelsey McKiernan, and Karson McKiernan.

This wouldn’t be CCC and we would be failing to honor the memory of Jay McKiernan, if we did not remind you to VOTE on election day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

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