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Jon Shay Memorial Fund

Jon ShayWhen Jon Shay passed away on January 18, 2021, Noyes Health lost a leader, supporter and tireless champion.  As a Hospital Board member and a Foundation Board member for decades, Jon’s singular focus was always what was best for his community.  In his obituary, Jon’s wife Linda and the Shay family asked that donations be made to the Foundation for Noyes Health in his memory. 

“The passing of Jon Shay is a loss to the entire community, but a particularly devastating one for all of us at Noyes,” says Amy Pollard, President and CEO of Noyes, “Jon’s pick-up truck was a familiar site in the circle in front of the hospital where he would leave it briefly to come in and share yet another idea he had come up with to promote the hospital.  All of his ideas were about making the hospital the best it could be to serve the people in Dansville and the surrounding region.  But Jon didn't just have ideas, he gave of his time and his money to make those ideas a reality.”

When Jon passed, several of his close friends reached out to Ms. Pollard, asking how they could help honor Jon’s legacy of service to Noyes in a significant way.  “They wanted to support a project that would positively impact patient care,” explains Pollard, “and the idea of renovating Noyes’ inpatient care unit on the hospital’s third floor took shape.”  

That was the beginning of the Jon Shay Memorial Fund. 

Renovation of the entire third floor will cost approximately $450,000.  With initial gifts from Jon’s friends Phil Saunders, Kent Johnson and Les Cole, and a larger group of donors inspired by their generosity, the fund is already halfway to its goal.  All donations made so far in Jon Shay’s memory will be dedicated to the project.

Once complete, the entire floor will be known as the Jon Shay Memorial Patient Care Unit.

Shay Circle ($5,000 and Up)

Joseph and Elaine Bucci

Les Cole

Barry Haywood

Jane Schryver and Paul Hoffman

Kent and Patricia Johnson

Kyle Johnson – Leonard’s Express, Inc.; Johnson Equipment Sales and Service, Inc.;  Integrated Logistics, LLC; and Canandaigua Driving School

David and Nancy Mance

Larry and Mary Ann Merle - Genesee Construction Service

David L. Parmley

Phil and Carole Saunders – The Saunders Foundation

Thomas and Joan Wamp


Leadership Circle ($2,500 - $4,999)

Tim and Nancy Wolfanger


Community Partner Circle ($1,000 - $2,499)

James and Linda Brewer

Mary Ellyn Merle and Jake Calabrese

Louis Colella

Dansville Chamber of Commerce

Bob, Shelly, and Luke Glover

Todd Forsythe

Michael and Luann Kane

Ralph and Marilyn Kerr

David Moodie

Dennis and Marilyn Moore

Maddie’s Motorsports

Deborah Shay

Trucking Association of New York


Ambassador Circle ($500 - $999)

Peter and Renee Bacon

Al and Mimi Shay Burdick

Timothy and Dawn Costello

Sharon Dixon

Dean and Josephine Henty

Carl and Lisa Hindle

John and Jenni Leuzzi

Thomas and Ellen Leyden

Livonia Rotary

Michael and Billie Martina

Howard and Pamela Perry

Tim and Cindy Peterson

Tim and Amy Pollard

Donna Sick and Family