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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 cost approximately $1.1 million, including the building project and equipment. 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 gaining momentum. All donations made so far in Jon Shay’s memory will be dedicated to the project.

Completed in August 2022, the entire floor has been renamed the Jon Shay Medical Surgical Unit.

The Jon Shay Fund will continue to benefit the hospital and future projects.

Shay Circle ($5,000 and up):

  • Carl Allen
  • Joseph and Elaine Bucci
  • Les Cole
  • Matt and Jen Cole
  • James Culbertson
  • Dansville Rotary Club
  • Empire Strikes Back Golf Tournament – Empire Realty
  • Tim and Robin Flaherty
  • Barry Haywood
  • Kent and Patricia Johnson
  • In Memory of Kent L. Johnson
  • John and Susan Keysaw 
  • Lions Fore Noyes – Dansville Lions Club
  • David and Nancy Mance
  • Larry and Elizabeth Mehlenbacher – LMC Industrial Contractors
  • Larry and Mary Ann Merle – Genesee Construction Service
  • Ann and Carl Myers
  • David L. Parmley
  • Quinlan’s Pharmacy & Medical
  • Ramsey Constructors, Inc. – Chris Ramsey and Michelle Paroda
  • Rich and Pam Rizzieri
  • Phil and Carole Saunders – The Saunders Foundation
  • Jane Schryver and Paul Hoffman
  • Jon Shay Family
  • Tom and Sue Timothy
  • Mark and Cathie Wamp
  • Tom and Joanie Wamp


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

  • Michael and Mary Anne Allen
  • Dan and Ellen Edmond
  • Mike and Sue Welch
  • Tim and Nancy Wolfanger

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

  • Jim and Linda Brewer
  • Al and Mimi Shay Burdick
  • Louis Colella
  • Jack and Peter Conklin Memorial Fund
  • Dansville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Sharon Dixon
  • Marty Estruch
  • Todd Forsythe – St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home
  • Bob, Shelly, and Luke Glover
  • Helen Gray
  • Hober Family
  • Mary Ann Holden
  • Michael and Luann Kane
  • Dr. Ralph and Marilyn Kerr
  • John and Lynne Lockhart
  • Maddie’s Motorsports
  • William Maracle
  • Mary Ellyn Merle and Jake Calabrese
  • David Moodie and Family
  • Dennis and Marilyn Moore
  • Nancy Nice and Family
  • Deborah Shay
  • Donna M. Sick and Family
  • Bob and Robbin Smith
  • J. Chad Teeters and Jennifer Campbell
  • Karl and Christine Thielges
  • Trucking Association of New York
  • Friends and Family of Tom Welch
  • Turkey Trot 2021

Ambassador Circle ($500-$999):

  • Katherine Bacon
  • Peter and Renee Bacon
  • William and Jamie Bacon
  • David and Katherine Shay Carlson
  • Lowell Conrad
  • Timothy and Dawn Costello
  • John and Joanne Derrenbacher
  • Bill and Norma Forsythe
  • Graham and Barb Frazer
  • Dean and Josephine Henty
  • Carl and Lisa Hindle
  • Rodney and Sandy Johnson – Dogwood Floral Company
  • Jon’s Scovill’s Girls
  • Helen Lent
  • 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
  • John and Nancy Reinholtz
  • Steve and Deb Robinson
  • Dr. Ken and Mary Beth Sartorelli
  • Erni and Randy Schuster
  • John and Donna Scura
  • Ahsen and Huma Sheikh
  • Dr. John and Marybeth Skillings
  • Michael and Julia Wamp
  • Michael Woods