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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 $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.

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

Shay Circle ($5,000 and Up)

Carl F. Allen
Joseph and Elaine Bucci
Les Cole
Matt and Jennifer Cole
James Culbertson
Dansville Rotary Club
Empire Strikes Back Golf Tournament - Empire Realty
Tim and Robin Flaherty
Barry Haywood
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 Elizabeth Mehlenbacher -- LMC Industrial Contractors
Larry and Mary Ann Merle - Genesee Construction Service
Lions Fore Noyes -- Dansville Lions Club
Ann and Carl Myers Charitable Foundation
David L. Parmley
Quinlan's Pharmacy
Ramsey Constructors
Rich and Pam Rizzieri
Phil and Carole Saunders – The Saunders Foundation
Jane Schryver and Paul Hoffman
Mark and Cathie Wamp
Thomas and Joan Wamp

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

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

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

James and Linda Brewer
Louis Colella
Dansville Chamber of Commerce
Jack and Peter Conklin Memorial Fund
Marty Estruch
Todd Forsythe
Bob, Shelly, and Luke Glover
Helen Gray
Hober Family
Mary Ann Holden
Michael and Luann Kane
Ralph and Marilyn Kerr
Maddie’s Motorsports
Mary Ellyn Merle and Jake Calabrese
David Moodie
Dennis and Marilyn Moore
Nancy Nice and Family
Deborah Shay
Bob and Robbin Smith
Karl and Christine Thielges
Trucking Association of New York
Thomas G. Welch Memorial Scholarship

Ambassador Circle ($500 - $999)

Katherine Bacon
Peter and Renee Bacon
William and Jamie Bacon
Al and Mimi Shay Burdick
Lowell Conrad
Timothy and Dawn Costello
John and Joanne Derrenbacher
Sharon Dixon
Bill and Norma Forsythe
Dean and Josephine Henty
Carl and Lisa Hindle
Jon's Scovill's Girls
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
Steve and Deb Robinson
Mary Beth Sartorelli
Randy and Erni Schuster
Donna Sick and Family
John and Marybeth Skillings
Michael and Julia Wamp 
Michael Woods