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Jay R. Vosbrink

U.S. Army
WWII | Battle of the Bulge

Native Staten Islander Jay R. Vosbrink was born and raised in West Brighton. He lived in Port Richmond for 15 years and settled in Graniteville in 1986.

Mr. Vosbrink served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 in the 8th Armored Division during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

He worked for 25 years as a furniture polisher for National Furniture, West Brighton, retiring in 1986. He later worked for Allied Van Lines and Richmond Galleries Auction House.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Military Order of the Cootie.

Mr. Vosbrink was an avid reader who enjoyed walking, cooking and caring for his cats, especially Midnight. He collected coins and WWII artifacts.

His wife of 56 years, the former Theresa Borquist, died in 2001. He had seven sons: Jacob, Thomas, Kenny, Keith, Kevin, Jeffrey, and Glen; a daughter, Corinne Gianni; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Vosbrink passed away on January 27, 2014 at the age of 89.

Sponsored by Keith Vosbrink

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