Robert Jay Nester, 69

Robert “Jay” Nester, 69, of Boyertown, passed away Wednesday October 6, 2021 at the Reading Hospital.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Robert S. and Janette T. (Neiman) Nester.

Jay was a 1970 Boyertown graduate. He served in the United State Navy and did two tours in Vietnam on the USS Midway. He worked for AT&T as a Process Checker retiring in 2001. Jay was a member of the Rolls Royce Owners Club, Gablesville Sportsman’s Club, Boyertown Legion and many Firehouse’s. He loved to have fun and was always the life of the party! He was a loving uncle to his nieces and nephews, and will be dearly missed by all friends and family.

Surviving are his sisters Karen Kozak, wife of Frank, and Jan Baver, wife of Brian; nieces and nephews James Kozak, Chad Kozak husband of Dee, Taryne Hornak wife of Derin, and Jarett Baver; and great niece and nephew, Evan Carey and Addyson Hornak.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday November 6, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Keystone Fire Co., 240 N. Walnut St., Boyertown, PA 19512.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jay’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at or to The Sanctuary at Haafsville at

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Remembering someone to nice to forget Nester and I were in Boot Camp together we shared a close friendship that remained through the years

~ James Gadsden, TN
11/10/2021 9:48:38 PM

So sad for the loss of our dear friend Jay. Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Jay we definitely know Steve greeted as you earned your wings! RIP…love ya Jay!!

~ Larry and Cindy Heintz Green Lane, Pa
10/27/2021 11:13:54 AM

Rest In Peace, JayBird! You were truly an outstanding Landlord, Friend and Brother to many! To Jay's Family...I'm So Sorry for your Loss. God Bless.

~ Kim Kershner Pottstown, PA
10/22/2021 8:03:34 PM

Sending prayers for the family and my deepest sympathy! Friends since childhood. So sorry for your loss. Brenda (Graber) Norman

~ Brenda Norman Gilbertsville, PA
10/17/2021 10:33:56 AM

Our condolences to Gwen and the family. I was saddened to hear of this, we had just spoken about the class reunion a few weeks ago. He definitely was that, One in a Million Guy, you're not soon to forget. Keep that party going Jay, right up in Heaven, there's just going to be a few changes, but you'll adjust. You're definitely going to be missed. But just thinking about you with angel wings makes me feel good and smile. Rest in peace my friend.??

~ Janey Kurtz
10/14/2021 6:08:19 AM

My deepest condolences to Jay's family, we remember him fondly at Borough Hall.

~ Patricia A Loder Mohrsville, PA
10/12/2021 11:22:55 AM

Rest in peace my friend.

~ Jim Brumbach Douglassville, PA
10/12/2021 9:11:28 AM

Jay, we will miss seeing you every Holiday at Gene’s celebrating with Gwynn. Love and condolences to your entire family. You left us way too soon! We hope you well greeted by all who passed before you. Wouldn't that be great. We miss you already Love, Judi & Hank

~ Hank & Judi Clemmer Lafayette Hill, PA
10/11/2021 3:13:11 PM

Really sorry and shocked to here about Jay. What fun times we had together. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

~ Denny Messer Oshkosh, WI
10/10/2021 5:27:34 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. He was a really great guy. He will be missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Harry Clair Seiler Jacksonville, FL
10/10/2021 5:14:07 PM

I am very sorry to hear of his passing. He was such a good friend of dad and a very nice man. My prayers are with you. Stacy Stauffer ( Frey)

~ Stacy Stauffer
10/9/2021 8:37:50 PM

Karen and Jan, I was so sorry to hear about Jay. I am so sorry for your loss./ It's been 50 plus years since we saw each other and unfortunate that we are in touch at a time like this. Please stay safe and strong. Garry Wagner

~ Garry Wagner Rio Rancho, NM
10/9/2021 2:29:23 PM

May he rest in Peace.

~ John Fontana Stowe, Pa
10/8/2021 8:45:46 PM

My condolences to the family of a great guy who would always make me laugh. He will be missed

~ Keith
10/8/2021 5:07:26 PM

A light has gone out of the world, our family, and me. Thank you Jay Bird. Stories about you will forever be told. ??

~ Susan Kaye Nester
10/8/2021 12:45:03 PM

A sad and unnecessary death. My world is a bit dimmer with the passing of my "brother," Jay. Carl G. Hinchey

~ Carl G. Hinchey St Petersburg, Fl
10/8/2021 12:30:27 PM