Jay G. Karlin

October 23, 1964 ~ January 2, 2021 (age 56)


Jay G. Karlin

Jay G. Karlin, 56, Hays, died Saturday, January 2, 2021 at HaysMed.

He was born October 23, 1964 in Hays, the son of Francis H. “Blackie” and Laurita (Schmidt) Karlin.  He was a co-owner and chef at The Strike Zone and for many years, he cared for his mother.  He enjoyed baseball and softball, was excellent at all he did, and always had a smile on his face.

Survivors include his mother Laurita of Hays, three brothers: James Karlin of Hays, Dennis Karlin and wife Cathleen of Hays, and Jerry Karlin and wife Nancy of Greeley, CO, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

No services are scheduled at this time.  Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.  Condolences and memories of Jay may be shared with the family at

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