Born on Sept. 3, 1932 in Meshoppen, he was the son of the late Walter and Beatrice Pierson Jayne. He was a graduate of Meshoppen High School with the class of 1950.
He owned and operated the family farm, Jayne Farm, in Meshoppen. He was a truck driver back in the beginning years of Meshoppen Stone. In addition, he drove school bus for many years for the Elk Lake School District.
Phil was a member of the Future Farmers of America. He enjoyed having coffee with his friends at the Pink Apple in Tunkhannock and also liked to go bowling.
Survivors include his children, Donald Jayne and his wife, Beth of Meshoppen, Ronald Jayne of Meshoppen, Gary Jayne and his wife, Eileen of Meshoppen, Philis Notley and her husband, Robert of Laurel Springs, NJ, and Brenda Jayne Cimakasky and her fiancé, Dan Decker of Meshoppen; 10 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren (with one on the way); his brother, David Jayne of Allentown, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Meshoppen.
Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Phil’s name to the True Friends Animal Welfare Center, 16332 SR 706, Montrose, PA 18801 or on their website at www.truefriendsanimalwelfarecenter.com.