In Memory of Jay Stoehr

A Legacy of Passion, Leadership, and Friendship

To our respected customers, valued vendors, trusted business contacts, association members, and cherished friends:

It is with our deepest sorrow that we share the news of the passing of our esteemed former CEO and owner, Jay Stoehr, on the morning of Saturday, February 24th. Jay was not only a passionate industry leader; he was an embodiment of dedication, mentorship, and friendship that touched the lives of many.

In these difficult times, our hearts are heavy with grief as we extend our deepest condolences to Jay’s beloved wife, Amy, and their children: Jamie, Sydney, Maddie, and Gretchen. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they navigate through this profound loss.

May he rest in peace, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to inspire and resonate with all of us who were fortunate enough to share in his journey.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Robbins Sports Surfaces


Remembering the life of Jay Stoehr

James “Jay” Harkness Stoehr III., beloved husband of Amy Stoehr for forty years, died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on February 24th, 2024. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, friend, and business leader.

Jay was a graduate of Cincinnati Country Day School and Kalamazoo College. He was known as a cheerleader for all, and found success through others triumphs, always inquisitive and eager to pass on his learned knowledge to others. These traits remained true even through the final stages of his Alzheimer’s disease. Jay continued the Stoehr legacy and was devoted to his life’s work as the President and CEO of Robbins Sports Surfaces. He prided himself on doing the right thing—a core value ingrained in both his business and personal life. But above all, anyone close to him knows that sailing and his family were his true passions in life. Taking his family and friends under sail was what brought him the most joy, whether it was for an afternoon getaway or a weeklong adventure. He was also an avid skier and loved spending time in the Northwoods. Jay spent many summers in Northern Minnesota as a former camper, staff member, and board member of Camp Kooch-i-Ching; he was an integral part of founding Camp Ogichi Daa Kwe, the sister camp of Camp Kooch, where he served on the board for both Ogichi and the Camping and Education Foundation. He was an instrumental board member of Lyman Orchards, along with the Maple Flooring Manufacturing Association (MFMA), where he served as president.

Jay is survived by his loving wife Amy Waller Stoehr, children James IV, Sydney Whedon (Samuel), Madeline Stoehr (Nathan Osborn), and Gretchen Luthy (Cameron), as well as his loving siblings Thomas Stoehr and Katherine Mohrlang (Durrell) and his two grandchildren James Stoehr V and Dorothy Whedon. He was preceded in death by his parents James H. Stoehr Jr. and Olga Conroy Keumpel.

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