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John Benjamin Day
May 18, 1932 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
Raised in Porterdale, Ga. by parents Margie and John Day, he went on to graduate from Georgia Tech with a degree in engineering. Following a two-year stint in the Air Force, he went to Columbus where he met his future wife, Lois Barrington. He completed a master’s degree at OSU and went to work as an engineer at Battelle, where he worked for most of his professional life.
After retiring, he turned to volunteerism, devoting over 10,000 hours to The Nature Conservancy, Metro Parks, COSI, and others. John and Lois enjoyed travel, often accompanied by daughter, Gail. Birding became a lifelong hobby. (Lois was involved with Audubon activities for many years.)
Preceded in death by Lois, he is survived by daughter, Gail (Philip) Nelson, and granddaughter, Madeline Nelson.
A celebration of life will be held on November 27, 2023 at North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. N. Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 43214, with visiting hours at 11:00 A.M., followed by a funeral service at 12:00 noon.
Contributions honoring John may be made to North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Broadway, Columbus, OH 43214, or the conservation organization of your choice.