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Jonathan Westley Day departed this life on Friday, October 15, following a long battle with depression. Jonathan was beloved by his family, friends, and students, and will be remembered by all who knew him for his humor, creativity, intelligence, and kindness.

Jonathan was born on January 6, 1982 to Mark and Mary Carol Day of Charles Town, WV. He graduated from Jefferson High School and Shepherd College, where he majored in English Education. Jonathan went on to teach in Jefferson County for 10 years before moving on to Frederick County, MD and finally settling at Grafton School in Berryville, VA.

Jonathan was married to the former Holly Fertig, with whom he shared a daughter, his beloved Ivy. In addition to his parents, wife, and daughter, Jonathan is survived by his brothers Christopher (Jaime) and Nathaniel (Tishara) Day, grandparents Clarence and Cecelia Denton, and nieces Mallory and Cassidy Day, all of Jefferson County, WV. His paternal grandparents, Ephraim and Betty Day, preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry, WV on Tuesday, October 26 at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Berkeley County Humane Society, or to the suicide prevention organization of your choice.

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