The Gentle Warrior

It has been an honor and privilege to Coach Jay for the past two years. His constant smile has always brought cheer to each and every event, challenge and class he attended. Our thoughts and our prayers are with his family and Ohana’ during this time. We will be canceling class this Wednesday at noon so that we can attend his service as a community and pay respects to such a respectful man. If you would like to carpool please be at CFS at 0900 Wednesday morning.

Lt Col Jay W. Middagh USAFRet, 71, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on Aug 28, 2012. Jay “Bull”, was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a loyal friend whose laughter and smile touched everyone’s heart. Jay put his heart and soul into everything he did and made those around him better. He was a man strong in his convictions with a true patriot heart. He is survived by his wife, Holly of 31 years, daughter Samantha Arana (Michael), son Josh (Christina), 1 granddaughter and 2 grandsons. Jay was born in Nebraska, later moved to Illinois where he graduated from St. Charles High School. He went into AFROTC in college at Drake University and then pilot training at Laughlin AFB. Jay also received his MBA from Sul Ross State University. The Middagh family came to Arizona when he was hired by America West Airlines. Jay’s service record as a pilot included; 1 tour in Vietnam, Charleston AFB, Travis AFB, Laughlin AFB, Illinois Air National Guard, Peoria, IL, and AF Reserves with Luke AFB. Jay’s list of friends grew from his involvement with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s posse, US Marshal’s posse, Kaimikahu Hale o Hula Halau, his teaching of Hawaiian language and Crossfit of Scottsdale. All of our lives have been blessed because Jay was a part of it. We have lost an incredible husband, father, grandfather and friend too soon. Visitation will be held Tues Sept 4, 2012 from 5-8pm at Messenger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary. Funeral service on Wed Sept 5, 2012 at 10:30 am, burial to follow at National Cemetery of Arizona. Memorial reception to follow burial at Messenger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary.

Wednesday Sept 5th 10:30am service
Messenger Mortuary and Funeral Home
8555 E Pinnacle Peak Rd
Scottsdale, Az 8505512:30pm burial at National Memorial Cemetery
National Memorial Cemetery
23029 North Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85024

Reception immediately following burial back at Messenger Mortuary and Funeral Home. Please send donations to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Lieu of flowers. There is also a fund set up in Jay’s name through the University of Hawaii. More information to follow on donations for UH. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made on behalf of Jay to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the UH Manoa School of Hawaiian Knowledge Hawaiian Language Enrichment Fund at the University of Hawaii Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270.

All classes on Thursday 9/6
6am, 7am 9:30am, noon 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm

Jay “BULL” Middagh
800m plate run 45/35
50 plate burpee
50 walking OH Lunges
50 plate thrusters
50 walking OH Lunges
50 plate Burpees
800 M run with plateScale:

 Intermediate (25/10)
400 M Run
25 plate burpees
25 walking OH Lunges
25 plate thrusters
25 walking OH Lunges
25 plate Burpees

400 M run with plate Beginner- no plate
400 M Run
15 burpees
15 walking Lunges
15 air squats
15 walking Lunges
15 Burpees
400 M run