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June 16, 2013
The beautiful way you give his blessed memory honor is inspirational. As was his music. Sending much love your way.
June 16, 2013
Jay, thank you for showing me the futility of "bucket lists" and attempts at filling them when we finally accept that life is short or we find out we don't have much time left, for one reason or another. You didn't need a bucket list...you had a full bucket every day because you kept it full with your enthusiasm, adventerous spirit, zest for enjoying and experiencing every minute of life, all while being a ray of sunshine to Jim, Roberta, Gabe, and Deena and all of us who had the unique and blessed privilege of knowing and loving you. Feel our love until we see you again. Keith and Ginger
June 16, 2013
Jeremy and Brian, thanks for your soulful messages in Jay's guest book. You give his family light and joy as you reflect on his essence. You are doing just what Jay would want by keeping the music alive.
We still have all the equipment Jay was using to record, so if you have ideas for what we should do with these items, please advise us, even to say after all these years, the technology might be obsolete. We welcome you any time so please visit! Roberta Sappington, 386-672-9799
June 13, 2013
Hi, family and friends of Jay. I was a friend of Jay's when he was at UCF (I knew him through a mutual friend, Amir Tal), and I played a few shows with Jay at Natura Cafe in Orlando. I always loved and admired Jay's music and, of course, I was completely stunned and deeply saddened when he passed away... I have never seen this website until today, and I was almost brought to tears when I listened to "Park Bench" for the first time in years. I'm so glad that you posted his music. I will always remember how friendly, energetic and positive Jay was. But in addition, I will keep his memory alive through his music. In fact, I was listening to it with my 9-month old son just now :) One day, when I play it again for him, my son might ask "Who wrote this song, daddy?" and I will tell him it was written by a friend I knew long ago, a good man, who was a brilliant musician and an inspiring friend. He was taken from us too young, but God left us his music to remember him by.

I wish his family the best. Thanks for the music, Jay. As Brian said, save me a seat on the park bench!!!
May 27, 2013
In the Jewish calendar which is lunar, the anniversary of Jay's passing will be June 3, and I will light his candle at nightfall, Sunday June 2. Of course his memorial will be in the News Journal July 1 on the solar calendar date. I'm taking your ideas that you write or call to give me about what text to put with the photo this time. Love to all who love Jay. Ma 386-672-9799
May 26, 2013
May 26, 2013
MY NAME IS NIKISHIA COLLIN N JAY WAS OLDER THEN ME BUT I HAD THE BIGGEST CRUSH ON HIM AND MARK NEUTERMAN N I WILL NEVER FORGET WHEN I HEARD THAT U HAD PASSED I THOUGHT PEOPLE WAS LIEING TO ME I KNO I HADNT SEEN U IN A LONG TIME BUT I WAS ALWAYS THINKING OF MY FRIEND N WISHING I HAD THE CHANCE TO SEE U BEFORE U LEFT BUT I DIDNT AND NOW I MUST HOLD ON TO 4 YEARS I WAS AROUND U AND TALKED TO U ON THE PHONE I WILL FOR EVA MIS U MR SAPPINGTON
March 06, 2013
Brian, what a beautiful message, thank you for posting it! I am Jay's brother Gabe and I was with him when he wrote that song you referered to...Park Bench. He was visiting me in Portland and I took him to a park where i was going for a swim and when I got out of the water and met back up with him he was so excited about what he had just written that he couldn't wait to play it for me. The kid was pure inspiration and passion for music and for life. It is heartwarming to know that so many other people saw this in him and that his legacy and memory lives on. Keep playing and listening!
March 04, 2013
My name is Brian Buffaloe. If it wasn't for Jay Sappington, then I am not sure what I would have become. Thanks to Jay, I am a musician. Every time I sit behind my instrument, I can't help but think about Jay. Reason being......Jay was the first person to let me play hand percussion on original material. That's right....no practice...and no doubts. He had faith in what little experience I had at the time. I forever give thanks to Jay and his ability to mold my life of music. I would give anything for his guidance and input on everything that I have done. But either way, I know he would be proud. I miss you every day, old friend. You have a huge impact on my life and I wouldn't change it for the world. When it's my time to go, will follow the big white light until I find you. Just save me a seat on your park bench. I love you, Jay.
December 16, 2012
Dear Roberta and family,
Jay's music was beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with me. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Christine Le

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