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John Halsey “Jay” Brickley Jr. 1949 - 2013
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November 26, 2014
February 11, 2014
I just received the news of Jays passing. I was his first cousin. My Aunt Jean and Uncle John (Jack), were both from Montana. John Jr. (Jay, had a older sister Joan, and younger brother James (Jim)! Jay was # 8 of 18 first cousins! Jay, Joan, and Jim would visit every summer in Rapelje, & Bozeman, Mt. As adults we lose contact caught up in our own lives and grow apart! My deepest Sympathys go out to Joan, Jim, and family's ! Jay was a wonderful person and will be missed! Thomas (Tommy) Halsey Doely
January 11, 2014
As a Freshman in High School, I first watched Jay, before I was introduced to him, as a senior athlete who played Forward on the Coronado High School basketball team coached by Coach Chapman in 1966 - 1967. I will never forget the rally at school the day of the game; later that night the gym rocked off its foundation as the Islanders won the Metro League Basketball title by defeating the favored Hilltop High Lancers whose student body outnumbered us 4 to 1. Jay played a huge part in the victory. He was a smooth, pure, silky, gliding team player and he played the way he lived his life, understated, quiet, dependable, accepting with a warm smile for everyone. We also happened to live across the street from the Brickley's. Jay and I had summer jobs with the phone company. Jay was a patient, mentoring person advising me on the scary pro's and con's of whether to strike or not with the rank and file phone workers who pressured us to strike, while management,
who hired us, expected us to work by walking through the intimidating lines of striking phone workers. He was a kind of "big brother" for a lot of us. As it turned out, many of us, including Jay, had lost our military fathers to pre-mature death at an earlier age, although we never talked about it or knew about it until much later. That is what makes how Jay subsequently lived his life a story so special to be told. He not only overcame severe
losses and ordeals of his own but always modeled a commitment to being a good person that showed a lot of us about who he was and set a good example for us younger, fatherless, adolescents.
I thank you Jay for your quiet guidance and positive influence during my high school years.
January 11, 2014
I walked away from the celebration of Jay's life today with a complete understanding of who Jay was and where he came from. I knew Jay through my wife (Kim Schaefer) and being a general contractor, was able to have the pleasure of Jay's help for several electrical jobs. I always remember Jay as a free spirit who really wasn't tied down to work as some, though his work ethic and quality was surely evident to me. My heart goes out to all of Jay's family and friends as they have definitely lost a great one. I can only try to learn from what I have witnessed today to be a better person and spread the love. Goodbye Jay you will be missed~
January 11, 2014
Wow! The most beautiful celebration of life I have attended. Jay's loving nature and love for others was expressed so beautifully by friends and family. I grew up across the street from Jay and Jimmy and loved playing hide and seek and ball in the street. I remember their mom, Jean, so fondly and big sis Joanne. Love you all and sorry for your loss. I left wanting to be more loving - like Jay.
January 10, 2014
I am so saddened about Jay's passing! I grew up in Coronado and went to High School with him and he was a wonderful friend of mine. I remember many fond memories of Jay. My thoughts and prayers are with all your family. Fondly, Karin Bass (Corlett)
January 10, 2014
Sorry to hear about Jerry's passing but we know he is in a better place. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. What a great young man. Coach Ron Nixon Coronado High School
January 10, 2014
A WONDERFUL FRIEND AND MAN!!!!
January 10, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. 2 Cor. 1:3
January 09, 2014
Jay was a great basketball player and a true friend with always a smile on his face. He will be remembered for ever!!
January 09, 2014
Lori, Briana and Ben,
Jay was the "best of the best." He knew how to have fun. We enjoyed going on adventures with him and you. Please accept our condolences. Marti, Garry, Jeff, and Jake
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