I remember playing in Jay's backyard like it was yesterday. We had a lot of fun growing up. I was so glad we were able to reconnect at the high school reunion. I will miss you, Jay. My sincere condolences to your family.
I was shocked and very sorry to hear about Jay. He was a great guy, always upbeat, full of positive energy. We went to H.W. Smith and Nottingham together. All of us will miss his warmth and decency, but we will never forget it.
Jay and I had some great times working together at modern sales. I hadn't talked to Jay in some 20 years, but called him a few months ago, and we laughed throughout the phone call. Sell some great things where ever you are. RIP
Jay and I had a great time working together at Modern Sales, and I spoke to him a few months ago after having not spoken to him in about 25 years. He will be missed by many. Sell some good things up there Jay. Jimmy Manheim
Keep smiling jay, may you rest peacefully...prayers to your family...
WIth deepest sympathy to Jay's family. I am still in disbelief. I began my friendship with Jay when we were both toddlers living on Doll Pkwy. I will always remember his friendly manner and smile. He is already missed by so many people.
Our sincerest condolences to Jay's family and to Karen's family. A true friend of 45 years and a devoted Rotarian, Jay will be sorely missed.
Thoughts and prayers are with the many friends and family who knew Jay. The Nottingham HS family will remember him with love and smiles. I know I will.
Jay my brother I many memories of you and I throughout our school days. French class with Mr. Macko when we introduced ourselves, you growing up in Syracuse and me in Florida (he believed this), or History with Ms. Durkin. Going to Manley Field house for SU Women's Basketball. Pancake breakfast in Dewitt with Rotary. I will miss your infectious laugh, your wit, warmth and kindness. People on this earth don't come much better, you will be missed Jay.
Jay will be missed by all of us who grew up with him. He was a great friend.
I am very sorry to hear abouts Jays passing -it was a shock and a very sad loss -He was a classmate and friend He will be missed -My sincere condolences to his family and friends
Jay was a great guy and always had a smile on his face! He will always be the pancake guy! Our sincere condolences to the family.
My condolences to the family. Roz you may not remember me, but I worked with you at Dr. Fuller's office
Our condolences to the Wilkins family. We have many fond memories of Jay . He was everyones older brother. May he rest in peace.
Amy and Jeff Swartz. Chery Hill, NJ.
Dear Roz and Family,
So sorry to have read of Jay's passing. May all your memories of this wonderful person help with his untimely death.
My heart and prayers go out to all of Jay's family. I have known Jay most of my life, as I have been best friends with his brother Mark. Yes, we all visited Jay at Modern Sales when we needed new "Chuck Taylor's". We then would regularly visit Jay at Ra-Lin's when we needed more cassette tapes for our ever expanding Grateful Dead Concert Collections. I spent many days of my youth at 135 Doll Parkway, chowing down on Roz's home cooking and of course cracking up on Jay's endless humor and commentary! He was always happy to entertain us and I have nothing but great memories of Jay.
Rest In Peace Jay!
When the mere remembrance of a person brings a smile to your face and a laugh to your heart...that was a special person, indeed. Thanks Jay, work was never more fun.
With personal regards and much sympathy,
To the Wilkins family: So sorry to hear about the loss of Jay. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad and difficult time. Randy Ziegler Greenstein
I was so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. I worked with Jay at Dexter shoes. Every year Jay would send me pancake breakfast tickets. It was always nice to see him there and catch up on old times. He was always such a nice person. He will be missed.
I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Jay's passing. I have known him for 15 years from Dr Green's office. He was such a nice man always giving me tickets to his pancake breakfast. We would laugh and carry on. He was so good to his mom Roslyn. Please accept my sincere condolence. You are all in my thoughts days to follow.
My heart goes out to Mark, Lauri, Riley, Karen & ramblin Roz. Jay was 1 of the nicest people you will ever meet. From Modern sales to Ra-lin, I always had a nice pair of sneakers to wear & jewelry for my Girlfriend. Jay was always smiling & that's how I will remember him.
We are so sorry for your loss. My father, Nick Capogreco and Jay worked together for many years at Modern Sales. We knew Jay as a kind,friendly and fun-loving person, whom my father held in high regard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary Capogreco & Carol Capogreco-Wells.
Our heartfelt condolences to Aunt Roz, Mark, Lauri, Riley and the rest of the family. Yhi zichro baruch. May his memory be a blessing.
Jody and Debbie Branse, Rechasim
Jay was my second cousin on my father's side. We weren't close, but I always remember him with a smile, being a good guy, the sort of person anyone would be proud to know and be related to. My thoughts and prayers to out to all who knew and loved him.
so sorry to hear about my friend jay.
my best to all his family
To Rosalyn, family, Herb, and Karen, my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all of you in this terrible, tragic loss. Everyone absolutely adored Jay - his wit, humor, kindness and sincerity as a true friend. He will be sorely missed. Jay was truly one of my dearest friends in Rotary and I will always be grateful to one outstanding Rotarian in this District. God bless you Jay, and keep you in his arms. We will meet again - and I will look for you.
Love to everyone, my tears are your tears,
My sincere condolences to the Wilkins and Kimberly families.
Jay was truly one of the finest people on this earth. We will miss his smile and jokes as well as his "what can I do to help?" attitude. Jay was the epitome of the word "Friend".
My deepest sympathy go to the Wilkins and Kimberly families. Jay was a true friend and always had a smile.
So sorry to hear this. My Mom worked for his parents at the restaurant and I used to be his babysitter. Sympathies to the family.
With my deepest sympathies
Jay and I go back 60 years 9 months and 9 days. We were both born April 15th 1953 at Crouse hospital. Till today we always battled as to who was older as we were born about 5 minutes apart. I remember celebrating the Jewish holidays in high school, Jay and I would go to the bar at Holiday bowl and the barmaid " YO " would serve us. We both choose a life in sales. A good friend has left me today and a good man has left this world. Jay and his family will be in my prayers and in yours I hope. I have a nick name given to me by Jay in High School and only 2 people ever used it, now sadly one is gone.
Michael "Slick" DiBiase