Dr. Burton Jay

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Dr. Burton Jay passed away peacefully in San Diego on December 13th, 2015 at the age of 81. He was loved and respected by Susan, his wife of 59 years, his children and their spouses, Michael and Mary, Danny and Noelle, & Debby and Dave as well as his grandchildren, Sarah, Joshua, Jordan, Jeremy and Elliott. Burton Jay was born in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest of five children. He received degrees from Alfred University and Albert Einstein School of Medicine, served his country as a flight surgeon in the Air Force, and practiced medicine for 37 years as a dermatologist, chief of his department at Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in San Diego. Burton had many passions throughout his life. He was an avid reader, gardener, gentleman farmer, environmentalist and enjoyed sailing. He and Susan shared a love for opera and classical music and remain great supporters of the arts. Whatever the cause or organization with which Burton became involved, he rose to a position of leadership, guiding others along the way. He cared deeply about the world around him ranging from political and environmental issues to the plight of those less fortunate and Jewish causes. Much of what he did was unknown to others as he was a man who did for others because it was the right thing to do, never asking for recognition or something in return. He treated everyone with the respect they deserve. He will be missed by all who knew him and his spirit will live on as we are all better people for having known him. A Jewish graveside funeral service was held for Dr. Burton Jay on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 in Bellingham, Washington followed by a reception attended by many caring and loving friends and family. Donations in his memory may be made to Chabad Rohr Center for Jewish Life, 102 Highland Dr. Bellingham, WA 98225 http://www.jewishbellingham.com or Congregation Beth Israel Building Fund 2200 Broadway, Bellingham, WA 98225 http://bethisraelbellingham.org/giving/building-donations. Please share your memories at www.molesfarewelltributes.com
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Dec. 20, 2015
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