Jay Tyler Sappington

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    - Roberta Sappington
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Jay Tyler Sappington, Belle River Court, Winter Park, was struck and killed by a car while crossing S.R. 50 in Orlando Friday, July 1, 2005, before midnight. Jay was a student at the University of Central Florida, a devoted guitar player and songwriter, dedicated and passionate member of Chabad of Greater Daytona, fisherman extraordinaire and beloved grandson, son, brother, neighbor, student and friend. Jay worked part time at Express in the Florida Mall. For eight years he played roller hockey for the illustrious Daytona Thunder. He went on great adventures with his brother and sister and inspired many friends and relations with his love of life, amazing observations of the goodness in people and this wonderful world G-d has given us. Jay's funeral was Sunday, July 3, at Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Daytona Beach. Rabbi Pinchas Ezagui performed the graveside service. Survivors include his parents, Jim and Roberta Sappington; grandmother, Dorothy Weissman; brother and sister, Gabriel and Deena Genauer; uncles, Barry, Wayne and Michael Weiss-man; and many devoted friends. To honor his memory, please send donations to Chabad of Greater Daytona, 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL 32174.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 7, 2005