Wally Jay of Alameda, California passed away peacefully Sunday, May 29th in Redwood City, after having suffered a stroke four days earlier. Born Wah Leong Jay in Honolulu, to Tim Chang and Albert Yat Jay, he was the third of six siblings: Mew Quon Ho of Honolulu, Mew Yung Chu of Honolulu and Alfred Jay of Honolulu, Elsie Sniffen of Alameda and John Jay of Alameda. A long-time resident of Alameda, Wally was 93 years old. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Bernice Jay and children: hanai daughter Winona Purdum (John) of London, Ohio, Alberta Jay of Alameda, Alan Jay (Pam) of Alameda, Antoinette Mussells (Jim) of Orinda, and Leon Jay (Sandra) of Epsom Downs, England, fifteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many thousands of students/friends worldwide. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, renowned judo coach/instructor, Founder of Small Circle JujitsuTM, author and a U.S. Postal Worker. Professor Jay was an internationally recognized martial arts living legend. A celebration of life services will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday, June 26th, at Kofman Auditorium, Alameda High School, 2200 Central Avenue, Alameda. Casual Hawaiian Attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Professor Wally Jay Scholarship Fund, Post Office Box 2246, Alameda, CA 94501 A full obituary may be seen at the official Small Circle JujitsuTM website: www.smallcirclejujitsu.com
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Mahalo, The Jay Family
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 13 to Jun. 14, 2011.