Jay Westfall died Oct. 17, 2003, at age 60.
After graduating from Montclair [N.J.] HS, Jay followed his father, James '27, and brother, William '62, to Princeton, entering with the Class of '65. At Princeton he performed in the cast and orchestra of Gilbert and Sullivan productions, and played JV soccer and 150-lb. football, while majoring in English and taking his meals at Campus Club. He took a sabbatical after his junior year and returned as a member of '66. Though he spent only his senior year with us, he remained loyal to'66 his whole life.
After Princeton, Jay taught one year at Montgomery Country Day near Philadelphia, then turned to writing and publishing, which he pursued for the rest of his life. He continued to work with young people, coaching soccer, football, and baseball in Montclair for many years. He also wrote an instructional booklet called "The Straight Line Batting Method." Jay held numerous civic positions.
Writing was Jay's passion. In addition to educational and legal publishing, and freelance writing, he regularly wrote about youth sports for the Montclair Times. He edited The Glory Years: The Winning Tradition of Montclair Football, and at the time of his death, was writing a book about his great-grandfather's experiences as a Civil War battlefield physician.
Jay never married. He leaves his sister, Carol Westfall, to whom the class extends heartfelt sympathy.
The Class of 1966