A graduate of Penn Charter School, at Princeton he majored in economics and was a member of Charter Club. He was a participant in the ROTC program, and served in the Army and active Reserve.
Jay met Mary “Bonnie” Bonnage while they were both in high school. They were married Aug. 7, 1952, while Jay was still an undergraduate. After Jay’s service in the Army they lived for various times in Paoli, Pa.; Shelter Island Heights, N.Y.; Newport, R.I.; and Cape Coral, Fla.
Jay enjoyed a distinguished professional career as a health-care consultant, planner, administrator, and entrepreneur in the Philadelphia area and elsewhere, leaving a legacy of improvements at many hospital and health-care institutions.
A larger-than-life presence, he had a passion for sailing and was a lifelong member of the Shelter Island Yacht Club, serving as a flag officer and trustee for many years and as commodore in 1970-71. Incredibly well read, Jay could converse on almost any topic. He enjoyed following all sorts of sports, especially the New England Patriots and Princeton football, and was an engaged classmate, helping to organize the class’s 25th and 50th reunions.
Jay is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bonnie; four children (including Elizabeth ’75), and six grandchildren.