He came to Princeton from McDonogh School in Maryland, where he was editor of the yearbook and played varsity football and lacrosse.
At Princeton Jay bridged religion and history, was a member of Tiger Inn, and played varsity lacrosse. He roomed with Joe Day, John Currie, Jim Keesey, Paul Euwer, and Jake Barlow.
Jay graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School and completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences, finishing as chief resident. He moved to Boulder, Colo., where he opened a private practice. During his time in Boulder, Jay was the medical director of the Mental Health Center of Boulder County, clinical director for substance-abuse services at Boulder Psychiatric Institute, and medical director for men’s and women’s recovery programs. Jay also worked with the Montrose Memorial Hospital Psychiatric Care Center.
In 2000 he moved to Olympia and served as staff psychiatrist at Providence St. Peter Hospital. He shifted back to private practice in 2013, where he just recently ended a career of 53 years.
Jay is survived by his wife of 47 years, Deborah; their seven children, Charley, Annie, Matt, Jason, Kaitlin, Alexis, and Sam; 14 grandchildren; and his brother, Jim. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.