Jay Howard Spiegel
April 11, 2015

Visitation Information

April 14 2015 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

April 14 2015 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

SPIEGEL, JAY HOWARD: On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Jay passed away after a lengthy illness. Jay was the only child of the late Saul and Rae Spiegel and nephew of the late Jack and Anne Morris. Jay was like a grandson to them. Left to mourn his loss are his devoted children Laurie and Gregory Spiegel, his former spouse Kim Dippolito who has cared for him the past 5 years and his loving grandchildren Lauri and Steven Smith. Jay graduated from Duquesne Law School and practiced law in Pittsburgh. He loved exercise and received his 7th degree black belt. During his illness, he requested a dog so along came Toby, his loyal loving companion. As his illness progressed, he was treated for dialysis at DCI in Point Breeze where they provided excellent care, especially Amanda. The family also wants to thank Eldercrest Nursing and Rebabilitation in West Mifflin for their compassionate care. In Jay's final hours of life, West Mifflin paramedics and Mercy Hospital ER provided kindness and multiple attempts to save Jay's life. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Tuesday at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 - 11 AM). Interment Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Family suggests donations to American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235 or National Kidney Foundation, 3109 Forbes Avenue, #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. www.schugar.com

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My dear friend Jay. We met almost a decade ago and were fast friends ever since. We spent hours on the phone laughing, talking, debating, and discussing our families. You were so proud of your children Greg, and Laurie, and adored your grand children, Steven and Lil Lauri (aka Pretty Lauri). You raised your children well, my friend. Laurie, your daughter tirelessly took care of you, and was obsessed with your well being and comfort till the very end. She obviously loved you very much, as I`m sure your whole family did. Your Son Greg is a fine man, and I know you had a lot to do with that. Your ex-wife Kim, did more than any ex- husband could have hoped for, when it came to providing you with support. Though you left behind a beautiful Grand daughter, and handsome Grand son, that any man would be proud of, I`m sure you will never leave their hearts, and I know that you will smile every time you gaze down into their hearts and homes. I want to lastly thank you for being such a good friend to me. Jay when you passed, we lost a great man, but Heaven gained a worthy angel with a heart of gold. God Bless you Jay, and you will never be forgotten, my friend

By Larry Winston - April 15, 2015

Jay, you will be truly missed in my heart, although I did not know you that well,I feel that I knew you well enough to miss you... I enjoyed the times we spent in the gym, to me you were an inspiration,when I would talk to people and they would complain about the physical set backs they had,I would tell them about you,needless to say they could do nothing but shut up... Although you will be missed I know you are better off now because you are no longer in the pain that was holding you back from doing what you wanted to do... It was always a joy talking to you my friend... May you rest in peace,I\'m sure I will talk to you again.... Don\'t show off to much in heavens gym... Monica

By Monica - April 14, 2015

My Jay bird! I\'m going to miss my grandad so much. We have so many memories that I absolutely adore. From the interesting stories to the jokes told & lessons learned, pappy Jay was a great man. He was so funny, accomplished, intelligent, understanding & wise beyond his years. I will always have him in my heart and I promise to make him even more proud than before. I love you pappy Jay, with all of my heart. At least you aren\'t in pain anymore, you\'re resting now. Thank you for leaving behind the memories and my mom and uncle. Your legacy will live on forever. I love you! And never forget it! Your little Laur will stay strong for you :) xoxo

By Lauri - April 14, 2015

IT has been both my honor and privilage to have taken care of my \"jay bird\". Until we meet again...... Love, Amanda

By Lori, Kim - April 14, 2015

Kim, Lori, Greg, Please accept my deepest sympathies and heartfelt sorrow for all you must be feeling. Know that you all did everything possible in caring for Jay. Great devotion and love when he needed it the most. I will be keeping your family in prayer. Healing and Love---Anne

By Anne. - April 13, 2015