Jay I. Minsky
February 11, 2016

Visitation Information

February 14 2016 - 2:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

February 14 2016 - 3:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

 MINSKY, JAY I., Age 90:  Unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016, born on March 2, 1925;   Beloved and very devoted husband of Renee Minsky.  They were married 66 years.  Jay is survived by his loving children Robert H. Minsky, Nancy (Gary) Tuckfelt, Gayle (Steve) Moidel, Carol (Howard) Wolff. Also survived by eight grandchildren, Cara and Paige Tuckfelt, Rose and Pamela Moidel, Michael, Stephen, Cassie and Michele Wolff. Jay was predeceased by his brothers Howard "Buddy" Minsky and Irwin "Sonny" Minsky and parents Samuel and Ida Minsky.  Jay was a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh after having served his country during World War II in the Navy as a radio man.  He could recite Morse code fluently.  Jay was active in the Jewish community at Congregation B'nai Israel and their Men's Club.  He served as President of the Tri-State Region and was responsible for the "Goldberg Green Kippot" for the ushers.  Jay was a true gentleman:  stoic and loving.  We will miss you and love you forever.  Rest in peace.  Services will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3 PM at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside.  Visitation one hour prior to services (2-3 PM).  Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 803 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. www.schugar.com


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My sympathy to Jay's family. I had the pleasure at a young age to work with Jay at Prudential. He was not your normal salesman, but a caring man who only wanted to do the best for all his customers. He always had a kind word for everyone at the office and a smile on his face. Jay never had a bad word yo say about anyone for anything. He loved his family unconditionally. He would do anything for anyone. Jay led a life only few will ever know. I was do sorry to hear about his passing. What a great human being. I hope the memories of his life will sustain you all. RIP my friend.

By Doreen (Lynch) Ducsay - February 15, 2016

Nancy, We were saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved father. Take pride in knowing you were the best daughter while he was with you. People like him make the world a happier, brighter, more pleasant place to live. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Love Ercole, Lucy and Jennifer Muto.

By Ercole, Lucy and Jennifer Muto - February 13, 2016

I was so sad to see Mr. Jay Minsky had passed. Your family was a great neighbor. When John was away he always put his light on the side of the house so I wold not be afraid. I miss all of you, speaking and helping us. He will always have a special place in our heart. If we can be of any help please call. Marty

By Johnnie and Marty Miott - February 13, 2016

Nancy and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. He was a very devoted and caring man, especially to your Mom. May his memory be a blessing and a comfort to you. ✡

By Mindy Kart - February 13, 2016