Jay Zytnick
October 24, 2021

JAY ZYTNICK: On Sunday, October 24, 2021; Beloved husband for 25 years of Kimberly Zytnick; loving father of Zachary, William, Matthew, and the Late Aaron Zytnick; son-in-law of Lynne Erlich. Brother-in-law of Joni Zytnick. Uncle of Michael Zytnick, Amanda Sawyer, and Alexa Zytnick. Also survived by best childhood friends Alan (Becky) Scott and Dr. Howard (Michelle) Ferimer. Services and interment PRIVATE. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Jay was a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School and the University of Pittsburgh as a Biochemistry major. A devoted and loyal family man, Jay sacrificed his own dreams to help his family in the real estate business. As one tenant stated “he had hands of gold” - it was his art, he could fix anything. Full of kindness, generosity, and deeply committed to integrity, Jay was principled beyond reproach. He and his treasured wife overcame adversity and built their own thriving real estate business in recent years. A longtime friend of Dominic Mineo and regular at Mineo's Pizza, Jay was affectionately known there as Guido. Jay will be terribly missed and forever remembered and loved by all who knew him. He was a true Mensch. Services and Interment PRIVATE. Contributions in Jay's memory may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, Connecting Champions, 6101 Penn Avenue, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, or Alex's Lemonade Stand, 333 E. Lancaster Avenue, #414, Wynnewood, PA 19096. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family-owned and operated. www.schugar.com


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Jay was a good friend growing up and through my college years when I lived in Pittsburgh; more importantly, he was an outstanding person whom I have known since grade school. I am profoundly sorry to hear about his passing. My condolences go out to the entire Zytnick family and all of his friends. RIP Jay...

By Alan Saltzman - October 29, 2021

Our deepest sympathies. May Jay’s memory be a blessing

By Debbie and Marc Haber - October 29, 2021

Jay (and Joel) were good friends from both high school and our college days at Pitt and I have many fond memories of good times together. I offer my sincere sympathies to the entire family at this most difficult time. May his memory be for a blessing.

By Marc Darling - October 29, 2021

Jay's passing leaves the class of '74 with a big hole in our collective heart. Our prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

By Rochelle Sufrin - October 28, 2021

Jay and Joel were classmates and good friends of mine from an early age. I am deeply saddened to learn of Jay's untimely death. He leaves many people who loved him. May all be comforted at this time of grief.

By Oren Spiegler - October 28, 2021

I’m so sad for all of you. Jay made such a difference in my life. His memory is already a blessing. Kim, sending prayers for your strength for you and your boys!

By Lori Cohen - October 28, 2021

We are so very sorry to hear this news. May you find comfort in your memories and those around you.

By Suzie Hauptman and Dillon Hvizdash - October 28, 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire family! Jay was a bright spot in high school, always with a smile, always with a joke! I remember him warmly and fondly! My condolences to joel, and the rest of the family may his memory forever be a blessing!

By Larry Baker - October 28, 2021

My deepest sympathy on the loss of Jay. He will be missed by so many. May his memory be a blessing.

By Sandy Lebovitz-Golomb - October 28, 2021

Very sorry for your loss Kim .. BDE

By Ann Greathouse - October 28, 2021