He was born in Napa, CA on December 25, 1967.
Jay graduated from Napa High School and UC Berkeley, where he became a lifelong Bears fan.
Jay, an avid pilot, learned to fly at a young age from his grandfather.
The bond with his family created the foundation for the man he became - caring, genuine, and trustworthy - the same qualities Jay wanted to pass down to his daughters.
Jay’s zest for life was truly contagious.
He made everyone with whom he came into contact feel special.
What was unique about Jay was that he truly valued the simple things in life, never taking a single moment for granted, always fortunate and thankful for the many blessings he received.
The most important of these were his wife, Stephanie, and their two beautiful daughters, Ava and Ashley.
His Dad, John, Uncle Bruce, and Grandparents Bill and Lorraine Duncan, and Sylvia and Jack Uusitalo preceded Jay in death.
In addition to his wife and daughters, Jay is survived by his Mom, Cheri Norton, her husband Mike, his two sisters Rebecca Uusitalo, Heather Hubbard, and her husband Jeff.
Jay was also the proud uncle of Aiden, Rylie, Jake, Kohlton, Finley, and Dakota.
Memorial Service and reception will be held on Friday March 22nd, 2013 starting at 2:00pm.
Washington Cathedral is located at 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE, Redmond, WA 98052.
A remembrance and family fund for Jay’s daughters has been established.
Information can be found on www.fundrazr.com, search for “Uusitalo.”