His fellow Army brats and friends from Frankfurt American American High School had been looking forward to seeing Jay at the FAHS Class of 1987's 30th reunion. We are deeply saddened by his loss.
In memory of our dear friend, we would like to contribute to his beloved son's college fund.
Jay's son, Jackson, was truly the light of Jay's life. Jay always mentioned Jackson in conversations and Facebook messages to friends. Even if you had never met Jackson and kept in touch with Jay long-distance, you knew that Jay was very proud of his son. Jay knew that Jackson has a very promising future ahead of him.
His FAHS friends believe there is no better way to honor the memory of Jay Schwartz -- our kind, caring, sweet friend, who always tried to help others -- than to do something positive for Jackson to show how much Jay meant to so many of us.
We hope contributing money to Jackson's education is a meaningful gesture to honor our lifetime friendship with Jay and to help Jackson achieve his future goals.
Jay worked as a Project Manager and Program Manager in Columbus, Georgia as well as throughout the Atlanta area. He attended high schools in Mannheim and Frankfurt, Germany, and played German Youth Club soccer before graduating from Rogers High School in Newport, Rhode Island. He studied at Central Texas College, University of Maryland, Munich Campus, before attending and graduating from the University of Georgia in 1994.
Jay is survived by his Father, Thomas M. Schwartz; Step-Mother, Linda J. Schwartz; Mother, Donna B. Schwartz; Sister, Melanie G. Hall; his Son, Jackson T. Schwartz; Nephew, Spencer V. Hall; Step-Brother, Andrew S. Craig and his wife Jaime Craig; and Jay's nieces, Gillian and Peyton Craig. He also has a loving Aunt, Debbie Bond; and Cousins, Shannon Kilgore and Michael Bond.
All funds raised for Jackson's college fund will be managed by Jay's sister, Melanie.