ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Scott Jay, . We will remember him forever.

Posted by linda zilber on May 10, 2021
You will be missed forever
Posted by Cathy Brown on May 10, 2021
I simply can not belive that DEAR SCOTT. has been gone for nine years it doesn't seem possible. I still miss his laughter  intelligence. And joy that one would have with brief conversation. His advice was always spot on You are stilll missed greatly dear friend sending my gratitude for your friendship ❤ 
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on September 24, 2020
Heavenly birthday, SCOTT!!! Miss YOU!
R.I.P. WITHOUT Covid 19.
Posted by linda zilber on September 24, 2020
you are always in our hearts
Posted by linda zilber on May 10, 2020
you are always in our thoughts with love
Posted by linda zilber on May 10, 2019
we will miss you forever
Posted by linda zilber on September 24, 2018
We all miss you sooooooooooooooo much
Posted by CATHY BROWN on May 11, 2018
It seems like yesterday that I was texting you and then it seems like forever ago!!!!! The one thing that is forever is the. Lovely friendship. That was a given.........Rest well Dear Friend
Posted by linda zilber on September 24, 2017
The years are longer without you
Posted by linda zilber on May 10, 2017
Love you more today than yesterday-RIP
Posted by linda zilber on September 24, 2016
Thinking of you today and always. We all miss you.
Posted by CATHY BROWN on September 24, 2016
Gods Blessings on Scotts family and friends on this day we all mis you very much Cathy Brown
Posted by Jacqueline Pollack on September 24, 2016
He was truly special and will forever be missed.
Posted by CATHY BROWN on May 11, 2016
dearest scott and to his family and friends  I just miss scotts wisdom so much  I thought about him when my mother passed away suddenly like scott  the memories are there  but  the ache  is  still very much there  as it is  for you  and  his  friend marta   I love you and still think of you offften  exspecially  when  dr  l     went on to be with  scott    still praying     my abiding  love  cathy
Posted by Wendy Unger on May 10, 2016
I can't believe another year has passed... and, we are still missing Scott.. life is not the same without his light... I can't imagine what it's like for his family... your memory Scott always brings a warm smile! We love you!
Posted by Jessica Dieppa on September 24, 2015
I miss Scott and I can't explain what an influence he was on my life. I will say that Scott helped make me who I am today. Thinking of you today Scott! I miss you!
Posted by linda zilber on September 24, 2015
HB Scott-forever in our hearts
Posted by Wendy Unger on September 24, 2015
You will always be missed, for it was you who was always at the middle of helping everyone... You loved so hard, and we all loved you back... You left us all with a big hole in our hearts, and a big smile when we think of you! We love you!
Posted by linda zilber on May 12, 2015
Scott = Paul is now President of the Alum Assoc. and he would love to have you there. You are still missed by all and forever in our hearts
Posted by Wendy Unger on May 11, 2015
Still missing you terribly and always will miss your cheerfulness and willingness to help everyone... you are an Angel!
Posted by CATHY BROWN on May 10, 2015
dearest scott  and to his family    I just can notttttttttt belive that it has been three yearsmy  how time and  life  has spead by    your still missed  for your humor    love of family  and your wisdom out shines  most any one  love cathy
Posted by Wendy Unger on September 24, 2014
Missing you today as always... your light is always shining in our hearts... wish you were here! Happy Birthday, dear friend!
Posted by linda zilber on September 24, 2014
Scott we miss you more today than yesterday-xxxooo Linda and Paul
Posted by linda zilber on May 10, 2014
Paul and I and all the Beach Hi Alums miss you soooooooooooo much
Posted by linda zilber on May 10, 2014
Scott-Paul and I and all the Beach Hi Alums miss you soooooooooooooo much
Posted by linda zilber on February 2, 2014
We still miss you Scott more and more every day.
Linda Zilber & Paul Ruthfield
Posted by Karla HErrera on February 2, 2014
After years of seeing his name visible on Ives Dairy Rd (his practice) and no longer seeing it, prompt me to leave my imprint here wishing I had share the good news of the Gospel with Scott.
For God so Loved the world that HE gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16.
God came into the word as flesh to save the Jews first and then the rest of us.
If someone shared this spiritual truth with Scott, please let me know.
Posted by linda zilber on September 29, 2013
Scott we miss you more every day.
Linda Zilber and Paul Ruthfield
Posted by CATHY BROWN on May 10, 2013
ITS REALLY SO HARD TO BELIVE THAT OUR DEAR FRIEND   HAS BEEN GONE FOR A YEAR   MY HEART STILL HURTS  SENDING GODS BLESSINGS  TO MARTIA JENNIFER  AND THE HOST OF FRIENDS AND  FAMILY  YOUR  STILL VERY MUCH  MISSED  CATHY
Posted by linda zilber on May 10, 2013
Our Dear Scott,
We will never forget you. You are in our hearts forever and ever.
xxxooo Linda Zilber and Paul Ruthfield
Posted by Wendy Unger on May 10, 2013
I knew Scott atTreasure Island Elementary School... it hardly seemed real a year ago when we lost him.. one of my longest time friends and such a great guy - he was ALWAYS there! He didn't have to be up front - behind the scenes was good enough, but whatever had to be done was. Scott was the BEST. always looking after all of us.he is missed.
Posted by Amy Allen-Chabot on December 24, 2012
Sending warm thoughts to you from far away. I've loved a handful of extraordinary men in my life and you were one of them. Miss you. Keeping your family in my prayers.
Posted by Steve Cohen on September 24, 2012
My dear friend Scott Jay would have been 60 years old today!...You were a lunch buddy, confidant and best friend and I miss you everyday...Rest in Peace my brother Rest in Peace!!!
Posted by Denise Hamlet on September 24, 2012
I am thinking of you my wonderful, sweet, smart friend on what would have been your 60th birthday. I miss you so much, it is still hard to believe you left us so quickly. May you dance with the angels on this special day, and I hope that you are enjoying Heaven XOXOXO
Posted by Evan Ross on June 9, 2012
Scott was an incredible soul. I remember last year when I was handling a difficult case, Scott got word of it and called. He wanted to help. Not because there was anything in it for him, but because that was Scott. I'll never forget going to court with him sitting beside me for a big victory. Typical Scott - there to help in any way he could for whatever he could.
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on May 16, 2012
"Glenn Gopman
"It is indeed very sad. Scott was very sick for years but he continued to work and be involved in the Bar, Beach High Alumni, Skylake Homeowners and many other organizations. I worked closely with Scott on many neighborhood projects and we shared clients. We spoke often and I will miss him dearly."
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on May 16, 2012
I am saddened to hear of Scott's passing. A tremendous loss for the Miami Beach High School Alumni Association, family, friends, and community. I enjoyed working together with Scott for the MBHS Alumni Association. He had such a wonderful way of making anyone he met feel special "Unfortunately, for those of us left behind, we still feel the pain of loss." What a sad day!
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on May 15, 2012
Hon. Linda Zilber & Paul Ruthfield
Scholarship Committee, both from Class of '56

"We feel so badly about the loss of wonderful Scott Jay. We have sent money to the scholarship fund for a scholarship in his memory and hope more will follow. We are sorry we won't be at the funeral as we are out of the country, in Barcelona, Spain"
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on May 15, 2012
Steve "Bubba" Cohen

"With the passing of Scott Jay we have lost a person whose hard work, integrity and persistence will be missed by all of us, that like Scott, loved Beach High and the experience of growing up on Miami Beach! Rest in peace my dear friend, rest in peace!" Steve "Bubba Cohen Past President from Class of '70
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on May 15, 2012
Alexa Weiss Rossy
Former Scholarship Chairwoman, from Class of '62

"Thank you Bubba for all you have done and are doing. This is a significant loss for so many and I only wish that Scott knew how valued he was."
Posted by Denise Hamlet on May 14, 2012
Scott in the short time I knew you, you became a very important person in my life. We shared many laughs, a few tears, and countless hours just talking about the mundane things in life. I will miss your warmth, your gentlemanly ways and that sweet nature. May both you and God watch over the family and friends that you left behind. I miss you. XOXO
Posted by Jacqueline Pollack on May 13, 2012
Despite being Scott's niece through marriage, he immediately made me feel at ease and accepted as family. I have only known Uncle Scott to show warmth and caring. We are remembered for how we make others feel and I always felt cared for in Uncle Scott's presence. He often went out of his way for Adam and I. Uncle Scott set a wonderful example of how to be a mench.
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on May 13, 2012
Jack Little
This is always not easy to say goodbye to someone whom you known and cherish for such a long time. Life is a precious gift from GOD, and we sometimes take life for granite. But always think of the good times that you have spent with Scott Jay, this will help us get through this great time of sadness. Remember that LIFE is about the living and the LOVE that we
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on May 13, 2012
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share with each other. It's in this that we grow stronger wiser and learn to always cherish this great thing that we call LOVE with each other. To the family of Scott Jay, you have my condolences in your families time of bereavement . May GOD always carry you through and keep you in his grace. Jack
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on May 13, 2012

I am deeply shocked to learn of Scott’s passing. As far as I am concerned ,Scott was the backbone of our Alumni Association. He was one of the hardest workers and dedicated member of our Organization he will be missed by all of us. My sympathy and condolences go out to his family and all those who loved and admired him dearly. –Irv”Red”Heller
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on May 13, 2012
RSidner@DadeSchools.net

Scott Jay, a positive force, a bridge builder and a dear man. He enriched my life and I will miss him, his smile, his leadership and his clear vision. Scott saw the value of the MBSHSAA’s presence on the Web, and he just made it happen. A man of action. 
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on May 13, 2012
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Scott’s spirit will remain alive in in all our lives life and in our many fond memories of him. 
Please know that all my thoughts, love and prayers will be with the Hi-Tide Family and the Jay Family.
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on May 13, 2012
Roz Merritt
Oh, how very sad. He's being buried on the day that my father died 40 years ago. Scott always reminded me of my father, too. At least now he's no longer in pain and suffering. He'll be in a better place, looking over us all, laughing at our petty arguments and happy for us when we smile and laugh together. Roz
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on May 13, 2012
Candle lit by Margie Schulman Alter on 13th May 2012

Cornelia Phillipson
I respond to this message with a very heavy heart!!! Scott was a kind and wise man & devoted to MBSHS & our Alumni Association!!! I will miss him, his presence & many organizational gifts very, very much. My condolences to his family! Cornelia
Posted by Wendy Unger on May 13, 2012
Scott was always there working hard with a smile and never a complaint. He was a joy to know. A great loss and a really hard one; our families go back to the Treasure Island Elementary School days together. He will always be remembered and always be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the whole Jay family.
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Posted by linda zilber on May 10, 2021
You will be missed forever
Posted by Cathy Brown on May 10, 2021
I simply can not belive that DEAR SCOTT. has been gone for nine years it doesn't seem possible. I still miss his laughter  intelligence. And joy that one would have with brief conversation. His advice was always spot on You are stilll missed greatly dear friend sending my gratitude for your friendship ❤ 
Posted by Margie Schulman Alter on September 24, 2020
Heavenly birthday, SCOTT!!! Miss YOU!
R.I.P. WITHOUT Covid 19.
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Scott's Vision:Alumni Association Website

Shared by Margie Schulman Alter on June 1, 2013

Hi everyone:
The  video (left margin) is a tribute to Scott's mission and vision for  MBSHS alumni to enjoy and reconnect utilizing  the informative MBHS Alumni Association Official Website. Currently, and thanks to Scott, myself and the MBSHS Alumni Association Board of Directors; the database consists of approximately 7,500 Beach High alumni/members. Please click center arrow to play video. 

Warmest Regards,
Margie Schulman Alter '66 

JUST A THOUGHT

Shared by CATHY BROWN on September 24, 2012

THAT  TODAY  IS  SCOTTS   BIRTHDAY      BRINGS  BACK  MANY  MEMORIES      I   DO  SOOOOO  MISS   HIM   ANS  WELL AS   HIS SOUND  ADVICE      HE  HAD  PERFECT  WISDOM      WARM WIT   AND      ITS   STILL  SO  HARD  TO  BELIVE  THAT   HES  BEEN  GONE  FOR4  PLUS      MONTHS        I  WOULD  DO   THIS  VIA  PHONE  ILL  DO   THIS  HERE:    HAPPY   BIRTHDAY  TO  YOUUUUUUUUUUU   HAPPY   BIRTHDAY   TO   YOUUUU      HAPPY  BIRTHDAY  DEAREST   SCOTT   HAPPY   BIRTHDAY   TO  YOU                          I  MISS  YOU  DEARLY        CATHY   BROWN     FROM   MOBLIE   AL

Scott's Eulogy submitted by Cantor Adelle Nicholson

Shared by Margie Schulman Alter on July 3, 2012

Scott Jay grew up on Treasure Island, Miami Beach, in a family with little money-his father Abe had a small women's clothing store in Surfside, and his mother Selma was a homemaker when she wasn't helping Abe at the store. Scott had a happy childhood and, in the words of his sisters Vicki and Marla, he was a wonderful son, brother and uncle.  Scott was generous, and would do anything for his family.  He loved all of his sisters' children, and took them to ice skating shows and carnivals.  He was always a kid at heart, never losing that delight in the simplest of things.

Scott was extremely industrious all of his life, starting with a job at the age of 5, when he swept the floor of a candy store and bargained with the owner to receive comic books for his custodial services.  He had a paper route when he was 8 or 9 years old, and loved working at the Fun Fair arcade during his high school years.

At Camp Chatuga, Scott was the youngest camper on record, and repeated many summers, taking full advantage of all the activities.   Later on, he returned as a counselor, and made such an impression on the owner of the camp, that some 40 years later, the then 80 year old owner returned to camp in order to reconnect with Scott while he was visiting Jennifer on parents' day.

It is clear that Scott was a people person-He was a very good friend, had numerous long term friendships, and many considered Scott to be their best friend.  He always was ready to help other people. A true mensch, when his father became ill, Scott returned to Miami Beach to be near him, and finished college at Florida International University.

He worked in resort hotels, and had a career in food service, when Vicki urged him to apply to law school.  Ever industrious, during his first two years of Widener Law School in Delaware, he worked full-time-his heels gathering no moss.

Marita and Scott met when she was selling insurance, and he needed a policy.  Marita noticed that Scott was peeking at her through the door, and she then proceeded to turn a 10 minute application into an hour-long interrogation-asking many extra questions to evaluate risk-thereby elongating the appointment! That very day, Scott invited Marita for a drink, enticed her on a beach walk with cotton candy, reached for her hand, shared dinner with her and the two of them slow danced the night away.  Marita knew that she had met the man she would marry.  After her 3 proposals, and a couple of years, he finally proposed, and they married, and worked together side by side for 22 of their 27 years as husband and wife.  One of Scott's sweetest pleasures was listening to his beloved Marita sing, and she did serenade him in recent days while he lay on his hospital bed.

And on their 3rd anniversary, they welcomed Jennifer into the world. Jennifer was Scott's joy watching her grow up, dance and skate-and cheering on the only girl on the boys hockey team at the Pinecrest School, this proud member of the Father's Club gave his time to help the hockey team, and attended every game in which Jennifer played-even when she was able to drive herself to the games-that's how proud of her he was, and how much she meant to him.

Scott was honest and well respected by the legal community.  But, he was very modest and low-key and never sought recognition.  He let other people take credit for his mitsvahs. Scott would do the job because he wanted the results.

He tirelessly worked on countless projects for many civic associations, always to benefit others and other communities.

The Jaycees

The Miami Beach Bar Association

The Miami-Dade County Community Council

The Skylake and Highland Lakes Homeowners Association

The Miami Beach High Alumni Association

even Grade School Reunions

The North Dade and Beaches Real Estate Council-which he founded in 2008 in order to educate younger attorneys in real estate.  President for two years, he then encouraged others to step up, in order to empower them.

And, as past president and board member of:of The Florida Lawyers Legal Insurance Corporation-he maintained that people should have accessible, quality legal insurance, and that all who need legal help should be able to get it!

He was generous and compassionate.  Scott took on lots of clients who could not pay him, or who just paid him what they could. When he handled adoptions, he charged only his cost. And he did this quietly, not telling anyone.  He belivered that adoption was the greatest gift a lawyer could give to someone.

In the spirit of helping people help themselves, he built wells in Vietnam, and took quiet personal pride when seeing photos of villagers gathered around a well that said " Scott Jay"-Attorney."

In late summer and early fall, Scott would hit the Office Max and Walgreens stores, buying backpacks and school supplies to fill them-and distribute them to the local elementary schools.

And his shoppping didn't stop there.  Scott loved going clubbing with his buds Steve and Paul-to Sam's Club, BJs or Costco-comparing prices and finding the best deals-often for the community.

In his younger days, Scott had a fiery temper and a stubborn streak.  But, these were often reflections of his passion on behalf of someone else, not himself.  And his high morals dictated to him that right was right-even if it meant that he might be monetarily disadvantaged.  Jennifer says, "He always had an answer for everything-he always knew what to do."

In closing, I would like to read a poem entitled Ascension by Colleen Hitchcock:

And, if I go while you're still here, know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure behind a thin veil through which you cannot see.  You will not see me, so you must have faith.  I wait for the time when we can soar together again, both aware of each other.  Until then, live your life to its fullest.  And, when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart.  I will be there for you as you have been here for me.

Zichrono liv'rachah, may the memory of Scott Jay be a blessing for us all.

Kein y 'hi ratson- may this be  G-d's will.