Jay Alan Davis ’84 was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and moved with his mother, Joyce, to Troy at the age of 2 months. He attended Troy elementary schools and Monadnock Regional High School until he moved to San Jose to complete his senior year and graduate with honors from Oak Grove High School. He spent the summer after graduation in Europe, visiting universities in England, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. He received a full scholarship and graduated from SCU with a degree in linguistics. Jay loved languages and mastered 20 foreign languages. He worked as an interpreter for the Immigration Department in San Francisco until he moved to Amsterdam for a year. Of course, he learned to speak Dutch while living there. Upon his return, he attended KPFA radio broadcast school in Berkeley. He then moved to San Francisco, where he studied and received his MBA from the University of Phoenix. Jay remained in San Francisco where he made many, many friends and was loved by all who met him. He was a very loving person who would give (literally) the shirt off his back to anyone in need. Jay passed away on April 16, 2019. He leaves behind his mother, Joyce Stone Clark; his dad, Derrick Clark; his grandmother, Margaret Stone; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

02 Jul 2019