Jay H. Drucker
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Saturday, May 13th, 3-5pm, West Center Chapel in the Community Room.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Jay Howard Drucker was born in Brooklyn, NY, during the winter solstice of 1954 to parents Sam and Harriet Drucker. Throughout his youth, he developed a love of sports, especially basketball, wearing out pair after pair of Converse Chucks. During this time, he also fostered a love of music, becoming a lifelong Deadhead. He attended Stuyvesant High School and went on to earn a teaching degree at Brooklyn College.
While at college, he began dating Gayle Herman, whom he would eventually marry in the Spring of 1976. The couple had two children, Steve and Justin, two great joys of his life. Shortly after the birth of his first child, he would enter the career of product development in insurance, earning an MBA at Northeastern University in Boston, working at various businesses throughout the country, and growing many meaningful friendships with coworkers that remained throughout his life.
Despite the long hours of work and dedication given to his career, Jay was a wonderful and caring dad, always available for his family. This included various trips to national parks, numerous drives to his children’s sporting events, many hours of helping with his children’s schoolwork, and most importantly, always being a kind and loving father and husband.
After the birth of his son Steve’s two children, Jay had the wonderful honor of being a grandfather to Will and Mimi, whom he loved dearly and enjoyed spending his time with. He also cherished being a father figure to his nephew Stewart, of whom he was always proud.
Sadly, Jay succumbed to cancer on March 4th, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Gayle Drucker; his children, Steve (Abby) Drucker and Justin Drucker (Jen Schneider); and his grandchildren, Will and Mimi Drucker.