On January 31, 2018, my brother, Jay Post passed away at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania. He was a devoted son to Shirley and Nat Post of New York, both deceased. Both parents immigrated to the United States and settled in NYC. Jay was born on June 24, 1943, and spent his childhood growing up in the Bronx.
After Jay graduated high school, he secured a job in Manhattan for a messenger service delivering documents. Jay understood the entire NYC transportation system and could tell you how to get to any location by train. Likewise, he had the same ability to tell you how to get anywhere in NYC by car.
In 1965, President Johnson created a job placement program for adults who had either physical or mental health issues. Jay obtained a job at the Post Office, where he worked for 25 years. He began as a janitor and worked up to a mail handler. Jay was extremely good natured and would always buy donuts and coffee for his crew.
Both parents became ill in 1996 and they moved from NYC to the Darlington House in Toledo. The following year, Jay moved to Toledo to be closer with family. Following a bicycle accident, Jay spent two months in intensive rehabilitation at Lake Park in Sylvania. Due to his upbeat personality, Jay was asked to become a volunteer in the arts and crafts department there. Jay enjoyed transporting patients, giving visitors directions, and basically kibitzing with anyone and everyone. Jay was very proud to wear the red volunteer jacket.
Jay was a devoted uncle to his nephew Jordon and niece Brynna. He had a big heart and enormous love for them. Jay loved hanging out with them and participating in family activities. Jay had a true love for family and family had a true love for him. Music was a shared family phenomenon. Cousins describe how Jay developed a love of music from his mother, Shirley.
I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to re-meet and re-love my brother Jay since his move to Toledo. I will miss the hours of listening with him to his reel to reel tape recorder of 1950's shows and the rock and roll music of the 50's and 60's. For over 9 years, we enjoyed watching the UT girls basketball team; especially during the years of the Israeli basketball star.
Jay will be missed by his brother, Bruce Post; sister-in-law, Sheila Post; his nephew, Jordon Post, and niece, Brynna Post.
The funeral will take place Sunday, February 4 at 1 p.m. at Wick Wisniewski Funeral Home with interment at Beth Shalom Cemetery in Oregon.