Jay Davis: In Memorium

On December 26, 2008, my father-in-law passed away unexpectedly. We just finished working with my mother-in-law to write some “In Memorium” ads that will run in the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News on the anniversary of his passing. As I do a regular post memorializing my father’s passing (see grandpa_a for that story), I thought it appropriate to share what was written up about Jay. We still miss him.

Jay G. Davis, CPA

Born April 5, 1931 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada. Died December 26, 2008 in Woodland Hills, CA.

Beloved husband of Helen; brother of Jack Davis and Adrienne Levinter; father of Karen, Sheri, Harriet and Glen; grandfather of Teri, Eric, Erin, Mikayla, Dagny, Jewelia and Jeremy.

Jay graduated from the University of Arizona, Class of 1956. He moved his family to California in 1965, settling in Chatsworth in 1971. He helped found Kim and Lee, the largest Korean-American accounting firm in the US in 1972. Later, he had independent CPA practices in Century City and Woodland Hills, CA.

Jay was always active in civic activities. Among his volunteer efforts were the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council where he was a Member, then Treasurer; and the Rockpointe Homeowners Association, where he served as President. He was an active member of the Jewish War Veterans, the City of Hope, and the California Association of CPAs.

Jay was always somewhere between great and fantastic as he practiced his life-long habit of having a positive mental attitude.

We miss him.