Jay "Doc" Holliday

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  1. To Sharon, Matt, Katie, Michael and families, We are so very sorry that Jay lost this battle. He is such a strong man! You must be so proud of him. We wish we could be there at this difficult time but know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.With love from your cousins, Richie and Jeannette

  2. What can anybody say about doc? He was a great teacher, a great coach, and a great friend to all that knew him. As a teacher he had the respect of all his students. We laughed and we learned. As a coach he was a leader of kids and help turn them into men. Later in life I would run into Doc once a week as he was whipping anybody who dared play him in racquetball, but not one person didn’t smile when Doc was around. He was a big influence too many and will be missed by all. To Doc’s family, he was the luckiest person in the world to have had you all and you were the luckiest to have lived with him. To all of us who were lucky to be touched by his life and his smile we all share the same stories, and will miss him dearly. The way he would shake his head with one raised eyebrow will be with us all forever. God bless you Doc and keep them laughing and Heaven ! Your student and friend, Paul Jordan.

  3. You were an amazing human being! Always there to guide to help to cheer up and most of all to be a friend. You always made me smile! What a great teacher and mentor! You will be truly missed! Heaven has gained a true angel!Much love,Angela

  4. To Sharon and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. I will always remember Doc for his sense of humor and always making me smile. He could lighten a room just by walking in. He fought like a true champion and never let his sickness define him. He will be truly missed and I will think of him often.

  5. Doc was one of the best teachers in East Islip School. He made going to History class a pleasure. I had a crush on him in 9th grade. Lol he will be missed dearly. My condolences to his family. One of his students class of 1972 Amelia Marino Hyler

  6. Sharon & FamilyOur deepest sympathies for your loss of “Doc.� His contribution & his dedication to the students of KPCSD over the years of his service were always greatly appreciated by me. He’ll always be remembered with great fondness & respect. You & your family will be in our thoughts & prayers. Walter Arnold

  7. Doc was a wonderful man, a great teacher, and a fantastic coach. He remains beloved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. My prayers and love go out to his family.

  8. Would like to send sympathy to Docs family. He was a dry nice person and happy to have known him

  9. Jay was a one of a kind person. He faced his diagnosis with courage and always had a positive attitude! He will be missed!

  10. Anyone fortunate to know Doc, knew a man with a great sense of humor, a generous man, a man who worked hard and was committed to his students, his athletes, his friends and his family! I was one of those fortunate enough to work with him as a coach and a colleague. I will always have fond memories of the times we spent together. My sincerest condolences and prayers to his family. George Duffy

  11. Our deepest condolence to Jay’s family. A great man with a wonderful sense of humor. We are all better people for knowing him.

  12. So terribly sad to say goodbyeYou will forever be remembered by all your ‘biggest fans’in the Class of ’85 A good, good man!Love ya Doc!

  13. Doc would drive me around Mill Pond Golf course so I could capture all the photos I needed for our annual family golf outing. He was so nice!! A real gentleman and a pleasure to chat with. I am sorry to see that he has passed. He was one of those nice people who you meet along your journey of life and never forget. My sincere thoughts to his family. He will be remembered with a smile.

  14. Sharon, Matt & Katie,My deepest sympathy and prayers to your family. I was so terribly sad the receive the news about Doc’s passing this past week. He was one of the good guys!! Not only as a mentor, coach but as an adult figure who cared about all of his kids. Today as it rained I reflect on the joy of his life bringing Mathew and Katie to practices and letting run around having a ball or introducing Doc to clamming and mucking it up with him out on the flats. He was responsible for my passion to coach high school lacrosse. The hug he gave me when he came out to watch my team from St. Louis play Bayshore, priceless. When I saw him on the sideline I was never happier and prouder. Doc- I know your looking down smiling on all the lives you’ve touched. You were a blessing. Love to the Holliday family.

  15. Doc was my high school varsity football coach. He taught us so much more than just football. He always stressed how important it was to be a good and decent human being first and a good football player second. His quick wit and sense of humor was second to none. His players loved and respected him and were all better people for knowing him. Thank you Doc. RIP Coach

  16. Doc Holliday was one of the coolest guys I have ever known! Such a sweet and funny guy who cared very much about his family and friends. My condolences go out to the Holliday immediate and extended family. xo

  17. Please accept my sincerest condlences on Jays passing. Although i only had known him for 20 years it was a lifetime. I will always remember what he said to me about life;that it is just like a book, you finish one chapter and move on to the next in anticipation of what is ahead prepared for whatever comes, that’s what makes life great. May the memories you hold so dear help to ease your pain at present and bring a smile to you as time passes.With love and prayers for Doc and all your family

  18. Doc,You were my mentor, my football coach, and my friend. I could confide in you whenever I needed someone to talk to. You had a huge positive influence on my life. I tell stories about you to my friends and family. I will never forget you. All my love to the Holliday family.Love,Ed Nicoletti

  19. Fortunate to begin my teaching career with Doc Holliday as the Athletic Director. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  20. The memories of your kindness and generous spirit will live on because you left a mark on all you met. Rest easy Doc. My condolences to your family

  21. Doc was a constant light to many. We were so fortunate to experience his joyous leadership and compassionate guidance. Deepest sympathy to Sharon and much appreciation to her for sharing him with all of us.

  22. Doc, you will be missed. I am honored to have known you. To your family, all my best in this time of sorrow. Doc, you are a great guy and I will miss your humor that you brought into class! Oh yeah, MAP QUIZ! Miss ya Doc! —- Ryan F Lewandowski EI89 Go Redmen!!

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