Jay Lawrence Switzer


A true kid at heart, whether through his artistic vision of the world or his innocent compassion in wanting to help others, Jay was always able to connect with people in a way that left them wanting more.  He will be missed for his generosity, his advice and his comedic personality.  Based on his genuine devotion to helping others, a contribution to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors would be both a living and fitting tribute to his memory.



To ensure your generosity and support are acknowledged - and to help protect you from future solicitations - the Switzer Family has requested that memorial contributions be made through IN MEMORY OF to the


Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Since 1994, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) has provided comfort, compassionate care and hope to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in the Armed Forces. Through its Peer Mentor Network, comprised of hundreds of surviving family members who have become Peer Mentors, survivors volunteer their time to reach out to the newly bereaved, offering their most precious gift – their understanding and support. For those young families who have lost a parent through their service to the United States, TAPS offers National and Regional Good Grief Camps, pairing an Armed Service member for each individual child.  By spending the day with the children, engaging them in activities that help them share feelings, express emotions, they help them cope with their overwhelming grief.  All of these services are provided at no cost to those families enduring their pain and loss.

your memorial donation


If you would prefer to make your contribution via check, please make payable to In Memory Of, include the dedication name and charity organization and mail to:

P.O. Box 5472
Charlottesville, VA 22905

For donation receipts, please include a valid email address with your contribution. 



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Your Support Shared with the Family

In Memory Of ensures that the family knows of your support.  All donor names will be sent to the family in a single letter, allowing your generosity to be known and acknowledged.  As it is the thought that counts, the amount of your donation will not be disclosed.


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By using In Memory Of, you are assured that your information will be kept confidential. We will not forward your name or contact information to the organization that received your donation, thereby preventing any future solicitation.


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To provide our services, cover credit card processing fees and grow our social organization, we receive six percent of the total contributions and add one dollar to the overall donation that will be charged to your card.



For additional information regarding services and arrangements or to leave a condolence message for the family, please visit the funeral home website by clicking on the image below.



If you choose not to use our services and would prefer to write a check directly to the organization, please click the button below to find the correct mailing address.  In Memory Of cannot guarantee the family will be notified of your generosity, nor can we protect you from future solicitations.