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Scribner, Jay Donald

April 17, 1936 –
 September 11, 2021


    Richard & Evelyn Shibles
    16 Sep 2021

    Our sympathies on Jays passing. He achieved much from humble beginnings. We will miss him.

    Alan Shoho
    16 Sep 2021

    I will miss Jay, but I know he is with his beloved Alicia now and they are happy together.

    Bobi Morrow
    16 Sep 2021

    I am so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. He was my cousin as his mother and my farther were siblings. I didn’t really get to know him until I was 14 and spent the summer at Aunt Bernice’s home because she got me a job on the island for the summer. He was older than me but we spent many nights talking on the phone from his slow job at the local movie theater. We sorta kept in touch over the years but had a grand reunion when he and Alicia came for a wonderful visit. He reminded me of how he’d watch out for me at the local dances and I suspected he was as he circled around a lot. I loved his stories. We had a bond and I’m thrilled to have spent time with him. He was so proud of his family and shared pictures and stories. He did have a difficult childhood and I am blown away with his success. May he be blessed with Alicia on the other side snd I look forward to seeing them both again one day. Blessings to his family and I feel cheated that I never got to meet any of you. May God bless you all in your loss.

    Mercy Fernandez
    16 Sep 2021

    Knowing Jay and Alicia was a pleasure not only because they were smart and humble but because they felt like family from day one. I have miss Alicia and I will miss Jay as much. My love to all the family and hope of memories of them will transform this time of sorrow into a celebration of life.

    Gerardo R. Lopez
    16 Sep 2021

    A lovely tribute to a beautiful man who dedicated his life to making the world a better place. He will be missed.

    The Burrs
    16 Sep 2021

    He lead a meaningful life and never boasted . His memory will live on in our family.. We are sending deep sympathy.

    Shawn & Ray Culver Williams
    16 Sep 2021

    Dr. Jay was an icon of our family and the living embodiment of tolerance, acceptance, love and humor. He will forever live on in our hearts and his impact will forever live on through his family.

    Natalia Rico Hernández
    16 Sep 2021

    I was so fortunate to have had Dr. Scribner as a teacher and mentor as a Master’s student at UT. That experience coincided with my good fortune of having Sam as a friend and also getting to know Dr. Alicia Scriber. Both made such an impact on my life as an educator. Please know Jay’s legacy lives in all of us who learned from him. My condolences to your beautiful family. Peace be with you.

    Donna edwards
    17 Sep 2021

    God bless everyone and my Dean friend.

    Debra Cantu
    17 Sep 2021

    Dear Family,
    I was fortunate to have Dr. Scribner as my mentor, advisor and field supervisor and have fond memories of him visiting me at my school district. When he walked into a principal meeting, everyone circled around him to say hello, as he was well respected and admired. I was a principal intern and he encouraged me to apply for a grant, present at a national conference and apply for my doctorate. He inspired me and motivated me to develop life goals. I have wonderful memories seeing Dr. Scribner and his wife often at St. Mary’s Cathedral. I was very touched when he reached out to me this past year to congratulate me on an accomplishment at work. He was such a thoughtful mentor, and I will miss him. I am sending love and prayers to his family.

    Cindy Reed
    17 Sep 2021

    My deepest condolences to the family. Jay improved so many lives just by knowing him. He will be missed but his legacy will live on for eternity.

    Elvira Isabel Zuazo Legido
    20 Sep 2021

    Alicia and Jay were extra special people. Hope your beautiful memories always bring a smile to your faces, as well as some peace at this difficult time! My parents also send their love.

    Rosalie R. Rodriguez
    21 Sep 2021

    My deepest sympathies to the family.

    Henri L. Simpson, Ph.D. and Family
    21 Sep 2021

    September 21, 2021
    I remember Dr. Scribner as the brilliant and celebrity-like professor who inspired me and countless others with his genius and his encouragement for us to be both innovative and provocative in our arduous research and delivery. He empowered, energized, and equipped us (doctoral candidates) with skill sets to ignite our own ingenuity as a cadre of leaders and accomplished educational clinicians.
    I will always remember his impact.
    Thank you, Dr. Scribner.
    To the Scribner Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in these moments of sorrow and great loss. What is comforting is knowing that Dr. Scribner left you wealthy with treasures of memories and deeds shared with you- his loved ones.

    Andrew Glassford
    22 Sep 2021

    We are all so very lucky to have had Dr. Scribner in our lives. I think of him quite often and can hear his voice as I type this note. He touched so many lives, including mine, in his lifelong commitment to education and compassion to others, especially to his family, students and community. We miss you already Dr. J.

    Debbie & Fred Bloom
    25 Sep 2021

    Fred and I are so sorry to learn of Jay’s passing. He was truly a great friend and we miss him dearly. We hope to see you next June. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Teretta Terrell Thomas
    2 Oct 2021

    Jay, Alesia, and their families became so important to my life as a young wife, mother and educational leader with the Los Angeles Unified School District. My family and I loved them dearly and we joyed in our relationship with them and their extended family in Spain. Jay, may the Peace of Christ Be With your soul. I will see you both later. Love you!

    Portia Hunt
    9 Oct 2021

    Condolences to the Scribner family. Your was a trailblazer in education and supporting social justice for underserved populations. I will miss his wonderful sense of humor and his deep compassion for humanity. Portia Hunt

    Kim Corak
    11 Oct 2021

    Our deepest sympathies on Jay’s passing. We will always treasure our talks when he was visiting Tempe. All our love,The Coraks

    William Cutler
    27 Oct 2021

    I will remember Jay for his impish grin and infectious laugh. They often flashed across his face when he was the leader of Temple’s College of Education. They helped everyone working in the college at that time get through a turbulent period in the university’s history. May he rest in peace.

    Debbie Posmontier
    27 Oct 2021

    My deepest sympathy to the Scribner family. I had the privilege to work with Alicia when they lived in the Philadelphia area. She and Jay were so gracious and kind to me as a young teacher. We had stayed in touch through the years and I will miss that connection deeply.
    With affection,
    Debbie Jasner Posmontier

    Lori Thompson
    28 Oct 2021

    I remember working in the Dean’s Office at Temple in the 80’s for Dean Scribner. He would stop in my office to say hello. He truly was an awesome leader. Sending my condolence to his family.

    Maria Mercedes Pabon
    28 Oct 2021

    May he rest in peace with his beloved Alicia. What a wonderful couple! What amazing parents to four incredible persons and every bit as loving grandparents! I will always remember them both fondly. Thanks for your lovely, welcoming selves!

    Larry Krafft
    29 Oct 2021

    Jay influenced me, and many. He encouraged, allowed, often enabled us to reach and try to create a more compassionate, equitable and loving world. With Alicia, he leaves an enduring legacy through their personal, and professional endeavors, and their family.

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