Jay Anthony Richardson
Virginia Beach – Jay A. Richardson, retired Chief Deputy City Attorney of the City Attorney’s Office of Virginia Beach, died on January 4, 2012. Jay was born in Norfolk, VA and graduated from Holy Trinity High School. He served in the 8th Air Force in Europe during World War II. He also attended William and Mary Division in Norfolk and completed his law studies at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia.
On October 4, 1952, Jay married the former Joyce Mae Stiff. After completing law school, Jay worked for the Virginia National Bank. His final employment was with the City Attorney’s Office of Virginia Beach, retiring in the capacity of Chief Deputy City Attorney, June 1991.
Jay is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; two sons, Greg Richardson along with his wife Michelle, and David Richardson; daughter, Leslie Richardson; three grandchildren, Ryan Lee, Kristen Richardson, and Heather Richardson.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday, January, 8, 2012 at Colonial Grove Memorial Park, located on 3445 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Va., 23456. Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462 is handling the arrangements. The life of Jay Anthony Richardson is proof that one’s life can be lived simply and with integrity and respect for others. The family of Jay Richardson would like to thank everyone who has been there during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.
Jay Richardson was a great neighbor and friend. He will be missed by both Kay and I. We wish to offer our condolances.
Jay Richardson was my second father. He provided me with valuable advice and insight that helped me raise his granddaughters.
He was always available when I needed someone to talk to and I could always rely on him.
Jay was a thoughtful man and always put other’s needs before his own.
I miss him dearly and will cherish the memories and advice he provided to me and my children.
Love and miss you.
Such a shock to learn of Jay’s illness Xmas Day – We shared so many fun times over the past years – our thoughts are with Joyce & their children & grandchildren – Thanks for the memories! Much love to you all!
To a great man that was so much more than a father-in-law. I will never forget his teasing ways and his BIG heart. Always made me smile and gave the best hugs!!
He was a great father, grandfather, and a friend. The love he had for his family was unconditional.
He made a lasting impression on my daughter and she will never forget his”grandfatherly” ways! I thank you for that!!
I will miss you and I will always carry you in my heart! The time I had with you was PRICELESS!!
we are so sorry we were not aware of Jay’s illness sooner. So many memories: over the years, especially our younger years, we spent a lot of time together from living next door in the duplex to traveling to the Bahamas, Myrtle Beach and Nags Head and meeting in between and many good times spent in Deltaville. Jay was one of life’s really good friends and we will miss him.