Jay Christopher Blow was born on March 18, 1962, to the late Thomas Blow Sr, and Jean Blow. He went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 7, 2023. Jay was born in Pittsburgh PA where he was raised, educated, and lived a wonderful life as a dedicated, hardworking father. Throughout his career he worked in various forms of sales and was known to have the hottest ticket in town for any event. Jay enjoyed working in hospitality at Ritters Diner with his work family for over 20 years. Jay recently utilized his skill set to advance his career as an Environmental Service Technician at UPMC.
On March 9, 1986, Jay, and the late Cynthia “Lay Lay” Stitt welcomed their one and only baby girl Jayla Stitt. Both Jay and Lay Lay doted over their daughter. Jay was a devoted and loving father who enjoyed working and earning an honest living. Often you would see Jay running errands with Jayla or sharing a meal at his favorite restaurant, Golden Corral. These activities soon transitioned to his dear grandchildren, Jahyier Smith, Nariah Smith and Bre’lle Stitt, with whom he enjoyed spending his time. Jay later received the joy of being a great-Grandpa to his great-granddaughter, Nyier Smith.
Jay was a very good man with a beautiful heart. He would do anything for anyone in need without hesitation. He had a personal relationship with the Lord, as was displayed through his character as a man. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Blow Sr, and Jean Blow, and his best friend, Lay Lay Stitt. He leaves behind to cherish their memories the daughter he loved dearly, Jayla Stitt, his step-sons, Romare Stitt (Michelle) and Mario Stitt (Clairissa), his grandchildren, Jahyier Smith, Nariah Smith and Bre’lle Stitt, his great granddaughter Nyier Smith, loving siblings Terri Blow (Robert), Thomas Blow Jr (Laverne), and Kelly Nwaokolo (Tony), his companion, Dena Freeman as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends whom he cherished. Jay was one of a kind and will truly be missed. If you knew Jay, you would know he’s not sitting anywhere for long. In the famous words of Jay, “Come on y’all I got something to do!”
Visitation Monday 4-8pm at Stephen M. Brady Funeral Home Inc. 920 Cedar Avenue Pittsburgh, PA. 15212
Everyone is also welcome on Tuesday 10-12pm visitation and 12pm service at Central Baptist Church 2200 Wylie Avenue Pittsburgh, PA. 15219