Jay R. Doros
The family writes –
Jay Ronald Doros, of Springfield, NJ, passed away in his sleep on Friday, May 4 at the age of 91.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 71 years, Micki. He was a loving father to his four children: Paul Doros, Shari Skye, Amy Doros and Dennis Doros. He was the exceptionally proud grandfather of Joshua Doros, Chandler Titus, Avery Titus, Jade Pierce and Adam Doros.
Jay was an extraordinary person with a lifetime of accomplishments. Graduating summa cum laude from New York University at the age of 18, he became the youngest Certified Public Accountant in the history of New Jersey. Jay, after practicing a few years as a CPA, decided he wanted a more physically active profession, and purchased Star Tobacco Company in 1957. With his partner, William Schuler, the business thrived under their leadership and it was a role perfect for Jay. He continued to work four days a week, every week, from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, until just prior to his death.
Perhaps his greatest, and most satisfying, achievement was becoming recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on antique glass. Jay and Micki formed an ideal team as they studied and collected together glass for over 50 years. They gave frequent lectures, attended numerous symposiums, and their expertise and significance in the field was recognized and honored by the Corning Museum of Glass, who elected them as Fellows of the Museum. Jay’s desire to learn, and his constant questioning and searching for answers, was legendary. He amassed a considerable library on the subject of glass and his desk, as well as a good deal of the house, was constantly cluttered with the latest publications.
For those unable to attend and would like to honor Jay’s memory, we suggest a donation in his name to the Rakow Library at the Corning Museum of Glass.