Tahoe Arts Project
A Non Profit Organization
Peggy Blowney - Executive Director
The mission of TAP is to provide cultural enrichment and diversity for the community through the arts and education with particular focus on our youth.
We are sadden by the passing of our beloved board member Jay Conroy. Our hearts are with his family.
You will be missed!
Thank you to those who have donated in the Memory of Jay!
Michelle & Chris Ficara
Marianne & Ken Poohachoff
The Chapman Family
Bill and Shelly Martinez
A LETTER FROM HIS CHILDREN
Friends, Family and Fans of Jay Conroy,
It is with a heavy heart that Kyle and I inform you that Dad has passed, transferring to the ultimate penthouse. On Sunday, April 23 at 1:51 a.m he went peacefully and without pain. He was by himself in his private room on the 14th floor of the UCSF Parnassus hospital, but we all know that he wasn’t alone.
We were all there with him. And he knew that, too. The outpouring of love, memories and stories that he/we have received since his last update is immense and impactful. Huh. That sounds familiar. Oh, that’s right, just like Jay.
Like you, our hearts are broken. Yet also full. It just doesn’t seem possible that this world could keep turning without Jay & JoJo. We take that as our calling to keep things in motion. I encourage you to do the same. Let’s keep his legacy alive and live like he did; to the fullest.
Cherish what matters most: family, friendships and fun.
Don’t take yourself too seriously: wear a funny hat, paint your goatee orange.
Enjoy the outdoors: ski, camp, golf, and boat.
Have a good time: throw parties, plan tailgates, wear costumes, go to sporting events, and attend the theater.
Help others: donate your time, give back to your community.
Details surrounding services are to be determined. We will keep this group updated and give as much notice as possible. In talking with him about where he wanted to host his celebration of life, he turned down a few places because they were “too small”. No surprise, my dad wants the event to be a big party and would love for all of you to be there. Hey, maybe in costume.
On behalf of his children, thank you. Thank you for loving our dad exactly as he was. Dynamic, authentic and unapologetic. Fun, full of life, and hilarious. And thank you for loving us just the same. We appreciate all that you have done (and will continue to do) to support our family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tahoe Arts Project or the Family Resource Center, two local South Lake Tahoe programs whose boards Dad served on (taking over Mom’s seats).
Casey & Kyle
P.S. Go Warriors
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR MAJOR DONORS AND IN-KIND SUPPORTERS
" I just wanted to send a shout out about what an AMAZING TAP performance that was yesterday!! The level of engagement from our kiddos was some of the best I've ever seen. They love being an active audience and were so intrigued by how the puppets moved and the stories that were told."
Tasha Thomas M.A.T.
Physical Education Teacher
Tahoe Valley Elementary School