Jay Wilson Wiley Jr., 71, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, September 14, 2018 at Cottage Grove Place in Cedar Rapids. Memorial Service: 10:00 am Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Inurnment: St. John’s Memorial Garden, Lafayette, Indiana at a later date.
Jay was born December 14, 1946, the son of Jay and Eleanor (Breemes) Wiley, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from Purdue University with his bachelor’s in civil engineering and then went on to receive his master’s in civil engineering from California Institute of Technology. Jay lived in California for forty plus years, where he worked on earthquake proofing buildings.
Jay was an avid photographer. He had traveled on many safaris and to Alaska several times throughout his life, where he enjoyed capturing all things nature.
Survivors include his cousin, Judy Matousek of Hiawatha; and other cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and several cousins.
Memorial donations may be directed to Camp Courageous: 12007 190th Street, Monticello, IA 52310, in memory of Jay.