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In Memoriam: Jay Siskin, Penny Preville President November 18, 2020 (2 comments)


Long Island City, NY—Jay Brian Siskin, husband of designer Penny Preville and president of her eponymous brand, died peacefully on November 15 after battling liver cancer. He was 70.

Siskin was a respected figure in the jewelry industry, helping to propel his wife’s jewelry brand into not only one of the first prominent names in the designer jewelry category, but ultimately to one of the leading brands in the category. In his downtime, he enjoyed golf, meditation, the arts, and making meaningful heartfelt connections with all those he knew. More than anything, he was a caretaker and family man whose greatest joy was putting a smile on the faces of the people he loved, say family members. 

Siskin was loving husband, father, and grandfather. Preceded in death by his parents, Betty and Sam, and stepsister Mitzi, he is survived by his wife Penny, sons Skyler and Derek, sister Susan, step-siblings Lynda and Lee, mother-in-law Joyce, daughters-in-law Mara and Ali, grandchildren Brendon, Cameron, Cole, Mylo, and Freddy, and many other family members and friends. 

A virtual service will be held Friday, November 20, at 11am, EST. The link to join the webcast service is below. (Video image for the service will not appear until the service actually begins.)

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Perlmutter Cancer Center and/or Calvary Hospital.  

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So sorry to hear this news. Jay was a great friend and a mensch. I enjoyed knowing him and learning from him. He was wise and kind, insightful and warm, humorous and honest. Liz and I send our love and prayers to Penny and Skyler and the entire family. Marty

By Marty Hurwitz on Nov 20th, 2020 at 4:51pm

I’ve known Jay and Penny as long as I’ve been in the industry ( about 27 years). Jay was just a really good man. He would always greet you with a smile, with positivity and graciousness. His kindness always shined brightly and every time I walked into the booth it was “how is your family?” before business talk. His values always showed in the way he conducted and carried himself. I will miss him. My heartfelt condolences go out to Penny, Sky, Derrick and the whole team at Penny Preville as well as past employees who I know stay in touch and love the family.

By Matthew Rosenheim on Nov 21st, 2020 at 2:00pm

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