Jay P. McNamara

June 20, 1975March 16, 2019

Jay Patrick passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning, March 16, 2019. He was born June 20, 1975 in Kansas City, MO to Lisa and Patrick McNamara.

Jay graduated from St. John Francis Regis grade school in 1989; Archbishop O'Hara High School in 1993 and University of Missouri KC with degree in Business Administration in 1998.

Jay is survived by his parents Patrick & Lisa McNamara; brothers Jamie, Patrick (Amy), Ryan (Brandy), and Casey; sister Lindsay (Kris) Guetterman; nieces and nephews Jordan (Wyatt) Stephens, Colleen, Joseph, Mark, Molly, Julia, Chloe and Reagan McNamara; grandmother Roberta McNamara; along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Jay loved his family and friends. He loved life! He had the biggest heart and would do anything for anyone. He had the most beautiful smile and lived life to the fullest.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 23, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 23, 2019

Jay P. McNamara

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March 22, 2019

Lisa and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. My son Kevin was in the same year at O'Hara with Jay and Jamie. In fact, their birthdays are only a few days apart! My prayers are with you and your family. Let all the good memories help lead you through this very difficult time. Trish Downey

Jim and Sandy Lanning

March 22, 2019

Jim and I were so very sad to here about Jay. I can still see him coaching the boys basketball game looking as if he just wanted to jump in there himself. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and all the family

Shery Batliner

March 21, 2019

Lisa and family,
There are no words to express my sorrow when I heard Jay had passed away. The heartache your family is facing is something that breaks my heart. Please know there are hundreds of people thinking and praying for your family in your time of this deep grief. I hope you find some peace and comfort in the many stories and memories that will be shared in the weeks to come.
Robert and Shery

Natalie Jordan

March 21, 2019

So sorry to hear of Jay's passing. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.
Natalie (Roth) Jordan

Tim Lathrop

March 21, 2019

Lisa and Pat,
Our hearts go out to you along with our prayers. You have a beautiful family and we are praying for your comfort.
Tim & Babette Lathrop

Teresa Sperry

March 21, 2019

Lisa and Pat -
I am so sorry to hear of Jay's passing... No words can describe this... Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Matt & Mary Ann Jonas

March 21, 2019

Dear Pat, Lisa and family,

We are so sorry to learn of Jay's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Weathermon

March 21, 2019

Jay was a good friend to me and my family he spent many nights at my families home with me. We laughed and talked all night long sharing or deepest thoughts and dreams of what would become. Jay was a inspiration to me, he was a kind and loving man. I will miss my friend, When I'm down and blue I’ll remember the last words he spoke to me, ” I want you to be happy. I love you Jenn and always have follow your dreams.” RIP my mentor, friend and Love.

Rev. Patrick Rush

March 21, 2019

Lisa, Pat and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Jay's premature death. My memories of him are limited to the time he was an infant but my memories of you, Lisa especially, continue to recent times and are always so warm. I am very sorry for your pain and his family's loss. I regret that a conflict will not allow me to be present for his funeral but you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jane Schaffer

March 21, 2019

My heart breaks for the McNamara family, but I know your memories and love will keep Jay in your hearts. You will find strength in one another - you are such a strong family. I have so enjoyed seeing Jay’s and his siblings’ involvement at O’Hara and their activities afterwards through Lisa’s stories. I have many memories of Jay, his smile, and always respectful greeting. One assignment I always have remembered is his “stream of conscious” writing from junior English. Jay wrote about the thoughts of a basketball player while on the free throw line in a close game. It was easy to feel his love for the game as I read that piece. RIP, Jay. We will miss you.