Jay’s Restaurant co-owner Idy Haverstick of Centerville died in her sleep Tuesday morning at Lincoln Park Manor in Kettering. She was 71.
Mrs. Haverstick was not able to recover fully after falling ill in the restaurant on Feb. 4. She collapsed in the dining room of the restaurant, and patrons performed CPR on her until Dayton paramedics arrived to rush her to Miami Valley Hospital.
Doctors believed Mrs. Haverstick went into cardiac arrest during the incident, according to Amy Haverstick, general manager and also co-owner of Jay’s.
Idy Haverstick’s husband, Jay, founded the restaurant in Dayton’s Oregon Historic District 35 years ago. He died in May 2009.
“My mom was an amazing supporter of my father and the restaurant. She was a true partner of his both in life and in business,” Amy Haverstick said Tuesday. Amy Haverstick has overseen the day-to-day operations of Jay’s for several years, and she said Tuesday the restaurant will continue under her direction.
A celebration of Mrs. Haverstick’s life is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jay’s Restaurant, 225 E. Sixth St., Dayton. The restaurant will be closed Thursday. A private funeral will be held Friday.Tweet