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Condolence From: Mom
Condolence: The anniversary (Memorial Day) of your cruel, senseless, tragic death is fast approaching and we are still mourning deeply for our loss,family and friends.
I posted a photo of one of our last celebrations with you, and I noticed the happy smiles on everyone especially the children, that was because of you Jason, an adult who took the time to play with them. I'll never forget the laughter, the fun, the kindness you showed to everyone my son.
I painfully miss you and love you forever.
💔 Mom 💔
Saturday April 27, 2019
Condolence From: robert kubiniec
Condolence: Condolences for the sad, sad loss.
Rest peace Jason, fond memories from a fellow classmate from Canisius '85.
Monday August 06, 2018
Condolence From: Bruce and Rita Hamilton
Condolence: Dear, Dear Caroline words cannot express our sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved son Jason. Our hearts go out to your family and we send the warmest hugs for you and for the girls in this your time of need. You were the best neighbor on Truesdale Rd and we miss you. Please connect with us through the email I left with this condolence. Very sad news indeed and we just learned of it today as there was an article in the obituary pages of the Buffalo News.
Thursday July 26, 2018
Condolence From: Sunnie Lamarr
Condolence: My heartfelt and deepest condolences for Aunt Caroline and family and friends. A very sad and tragic loss, but sweet memories remain , along with love and support...My heart goes out to all...
Tuesday June 05, 2018
Condolence From: Ma
Condolence: My Son

So special, kind, and loved as one could be, you were everything in life, you meant the world to me.

Sometimes life can be unkind when hearts are torn in two but nothing can ever compare to the pain of losing you, but all the joy you left behind forever will live on, and until we meet again rest peacefully my heart, my wonderful son.
Monday June 04, 2018
Condolence From: Mark Giallella
I wrote this for myself, I think. But I thought I should post it here

I met Jason in the mid 80s. We worked at Millard Fillmore hospital together. It was clear from he start that he wouldn’t be there for long because he had his mind on bigger and better things. His mind and destination may not have been as clear as it could have been but he knew he wanted more.
Someone at the hospital once told me that Jason was “the smartest person she had known”. I often thought she was exactly right. I knew he would be able to conquer anything he set his mind to.

Then came little league softball. The Brewers. From a mediocre team to league champions. It was fun, and at times, pretty intense. He had found something he loved to do and he threw his entire self into it. Constantly planning, juggling the lineup in his head and on paper for the next game. Thinking of new drills for practice and analyzing each game afterwards. He could even recall specific plays from games years afterwards when talking about our times coaching.

We also played slow pitch softball ourselves. It seemed to be a very frustrating time for him. I’m not sure if it was because he couldn’t quite get the team to be as good as he wanted or because he couldn’t quite capture a bit of his own glory days from when he was younger and played sports in school.

After that came a few trips to the west coast and back again.

“Class Act” was somewhere in there. A public access “comedy” show he had created and organized that didn’t quite hit the mark unless you knew the actors personally. He knew that the final result didn’t quite match what he had in his head but he still poured his whole self into the project. He wrote, produced, edited and even acted in the show.

Then, he left town. Didn’t really say much about it other than he was leaving. Seemed like he needed some time to himself and away from the area to collect himself and get set on the right track.
Months turned into years. I saw his niece, Danielle at the broadway market and I asked her to say hello to him for me
After I got married, my wife, Valerie, found him on Facebook and we contacted each other again. He came over to visit and meet my wife. It was great to see him again after all that time. Yet it seemed like we just saw each other the other day.
We started hanging out again. Every time he would visit the house he would play with my two little girls, Melanie and Elsa. Either outside teaching them soccer, and letting them score goals on him or inside playing games. They always loved it when he came over and often asked about him

He still seemed as if he wasn’t quite on the right track in life but seemed more stable. He now had his law degree but wondered if he wanted to pursue that career. He told me that he realized halfway through law school that it might not be for him. Regardless, he completed school and got his degree.
Getting a law degree for someone who is totally committed to it is probably hard enough. He managed to do it even with doubts in his mind. Again, one of the smartest persons I knew.

So we picked up where we left off. Only this time I had a wife and children to be able to share him with and show them what a great guy he was.

Through jobs, sports, career questioning, a marriage, a divorce, and a car accident. He seemed to get through it all. His intensity amplifying the good and the bad for him. At times it seemed to him that there were more bad than good but he never gave up. Always thinking, working, and thinking some more.
He always made me feel like I had to be smarter than I was in order to have meaningful conversations with him. Not in a bad way, but it seemed like I always pushed myself when we talked (which is a good thing). Either he didn’t think that he was smarter than I was or he never told me he did.

When I researched stories to read about, such as JFK assassination or politics I would often send him links so that he could read the story and reply. He would do the same.

We both thought, strangely enough, that his car accident may have been a good thing. It made him realize that he had to leave his wife because that path wasn’t leading anywhere that was beneficial to him. It also allowed him to get away to Florida and spend some time rehabbing with his family. I thought that would be a great time for him to Maybe realize where he was in life and possibly focus on something specific. Passing the bar exam? Writing a book?
(I’ve always told him that he had many books inside his head that he could easily write. I would even give him ideas for the titles and subjects, telling him that I would only need ten percent of the profits for the idea)
or coming up with something totally different. I knew he had it in him. He just needed to realize his path.

Then came the call. I was on vacation
with my family and I saw that his sister, Traci, had called and texted. The messages were to call back so I did.
“Jason was killed” are the words that will never flow freely from my mouth or in my mind without having a great effect on me.
It couldn’t be true. But somehow it was. This time he won’t be gone for only a few years. No more texting story links to read. No more visits to the house.
Jason, you were the best. Hopefully I was able to give to you the special friendship that you gave me. You were like a brother to me. Hopefully now you will be able to find your path. And be happy and secure. Rest In Peace, brother.

Monday June 04, 2018
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Monday June 04, 2018
Condolence From: Ken Esposito
Condolence: My heart is full of sadness at the loss of my cousin Jay. Aunt Caroline, Tracy, Nikki I am so sorry.this is something I would like to share. On the worst day of my life, on the day of my mother's funeral my cousin Jason was there for me, he never left my side and every time I turned around he was there. and I will never forget when I looked at him I could see the love in his eyes and feel the love in his heart. And it felt as it did as if when we were kids.also on that day in his own precarious way he would make me smile. Jason I want you to know I love you and you will forever be in my heart. A families love never dies no matter how far away you are. In this world or the other. Love you cuz.tell uncle Sonny and my mom l love them.
Monday June 04, 2018
Condolence From: Jennie M Insera
Condolence: condolences to u all. Jason was such a beautiful person. found memories are are famlies outings and us kids hanging together have lost of adventures and laughs. Love u all dearly. So sorry for your tragic loss.🌹💖
Monday June 04, 2018
Condolence From: Jeffrey D'Italia
Condolence: I met Jay in 1980. We were both in 7th grade, and I had just moved to the area. We wound up on the same baseball team, and became fast friends. We played baseball every day at my house summer after summer. I'll share a funny story that I recall. One day we had been playing for hours, and we were all drenched in sweat. An errant throw came in, bounced off the pool wall we used as a backstop, and as Jay spun to get it, he lost his balance and fell backwards into the dirt spot we used as home plate. When he got up, the white t-shirt he was wearing was caked with a combination of sweat and dirt, and was now brown. He was laughing hysterically. When we asked him what was so funny, he blurts out, "It's my dad's shirt!!" and goes on laughing. I think the story epitomizes his best qualities. Rest in Peace my friend. I'm sure you are hitting home runs on Heaven's baseball diamond.
Monday June 04, 2018
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