Jason was a typical big brother, in the sense that he was a relentless tease. However, he was a master of “teasing” in a way that made you feel good. His playful pestering was how he expressed his love. He would “touch my stuff” and playfully mock me, change the tv channel and follow me around with a camcorder capturing embarrassing moments...and I loved it. He airbrushed me the most incredible denim jacket for my birthday one year. I wore the jacket around school the entire day - despite the fact that I was sweating like crazy! I was so proud of that jacket and bragged to everyone about how my brother made it.
Jason was a natural entertainer who masqueraded as this quiet, shy guy. He was a talented illusionist, gifted banjo player, computer wiz, amazing artist and always had the best one-liners! It was like living with a stand-up comic. He had a talent for making water dripping noises with his mouth, flipping quarters off of his elbow, and contorting his face into cartoon-like expressions.
Jason was a great brother, super-fun uncle, and all-around wonderful man. His heart was so pure - I never heard him say an unkind word to anyone. I am so blessed to have shared my childhood with him. I love you Jay!