Jayson C. Johns

September 5, 1975 - January 17, 2017
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Friday 1/20, 7:00 pm
St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church
2 Bayview Ave.
Massapequa, New York 11758
516-798-4992 | Map
Saturday 1/21, 11:00 am
St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 249-8700 | Map
Saturday 1/21

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Caitlin Costello left a message on January 23, 2017:
Jayson was my classmate through the Molloy nursing program. Not only was he very bright, but he was also an awesome friend to so many people. Always had a huge smile on his face even with the weight of the semester on our shoulders. He brought positive energy to every classroom and hospital we stepped into. He motivated his classmates to not only be smarter nurses but better people. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this tough time.
Sean Kwiatkowski left a message on January 23, 2017:
I m goin to make and take this moment to reflect on Jayson John's From 1 lifelong forever and always Massapequa Striker to another RIP #6 I had both the great privelege and blessing to play travel soccer alongside Jayson for many years.Jayson outta my eyes was a great leader and his play style every 1 fed off ofs.We went as far back as 1988 to 1991 bled maroon and gold and then again a great big thanks to #29(no other names to be mentioned ) just jersey #s cause this is about Jay.As I continue saying #29 put together an under 40 yr old team which again got to play alongside 6 of our original Massapequa Strikers some 26 yrs later.Here we are up and down that indoor turf field like we were back in our youth playing with the same grit and aggression #15 overhere tended to get a little to rowdy at times vs the college big school names we played against and there was Jayson calming me down and getting me re game focuseds.Off the field after each game we had tons of talks that I'll hold near and dear to my heart forevers.ThankYou for giving me the awesome years and great memories that will never dim out.Godbless your resting soul Jayson with all love and most sinceritys and I speak for all our whole team.#NEVER# to be forgottens.
Chris Maiorino left a message on January 22, 2017:
It is not what he has, nor even what he does which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. -Henri Frederic Amiel Jay didn’t have much nor was he interested in the typical materialistic trappings and social constructions most of us live for and by—yet perhaps ironically so, he had tremendous worth and value. He had the utmost character but more than anything—Jay had love. Love for his single mother who raised him on her own. Through her example, Jay learned compassion, commitment, and the importance of love. That if you have love, you can get through anything. She taught him that. From her, Jay got his strength, his genuine, forgiving and kind heart.Love for his whole family, Jay had. For his brother, for his aunt, for his dearly departed grandparents and for those he loved and who loved him.He had love for his nieces and nephews and for his friends—friends from all walks, from all places, and from all experiences during his life and times.He was a good man, a good soul, a good nephew, a good companion and a great student. How could he not have been? He spent his whole f-ing life in school. He was an undergraduate, a graduate, a pre-graduate, and even a post-graduate. He was a lot of graduates. He spent his life in pre-school, grade school, mid-school, high school, college school, law school, and nursing school. He literally ran out of schools where he could go to school. Everybody would always remark about how smart and intelligent Jay was. And yes, he was extremely bright and terribly smart. However, for those of us who knew Jay really well his IQ was not his strongest attribute. There was his kindness, his generosity, his smile, and that stupid snicker-laugh-thing that he did and that we loved. Also, for the record, how could you like the band Phish and still be considered of strong intelligence? Just saying. So I remind you of the quote at the start of this long diatribe (my apologies for that):It is not what he has, nor even what he does which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. Jay was one of those special souls whose ‘worth’ we measure by his generous heart and his wealth of love and compassion for those around him. He was rich in that way, the best way. He will surely be forever missed but I know a way we can always be close to him. Here it is: just genuinely care for the people around you, be a friend to those in need and buy one of those ugly ‘affliction’ t-shirts with the stupid graphics on the front. Oh yeah, and love, like really love.I’ll leave you cherished friends and family with a post of Jay’s I found on his facebook page, it said: “Love is the answer.” How true. How profound.How Jay.-Chris Maiorino(Insert sad-faced emoji here)
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