Jason Edward Poore, 38, of Mahanoy City, Pa., and formerly a resident of Lewistown, passed away Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020 at his home. Born Aug. 4, 1982 in Somerville, N.J., he was the loving son of Tina Marie DeStefano of Burnham and Edward Steven Poore of Mountain Top, Pa. Also surviving are: his wife Christine Marie (Saldukas) Poore; a beautiful daughter, Ophelia Catherine Marie Poore, age 4, whom he loved and adored with all his heart; two sons, Jayden Gregg, age 16, Jordan Joseph, age 15; a twin brother Justin Steven Poore of Burnham; brother, Timothy Phillip McConnell of Lehigh Acres, Fla., twin brothers Vincent James DeStefano of Hampton, N.J. and Gregory DeStefano, Jr. who preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 2008; grandparents, Shirley Marie Earnest McConnell of New Lancaster Valley and Timothy Phillip McConnell who preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2018, Blanche Poore of Bridgewater, N.J.; uncles, Richard Lee Bailey of Levittown Travis James McConnell of Thompsontown; an aunt, JoAnne Marie Kossey – McConnell of Milroy; nephews, Timothy Phillip McConnell, Jr. of Milroy, Cameron Steven Poore of Burnham; nieces, Madison Ann – Marie Poore of Burnham, and Desiree Jade.
Jason was born in New Jersey and lived there throughout his childhood with his brothers and their mother amid the cities and beaches, and often spent time in the peaceful country setting with his grandparents in New Lancaster Valley, until the family moved to Mifflin County together in January 2001.
He attended Indian Valley High School, and worked as a machine operator at Insteel Wire Products, Hazelton. Jason had many enjoyable pastimes in life, he loved being outdoors, was an expert fisherman who enjoyed fly fishing and river fishing on a boat, and hunting. He shared a love for Harleys with his twin brother. He enjoyed weight lifting and working out at the gym. He shared an intense love for ‘The Grateful Dead’ with his wife, they were both followers and great fans of the band, and attended many concerts and outings. In his earlier years Jason was an admired baseball player, along with his brothers, and he enjoyed camping each summer with his grandparents at Poe Valley and Greenwood Furnace. Jason was happiest when sharing time with the people he was close to. He enjoyed family outings, amusement parks, parties and gatherings with family and friends. But the place he enjoyed most was the beach. He loved the sand and ocean, and spent his summers with his family each year in Ocean City, MD. His lifelong dream was, one day, to live with his family by the ocean.
Jason was a wonderful and amazing man, who was loved by all who knew him. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and grandson. He loved life and cared deeply for his family and friends. He was a protector, strong in his beliefs, loyal, and sensitive, always ready to defend and stand up for those he loved. Jason touched so many lives in a special way. Losing him is a great and painful loss, that will leave a huge emptiness in this world and in so many hearts. Our loss is most definitely Heaven’s gain. He will be missed immensely.
Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2020 at the New Lancaster Valley Cemetery, Milroy with Pastor Frank Trego and William Herrick officiating.
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