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BRIDGEPORT, MI – Robert O. Jason, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Ascension Mary’s Hospital after a two-year battle with cancer. Age 66 years. Son of the late Robert G. and Audrey (Olson) Jason, Robert was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on May 12, 1955. Bob married Julie Kostick on October 31, 2018, in Key West, Florida where they resided together for 11 years before moving to Michigan. She survives him. Bob’s forty-year long career in law enforcement and public service began in the US Army as an MP. He later joined the Lebanon, New Hampshire Police Department. He was instrumental in establishing their first canine unit with his canine partner, King. He eventually retired as a Lieutenant Detective after twenty years of distinguished service. At that retirement, Bob went down to the islands to escape the New England cold. That’s where he found the next chapter of his career. Bob joined the US Marshal Service with whom he proudly served as a Special Deputy US Marshal. This second half of his law enforcement career began in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands in the year 2000. It took him to West Virginia, Miami and Key West, Florida where he served as the Lead Court Security Officer. He then accepted a transfer to Michigan as part of a long-range retirement plan with Julie and worked in both the Flint and Bay City, Michigan Federal Court Houses. He retired from the US Marshal Service due to health concerns in October 2021. His hobbies included wood working, metal working, and his GI Joe and WWII collections. He was a master model customizer of 1:6 scale WWII vehicles. Although he had built and rebuilt it 100 times in his head, his dream of building a custom 1940 Ford pickup just ran out of time.
Surviving besides his wife Julie are his son, Mathew Robert Jason (Sherri Lynch), Leominster, Massachusetts; a daughter, Megan Brittany (Jeremy) Pardoe, Hartland, Vermont; three grandchildren, Taylor Jason, Brayden Jason and Riley Pardoe; three sisters, Barbara (Paul) Kieschnick, Georgetown, Texas; Carol Catino, Webster, Massachusetts; Tammy (Rob) Roy, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Bennett and Debbie Blake.
Memorial calling hours are Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. Remembrances by family and friends will be on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the conclusion of calling hours. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the United States Police Canine Association.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern time)
Saturday, May 14, 2022
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