Mark Vincent Jasper
August 15, 1962 – February 8, 2021
Mark Vincent Jasper, 58, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021.
He had lived for the past five years at the Blake Street residence, a part of Continuum of Care, Inc. in New Haven, CT.
Mark was a good neighbor who was respected by staff and residents alike. He was well liked by everyone and loved in a special way. His smile and laugh were infectious, and he always enjoyed laughing at jokes. He loved being in motion, walking in and out of downtown New Haven or riding in a car, on a bicycle, or a city bus. He was a fountain of information about 90s music. He enjoyed Egyptology and natural history. He loved visiting Yale’s Peabody Museum and CT’s Dinosaur State Park. He enjoyed being near the water, especially Seaside Park in Bridgeport and the boardwalk at West Haven. He liked to ride the ferry to Long Island and the small ferry across the CT River. He was enthusiastic about going places, because there was always the hope of stopping for coffee no matter the destination.
Mark often attended church on Sundays in New Haven and was a quiet-but-faithful participant in the groups he regularly attended. He was admired for never giving up on himself. He faced many health challenges throughout his life, many of which called on him to tap his reserves of perseverance, courage, and humor. His unexpected passing has left a hole in the hearts of the residents and staff at Blake Street and the many people who knew him in New Haven. Mark left his legacy of hope, perseverance, and humor behind him, and for that we are grateful. He made a lasting imprint, teaching those around him patience and resilience.
Mark is survived by his mother, father, brother, and two sisters. They will have a private ceremony in honor of him and his memory.
Private Ceremony to be Held in Mark's Memory
Mark Vincent Jasper
February 16, 2021
Mark stayed with me and his gram in our trailer in a little town called curwensville pa he rode on the back of a motorcycle with me we did lots of fun things through the month or two he was with me he called me Uncle Dave and he was a cheerful kid I enjoyed his presence haven't see him in years but new new was getting the help he needed he will be missed but will be in heaven with his other loved ones