Jason Nathaniel Brown
July 31, 1978 – May 7, 2018
Jason Nathaniel Brown, 39, of Stafford passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018.
Jason was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania on July 31, 1978. He served 20 years in the United States Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 2017. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his wife and children.
He is survived by his wife, Jessica; and his four children, Hannah, Hailey, Aiden, and Sailor. He also leaves behind many other family members, friends, and in-laws that will miss him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mark William Brown.
Jason Nathaniel Brown
November 1, 2018
I am terribly sorry for the loss of such a great guy. Me and Jason hung out alot at Macdill AFB. We started going out after his previous divorce and I watched him become a great father to his daughter Hannah. He was always trying to put her first in almost everything he did. I am very saddened by this loss. We spoke last while he was on the ship sometime last year or so. We caught up and shared some memories, he was telling me how he was excited about retiring. The world seems less bright without Jason in it. He cared about others and strived to do the right thing. He was a good friend and someone I will miss greatly.
October 31, 2018
To the Family of Jason N. Brown,
My heart goes out to Jason's family and friends. He was my friend and roommate while we were stationed together at MacDill AFB. We lived at Dolphin Pointe apartments on Westshore I was recently remembering all the times we hung out and the things we did. We had so much fun at work, at home and out on the town. He was such a great Dad and loved Hannah dearly. After our days in Tampa I visited him when he was stationed in San Diego and later heard from him when he saw me on AFN. Since then we lost contact but he will always be someone I remember from my military career. Today was a sad day because I did even know of his passing until I was wanting to see how he was doing. He will be missed.
May 16, 2018
To the Family, Jessica, and the children of Jason Brown,
I hope this message finds you well a week after your loss. This message of good spirits comes from the extended family here at the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity(MCIA) and the eight of us who worked directly with Jason for 12 hour spans during the three months we were fortunate to know him. He always came into work in the best of moods and constantly spoke fondly of Jessica and his children as often as he did about finding a random Farmers Market to attend along with how "the weather was too good not to spend fishing" (it was night time!). We absolutely adored Jason as part of our team and although we didn't get to spend as much time as we would have liked with him, I'd like to think that the multitude of hours we did get with him were great ones. He had bad dad jokes and some good ones, but at 3:00am the bad ones were the jokes we laughed the hardest. Again, we're sorry for your loss and would like to extend any support that we can to those Jason left behind. If we are able to send a care basket, please let me know because we would love to do so. Jason was absolutely wonderful and has definitely impacted lives everywhere he's been, especially here with his work family at MCIA.
May 14, 2018
Jason and I served onboard the USS New Orleans together from 06' to 09'. We sure had a lot of great conversations while standing many shipboard watches together. We often times conversed throughout the night about family, career goals, retirement, mostly to keep each other awake. I remember a time when he snuck up from behind me late at night while on topside rover to relieve me from watch saying, "Wake Up, " got me good!!! The one thing I never forget is the great times spent with great people, Jason was always one of them! I will miss you Brother, Shipmate, friend...
Maryanna and Hector Hermosillo
May 13, 2018
Jason, I am so, so, sorry. I was so sure we would see each again soon. I am so sadden that I won’t be able to see your smile, greet you again with an embrace, or catch each other up over a beer or two. You were always so kind, calm, and a good hearted man. I remember when we first met. You, Matthew and Nicholas. You guys were so incredibly cute. And I carried those memories close to my heart, because you were my cousins. My cousins....it was a special thing to me, you were my family. Watch over us, especially your babies and Jessica. Tell Grandpap Brown, Grandma Stosic, Uncle Matt, Aunt Margaret, and your Dad, Uncle Mark we all miss them very much. The pain you were silently suffering through all these many, many years, is gone my Dear Cousin. Be at peace. I’m so sorry. Always in our hearts.....you will be dearly missed, Cuz.
May 13, 2018
Jason was an amazing friend, shipmate, and brother. I have great memories of meeting him from Sicily to Sasabo to the DC area. My latest memory is when I moved to the DC area for training and he sent me a message saying he was there too. So he picked me up from the Navy Lodge and took me out to dinner and we reminisced on our great times in Sicily with our running club, dressing up in costumes to go out on the town, and our encounters with so many people along the way. When I went to Sasabo for work he made sure he took the time to show me some great spots and catch up. But most of all he would pay attention to Sailors who had hard times and Sailors that he met along the way and how he loved to help them. I was so proud of him and how he would make sure everyone is taken care of. Jason was the most selfless person I’ve ever met and he has touched so many lives with his kindness and concern for other people’s feelings before his own. God speed brother!! I love you!!
May 13, 2018
My favorite memory of Jason was on my 21st birthday in Sicily. Being the awesome guy he was, he volunteered to be the DD for a group of us going out. We rented a Van to transport everyone, but what we didn't know was Jason couldnt drive stick shift. It was such a hilarious night watching the cloud of smoke from the burnt up clutch fill the air as Jason did his best to fulfill his end anyway and get everybody home safe.
Jason, known to me then as IT1 Brown was truly a stand up guy and always was around to help others. He will be missed
May 13, 2018
I want to pass my deepest condolences for your family’s loss from his Navy and Sicilian Family. He touched many lives and happily gave more than he received. I was fortunate to witness all the lives he touched. He was a great friend, neighbor, and coworker at NCTS Sicily who looked out for everyone. The last time I saw him was 2014 in Sasebo, Japan where he took a group us out to his favorite hole in the wall Japanese restaurant where we reminisced about the good times shared in Sicily. I know he had a daughter Hanna who he loved very much. I would be happy to share any pictures and memories shared with Jason. He is loved and missed by many.
His Friend and Brother In Arms,
May 12, 2018
He was a brother and a son . There's many family members here in Pennsylvania that cared deeply for him. his oldest daughter Hanna, his mother, and 2 brothers. And step father . although his life was his new family . His old one still cared and will miss him . Rest in peace . Brother.
May 11, 2018
Jason was a wonderful friend and I remember the day I talked him into joining the Navy and I always knew he would be a huge success!!! He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Rest easy my Shipmate. We have the watch. Fair Winds and Following Seas.......
May 11, 2018
I made many wonderful memories with Jason!! From swimming in the creek as teenagers, to music challenges, visiting him at the grocery store, drinking a few beers as adults... He was a great friend who cared deeply about his family and friends... He always spoke of his beautiful daughter and I am sad to say we didn't keep in touch over the last 5 years... My prayers and thoughts to his wife, children and family. Rest in peace dear friend!
May 11, 2018
God speed Jason..... Your pain is gone and ours will live on....... we do and will always love and miss you!