OBITUARY

Jason Anthony Foglia

January 29, 1972October 5, 2020

Jason Foglia, loving husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away at age 48.

Jason was born on January 29, 1972 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Raymond and Shirley Foglia. He was raised in Pittsburgh, PA, before moving to Longwood, FL, where he graduated with honors from Lake Brantley High School and gained an incredible group of friends with whom he spent countless hours riding BMX bikes and sharing a love of music.

He graduated with honors from the University of Florida – Warrington College of Business and was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. After college he moved to Atlanta and worked for Rich’s, first as department manager then transitioned into finance for special projects. Jason then returned to Orlando in 1997 to pursue a successful career on the finance side of commercial construction, ultimately ending up at PCL Construction Services.

While living in downtown Orlando, Jason enjoyed spending time with friends both old and new. In 2000, he joined the 10-year high school reunion committee. It was there a mutual friend introduced him to his heart and future wife, Sarah Montgomery. The two married on March 10, 2007 at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in St. Petersburg. FL, and lived together in Orlando, FL, until relocating to Tampa, FL, in 2010. Throughout their relationship they spent much of their time together on incredible travel adventures and sharing their lives with close friends and family.

Jason was an avid music lover and storyteller and had a strong passion for fast cars, racing, organization, and travel. He also was a talented cook and enjoyed creating large Sunday dinners to share with friends and family. Jason was known for his quick wit, selfless character, and his kind and compassionate spirit.

Jason passed away knowing that life was better with a loving wife, delicious food, vibrant sunrises, ocean views, and good music. His contagious energy and appreciation for the little things in life made him one of the most creative, intelligent, and genuine souls all were blessed to know.

Jason is survived by his wife, Sarah; father, Raymond; mother, Shirley; brother, Matt (wife Stephanie); sister, Marissa; niece, Savanna; nephew, Michael; his new puppy, Enzo; and a multitude of cousins, aunts, uncles, and many others whom he collected along the way and held close to his heart like family. We welcome you to stop by the home of Raymond & Shirley Foglia on Saturday, October 24, 2020, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to celebrate and honor Jason's life. Please contact the Foglia family directly, should you need the address in Longwood, FL.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) at https://curefa.org/donate.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers, love, and support during this time.

Services

24 October

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Home of Raymond & Shirley Foglia

Contact the Family
Longwood, FL 32750

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Shirley_Michael Marchman

October 20, 2020

We never got to meet Jason but we heard a lot about him. Mike and I truly are sorry for the families loss. We wish the family the best and prayers for strength. I know one thing he had a great family.

Maria Ong

October 13, 2020

My heartfelt condolences for your loss. I've known Jason since nursery school with Miss Mitch in St. Margaret Mary's, then again in third grade at Allard, and in parts of junior high in Moon. He was always brilliant, kind, handsome, funny, and ready for the next adventure. As seasoned 7th graders, we once co-hosted a "Welcome to Junior High" orientation documentary for graduating 6th graders -- and had a good laugh about it later! At our class's 20th reunion, I was happy to spend some time with him and his lovely wife, Sarah.

Jason, you'll always be a part of Moon and a part of us. To his family -- I am holding you up in prayer.

Yours truly,
Maria Ong
PS: I'm the one with long hair and bangs, standing next to Jason.

Ann Stanko

October 13, 2020

Shirley, I just saw this and also received word from Annunciations office. I am so very, very sorry.
It sounds like Jason enjoyed life immensely. Not only that, he looks just like you.
Please accept my prayers and condolences.
I hope to see you at the All Souls Mass.
Peace,
Ann

Chris Mangin

October 13, 2020

Hello,
My name is Chris Mangin. I knew Jason during those formative elementary school years and shared many bike rides with him. What I remember most about him was mind. He was extremely witty and intelligent. As I look back at the time I knew him I can recall how he always thought through problems in such creative ways. He also read a million times more than most of us. When we would read aloud in class all of us would try to read as fast as he could. None of could come close and we ended up sounding like idiots compared to him! The teacher would stop us after a paragraph and tell us to stop trying to read like Jason you never will be able to! I remember that vividly.
I’m so sorry for you loss.

Andy Lucyshyn

October 12, 2020

Jason and I were friends in high school and reconnected for a bit over the course of our HS reunions. We shared many classes together, talked cars and music , and jammed with Matt sometimes at their house. Jason was always "one of the good guys" and I am certain he will be missed. I am so sorry to hear of his passing at such a young age. My condolences and prayers of peace to the whole family.

Lee Sacco

October 12, 2020

I met Jason in grade school and he was a great friend. We made epic movies on 8mm, shared our favorite books, skipped recess together, rode bikes in the woods. My first roller coaster ride at Kennywood was with him. He showed me how to make mix tapes off the radio. He brought me into his home and shared his wonderful family with me. Years or decades would sometimes pass between meeting, and we could slip back into a conversation or an inside joke like no time had passed. He was always still the kid I knew and always that great friend.

My daughter is now the age Jason was when I met him, and when I tell her stories about when I was a kid they almost always involve him. I’m glad she got to meet him so she doesn’t think I’m making him up. And I hope he knows how important his friendship was to me.

Ray, Shirley, Matt, Marissa – Thank you for sharing him with me, and for letting me come into your home, making me feel welcome like family.
Sarah – Thank you for doing the same many years later.
Jason – Thank you for everything.

Michael Scully

October 11, 2020

Jason came into our lives when his brother Matt married our daughter Stephanie. Jason welcomed us into the Foglia family with open arms. He was always present when we celebrated life events for our grandchildren, Savanna and Michael. Then he brought his beautiful wife Sarah into the dynamics of this family. His presence, wonderful smile and humor will always be kept in our hearts and memories as we remember him often. Rest In Peace Jason. Mike and Donna Scully

Jessica Kornacki

October 10, 2020

Dear Sarah,
We are beyond saddened to hear Jason’s passing. Our sincere condolences, prayers and hugs to you and your family. Although we met Jason only once at your pirate party, we could tell immediately that he was funny, kind and just a great guy. And he was an amazing husband to you. Please stay strong, and find peace in your heart.

Prayers and hugs,
Peter, Jessica and Eugenia

Meredith Buchwald

October 10, 2020

Dear Jason, oh what memories I have of you and that I will cherish forever! We met our freshman year at LBHS and we had the most beautiful friendship a girl could ask for. I am now smiling as I remember how you always brought me “ jelly donuts” as a surprise to class or how you just would show up at my front door just to hang out. My family and I are so heartbroken to hear this sad news of you leaving us so soon. Jason you left behind so many people who loved you so much. Just know you touched each of us in a very special way. Rest In Peace my dear friend JF.

Mimi Lee

October 10, 2020

My heart is breaking for you, Sarah, and I don’t have the right words to express it. I didn’t know Jason at all and never met him. But I do remember very vividly at one of our HVO meetings in St.Pete’s, I described my favorite band as psychedelic rock and your face lit up and said “tell me! Jason is really into music like that!” Your love for your husband shown through in that moment and it has stuck with me after all these years. My condolences to you and the family during this time.

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