Jason Adam Marotta

December 2, 1972May 25, 2013
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Jason Adam Marotta, 40, of Richmond, died on May 25, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathleen Marotta.

Jason will be remembered as a friend to all, and as a father to his first loves in life, his beloved children, Macy and Vincent. Jason was charming, compassionate, well-mannered, and well-liked. He was a person who enjoyed the good things in life, especially games with friends and time on his Ducati riding the open road. He was a great natural athlete, always ready to join in yard sports like Frisbee and ping pong with his friends. Jason took his talent for cooking to the heights, becoming a chef, with many enjoying the fruits of his labor.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his wife, Leigh H. Marotta; his two children, Macy and Vincent Marotta; his father, Robert Marotta; his siblings, Marc Marotta and his wife, Kari; and Peter Marotta and his wife, Jordan; and a large extended family.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 30 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jason’s memory to The Healing Place, 700 Dinwiddie Ave, Richmond, VA  23224. Online condolences may be expressed at

Jason will be forever remembered by his family, speaking his favorite lyric by Macy Gray, “All I ever wanted was the peace, and the love and the harmony, Just to be and love and shine; now I am finally free. Don't know where I'm headed, hope I see you someday soon; So long everybody, I have gone beyond the moon.”  


  • Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2013
  • Prayer Service Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jason Adam Marotta

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June 6, 2013

You'll always be one of the BEST Joe! Our deepest sympathy for Katie and kids, and to your family.

Your MTBI brothers

June 4, 2013

With Deep Sympathy for your lost. There is peace in memories that will always hold true to your heart. Find comfort in Psalm 46:1

Michael Elliott & Kelly Stargardt

May 31, 2013

Glad that we got to travel with YOU in this lifetime & share a part of your journey. YOU will ALWAYS be a part of our lives!!!!! LOVE YOU BROTHER!!!!!

Nancy Weaver

May 31, 2013

My heart is very heavy today. We had a lot of laughs on our morning drives to the Prayer and Meditation meeting. I will miss you Jason. You were a kind and gently soul with a big heart. My deepest condolences to your family.

pooka cowles

May 31, 2013

Jason why so soon.We had good times at the college,and u always talked about ur children.Rip I will always remember u.

Brian Hanchin

May 30, 2013

Jason, of the many things I will miss about you, your laughter is up at the top of the list. I am glad that I got to share so much laughter and so many good times with you.

Keith Conley

May 30, 2013

Jason, you are missed bro, you always had a light, it just faded much to soon!
I miss you man. No more suffering, no more pains. You're in God's hand now. God has recovered one of his own!

Shawn Jensen

May 30, 2013

You were like a brother to me whom I would've done anything for. I am truely blessed to have met you and shared my life and recovery with you. May you rest in peace and know I will see you in heaven. I love you brother.

Brian & Ginny Harden

May 30, 2013

I am so truly grateful to have met a person that cared for others. I am so truly grateful that I was able to embark on this journey with you. I am so truly grateful to have you as a really true friend. I am grateful that you were my brother. I am truly grateful to have met you Jason, I look forward to the time we will meet again. I love you and I made space for you in my heart forever.

Greg Frazho

May 30, 2013

Rest in peace, brother. You'll be missed.