Jason Victor Skotedis
(1980 - 2013)

Jason Victor Skotedis



Guest Book
Dear Jason,
It has been a year since family and friend's gathered calling your name for hours into the night...never really expecting an answer to our calls...but, hoping and praying that you would just appear with that sheepish little smile and soft blue eyes...knowing you were deep into your own little world and so close yet so far away.
Life is never as you knew it when someone you love is no longer a part of your life.
We miss you more than you will ever know...
"if only..."
I hope you have found your peace and have reunited with your father, uncle and grandfather's.
Love you always,
Denise Skotedis (Aunt)
October 16th, 2014
While I did not know Jason personally he was a classmate of my sons.
I am a friend of Steven Lenig (step-father). My heart goes out to everyone at this most difficult time. Words expressed by others tells me he was loved by many...was a friend to many and was so special to his loving family. My heart aches for everyone. We don't have the answers as to "why"...only our loving God knows that. I will pray that our Lord Jesus Christ will wrap His loving arms around everyone and provide the strength and love that goes beyond our human comprehension to provide comfort during this difficult time.
Stephen Brown (Friend of family)
October 24th, 2013
So sorry to hear of Jason's passing. I used to hang out with Jason and his cousin Tom years ago when both were at Bloomsburg University. I could tell they came from a good family because both guys were about as friendly people as you'll ever meet. As someone who has suffered from depression in the past, I'm truly sorry Jason didn't get the help he needed and feel genuine sorrow for his family and friends. He will be missed.
Andrew Sodergren (friend)
October 22nd, 2013
Jason was a beloved grandson. He radiated smiles and goodness. I cherish the 33 years we were privileged to share.

The scholarship fund created in his memory will allow us to contribute now and on special dates for years to come, to enable his love of learning to live on in others.

I take comfort in Romans 8:38."Neither death, nor life .... nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God". I believe Jason is already sharing hugs with his loved ones who have gone on before and I expect him to be out front to welcome me with his broad smile when I get there. Grandma Doris Reed
Doris Reed (grandmother)
October 21st, 2013
I am so saddened to hear of Jason's pass guying. He was such a genuinely sweet guy. We hadn't spoken much since high school but I thought of him often and it always made me smile. I pray he is now at peace. I pray for strength for his family and friends as they do through this tragedy. Rest peacefully my friend.
Elizabeth (Beth) Miller (Leib) (Old high school friend)
October 20th, 2013
I met Jason in a math class in High School. We sat beside each other and he often helped me out when I was stuck with problems I couldn't figure out. I always remember him as being one of the most genuinely nice people that I had ever met. We both ended up attending BU. I didn't see him often, but when I did, he went out of his way to say hi and stop and chat with me. I was really upset to hear about his passing. I pray for his family during this incredibly difficult time. I'm sure he is watching over all of them right now.
Melanie (Friend)
October 20th, 2013
What a tragedy and what a shocker! My only question is why? I believe in God but so often I just cannot understand him.
I was planning to have a one on one talk with Jason at Thanksgiving, to try to explain to him that he just had a common disease which could be remedied with medication; and try to convince him to take it regularly. I obviously was too late.
Jason was such a sweet person. And a scholar too, having both a BA in history and a BS in civil engineering. But life had not been kind to him, having first witnessed the sudden death of his father, Victor, at a young age, then his Grand Dad's passing and, more recently, the slow agony of his beloved uncle, John. Why? I keep repeating myself this question for which I know I will never get an answer. I cannot explain but I can remember. I can remember his visit with us at the Beach in Florida and the many family gatherings where I would talk with him about his budding engineering career or about American and European history. There are not many people in Union or Snyder County with whom I could talk about the French revolution and the 'enlightment' philosophers of the 18th century!
Jason, you had so many attributes. You were a nice looking, a smart and a kind man. So, why? Clearly none of us will ever know or understand how much you must have suffered with your internal demons. At least now, wherever you are, you are at peace, with your Dad, your Grand Dad and your uncle.
We all loved you and will miss you, more than you might have realized. I will not be able to be with you for your service next Saturday(I will be in Australia at that time) but my beloved half, Bernadine, will be there and will pray for both of us. And I will personally pray for you in church tomorrow morning.
Very sincerely
P.S. Bernadine and I will contribute to the suggested fund in your name.
jean-paul richard (grand French uncle)
October 19th, 2013
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"I had the honor of meeting and knowing Jason at Bloomsburg University in History Class. I learned allot from that class and allot from Jason. Thou we were just classmates, this world has lost a great man. See you in the next life Jason. C A Gass"
Christopher A Gass
December 11th, 2014
"Such a tragedy that Jason could not find peace any other way. He was such a kind and gentle person. I am thankful I got to see him a few weeks before his passing. I pray he has found the serenity he was looking for. He will be missed."
Elaine Peebles
October 21st, 2013


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