Jason Douglas LeSage
From this morning's Times-Picayune, an obituary for a Saints fan, New Orleans citizen, and member of the NOFD.
Yours in FAITH,
LeSAGE Jason Douglas LeSage died peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2009. Jay has left beautiful memories with his mother, Daphne Ruello LeSage; his sister, Morgan Rose LeSage and her fiancé Charles Melancon; his father, Edmund Ellis LeSage, Jr. and stepmother, Brenda LeSage; his maternal grandmother, Rosemary Werling Ruello and paternal grandfather, Edmund Ellis LeSage, Sr.; his great-aunts: Marion Werling Lala and Gail Werling Ryan, and many other beloved family members. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Douglas Charles Ruello and his paternal grandmother, Marlene Doran LeSage. Jay was born in Baton Rouge, LA and raised in New Orleans, LA and, just one month short of the opening of the New Orleans Saints' season, he moved onto his next great adventure surrounded by many of his cherished family and friends. His childhood friends remained his closest friends and Jay will be in their hearts always. Jay's humor and kindness endeared him to all who came to know him, however briefly. After graduating from LSU, Jay decided he wanted to contribute to the New Orleans community in a meaningful and noble way and became a firefighter. He graduated from the New Orleans Firefighter Academy on December 12, 2008 and reported for duty with an enthusiasm and spirit that was cherished by all. The family would like to express sincere gratitude for the support of the New Orleans Fire Department and Ochsner-Baptist Hospital. The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Local 632 Firemen's Benevolent Fund New Orleans Fire Fighters' Assn. 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 300 New Orleans, LA 70114 The family will hold services for Jay at Schoen Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday, July 21, 2009. Visitation will be held 1:00-4:00 p.m., Mass 4:00-5:00 p.m. Immediately following will be a Firefighter's Tribute and a traditional New Orleans' Second Line to honor Jay's spirit and love for the city.