5-1-1975 — 6-5-19

Lodi News-Sentinel - - LOCAL/NATION -

Ja­son Scott Vitale, also af­fec­tion­ately known as Buck, passed away un­ex­pect­edly in the early morn­ing hours of June 5, 2019. His loss has had a pro­found im­pact on those who loved him.

He was born on May 1, 1975 in Lodi to par­ents John and Vicki Vitale. The youngest of two boys, Ja­son spent his child­hood play­ing foot­ball, base­ball and bas­ket­ball.

He at­tended Lodi High School and Sonoma State be­fore even­tu­ally be­gin­ning his 14-year ca­reer with Du­tra Group. He trav­eled around the coun­try, of­ten spend­ing pro­longed pe­ri­ods in var­i­ous places from Alaska to New Jersey, work­ing on projects to im­prove the in­fra­struc­ture of our nation’s wa­ter­ways.

Ja­son loved the Los An­ge­les Rams, a good round of golf, the out­doors and spend­ing time with fam­ily and friends. He was a gen­tle gi­ant and one of the kindest souls we’ve ever known. His time on earth was far too short and we will miss his smile and in­fec­tious laugh the most.

He is pre­ceded in death by his mother Vicki Vitale, his grand­par­ents John and Jac­que­line Vitale, and Paul and Norma Dra­goo. He is sur­vived by his fa­ther John Vitale, step­mother Maureen (Mo), brother Jeff Vitale and a long-lost brother, Jan Darcy, whom he just had the opportunit­y to meet last month. He is also sur­vived by his three step­sis­ters, Laura Voss, Leah Cleary, Mar­lena Cleary (hus­band, Hai Pan), nu­mer­ous Aunts, Un­cles and cousins who loved him dearly.

Ser­vices will be held at 1 p.m. on Fri­day, June 14 at Chero­kee Memorial Park at 14165 N. Beck­man Rd in Lodi. Re­cep­tion to fol­low at the Elks Lodge, 19071 N. Lower Sacra­mento Rd.

Do­na­tions may be made in Ja­son’s name to a lo­cal char­ity of your choice.

Please sign the guest book at www.lodinews.com/ guest­book.

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