Jason M. Rau, age 41, of the Holiday City Carefree section of Berkeley Township, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Arbors Care Center in Toms River, NJ.
Born in Somerville, Jason grew up in Raritan before moving to Three Bridges at the age of 25. There he and his lifelong friend, Anthony Katsempris, opened their own business, Garden State Improvements, LLC. While in Three Bridges, he attended the Three Bridges Reform Church until relocating to the Toms River area 5 years ago. He enjoyed boating with his family and friends at the Good Luck Point Marina in Bayville but his favorite pastime was spending time with his beautiful children.
Jason is survived by his son, Thomas Rau, and step children, Stephanie, Emily and Trevor; their mother Melissa Wallack; parents Richard & Belinda Rau; brothers Christopher Rau and his wife Maria and Richard Rau and his wife Karen; maternal grandmother Wanda Passarella; aunts and uncles Cindy & Chris Ruder, Earl & Cathy Rau, Alan & Beth Fullwood, many loving cousins, Major Chris Ruder, Jr., Christe Leonard, Earl Rau, Jr. and Tracey Alexich, Jessica Dodge and many loving nieces and nephews.
A memorial visitation to celebrate Jason 's life will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 1PM to 4PM at Horizon Funeral & Cremation Services, 1329 Route 37 West, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made payable to Belinda Rau in Jason's memory to his son, Thomas', College Fund
Belinda, Richard, Wanda and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jason. Although we haven't seen him in many years, I have very fond memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time! Diane, Danielle, Hayley and Kristine.
Jason, I have so many happy memories of time spent the with you and my husband Pete turning our house into a home. I remember the times you brought Tommy to visit. What a happy boy you have given the world to remind us of your life. Pete is there for you now and you guys can fix anything that needs fixing. I saw your mom this morning she is so sad and grieving, but with time and remembering how you made our world a better place just being here we will all keep on keeping on. Love to you and your family.
JAY WAS A GREAT FRIEND GROWING UP. SO SAD TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING.. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS ABILITY TO PUT A SMILE ON ANYONES FACE rip old friend
U will be missed. I remember hanging with you and your brother Rich. You were a great friend in high school and I am very sorry we grew apart. I’m proud to be a part of your life. My condolences to the Rau family. Rip Jason
jason will remain forever in our hearts and thoughts he was a true gentleman rest in peace my friend lulu & larry abamonte
Jason will remain forever a part of everything we do with our marina family. He was beautiful, kind and so generous and caring. Rest in Peace Ja.
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