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Jason A. Mayer

September 26, 1972 — June 14, 2024

Alexandria Bay, NY

Jason A. Mayer passed away Friday, June 14th in his sleep, at his home in Alexandria Bay NY. Born an American Indian of Seminole heritage, Jay had a profound respect for nature, the River, his community, and his family. Jason's life was spent devoted to those things he held sacred but most of all to family. 

Along with his children, Shay, Amelia, Arison, Aaron, Adam, and Addison, their partners, and his grandchildren, Damien, Navy, and Andromeda, (predeceased by his granddaughter Sara), his mother Lynn and sisters Angel and Crystal, and of course his wife and the love of his life, Karen S. Mayer, Jason is survived by countless friends and innumerable people who he helped at one point or another in his life. To many of us, his story was that of legend, a local hero with a supernatural precognition for where he was needed and the type of bravery that generally only exists in folklore. 

Although born in Hollywood Florida, Jason found his way to the River after years' of travel and accumulating a never ending list of his deeds. As a child his long hair earned him a place carrying the banner of the Little Jesus Band in carnivals across the country, and he was rumored to hold the elusive Key to the Midway in the palm of his hand. By the age of 14, he had already become a licensed operator of the Straites Show. He once saved a local man from freezing to death who had fallen into the snow and on another occasion successfully prevented an apartment fire from engulfing the rest of the building in flames, at the risk of his own life and well-being. 

Jason Mayer was the man who knew how to fix everything in the world, and he would drop anything if given even the slightest indication that someone needed his help. His love language was servitude and he spent his entire life sharing that love with anyone who ever needed it. The reputation he had for being a hard worker, who rarely spent a day in his life without doing some sort of project for someone somewhere along the St Lawrence River, was earned through sweat and determination. 

The stories that surround a man so larger than life are too numerous and fantastical to be confined to a single page. There will be no funeral service, but a public calling hours will be held at Costello Funeral Home in Alexandria Bay, NY on Friday June 21st from 3pm-6pm, followed by a celebration of life at Theresa's 3C Bowling Alley, where the family welcomes all to come and share their own stories about their beloved Jason.

Contributions can be made to the family's GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/34de3a15

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