Jason Thomas Carpenter, age 39, passed away peacefully on April 10th, 2023, at home surrounded by family after fighting a two-and-a-half-year battle with Melanoma despite his strong will to try anything and everything for a cure. He was born January 25th, 1984 in Abington, PA to Thomas and Jean (Filemyr) Carpenter.
Jason is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Carpenter (Marsico); his children, Jeffery and Amelia Carpenter; his parents, Jean Carpenter (Filemyr) and Thomas Carpenter; his brother Ryan Carpenter, Sister in Law, Kara Carpenter; niece Kayla Carpenter and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Jason was a graduate of Cheltenham High School and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Criminal Justice. While attending Bloomsburg University, he was an active and proud member of the ROTC and the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Jason served as a Commissioned Officer in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard after graduating from ROTC. He served as a Platoon Leader, Motor Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Company Commander with 3rd Battalion 103rd Armored Regiment. Jason served his county for 13 years and deployed to Khost, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008. His service awards included Soldier of the Cycle, The Bronze Star, Army Accommodation Medal, Army Achievement Metal, US Navy Achievement Medal and various other federal and state awards. Jason was additionally awarded the Order of St. Maurice from the National Infantry Association for his significant contributions to the United States Infantry. He also successfully continued the family business in sales in the mushroom industry.
Throughout high school, he enjoyed wrestling, baseball and was an active in the Boy Scouts of America. Jason achieved the Eagle Scout rank during his time with the Boy Scouts of America. Jason greatly loved fishing, boating, chain sawing firewood, making wood fires and spending time with his family and friends at The Farm. Jason was an avid gun collector and hunter. He was enthusiastic about hunting all over the United States, Newfoundland and Poland with his family and friends.
Jason was a devoted father, son, brother, uncle, soldier and friend. He was a kindhearted, loving, friendly, hardworking, strong, and outgoing person. Jason always spoke highly of his care team at Penn Medicine, Abramson Cancer Center Perelman and we will never forget their kindness and support throughout his fight. He will be missed deeply by his friends, family and all who knew him.
A viewing will be held on Monday, April 17th, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM with United States Military Honors at 12:00 PM at the Longwood Funeral Home and Cremation of Matthew Genereux, 913 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Interment with United States Army military honors will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 27, 2023 ar Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in honor of Jason to Tunnel to Towers or Wounded Warriors Project.
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