Jason Michael Gares "Jay" passed away unexpectedly on July 28, 2021 at the age of 46. He is preceded in death by his father Harry E. Gares Jr. Jay is survived by his four children, Jason, Ryan, Jenna and Kayla, his mother Jane Gares (nee Gartland), his Brother Harry (Barbara), his sister Tracey (Lester Hicks), his nephew Andrew Gares , his niece Morgan Gares, and the mother of his children, Jennifer Hamilton.
Jason was born on July 5, 1975 to Harry and Jane Gares in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest of 3 children. Jay attended Holy Name grade school and Mercy Vocational high school. He graduated from the Philadelphia Restaurant School's Pastry Chef Program. Jason will be missed for his culinary skills, from his butter cake to pierogies, to his special fried chicken sandwiches with pickle juice. He will be remembered for his “limited edition” finds and his love for coloring with his gel pens. He always brightened up everyone’s day with his humor. He will truly be missed and never forgotten.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing and funeral Tuesday August 3, 2021 from 9:45-10:45am in Holy Name of Jesus Church 701 Gaul Street (at Berks) Philadelphia, PA 19125. Funeral mass 11am. Interment Greenmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to Holy Name of Jesus Church.
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