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Jason Douglass Martin of Aberdeen passed away at home on Thursday, March 22, 2012. Jason was born January 25, 1991 in Aberdeen, WA to Steven and Rhonda (Cugal) Martin.
Jay attended grade school in Clearwater, WA and moved to Aberdeen in 2001 and graduated from Weatherwax High School in 2009. Jay loved being a firefighter, he worked as a wildland firefighter for the WA State Dept. of Natural Resources and for the Ocean Shores Fire Dept.; he had also worked for United Parcel Service and the Washington Conservation Corp. Jay loved the outdoors, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and hiking were among his favorites. He was also a volunteer for Search and Rescue and loved to design and draw.
Jay will be forever missed by his loving family, mother Rhonda and step-father Herb Schwerdel of Aberdeen; father Steven Martin of Clearwater, WA; sisters, Lauren Martin; Olivia Schwerdel and brother Nathaniel Schwerdel all of Aberdeen; grandparents, Clifton and Teresa Cugal and grandmother, Mildred Daniels; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday in the chapel at Harrison Family Mortuary, 311 W. Market St. in Aberdeen. A funeral mass will take place at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 30th at St. Mary Catholic Church followed by a 2:30 p.m. graveside committal at Quinault Cemetery.
A memorial fund with the Ocean Shores Firefighters Association has been set up in memory of Jason Martin to help offset firefighter uniform and testing expenses.