Jason L. Monaco

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Jason L. Monaco, 38, of Dallas, Texas passed away on September 19, 2012 at Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas.  He was born July 22, 1974 to James and Linda Monaco in Tampa, Florida.  Jason graduated from Denton High School in 1992 and attended Northlake College and Parker College of Chiropractic. 

As a child Jason was a master organizer and entrepreneur in his neighborhood.  He organized activities and his friends.  His bedroom was full of video games which he often charged his friends to use.  He organized neighborhood work patrols and his friends would be the workers and he, of course, was the supervisor.  His friends painted the family fence and hauled materials around the neighborhood under his strict supervision.  He was a joyful and happy organizer of friends and family.  He loved people and his two dogs, Magoo and Poochie.

While in chiropractic college, Jason was diagnosed with severe mental illness.  For the next 18 years he fought to remain positive and engaged in the world.  He lost the battle on September 19, 2012 from complications related to acute pancreatitis. 

Jason is survived by his parents James and Linda Monaco of Denton, his brother James and (Kerin) Monaco of Frisco, Grandmother Eula Gokey and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in New York, Texas and California. 

Jason was always an advocate for those who were in need, especially small children.  To honor his memory his parents are establishing the Jason Monaco Memorial Fund to assist children in the Aubrey ISD who need medical care, glasses or dental treatments.  Donations may be made in his name to the Aubrey ISD Education Foundation, 415 Tisdell Lane, Aubrey, Texas 76227.

A private, family celebration of his life will be held on October 6,2012.

 


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