Elizabeth & family - I was so sorry to hear of Jason's passing several weeks ago. Just wanted you to know how much I thought of Jason while he was in the MST Program here at UTSW & how his zeal for life inspired me. Thinking of you all at this time.
Our heartfelt sympathies to Dr. W's family. He treated out grandson and I have never met a more caring, compassionate and loving individual. He mad our grandson feel accepted, not different and gave him hope is some very difficult and trying years. I really did not know his extensive academic training and accomplishements until reading his obituary. I did know of his passion for children, others thought different and odd. He was an extraordinary individual and his legacy will be in those he mentored and those he helped, like our grandson. I am so sad his children did not have the many years with him that they deserved. May his wife and children know the depth and breath of Dr. W's compassion for others who did not have friends or anyone in their corner, but they had Dr. W. Rest in peace, may the love of Christ surround you and may you live in the house of the Lord forever.
Jason was an extraordinary person; caring, attentive and truly brilliant. I only learned of his passing today and am so deeply saddened. What a huge loss to the Truckee and Reno community. Like so many, I consider myself fortunate to have known and worked with him. My heartfelt condolences to his wife and children. I will miss him.
Jason was such a great person. He excelled at everything he did, and was one of the best friends I've ever had. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. I wish I had the words to express my true sympathy to Elizabeth, his children, and his family. He will always be in my fondest memories of childhood and adolescence. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dr. Walenta was an integral part in our family. He has been our Dr. since my daughter was 7 and she is now 12. Both my children were being treated by Dr. Walenta. He was very patient, kind, caring and had a great sense of humor with my kids. He was caring when I had tears of frustration and fear of the future with regards to my kids and their mental health. He gave me hope when I thought there was none. He was an amazing Dr. To his family, we send our prayers for comfort and peace. He will be greatly missed.
I treasure our patient care together, his calm demeanor, being available and responsive mentor. He is being missed. Pray that Almighty comfort his family and his love ones.
Dr. Walenta was a great comfort to my daughter and I after the passing of her mother.
We send Jasons friends and family our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.
We were saddened to hear the news about Jason. We know he'll be missed by you, your family and others who were fortunate to have met him. We will keep you, Indigo and Kepler in our thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love and positive thoughts your way!
Love from PA - Brian & Charlene (Lanik) Sauls
Elizabeth & family:
We were so very sorry to learn of the death of Jason. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and all the family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Marsha & James Steffek, Beaumont, Texas
I had the good fortune of working under the supervision of Dr. Walenta on the pediatric unit at Willow Springs Center here in Reno, Nevada. I feel blessed to have been a part of his team and value the time I learned from him. I will always carry that with me as the work continues. Thank- you, Doc ...you will always be missed.
Jason was a wonderful teacher and a good friend and collegue. I truly regret never getting a chance to ski with him as we certainly talked about it a lot. ;) our community has lost a bright star and I hope for the best for his family
Dr. Walenta was an attentive and caring doctor. He always took time to listen to my children, asking questions and discussing Legos and Bionicles. He will be missed. Sending his wife and children prayers for comfort during this time of mourning.
Thank you so much for all the time and care you showed me. You helped me through difficult times in my life and I will really miss talking to you~love and peace to your family
If you had a child with special needs, you almost for certain would have known Dr. Walenta. His passing is shocking and a huge loss to this community. I remember the first appointment we had with him, my three children thought he was amazingly 'cool'. I wondered if he was old enough to write prescriptions and how much this long haired-boyish looking weekend skier could help me with my children. When you walked into his office you often had to navigate around his bicycle and I remember asking him on several occasions, "you rode your bike in this weather !?" But the boyish looks and demeanor was just that-the exterior of an incredibly gifted, intelligent, compassionate person who was taken far too soon from this life. He had a very keen insight and incredible medical knowledge of children who of no fault of their own, struggled against incredible odds and he worked diligently with them and their parents. As much of an impact he made on my family, I know his legacy will be the many children he helped. I wish nothing less than for his own children many joyful memories - of first rides down a snow covered hill skiing with their Dad and all that he loved living in this community.
You will be missed. You were a light in our lives and gave us hope for our son. May your light shine always
An outstanding man, taken from us far too soon.
I had the privilege of working with Dr. Walenta for 4 years at Willow Springs Center in Reno. He was a brilliant man and colleague. We did not always agree, but I admired him greatly. I'm writing this from a hotel lobby in San Antonio and can't help but feel his presence. My condolences to his wife, his family, his friends...this indeed was a huge loss to all.
Jason was a wonderful doctor for both my son and myself. The loss of someone so talented and genuinely nice is always difficult, particularly as I am sure he was an outstanding parent and family man as well. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Heartfelt condolences. Worked with Jason @ Willow Springs. Great with the kids, extremely intuitive and intelligent. He will be sorely missed
Right now, as I write this, one of Jason's colleagues is trying to explain to an autistic boy where Jason "went." Losing Jason has impacted so many. I don't know for certain that he knew just how special he really was to our community, though, I have no doubt he knew how special he was to his family and friends.
I want to send my condolences to the Walenta family and especially his two children. I only knew Jason as my daugther's doctor, but always found that he listened and tried to relate to the situation at hand. What a loss for his family and friends and for this community.
The Reno/Sparks community lost a wonderful Doctor and advocate for the children in this community. He was a special man. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Jason's passing. Beyond his brilliance, and he really was in an elite category, he was a great guy. I see him every day in a photograph on my wall taken from our time at West Point and I can't help thinking that we all are a little bit empty without him.
Thank you for sharing Jason's Wonderful Life full of Talents, Achievements, mixed with a lot of Love, Very Special... Your Friends, Jim and Christa
Dr. W saved our son's life. He was empathetic, wise, and had a vision for a normal life for our boy. We loved him and will miss him. Thank you for letting us have him in our lives. Much love and light to all of his family in this difficult time.
Jason was brilliant, but was able to not take himself too seriously. A true athlete, scholar, and friend. May you take comfort in knowing that he impacted countless lives for the better.
Jason remains in some of my most cherished memories growing up, in high school and college. I was so amazed at all the things he was able to accomplish and all the people he was able to touch. I will miss him always.
I always knew Jason would grow up to be an amazing person and he certainly did. Prayers of peace and comfort to his family and friends.
light and love to his beautiful family and friends..he will be missed.
Jason always made me laugh . A great friend through high school and in medical school. My thoughts are with his family.
As a childhood friend, I remember Jason always smiling and laughing. He was a great competitor too! My deepest sorrows go his family at this time. May the Lord comfort you during your grief.
Jason and I were classmates through middle and high school, and his extraordinary talents and dedication were certainly evident then. I competed with him, I admired him, I envied him, and I was glad to consider him a friend. Peace and hope to his family and friends.
Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Although I only knew Jason from various schools in San Antonio, the one thing I remember is his infectious smile! What a man he became....prayers for each of you friends and family!!