Jason Demetrious Kern (1976 - 2000)

  • "I see a endless hockey rink in my forever to."
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  • "Debra, I am so sorry to read of Jason's passing. Again, my..."
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  • "Dear Jason: Today is the 22nd. I cannot stop thinking about..."
    - Debra Kern
  • "Dear Jason: I miss you bad. I love you so much. I pray to..."
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Jason Demetrious Kern

October 21, 1976 - February 22, 2000

Former longtime Alaskan Jason Demetrious Kern, 23, died Feb. 22, 2000, in Chantilly, Virginia.

A funeral was held Feb. 25, in Culpeper, Virginia, with cremation following. A service was also held in Anchorage, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Maplewood Chapel.

Jason (a twin) was born Oct. 21, 1976, in Anchorage, the oldest of five children born to Richard and Debra Kern. After graduation from East Anchorage High School, Jason moved to Fairfax, Virginia, with his twin sister, Sabrina. He was pursuing a pre-law degree at George Mason University.

Jason is survived by his twin sister, Sabrina; parents, Richard and Debra; brothers, Joshua, Jacob and Jesse; grandparents, Frank and Jimmie Parchman, Robert and Shirlee Powell; Aunts and Uncles, Bob and Kally Kern, Lee and Kelly Dubin, Justin and Judy Parchman; Aunts, Sherry Farley, Sabrina Tadlock, and Tina Hennick. .

His family wrote: "Jason loved the sport of hockey and had skated competitively in Anchorage and Virginia throughout his life. He had recently worked in Virginia as an assistant manager of the WSC Inline Hockey/Skating Program. He had just secured a position with the Planet, Splash & Play facility in Virginia as the assistant director. He also was a strength and conditioning coach and cheerleader at George Mason University. Jason was loved and will be missed by all his family and friends. He always went the extra mile in whatever he did, whether it was with work, in school or with his friendships. He had maximum drive, unlimited motivation and a most dedicated heart."

Jason's ashes will be buried at a later time.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Dec. 2, 2000