Jason Castelli (1974 - 2018)

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Jason Castelli
03/11/1974 - 07/10/2018
Jason Castelli, 44, a dedicated battalion chief with Volusia County Fire-Rescue, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Central Florida Regional Hospital after heart surgery. Jason was born March 11, 1974, in Massepequa Park, Long Island, to Maureen and Nicholas Castelli. He moved to Florida in 1981. He was a student at Columbia Southern University working toward a bachelor of science degree in fire administration. He was stationed at Station 23, New Smyrna Beach. He started his fire-rescue career in 1995 with Punta Gorda Fire Department. From there, he worked in Manatee County Emergency Medical Services as paramedic, then to Hendry County, fire and EMS, settling in Volusia County in 1998 at the start of the destructive forest fires. He was promoted to battalion chief on March 23, joining the ranks of his twin brother, Nicholas, also a battalion chief. Jason was an instructor at Daytona State College, fire science program, and a lead instructor for the federal Department of Homeland Security, where he worked with first responders from all over the world. He was a dedicated son, brother, father and grandson and a loyal New York Yankees fan. He pursued a lifelong love of automobiles, playing baseball and staying fit. Jason was predeceased by his mother, Maureen, in 2015. Survivors include three daughters, Jaycee, Layah and Brynn; his father, Nicholas Castelli; a sister, Annmarie Allison (Paul Krull); three brothers, John, Nicholas (Cara) and Dr. David Cox (Amanda); and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to a Go Fund Me page which has been set up for his children under the name of Chief Jason Castelli Family Fund. A formal fire department service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach, 118 N. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach.


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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from July 13 to July 15, 2018