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EMMA JASON ANTHONY EMMA Our son and brother, Jason, age 28, was born on March 2, 1984. He lost his life on December 24, 2012, after being fatally shot in a robbery on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. He was a child of kindness, truth, respect, and love; he carried these valuable traits throughout his life. As he grew into adolescence, he became full of spirit and adventure, never afraid to explore the unknown. Jason attended Jamestown Elementary School and Williamsburg Middle School in Arlington, Virginia. He also attended The McLean School in Potomac, Maryland, which was an important step in Jason's life. He made many long lasting relationships there, including you, Pat Miller, whom he loved like a brother. After graduation from McLean, Jason attended high school at Bishop Dennis J. O'Connell in Arlington. He easily combined his McLean and O'Connell friends whom he often referred to as family. Going on to Florida Atlantic University, he further expanded his circle of friends and adventures. He spent the better part of 10 years living in Florida and became Director of Finance of Simplified Nutrition Online. This coming semester, Jason was looking forward to wrapping up his accounting degree and passing the CPA exam, which he knew would lead to many new and exciting opportunities. Jason was preceded in death by grandparents Lee L. (Max) Tharp and Irene C. Tharp, Chanute, Kansas, and Jasper A. (Jepp) Emma, Verona, New Jersey. They loved Jason more than life itself. Jason is survived by his mother, Dee A. Emma, his father Dr. Robert J. Emma and his younger brother, Max Emma, all of Arlington, Virginia. He is also survived by his nana, Marie Emma, Verona, New Jersey and many aunts, uncles, cousins and a large extended family. A wake will be held this Friday 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy's Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. A celebration of Jason's life will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 29 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 2609 North Glebe Road, Arlington. Jason- You have left us with many wonderful memories, and we hold you in our hearts forever. Love, Mom, Dad and Max. A special thanks to you, Billy and Teddy Greener. Your friendship made Jason's last days the happiest they could have been.

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 27, 2012
Jason Anthony Emma
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