Jason Jurman
1979 - 2014
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Jason Jurman
November 6, 1979
October 11, 2014
Resident of Los Gatos
Beloved son of Denise and Art Adams and Jyl and David Jurman. Dear brother to Jeffrey Jurman. Stepbrother of Brad Adams, Jayme David and Jodi Gerston. Devoted grandson of Fay Labowitz, Arlene and Rubin Jurman. Cherished nephew of Rhonda and Joel Covelman and Tamara Misle. Loving cousin to Steven Covelman, Jaime Omens, Mandy Misle, Eva Misle and Sadie Misle.
Jason graduated from Los Gatos HS in 1998 and received his BFA Degree from The Boston Conservatory in 2002.
Jason was a talented actor who appeared in San Jose Children's Musical Theater and San Jose Civic Light Opera. He was honored to receive the prestigious High School Actor of the Year award presented to him by The American Musical Theatre of San Jose for his performance in the Los Gatos High School production of Fame. Jason was in the first Broadway National Tour of Oliver and starred in Cougar Club. Other credits include Law and Order, Arrested Development, 30 Rock & Blue Bloods among many more.
Jason had a heart of gold and a smile that would light up a room. He will be a shining star in our hearts forever.
Graveside services will be on Friday, October 17 at 1:00 pm at Los Gatos Memorial Park followed by a Memorial Service at 2:30 at Temple Emanu-El in San Jose.
Donations can be made to the Actor's Fund or the Motion Picture and Television Fund.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2014.
Memorial service
02:30 PM
Temple Emanu-El
Graveside service
01:00 PM
Los Gatos Memorial Park
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January 21, 2015
Jason was a good kid and a great actor. What a sad loss.
Martin Williams
December 4, 2014
I work with Jason. He was coolest guy. I had alot fun working with him. RIP Jason.
Philly Phil
October 29, 2014
Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Jurman family for
your loss.May you find comfort in family and friends and
in the precious memories you share. May Jason rest in peace.

Chet and Kathy Campanella San Jose
October 22, 2014
Jason,l loved you like one of my sons. you will always be with me and we will pray together again.
Darryl Magee
October 20, 2014
Deborah Ramsey
October 19, 2014
I did not know Jason well, but i was heartbroken to hear of his loss.
I work in casting in NYC and I always looked forward to Jason coming in for something because he was so good and so much fun to act with. Such a dear, sweet TALENTED kid of whom I knew that i would someday be able to say "i knew him when". He was a special and gifted actor and seemed a special person too. I will miss seeing him and am sending condolences to his family and all those who knew and loved him.
Marcia DeBonis
October 19, 2014
Sending condolences
Debbie Smith
Mother to Jordan Benedict and
Mandy Misle future daughter
Debbie Smith
October 17, 2014
Such a talent cut too short...you had so much more to accomplish in your amazingly brief career. I'm sure all his fans, acquaintances, friends and loved ones will all feel this loss for a long time
lance & sandy greenfield
October 17, 2014
His brilliant light shines
into the loving hearts of
all who remember
October 17, 2014
So saddened to hear about Jason. Our prayers go out to all the family, praying you will all find strength and comfort in the Lord, Adonai.
Katherine George
October 17, 2014
Slate in NYC
Ashley Linton
October 17, 2014
BoCo Bunch
Ashley Linton
October 17, 2014
Jason's Birthday
Ashley Linton
October 17, 2014
Ashley Linton
October 17, 2014
We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our condolences and prayers to both of you and your family.
Gloria Ballard
October 17, 2014
Jason will always be remembered by his "Oliver!" Family as a kind soul, charismatic friend, and a bright light. He was always interested in other people, and after that tour was over, whenever I saw him, his grin was infectious and genuine. Deeply saddened by his passing. Thinking of his family and those close to him. XO
Gwen Eyster
October 16, 2014
Thinking of you
October 16, 2014
Like everyone else I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Jason's passing. My thoughts are with his friends and family during the difficult time, most especially with the boys who always brought a smile to my face in the dorms at 32 the Fenway. May he rest in peace.
Christine Paccillo
October 16, 2014
Jason was an incredible human being who brought joy to everyone he met. He will be truly missed. All my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Pat T.
October 16, 2014
RIP, Jason. You brought much happiness to the lives of many. My heart goes out to your family and close friends.
Terry Hickey
October 16, 2014
I also had the honor of working on the Oliver tour with Jason, where we became very close friends. His kindness, humor, generosity, and talent were truly one-of-a-kind and I cherish the time I got to spend with him. Many condolences to his family and please know that no one who ever met Jason could ever forget him.
Marc Ginsburg
October 16, 2014
I had the privilege of working with Jason on the Oliver tour and I'm so glad to have met such a warm, wonderful person. As a young child, he was someone to definitely look up to with his loving energy and kind soul.
Christian Warner
October 15, 2014
I'm thinking about your family and remembering so many good times with Jason.
Lauren (Gardner) Monroe
October 15, 2014
My heart is breaking for this family. This is a horrendous loss and I could not be more sorry.
Penelope Campagna
October 15, 2014
Jasons' sweet kindness was contagious for He knew no strangers. He was a Heart on two legs and will be deeply missed gone too soon.
Barb Lyons
October 15, 2014
I did not know Jason well, but I knew of him and everything I knew showed me that he was a very sweet, kind and loving man. And a very loyal friend. Peace be to all who loved him.
Suzanne Connell
October 15, 2014
Jason knew how to walk into a room and light it up with that beautiful smile. He brought love and joy to so many people both in performance and life. Taken much too soon I will remember the moments I shared with him at The Boston Conservatory with Happiness and warmth. So sad to see you go Jason. All my love to Jason's family.
Heather Janneck Roller
October 15, 2014
I am overwhelmed with sadness over the loss of wonderful Jason. Jason and I went to College together and were lucky enough to continue to grow our friendship on the Oliver tour. I will forever cherish, and hold in my heart, all of the memories that I have of him and of our time together. He will be deeply missed but always remembered. Sending love and comfort to his family, friends, and those closest to him.
Suzanne Fiore
October 15, 2014
I will always remember Jason's twinkling eyes and that smile that always made everyone around him smile back. Praying for his family and friends at this difficult time, and will never forget the good times we all shared together on the Oliver tour.
Theresa Fowler
October 15, 2014
Jason was a very, very close friend on the Oliver Tour and I am truly lucky and honored to have known him. He was an incredibly unique individual, who touched so many lives. Though we have grown distant over the years since we toured together--I'm absolutely stunned by his passing. Deepest sympathies for his family and friends from the Oliver Family. He will be missed.
Michael "Tuba" McKinsey
October 15, 2014
I knew Jason from a tour we did together, he was my first crush and was my tour husband, he was such a kind and loving guy and always treated us "kids" like equals. We will never forget him!! Love you Jason may you rest in peace and forever be with us Oliver! Family??
Kelly MacGregor
October 15, 2014
Our entire family sends our deepest sympathies to all of Jason's family. No words can express the sorrow we feel for you. We send our love and prayers~Jan, Steve, Jordan and Nathan
Jan (Grayson) Foss
October 15, 2014
I went to college with Jason and he was always such a wonderful friend. He will be remembered for his beautiful smile that could light up any room, his wit and loyalty to his friends. Prayers to your family during this difficult time.
Alyson Davis
October 15, 2014
what a tragic loss. talented, charming and a nice man. i am forever grateful to have known him and was always proud to see him on stage or screen.

from my family to Jason's, please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences for this premature loss.

the entire Children's Musical Theater (CMTSJ) family mourns with you.
Michael Mulcahy
October 15, 2014
With deepest regrets... Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Michael & Ruth Rassler
October 15, 2014
We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Jason. He was a talented and successful actor, and he will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. We remember fondly our time visiting with him in New York and Tallahassee, and hope that his family and friends who loved and supported him will be comforted with the knowledge that so many people found blessings in knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this devastating loss.
Kathy and Chris Doolin
Kathy Doolin
October 15, 2014
Katherine Knight
October 15, 2014
My prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Jason Jurman. He was a sweet and kind young man who will be missed by many. Rest in Peace. :(
Katherine Knight
October 15, 2014
In our hearts forever.
Annette Sunshine
October 15, 2014
I had the pleasure of working with him on Oliver. Ever a gentleman and a wonderful stage craft partner. His spirit lives on in the people who will remember him fondly and the lives he touched. So sorry and thoughts are with his family at this time.
Forrest Hedden
October 15, 2014
May Jason's life, deeds and memory always be a source of inspiration, Brachot and Mitzvot for you, his friends and loved ones.
Elliot & Sharon Karp
October 15, 2014
The Oliver Family is heartbroken. My thoughts are with Jason's family and dear friends…….May his energy be forever with you. Shawn Senning (an Oliver tour Mom)
October 15, 2014
Jason, Jamie Ross and Constantine Maroulis: Best friends forever
Judy Yescalis
October 14, 2014
So sorry to hear of your loss. He seems like a truly talented and wonderful young man, and he will be missed. Baruch Dayan Ha'emet.
Larry Gevirtz
October 14, 2014
Such a sad, shocking, premature ending to a wonderful, talented young man. Our thoughts are with his grieving families.
Joyce & Saul Levine
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