Jason Neil Minoru Nabeta

June 11, 2000

You are loved

And you will be missed

Memorial Service in the U.S. was held on Thurday June 15, 2000 at 12:00 Noon. Services were held at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy where Jason graduated from their Integrated Program and went on to instruct Music Theory. Thank you to those who were able to attend and to those who sent their blessings.

If you would like to add to this page, e-mail messages and attachments to johnneTEE@hotmail.com. This site will be updated as often as needed.
June 13, 2000 Jason, I miss you so much already. I hope that you are in a much better place than I can ever imagine. You are a dear friend to me and always will be no matter what. I love you and won't forget you. Johnne Tyson
June 18, 2000i just wanted to say that jason provided me with more joy than he ever quite knew. i guess no one will ever know how old he was. he never told us, no matter how hard we asked...jason, thank you for sticking up for the asians and for never giving up on those sailor suits.
Kikau Alvaro

June 20, 2000I have added a tribute page to my own web site, containing 2 poems along with the introductory remarks I am making at a reading-aloud series tonight at PULSE theatre. Please visit: www.jps.net/larkintk/ For now, I displaced the section called "words" since I didn't have time to make it a sub-section. So WORDS is now simply the Jason tribute.
Louis Lopardi
p.s: I would like to send copies of the 2nd poem to music teachers who remember him, can you suggest any?

June 24, 2000Jason-I can't even begin to tell you what you meant to me. You were the funniest person I knew. I thank God for the time we were able to spend together. You are so dear to me. I would give anything to see you smile again or to hear you laugh one more time. I never fully grasped how much you meant to me as a friend until you were gone. I guess you never know what you have until you lose it. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I will never forget you. I hope you knew how much you meant to me and how thankful I was that you were my friend. You were so loved by so many. You were a gift and I will forever be thankful for you. I know we will all see each other again some day but it hurts to to know that it may be a while. I hope where ever you are, you are happy, and you know that you will never be forgotten and you are loved. I'll see you some day, I promise.
-Yor Friend Forever-

June 11, 2007
Jason, your legacy lives on. I officiated a Jewish wedding last month wearing your old yarmulke. It was rediculous and sublime. You would have been proud. Or laughed. Probably the second one. A lot. I can almost hear you laughing now...