Jason Michael Fair, 41, of Warren Ohio, died at his residence on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
He was born in Oil City on April 12, 1978 to James L. Fair and Debra A. (Curran) Beach.
Jason attended Cranberry schools and graduated from Oil City High School in 1996. He then attended Youngstown State University, majoring in music, and was a member of their Dana Choral group.
He was a member of The Crossing Free Methodist Church in Oil City. He currently attended and was the director of the Chancel Choir at Garrettsville United Methodist Church in Ohio.
Jason loved music. While in high school, he attended several regional and state band and choir events. He composed music, was a soloist, directed and performed in musical theater, and had extraordinary piano playing abilities. He also enjoyed nature, photography, and Dancing Mindfulness (similar to yoga). He loved his family and being around people. Due to his own struggles, Jason had a desire and interest in helping others with their addictions and rehabilitative journey. "J-Bear" will be remembered for his big smile, his laughs, and his affectionate bear hugs.
Jason was self-employed in the field of music; working as a soloist, church choir director; and in musical theater productions.
He is survived by his father, James Fair and his wife Carolyn of Oil City; his mother, Debra Beach and her husband Kevin of Oil City; and his siblings: Michelle Fair and her daughters Hannah and Sarah of Franklin, Jeremy Hedrick and his wife Natalie and their son Declan of Chambersburg, John Wyant and his wife Kathrine of Pittsburgh, Brynna Manuel and her husband Tyler and their children Ellienna, Charlotte, and Oliver of Oil City, Ryan Roos and his children Arthur, William, and Connor of Seneca, Alex Roos of Oil City, Morgan Roos of Oil City, Rich Roos and his wife Jamie and their children Austin and Jenna of Seneca, and Joe Roos and his daughter Reagan of Maryland.
Also surviving are his grandmothers, Arlene Fair of Parker, and Mary N. Spence of Pleasantville; an aunt, Carol Fair of Erie; his step-father, Robert Roos of Oil City; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, John Fair and Carl M. Spence; his grandmother, Rose Curran; and an uncle, Bryan E. Fair.
Friends will be received Sunday (Dec. 15) from 1 - 3 and 5 - 7 p.m. in the Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca. Additional visitation will be held Monday (Dec. 16) from 11 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at The Crossing Free Methodist Church, 206 Wilson Avenue in Oil City, where a funeral service will follow Monday at Noon, with Revs. J. Edward and Sharon Shreffler, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Family Service & Children's Aid Society & PPC Violence Free Shelter, 716 East Second St., Oil City, PA 16301.
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