Jason D. Spillia, 45, formerly of Clarence, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the UPMC in Altoona. Born on March 30, 1975, in State College, he was the son of Larry Spillia and Debra (Stark) Hoover.
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Jason was a 1993 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School. He was of the protestant faith.
Jason was a cleaning fanatic when it came to his surroundings. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, camping, and floating down the river on inner tubes. He loved his dogs and spending time with friends.
Jason is survived by his father, Larry J. Spillia and his wife, Beverly, of Clarence and his mother, Debra J. (Stark) Hoover and her husband, Charles, of Snow Shoe, two children: Elizabeth R. Spillia of Curwensville and Emma L. Spillia of Snow Shoe, and one grandson, Caysen J. Eles. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Jason was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Mary Spillia and maternal grandparents, David and Ruth Stark.
Jason lost his battle with his demons. He struggled with the demons of addiction and mental illness throughout his life. After high school, he became part of the opioid epidemic running throughout our country. Addiction to drugs and alcohol only compounded the struggles he faced every day with his mental illness. He had been taking the proper steps for help and attending counseling sessions. Unfortunately, with the Covid-19 restrictions in place, getting to those visits were limited. Jason is not the only one that faced such difficulties, many people struggle with these demons and the limited counseling visits in these unprecedented times. If Jason were able to leave a thought in the minds of those he loved, it would be the following prayer:
God, thank you for blessing my family and friends
with children that I love unconditionally
I pray that you watch over, protect and
guide them through a long and healthy life.
Give my family and friends the courage to
follow their dream and stand for their beliefs.
Should the time come that I leave the Earth,
please bless that I have left them with the
certainty that my love for them is
forever and always.
In lieu of current restrictions, a celebration of life will be held later and will be announced.
It was Jason’s wish to be an organ donor. His wish came true when he donated his organs. He will live on through the lives of those he saved.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 106 W. Sycamore St. Snow Shoe. An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at www.daughenbaughfuneralhome.com.