Obituary of Jason J. Tagliaferri
Jason J. Tagliaferri, avid sports fan and proud father, age 48, passed away on Tuesday May 23, 2023. He was born on October 23, 1974 in Rome, NY, son of Joan Taubert Lamb and Gary Tagliaferri. Jason graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1992 and went on to receive a Bachelors Degree from Hamilton College in 1996. In realizing his love for teaching Jason went on to receive his Masters from Utica College and was currently a teacher at Westmoreland Central School.
Jason was a sports fan who enjoyed not only watching but playing. He played baseball and football for RFA and continued to play both in college, enjoying traveling for games and the memories made. Jason’s highlights included a home run at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY during a College Tournament and a 99 yard interception return for a touchdown at the Carrier Dome during high school sectional play. All knew how proud Jack “Pop” was of Jason, and was waiting at the gates with a baseball for him.
Jason continued his love for baseball in coaching Junior Varsity and Varsity Baseball at Westmoreland Central School. He decided to leave coaching baseball at Westmoreland to coach his children in youth sports. He enjoyed watching his children play sports throughout the years, living vicariously through them. His smile and humor will be missed by all.
Jason was blessed and is survived by three children, Sofia, Juliet and Jack, who he was very proud of. He is also survived by his mother Joan Taubert Lamb and step father Robert Lamb; brother Joshua Lamb, sister in law Kayla (Dunning), nephew Peyton, grandmother Grace Tagliaferri, former wife Michelle Cosentino Tagliaferri and several wonderful cousins, aunts and uncles. Jason was predeceased by his father Gary Tagliaferri, maternal grandparents Jack and Sophie Taubert, paternal grandfather Olindo Tagliaferri.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 11 a.m., at St. Peter’s Church, Rome. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery 7118 Herkimer Rd, Rome immediately following mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider a donation to the Jason Tagliaferri Memorial Scholarship that will provide scholarships to athletes at Westmoreland Central School C/O M&T Bank 1746 Black River Blvd. Rome N.Y. Account # 988-324-4528.
With Jason being a Star Wars fan we know he would like to end with this message- “Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not”- Yoda
Arrangements by Strong – Burns & Sprock Funeral Home 7751 Merrick Road, Rome.
Mass of Christian Burial
In Loving Memory
1974 - 2023
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