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Jason (Jay) Robert McEnroe, 51


LELAND — Jason (Jay) Robert McEnroe 51, of Leland, North Carolina, passed away unexpectedly as the result of motor vehicle accident on October 3, 2022 in Bolivia, North Carolina.

Jay was born on February 23, 1971 in Corning, New York, the second son of Bob and Elaine (Stephanie) McEnroe.

After graduation from Corning West High School, where he played Varsity baseball, Jay attended and graduated from SUNY at Brockport. Jason then relocated to Wilmington with his wife Melinda (DeJoseph), where he was employed at Blitz Research for many years. At the time of his death, Jay was employed by Walmart.

Jay remained an avid hockey, baseball and football fan throughout his life. He also enjoyed “grilling” and was proud of his (often unusual) results.

Jay was predeceased by his beloved father “Blades,” his grandparents, and several aunts and uncles.

Jason is survived by his wife Lori (Hassler-Karnes), son Colin, mother Stephanie, brothers Eric and Jared, stepsons Caleb, Johnathan and Benjamin, stepdaughter Karleigh, nieces Rachel and Emily, nephew Nicholas, his son’s mother Melinda, as well as life-long “brothers” Gino and Jeff and many, many cherished friends. At Jason’s request there are no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on November 3, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Church, 6650 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington with a celebration of life to follow Mass at the Moose, 4610 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington. Jay’s wish was that you wear your team jersey to his life celebration and recall your “discussions” regarding the teams.

In lieu of flowers, Jason and the family request a donation be made to the local animal shelter/SPCA in his honor.

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