EVERYTHING WE DO AND DON’T KNOW ABOUT NEW YORK’S REOPENING Two positives come out of this article. (1) According to this article, gyms are in Phase 3, not phase 4. This is not confirmed but let’s call it “promising”. The other good sign in the article is the COVID Metrics chart shows Long Island had a 5 out of 7 metrics met for health-related benchmarks as of May 25th. I checked just before publishing this blog and Long Island is now 7 for 7. Great news for our region! Basically this means Long Island is getting healthier as far as COVID is concerned. Let’s hope we get to Phase 3 quickly. We are ready to open in a moment’s notice.

I spoke to some of you already but I will text you today if you are on the list for Jay’s wake service. If I don’t text you to let you know you are on the list I sincerely apologize but you aren’t on the list. I would have liked for the entire gym to be there together but that is not possible.

For everyone who contributed to Jay’s family, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate your kind-heartedness and generosity.


JEROME – Jason Paul of Ronkonkoma, NY on May 28, 2020 in his 44th year. Beloved son of Ralph and Linda. Dear brother of Jeffrey (Joanne) and Vanessa Munno (Dana). Known as the “Greatest Uncle” to Hanna, Olivia, Jesse, Tyler and Mason. Proud Investigative Detective for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, who truly made a difference. Jason loved spending time with his CrossFit family. He will be loved and missed by all. Arrangements entrusted to Moloney’s Lake Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY. A private burial will be held at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. (Courtesy of Moloney Funeral Home)


My heart hurts for the loss of my brother…A loving and caring brother who always wanted to due good. A great little brother, to my sister and I, who always had our backs in good times and bad. I will miss him dearly and never forget the bond brothers have. He was a loving son to my parents, who were so proud of him and the greatest uncle to his niece and nephews. I could never imagine Jason not being here, physically. It hurts so much knowing I won’t see his smile or hear his laugh again. He was a proud person who loved being a detective for Nassau DA’s office and spending time with his CrossFit family. The shock of losing a brother is painful, hurts, thoughts of growing up together run through my mind, tears don’t stop and sense of emptiness sits in my heart. If he was here, I know he would say “it will be ok” because he was compassionate and caring. I’ll always remember and never forget the times spent with Jay, growing up, at 5 years old, he called me “buddy” because he couldn’t say brother at the time. Growing up together, playing soccer, driving scooters, learning to drive, high school, college, best man at my wedding, vacation in DR, Met games, fishing trips in Montauk…just so proud to see him established and lucky to have him as a brother…He was coined, “The Greatest Uncle” always making a point to spend time with his nieces and nephews, Hanna, Olivia, Jesse, Tyler and Mason. Always spending time, when together, whether it was throwing the football, playing on the swing set or just talking about life and Hanna always on cell phone texting friends. Always spoiling them with extravagant gifts on birthdays and holidays. Jay always brought smiles and happiness to their hearts… It saddens me, knowing they are sad. At some point, my grief, pain and sadness will turn a corner and be met with a feeling of hope, happiness and a purpose to celebrate my brother, Jason Paul Jerome…The greatest brother to my sister and I…greatest son to our parents…greatest uncle to his nieces and nephew. I know you’re in a better place and one day will see each other. When that time comes, be prepared for the biggest big brother hug… I love you, miss you–Jeffrey Jerome (Courtesy of Moloney Funeral Home)


1 Response

  1. Beth

    This is just heartbreaking. Our younger siblings are not supposed to go before we do. It’s just not supposed to happen.

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