Jason Robert Townsend

July 13, 1981 ~ May 27, 2020 (age 38)


Jason Robert Townsend of Downsville, NY, a Correctional Officer at Sullivan Correctional Facility and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at the Delaware Valley Hospital, Walton, NY.  He was 38.

The son of Terry and Julie Barnes Townsend, he was born July 13, 1981 in Walton, NY.

Jason was an avid New York Sports Fan, he proudly supported the Yankees, Rangers, Giants, and Syracuse teams.  He was a gamer and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Claudia Cavallo Townsend, at home; two daughters, Giuliana and Ciara; his parents, Terry and Julie Townsend of Downsville, NY; one brother, Nic Townsend of Downsville, NY; one sister, Allison Emerich and her husband Logan of Fishs Eddy, NY; nieces and nephews, Landon, Zach, Catherine and Mia; his maternal grandparents, William and Lena Barnes of Downsville, NY; his God parents, Robert and Sherry Becker; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; his mother-in-law, Anna Cavallo; two sisters-in-law, Maria Woltjen and her husband Peter and Anna Marsalise and her husband Anthony; one brother-in-law, Nick Cavallo; and his best friend, Brian Elmendorf and his wife Crissie.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Gerald Townsend, Sr. and Catherine Townsend; and his maternal great grandparents, Nick and Iva Tompkins and great grandmother Ella J. Barnes.

Limited visitation will be Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 PM at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave. Roscoe, NY.  Social distancing guidelines must be met, a limit of 10 people at a time will be allowed in the funeral home and facemasks are required.

Graveside services and burial will be Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11 AM in the Paige Cemetery, Downsville, NY.  The Rev. Bridgette LeConey will officiate.

Memorial contributions in Jason’s name may be made to the Downsville Emergency Squad, Main Street, Downsville, NY 13755.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave. Roscoe, NY.  607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200

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