Jason Anton Haywood passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at University of Maryland Capitol Regional Medical Center in Largo, Maryland. Jason was born on November 30, 1977, in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies to Margaret-Ann Haywood and Patrick Blair(deceased). He was nurtured by his grandmother Muriel Haynes (deceased) and by his aunt Kathleen Blair. Jason attended San Fernando Boys Government Primary School and Pleasantville Junior and Senior Comprehensive Secondary School. During his time in secondary school, Jason was an active member of the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force at Presentation College; a voluntary youth organization that inspires young adults to become model citizens.
Upon completion of secondary school, Jason left Trinidad and joined his mother in the Washington DC area where he attended Prince Georges Community College and the University of Maryland in College Park for the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Shortly after, Jason enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country for twelve years. During his time of service, he received the following awards: Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal with two oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He also received the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, and the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award. After leaving the Air Force, Jason continued to serve his country as an operational team lead and a system engineer with the Department of Defense for thirteen years.
Jason was a devoted son, father and husband who enjoyed cycling, hiking, woodworking, and gardening. He loved cars, trucks, and video games. Jason had exquisite taste and was an avid foodie. He especially enjoyed cooking and spending quality time with his family and friends.
Jason is survived by his wife Rosanna, his daughter Jasmine, his grandson Cairo, his mother Margaret-Ann, his Aunt Kathleen, his Uncle Anthony, his father figure Leister, his mother in-law Eunice, his sister in-law Curlette (Errol) his brothers in-law Vincent (Melanie), William (Nicole), Vernon (Lynda), his extended brothers and sisters Andrew, Anika, Choy, Clint, Darriel, Emeka, Gill, Phil and Sal, Wilsu and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, friends and colleagues.