Jason's Story

ROCHESTER, N.H. - Jason Gayland Fogg, age 81 years, of 36 Farmington Rd., Rochester, N.H., died on Feb. 2, 2015, at the Strafford County Riverside Rest Home in Dover, N.H, where he had been a resident for 48 days. He had been in declining health for the past year. Jason was born on May 7, 1933, in Crystal, Aroostook County, Maine, the tenth of eleven children born to Jerome and Alice Tucker Fogg.

He moved to Auburn, Maine, about 1945 with other family members. He attended schools in Crystal and Auburn, Maine. He also lived in Chicago, Ill., for a year, where he worked at the General Motors Locomotive Division, and also had a lunch truck route. In 1953 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years. His overseas duty was attached to the 97th Engineer Battalion as a Heavy Equipment Operator rebuilding roads in France. He was discharged in 1955 with the rank of CPL. In 1982 while traveling with his wife and their son, Gregory, from Germany to Paris, he spotted the Rock Quarry he worked out of in Verdun, France, in 1954/55. That was a great thrill for him. After his discharge in 1955, he worked at the Continental Mill in Auburn, Maine, then Buerhaus Insulation Company for 28 years, followed by several years with the Damon- Morrissey Insulation Co. and the Merrow Insulation as an Insulation applicator, which for a number of years exposed him to asbestos fibers, leading to later development of Asbestosis. He retired in 1997. He loved to travel and with his wife went to the Canadian Maritimes Provinces, Quebec Province, British Columbia Province and the from the Canadian border of Washington Coastline Oregon and Northern California. They also traveled to the Bahamas, as well Germany and France while their son, Gregory, was stationed in Germany. His hobbies were puttering around the house, keeping a small vegetable garden with fantastic tomatoes, home repairs and as his hearing ability waned, he went to reading. Jason was a kind man, and a caring man who was always willing to lend a hand whenever a friend needed one. He also loved teaching his sons how to use tools as they were growing up. His most noticeable feature was his smile, which made his face just light up.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Bushey Fogg, whom he married on July 3, 1957; his son, Gregory Jason Fogg, both of Rochester, N.H.; two brothers, Herschel R. Fogg of Island Falls, ME, and Leon B. Fogg of Westbrook, ME; one sister, Freda Fogg Hunnewell Auburn, ME; and seven nephews and nine nieces. He was predeceased by his parents; his son, Jeffrey Gayland Fogg; brothers Colby E. Fogg, Milton (Micky) Fogg and Philip W. Fogg; as well as four sisters, Hilda Fogg Michaud, Geneva Fogg Rickards, Marjorie Fogg Gould and Isabel Fogg Riechers.

The wishes of the deceased was to have no funeral service, but to have a graveside committal service at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn ,ME, later in the spring. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., Rochester, NH. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.edgerlyfh.com.
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