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Jason L. Forsythe

WILMINGTON, Ill. — Mr. Jason L. Forsythe, 34, of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 4, 2010 as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born March 13, 1975, in Joliet, Jason is a son of Bobby and Rachael Longest-Forsythe. He was a 1993 graduate of Wilmington High School and earned his degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign in 1997.

Jason was currently employed by Excelon Dresden Nuclear, was a member of the U of I Alumni Association, a fan of Raiders football and enjoyed playing Texas Hold ‘em for charity. He was known to “never know a stranger” and truly loved the time spent with his family and friends.

Survivors include his loving wife, Cori Lyn (Scubic); two sons, Cougar and Kellen; his parents; three siblings, Christine Forsythe, Beth Westover and Casey Westover; nieces and nephews, Corey and Lacey Ingram; great nieces and nephews, Monika Ingram, Natalie and Drew Dunham and Mason Aldridge; grandmothers, Laura Forsythe and Virginia Puckett, both of Wilmington; mother and father-in-law, Dale and Pat Scubic of Coal City; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Toni (Doug) Durham and Alice (Brett) Aldridge of Coal City; and several aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as a host of friends.

Jason was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Norris Forsythe and LaVerne Longest, Sr.; uncle, Bob Westover; and his mother-in-law, Patricia Scubic.

Visitation and video tribute will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 7, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Monday, March 8, at Reeves Funeral Home, 219 North Joliet St. (two blocks north of Illinois 53/Baltimore Street) in Wilmington. Pastor Heidi Johnson will officiate.

Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made as gifts in Jason’s memory to the Wilmington High School Foundation for Excellence Scholarship Fund or to Bobcat Football.

Friends may sign the online guest book by logging onto

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home in Wilmington. For more information, call (815) 476-7621.


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