Heroin Memorial - 2016/02/21 - Jason Balasus - Age 42 yrs - Dundalk, Maryland


2016/02/21 - Jason Balasus - Age 42 yrs - Dundalk, Maryland

Submitted by: Jackie Rineer - Sibling

Name: Jason Balasus
State:  Please choose a state., 21222

Date of Passing: 02/21/2016
Date of Birth: 01/07/1974
Age: 42 

Tell Us About Them:

My brother was funny, loving, and caring. I think everyone he met liked him and thought he was such a nice person. He loved making others happy however he could. He had such a big heart, he took his good friends sister, who is mentally challenged, to her prom because he cared about her. That's just the kind of person he was.

Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

I don't know exactly when it started but when he met heroin it went downhill quickly. He struggled with that for several years, and drinking. Eventually after one failed rehab attempt, he got on methadone. He was in that for about 10 years. I don't think the drinking ever stopped though. He had to stop the methadone because of money problems so he decided to quit drinking as well and get healthy! I guess it was much more of a struggle then he let his family know, we thought he was doing great! Then I got a call that he was found deceased from an apparent heroin overdose.

What Made Them Smile?

He loved music and spending time with his family. He adored his nephew, my son. They were best buddies!he also loved animals including his very special cat, Hope.

What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His sense of humor. He always made us laugh!!!!

If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?

I'm sorry. I'm sorry I couldn't help you.


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