In Memory of

James

Andrew

"Jay"

Javier

Obituary for James Andrew "Jay" Javier

James “Jay” Andrew Javier
Tinley Park, Illinois

In humble submission to the will of our Heavenly Father, we announce the passing of our dear James “Jay” Andrew Javier at the age of 51, in Elmhurst, Illinois, on December 17, 2023, after a 14+ year battle to recover from a Traumatic Brain Injury sustained on September 19, 2009. Born on July 7, 1972, in Chicago, Illinois, Jay was a beloved son, loving sibling, cherished uncle, and dear friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Jay was a man with a vibrant personality and a shining example of a life well-lived. He found reverence in the world of theater, in the enchantment of Disney, and in the symbolic power of superheroes. Jay allowed these gifts to shape his journey, imparting valuable lessons to all fortunate enough to cross his path - courageously embracing life's trials, bestowing joy and mirth upon others, and urging everyone to discover his/her own inherent superhero potential.

Jay leaves behind a legacy of love and strong family ties. He is survived by his loving parents, Merlyn (née Cudanes) and Aquilino Pong Javier, Jr., as well as his cherished siblings, Pearl Christine (David) Perea and Angeli Joan (Alan) Gagnon. Jay's nieces and nephew, Isidra, Emmanuel, Marebelle, and Leah, held a special place in his heart, and he treasured his close relationships with his extended family, including cousins, nephews, and nieces.

James “Jay” Andrew Javier shall forever be cherished as a radiant light, guiding us towards lives of profound humility, deep gratitude, and boundless compassion. His memory shall inspire us to embrace our inner superheroes, using our God-given gifts to bring light and love into the world. May his soul find eternal solace in the divine company of our Creator.

Visitation Thursday December 28, 2023 1:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with memorial service at 7:00 P.M. at Lawn Funeral Home 17909 S. 94th Ave Tinley Park IL 60487 Family and Friends will be meeting Friday December 29th, 2023 at Cosmopolitan United Methodist Church 1112 N. 9th Ave. Melrose Park IL 60160 for 10:00 A.M. service. Interment Arlington Cemetery (708) 532-3100.