Jason ‘Jay’ D. Mesa

Dec. 6, 1972 - April 25, 2011

Jason "Jay" D. Mesa of Waukesha passed away Monday, April 25, 2011, at the age of 38. He was born in Waukesha on Dec. 6, 1972, to the late Paul and Lynne (nee Grudzielanek) Mesa.

Jay was a 1991 graduate of Mukwonago High School. He was employed as a sales manager at Miller Mobility. As a passionate artist, he donated works to local churches. He loved to play the sax and always enjoyed a good cigar.

He was loved and will be sadly missed by his two brothers and three sisters, Paul (Cindy Paukner) Mesa of Waukesha, Beth Ann (Timothy) St. Peter of West Bend, Christopher (Cara Crayne) Mesa of Waukesha, Patricia (David Teske) Martinez of Milwaukee and Renee (Jake Palubicki) Martinez of Waukesha. Jay is further survived by his stepfather, Gilbert Martinez of Mukwonago; nieces and nephews, Jessica Lynne St. Peter, Mitchell St. Peter, Austin St. Peter and Timothy Crayne; a great-niece, Marley Ella Repsa; his godparents, George and Theresa Zmudzinski; and aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Mesa, in 1973; his mother, Lynne M. Martinez, in 1996; and his grandparents, Richard and Rose Grudzielanek, Pablo and Trinidad Mesa, and Pascual and Dolores Martinez.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, with a vigil service at 8 p.m. Services continue Saturday, with prayers at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m., then a procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church for a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery following the Mass.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Donna Lexa Community Art Center, 247 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.