Another one of my high school classmates died

Jason Green, CHSN Class of '94

Jason Green, CHSN Class of '94

I guess we’re getting to that stage that people my age are dying.

Back in 1995, a great kid that I went to high school with died.  I remember getting that weird call from a former fellow student.  David Oransky had been driving down the Palisades Parkway, lost control of the vehicle, and wrapped his car around a tree, and instantly killed.  He was in a number of my AP courses, and we played together in the orchestra (school and country and state festivals.)  He was such a bright kid…… a great kid.

I just found out this week that another junior high / high school classmate had died about five years ago.  His name was Jason Green.  He was a bit of a goofball who asked a lot of honestly dumb questions, but he was a good guy. On Facebook, one of my HS friends (Bradd) had written the following status quote:

….wishes he could wish JASON GREEN a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! He would have been 33 today.

I wrote Bradd, wondering if it was the same Jason Green that went to school with us.  33 years old meant he was our age.  Could it be?  Jason Green died? This is what he wrote me back:
Yeah, Jason Green from High School. The one and only. He died 5 years ago this past February. He was highly allergic to peanuts, went to dinner with some friends in the city one night, ate a baked clam that was apparently brushed with peanut oil, & collapsed on the floor of his apartment building lobby and died about a half hour later.
Suffice it to say, I was stunned and saddened. Poor guy.  I can’t believe two people that I went to school with have died already, and before they were even 30 years old.  It’s just sad.
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