Jared L. Proyect, of Woodridge, NY, passed away on August 28, 2023 at Garnet Health Medical Center, Harris, NY. He was 47.
He was the son of Steven and Irene (Devore) Proyect, born on September 4, 1975 in Middletown, NY.
Jared worked as a Utility Plant Operator for the Town of Fallsburg Sewer Department but during his career wore many hats and was described as everyone’s “right-hand-man”. Jared enjoyed the outdoors, an avid huntsman, fisherman and trap shooter, who could often be found listening to country music. He loved spending time in nature, but more so loved being an active member in his community. He was a 30 year member of the Woodridge Fire Department, was Past Chief and Chief Engineer, and currently held the title of Fire Commissioner. He was also a very active member of the Woods Pond Rod and Gun Club. But, above all else, his family was his truest love. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, cousin, uncle and friend. He touched the hearts of everyone who knew him, to know him was to love him. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents Steven and Irene (Devore) Proyect; his wife Crystal Proyect; his daughter, whom he loved “to the moon and back”, Jocelyn Proyect; his sister Jodi Proyect (Seth); as well as numerous cousins, and particularly his cousin Michael Novogrodsky, who was more like a brother to him; and nephews Tristan and Alex Sherman.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jared's name can be made to the Woodridge Fire Department, P.O. Box 683, Woodridge, NY 12789.
A memorial visitation will be held from 10 to 11am on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, NY 12788. A firematic service will begin at 11am at the funeral home. A celebration of Jared’s life will be held at the Woodridge Fire Department Social Hall immediately following.