Top Banner for Jett James Diaz Obituary
Jett James Diaz Obituary

Brought to you by White Venuto & Morrill Funeral

Jett James Diaz

Newburgh, New York

May 22, 2008 - December 18, 2022

Jett James Diaz Obituary

Jett James Diaz, of the Town of New Windsor, entered into rest, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. He was 14.


Son of James A. and Patricia D. (Clark) Diaz, he was born on May 22, 2008 in Newburgh, NY.


To know Jett was to know love. He brought light to everyone’s day.


Jett was a 9th-grade honor roll student at Newburgh Free Academy and worked diligently throughout his battle. He was very involved in travel baseball, playing for the Newburgh Knights, and most recently, the Northeast Sticks. Our #88 was a fantastic outfielder and a patient hitter who honed his craft on the local fields of New Windsor. “Macho”, as he was known by those closest to him, always encouraged his teammates while on and off the field.


Jett loved Rocky movies, the Hulk, video games, dancing, and his Mets. In July, he even had the opportunity to be a Met for a day with the help of the Make-a-Wish foundation. While at Citi Field, he mingled with his favorite players, practiced with the pros, and then threw out the first pitch of the game.


Jett was known for his unique laugh and infectious smile. He had a way of finding the humor in everything and always looking on the bright side. Jett continually thought of others first. He was far beyond his years, remaining positive and poised even in the most stressful of situations. He was a great friend to many, as shown by the amazing turnout at the Jog for Jett 5k. Jett’s diagnosis did not slow him down one bit. Trusting in Christ, he lived life to the fullest and inspired many others to do the same.


In addition to his parents, Jett is survived by his grandparents, Lt. Col. Thomas Clark, USAF Retired, and his wife Carolyn and Julia Marie Maduro Diaz; a sister, Jaxyn Diaz of New Windsor; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


Jett was predeceased by his grandfather, Oscar Diaz in 2012.


Visitation for family and friends will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at Goodwill Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2135 State Route 208, Montgomery, NY 12549.


A Funeral Service will follow at 7:00 pm at the church.


Burial will be private.


“In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Newburgh Knights, 4 Miriam Way, Newburgh NY 12550 (914-419-1150). All donations received will fund improvement projects at the New Windsor Little League complex where Jett grew up and developed his love and passion for the game of baseball.”

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Jett James Diaz hosted by White Venuto & Morrill Funeral.

Jett James Diaz, of the Town of New Windsor, entered into rest, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. He was 14.


Son of James A. and Patricia D. (Clark) Diaz, he was born on May 22, 2008 in Newburgh, NY.


To know Jett was to know love. He brought light to everyone’s day.


Jett was a 9th-grade honor roll student at Newburgh Free Academy and worked diligently throughout his battle. He was very involved in travel baseball, playing for the Newburgh Knights, and most recently, the Northeast Sticks. Our #88 was a fantastic outfielder and a patient hitter who honed his craft on the local fields of New Windsor. “Macho”, as he was known by those closest to him, always encouraged his teammates while on and off the field.


Jett loved Rocky movies, the Hulk, video games, dancing, and his Mets. In July, he even had the opportunity to be a Met for a day with the help of the Make-a-Wish foundation. While at Citi Field, he mingled with his favorite players, practiced with the pros, and then threw out the first pitch of the game.


Jett was known for his unique laugh and infectious smile. He had a way of finding the humor in everything and always looking on the bright side. Jett continually thought of others first. He was far beyond his years, remaining positive and poised even in the most stressful of situations. He was a great friend to many, as shown by the amazing turnout at the Jog for Jett 5k. Jett’s diagnosis did not slow him down one bit. Trusting in Christ, he lived life to the fullest and inspired many others to do the same.


In addition to his parents, Jett is survived by his grandparents, Lt. Col. Thomas Clark, USAF Retired, and his wife Carolyn and Julia Marie Maduro Diaz; a sister, Jaxyn Diaz of New Windsor; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


Jett was predeceased by his grandfather, Oscar Diaz in 2012.


Visitation for family and friends will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at Goodwill Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2135 State Route 208, Montgomery, NY 12549.


A Funeral Service will follow at 7:00 pm at the church.


Burial will be private.


“In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Newburgh Knights, 4 Miriam Way, Newburgh NY 12550 (914-419-1150). All donations received will fund improvement projects at the New Windsor Little League complex where Jett grew up and developed his love and passion for the game of baseball.”

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Jett James Diaz hosted by White Venuto & Morrill Funeral.

Events

Event information can be found on the Official Obituary of Jett James Diaz.