Jordan Tassy, second from remaining, is found with friends who referred to as on their own “the Wolfpack.” Tassy died March 25 at the age of 22, from COVID-19. (Courtesy of Imran Khawaja)

Jordan Tassy loved his pit bull-husky mix, Dakota, and his friend’s guinea pigs. He beloved pictures, videography and digital artwork. He cherished earning people today giggle.

And he was loved, deeply, by friends who recounted what it was like to know the 22-year-aged in the letters released underneath. Tassy died March 25, right after becoming identified with COVID-19 10 days earlier. His dying is amid the nearly 70 coronavirus fatalities Montclair officials have counted in the township because the start out of the pandemic, just over a person calendar year ago he’s also among the youngest lost. Tales of a number of other individuals are shared at MontclairLocal.information/lovedlost.

Tassy grew to become identified to quite a few of his Montclair neighbors through the latest recycling pickup suspension, when he put out an open up call on the net to generate residents’ recyclables to the Local community Providers Property for a modest fee. Councilman Peter Yacobellis, who’d been in contact with the Tassy family and who’d advised a GoFundMe marketing campaign for healthcare bills that has because lifted much more than $50,000, was among the them: “Jordan didn’t ask what this town could do for him. He stepped up and requested what he could do for this town. That’s who we shed. And it is devastatingly heartbreaking,” the councilman wrote in a Facebook put up.

The letters beneath are submitted by some of Tassy’s closest pals, a group of pals who call on their own “the Wolfpack.” 

“The Wolfpack resembles a group who sticks alongside one another no subject what. Jordan was the chief of the pack, with his characteristic charisma, usually initiating satisfy-ups and checking up on every person,” He normally enforced that we all continue to be shut and delight in everyday living with just one an additional. Jordan understood that Wolfpack is spouse and children and we will endlessly be grateful for him supplying us this potent identify,”  Imran Khawaja, who collected the letters, advised Montclair Community.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair expects to announce preparations for expert services at the time they’re built.

— Louis C. Hochman

Jordan Tassy, 2nd from left, is noticed with mates who termed themselves “the Wolfpack.” Tassy died March 25 at the age of 22, from COVID-19. (Courtesy of Imran Khawaja)

Jordan was our ‘social glue’

“My name is Jordan Tassy. I am 22 many years old and I was born and raised in the finest city in the environment, Montclair, NJ.” This is an excerpt from a cover letter Jordan not too long ago submitted for a career publishing that encapsulates the really like he experienced for his hometown. He is gone as well quickly and beloved by all those who were lucky enough to truly feel his embrace. 

Jordan was a self-informed guy who knew how to bring out the most effective in men and women: his buddies, relatives, and his teammates. He was a two-time point out championship football player for Montclair Superior University, in the class of 2016. Following higher school, he explored his love for images and made his brand “PoloFilms,” coined soon after his nickname “JPolo.” He excelled as a photographer and videographer and certainly beloved his vocation with just about every fiber in his staying. This translated into his at any time-present encouragement for his friends to pursue their passions and stay open up-minded with their futures.

Jordan was what we termed “social glue.” He in good shape in in every single circumstance and made everyone’s impression close to him really feel valued. He was humorous, witty, and carried a allure that brought about these all around him to gravitate to his individuality. Jordan was also selfless and did all that he could for those that he cared about. Whether it was close friends with dwelling difficulties, or basically needing a experience to the teach station, he did all that he could to brainstorm alternatives and aid his good friends so they could succeed. That is one factor we will don’t forget the most. Jordan truly cared. 

Alongside with his mother, Norma, and his late grandmother, Catherine, Jordan liked his pit bull-husky, Dakota. In his past couple months, he surprisingly grew a like for guinea pigs! 

The volume of folks that have demonstrated their appreciate for Jordan leaves us in awe and is a testomony to who he was and his skill to brighten anyone’s working day. 

We enjoy you Jordan. Forever and usually. 


Neshe Munim and Imran Khawaja

Jordan experienced your back again

At each and every hangout, campfire, FaceTime contact, or any other communal occasion, there has not been a one time the place he hadn’t made us snicker. His comedic individuality often brightened the mood. He was caring and achieved out to any person who was sensation minimal just to elevate their spirits and do what he can. 

When you feel of a pal who has your back again, that man was Jordan. No make a difference what it was, he would be so supportive and encouraging. His way of thinking was that if everyone messes with you, they messed with Jordan, as well. He actually was a single of a type and an inspiration for all. 

Jordan is not the form of individual you can fail to remember. His humor and appreciate for us will for good be with us, no make any difference exactly where he is. Jordan was far more than a mate or a very best mate, he was relatives and we will cherish him just as he cherished us. 

Really like you, brother.


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Usually very pleased to rep the ‘M’

Jordan Tassy was by far a single of the funniest and sociable people today I have ever achieved. I’m not heading to sit here and say the person was fantastic, but he really was a person that I admired in that he did what he cherished and always pursued his passions.  No matter of if you were having a great day or a horrible 1, you could be sure that he would set a smile on your encounter. 

Of all the individuals I have satisfied in Montclair, I have never ever met anyone who was prouder to rep the “M” than Jordan. Any person who attended the higher college sports gatherings can certify that he dominated the students’ part and certainly lived in the minute. He was a very pleased father of a stunning pitbull-husky named Dakota and is the reason that my family members adopted a lovely German shepard-husky named Ghost. In common Tassy x Khawaja Dynamic, the two pet dogs are most effective pals. 

Though he is no lengthier below with us now, he is below with us in our memories and is actually an unforgettable staple of the Montclair local community. Other than my family, I have identified Jordan Tassy for a longer period than any one, and I’m happy to have had the chance to have grown aspect-by-aspect with him for the final 18 yrs. As he has described to me quite a few occasions, now that he is gone I will test not to mourn him, but to rejoice the time we had with him.


Ali Khawaja 

Complete Tassy cure, constantly

I met Jordan in the most vintage Jordan way: He was three hours late to decide us up for a live performance. But on that first evening, he did not address me like a timid pal-of-a-pal or stranger-he-just-achieved. He dealt with me like he had recognized me my full lifetime. That night time at the Wellmont, I was specified the full Tassy cure: jokes, freestyle raps, major bear hugs. Considering the fact that working day 1, he welcomed me into his massive welcoming embrace like I was his spouse and children.

This is the form of electricity that Jordan could not assistance but provide to every human being he fulfilled. Folks are often hesitant to cross-pollinate their social circles for fear that they just won’t mix, but I by no means had that anxiety with Jordan. He would demonstrate up (3 hours late, of system) dancing his way into the home to whichever music was actively playing in his head and straight away deliver the area to lifetime. People today would gravitate to his appeal, and he would strike up a dialogue about his passions: photography, video clips, music, foodstuff, and even some wildcards like 3D printing, electronic art and drones. If there was a solitary strand of relationship that could exist between him and a person else, he’d discover it.

Jordan cherished bringing men and women together. In the time considering the fact that he’s left us, the outpouring of love and recollections that folks have shared about him is forging a new group as we communicate. He’s survived not only by his mother and stunning, loving canine Dakota, but also by his extended family members all over the corner, the Khawajas. I could hardly ever thank Imran sufficient for introducing me to this kind of an iconic, golden younger man, and I hope to retain Jordan and his legacy in my heart until eventually I stop to exist.


Khayyam Saleem

Jordan Tassy (From GoFundMe marketing campaign by Norma Tassy)

Blessed to get in touch with him ‘brother’

I fulfilled Jordan when I very first moved to Montclair in center university. We’re aspect of a team of men that ran all over South End like we owned the location. Jordan generally stood out to me as one particular of the most type males I have ever fulfilled. Through the decades it was like I experienced two brothers. I’ll never ever neglect attending Bonnaroo with Jordan. At that stage in existence, I hadn’t witnessed him much and it nonetheless astonished me how fearless and whole of lifestyle he was. The previous couple of months I had the enjoyment of actively playing “Call of Obligation: Warzone” with Jordan and a team of our close friends. Every working day there was something new to talk about and I constantly considered of him as the chief of our group. We are all definitely blessed to contact him our brother. I will endlessly cherish the time that I experienced with Jordan, a.k.a. “Polo.” For the rest of my existence, I’m going to reside by a motto. Yolo for Polo. I will keep on to unfold the like and compassion that Jordan did each individual day. I will dwell life to the fullest in the identify of my brother. I love you Jordan. Rest easy 

Amos Campbell

Jordan influenced pleasure

Jordan Tassy: Another person I could generally believe in and rely on to be there for me. One particular point about Jordan is that he normally saved it actual. No matter the problem, he was generally himself. Jordan would constantly demonstrate adore and was quick to make me laugh and smile if something was bothering me. Jordan manufactured alter in the globe close to him with his identity and enthusiasm. I will normally be grateful for all the good situations and laughs we shared jointly. Jordan, you influenced me to be happier in daily life no make a difference the circumstance. Your inspiration will be with me for the rest of my existence. I like you Jordan, your spirit will normally be with me.

Jason Campbell