Jason Alan Bullington October 8, 1969-May 25, 2019

On Saturday, May 25th 2019 Jason Alan Bullington, loving husband, passed away at home at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer. His wife Lena and his friends were by his side.
Jason was born in Los Angeles on October 8th, 1969 to Rosalie Gottlieb and Edward Nelson Bullington. In 1986 the family moved to Bridgeport, CA and Jason attended and graduated from Coleville High school in 1988. He then worked construction for a few years. When he was 22 he got a job at BUMCO (changed the name to Rhinos in 1993) and continued working there as a bartender and a cook on and off for over 20 years. He learned to butcher meat working several years at Busters Market in Bridgeport.
Making great food has always been Jason’s passion and in April of 2012 he opened his own restaurant J’s on the Corner, which quickly gained popularity with locals and tourists alike. After three successful years Jason closed J’s and went back to bartending and cooking. However, having a business of his own always appealed to Jason and in spring of 2017 he bought Albert’s Meat Market and Deli and had worked there up until just a few weeks before his passing.
Jason married Lena Melnik on February 2nd 2017 in a small ceremony at the Bridgeport Courthouse.
Jason has always been known for his great sense of humor, hard work, love for baseball ( go Yankees!) and amazing knowledge of all things sports. He loved rock music, was a gifted drummer, adored all animals, especially dogs. Jason was the kindest, funniest and most selfless man. He loved life and fought so hard to overcome his disease before succumbing to it.
Jason is preceded in death by his mom Rosalie and survived by his wife Lena, his three dogs that he adored, and countless friends.
The family would like to extend special gratitude to doctors, nurses and staff at Gene Upshaw Cancer Center in Truckee where Jason had been receiving treatment for years.
Jason’s celebration of life BBQ will be held on Saturday, June 8th, at 4 pm in front of Albert’s in Bridgeport.

6 responses

  1. Jason was the most loving, caring man I had the pleasure of calling my “second son” . He will be terribly missed by everyone that knew him..RIP my beautiful friend!!

    • Jason has the most amazing smile and light in his eyes.. amazing person and friend, he is going to be missed by all that knew him.

  2. My good old friend I will always miss u buddy..I always will remember all the good times sharing each other’s music and how we always got new music to listen when we see each other..he is the reason why I like “debra” by Beck and I sing karaoke when I have the courage..haha..but above I all i have always looked up to him even when I was 14 working at rhinos he was bartendering and I was just a busser, I wanted to be just like him..he is the reason why I started bartendering and when I turn 21 I became one..he will always be my mentor 🙂 love you buddy!!

  3. Jason was the very first person I was introduced to when I arrived in Bridgeport (1988) to live with a family friend who worked for Sharon Bullington (Jason’s step-mom). We are about the same age and it was nice to touch base with someone in a foreign place. We remained friendly throughout the years and he’s been a staple in the Bridgeport community. I am sad to hear that he passed and after fighting so hard with the horrible C curse! Jason did have a great smile, positive attitude, and was hard working to say the least. My prayers go out to Lena and his family, friends to process this great loss.

  4. Jason was a good guy. I will always remember him simply being kind in high school, when he had the opportunity to be otherwise. In later years, I never saw anything different. Always a good dude.

  5. Jason will be missed. Lots of great memories of him being such a cool person while he worked at Rhino’s. He always made me feel welcomed and at home in a small town as a visitor. Truly a great guy. I will miss him.

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