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Old 11-20-2008, 12:50 AM #190
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He was an amazing player and way too young.

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Old 11-20-2008, 01:19 AM #191
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R.I.P JASON. i watched you play finals in v.i.p at c.c , and you spirit will never leave the field or our hearts. my thoughts and prayers to his team friends and fam.
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:11 AM #192
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He was deff one of a kind it was always fun having him come out to the field and shoot us up. You will be missed
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:15 AM #193
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I did not know Jason too well on a personal level aside from the fact that he was about as laid back as they come and incredibly passionate about a certain few vices including but not limited to paintball. I played alongside and against him and watched him dozens of times at various events and practices, so it was easy for me to know the following about him...

Watching Towlie play paintball was an amazing sight. If you watched him closely, you could watch the gears turn in his mind. You could almost see him making careful and advanced calculations that only he knew the solution to - planning a destructive move - and in the the blink of an eye, he was away and doing that strange tip-toe bow-legged run that only he could get away with, sprinting through the middle of a dangerous nowhere to gain valuable ground or make a crucial elimination. HIs style of play might be described as poetry in motion with a hint of pinball chaos.

Like many others here have said, he touched a lot of lives through paintball. It didn't matter who you were or how experienced a player you were, Towlie would gladly give you a suggestion or advice for you to improve your own skills. Watching him work with the up-and-coming players of the Des Moines area made paintball seem less like a young extreme sport and more like a time honored tradition such as woodcarving or flyfishing in the way he cared about it and wanted to share his knowledge.

And so, Towlie, you've gone to the dead box in the sky long before your game was over. You played your heart out, you had fun, made many friends along the way. Just kick back for a few. The next match will start soon. Rest in peace.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:14 AM #194
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Some touching words here as well:

http://www.teahenfuneralhome.com/obi...ils.asp?ID=184

And it looks like there is an online guest book with the funeral home for those of us that cant make it in person...

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Old 11-20-2008, 07:42 AM #195
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I remember playing with Jason every weekend out in Tiffin...


This is all terrible news, and I'm shocked that this happened. While not a personal friend of Jason, he was a huge impact and active player for the MW paintball scene.

I'm sure he will be missed in paintball and outside of paintball. I encourage people to sign the online guest book make a donation or buy a patch if they are interested.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:14 AM #196
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:19 AM #197
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:40 AM #199
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CEDAR RAPIDS - Jason Thomas Calef "Towlie," 22, of 5005 Valley View Dr., Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, unexpectedly at University Hospitals, Iowa City. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Teahen Chapel, Walford, by Pastor James Bzoskie. Friends may visit Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. and after 10 a.m. Monday at Teahen Chapel, Walford.

Jason is survived by his parents, Eric and Michelle; a brother, Matthew; and two sisters, Danielle and Taylor, all of Cedar Rapids; grandparents, Bill Calef of West Liberty, Mary Calef of Cedar Rapids and Arlo Becker of Norway; a great-grandmother, Doris Denney of West Liberty; aunts and uncles, Barnie Calef (Kathy Weuste) of Shellsburg, Ray (Kim) Calef, Robin Calef and Mike (Chris) Calef, all of Cedar Rapids, Mike (Kathy) Becker of Atkins, Lisa (Michael) Porter of Fishers, Ind., and Robin (Rich) Pingeton of Normal, Ill.; several cousins; and his many friends and brothers in the National Professional Paintball League and the Paintball World.

His loving grandmother, Judy Becker, precedes Jason in death.

Jason was born March 19, 1986, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Eric and Michelle Becker Calef.

Jason was one of those extraordinary individuals who was able to enjoy his passion and love for something so much that it enabled him to perform at a professional level in paintball that gained the respect and adoration of teammates and opponents alike. He was able to carry that zest for living in everything he did, positively affecting every person who was graced by his touch. He will always be loved and missed by many.

From his paintball brothers.

Any Given Sunday. This is what Jason lived for. He never carried a frown and always made the people around him smile. It truly takes a great individual to be loved as a son, not only by your family, but also by numerous families and people around the world. Most take a lifetime to search for those things most important to them. For Jason, 22 years held more lifelong memories than most, and those memories positively touched everyone blessed by his presence. To turn the heads of a few makes a character. To turn the heads of thousands takes a hero. One thing Jason taught the world was to live every day to the fullest with a continuous smile on your face. You'll always be on the field with us. We love you.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.teahenfuneralhome.com

A memorial fund has been established in Jason's name.
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:26 PM #200
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You will be missed, hope to see you up there brah and shoot some paintwarz with you. Condolences to his family, friends, and to the sport itself. We truly lost a great in this tragic event.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:06 PM #201
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So I have known Towlie for about 10 years. One of my momories of Jason was my first tourny his as well. We ended up playing each others teams in the finals. At this time I did not know him at all. This kid in a red proflex goggle playing for Team Spank comes up and asks me were im going on the field. Mind you this is Jason who I am about to play for first place in our first tourny. I could only laugh at him well he was only 12 at the time. Well if you were wondering my team did go on to beat his but he has gotten the better of me ever since. Jason you are a true friend and I will never forget you and all the crazy fun things you have done.

PK FOR LIFE RIP Jason see you again some day!!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:41 PM #202
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:59 PM #203
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That is a damn shame for Jason. Never met him but his family has my prayers.

To be lost to something such as alcohol poisoning is scary stuff and very real.

R.I.P. Jason. You will be missed. Never forgotten. Always remembered.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:37 PM #204
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:00 PM #206
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Does anyone have the thread that was for Towlie patches. I want to get one for sure, but I can't seem to find it.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:04 PM #207
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Does anyone have the thread that was for Towlie patches. I want to get one for sure, but I can't seem to find it.
PBNation shut that down because apparently you aren't allowed to take orders on something that isn't already in your hand.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:05 PM #208
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Thats really lame. I hope someone does get them made up, so that people can purchase them.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:43 PM #209
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PBNation shut that down because apparently you aren't allowed to take orders on something that isn't already in your hand.
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