Jason Payne, 47

Jun 4, 2024

Jason Payne, 47, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, passed away on May 20, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA. He was born on December 13, 1976, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Jason was an incredible and loving husband to Jill Payne and a devoted father to his daughter, Brooke Lichty. Family meant everything to him. He was also a proud dog Dad to Ron and Paisley. Jason had a passion for music, leading him to create and manage a small music label. In addition to his music endeavors, he was a full-time graduate student working towards becoming a counselor. An animal lover at heart, Jason enjoyed spending time with his beloved dogs.

In his career, Jason served as the CEO of Estabrook Road Records, where he poured his heart and soul into his work. Outside of his professional life, he found joy in hobbies such as music, reading, and gardening.

Jason leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness. He is survived by his wife, Jill Payne; daughter, Brooke Lichty; mother, Diane Lopes Flaherty; stepfather, Gerald Flaherty; siblings Kerryn Fernandes, Kevin Fernandes, Alex Allen, Maya Flaherty-Roberts, and Collin Flaherty; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by Albert Ray Payne.

A Celebration of Life in honor of Jason will take place at Two Rivers Brewing Company in Easton, PA, on June 8th from 1-4 pm. Another celebration will be held at the Onset VFW on July 28th from 2-6pm.

Jason Payne will be deeply missed by all who knew him, but his memory and legacy will live on in the hearts of those he touched.