Condolence & Memory Journal

Wow, I found myself thinking of my dear friend from so long ago and decided to google his name. I definitely did not expect to find this... I am deeply saddened by the news of his passing. I worked with Jason at the Sheraton Brookhollow and had some of my best times there with him. I was a sales and catering assistant who spent way too much time in the kitchen because he was just "Oh soooooo cute!!!" I can't believe he is gone. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, whom he loved VERY much!! I'll never forget the crazy times we had Jason. They were so much fun!! I know your up there cookin for Jesus and tasting every delicious dish ever made. Save me a spot at your table buddy!

Posted by Stephanie Garcia - Houston, TX - Old Co-Worker   December 18, 2014

After every meal Jason cooked for me he always was thinking of the next meal to make! He loved to eat and he loved to cook. Whenever the Dr blew his ulcer off in his mouth back in 2010 claiming it was from grinding his teeth,, I showed him in my Anatomy and Physiology book that he needed to get a second opinion. He told me that he didn't want to know if it was cancer. I can't believe it took his life. My heart goes out to his parents and brothers for the loss of such a sweet man. I wish I would've made him go to the Dr again so he could still be here. I know that he is in heaven smiling down on all of us :)

Posted by Blair - Houston, TX - Ex girlfriend   January 16, 2014

Jason was an awesome person it hurts to think about him passing. He was always real nice to me when he was my boss at minute maid. One day I was washing potatoes out of the case and the other cooks started yelling at me telling me I was stupid that they were already clean. Jason could tell I was frustrated and he didn't have to but talked to me for a bit and made me feel better. He was a real nice guy and I miss him.

Posted by Benjamin Kitchens - Houston, TX - Coworker   August 14, 2013


My condolences to Jason's family!

I shared many years with Jason at the Sheraton Brookhollow. He was always up to making my craziest culinary ideas a reality. Jason was extremely talented!

On a personal note Jason was very sweet, thoughtful and had a HUGE heart! There are so many funny stories I could share for hours.....he was always making everyone smile and laugh. He will be dearly missed!

Posted by Heather Fricke - Houston, TX - Co-Worker   June 04, 2013

Dearest Miyamoto Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Even though I lost contact with him after high school, I will still remember his smile and laid back attitude. He will be missed.


Lawrence Lee

Posted by Lawrence Lee - Shanghai, China - Friend   June 02, 2013

When I began cooking so many years ago, Jason was my first teacher. He taught me technique and attention to detail, but also, as was so natural to him, he taugh me to have fun, and enjoy the process. We were a close group of friends back then at the Sheraton Brookhollow and even though we lost touch as I moved away for work, I always looked forward to the chance to come back to Houston and see Jason and the rest of our gang. Jason will be greatly missed by me and many others and my prayers go out to him and the Miyamoto family.

Posted by Joe Tavary - Columbia, MD - Former Coworker   June 01, 2013

Mr. & Mrs. Miyamoto,

Thank you for blessing the world with such a wonderful person! He truly was a gifted Chef that will be truly missed by many.

Posted by Nancy Alonzo - Houston, TX - Co-worker   June 01, 2013

I am so very sorry Miyamoto family. I didn't know Jason personally but I have known Chris since we were so little. If Jason is like Chris, which I'm sure he is) then he will be greatly missed by us here on earth, but heaven is rejoicing now cause they have received another angel. Love to all the family and know how sorry I am Chris

Posted by Tiffany Podhorsky Walters - Humble, TX - Friend of Chris   June 01, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with Olen and Florence. May God provide you and your family with the comfort you need at this time of great loss.

Posted by Eddie & Debbie Russell - Katy, TX - family friend   June 01, 2013


Jason you are now with the angels and can be free to dance & cook in Heaven. Thanks for all the smiles and warm hugs given. You will be missed.

Posted by Susan Chaney - TX   May 31, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the Miyamoto family at this time. Thank you for raising such a wonderful son and brother. Jason touched many people's lives. He always put a smile on all of our faces. We loved him very much. I feel so fortunate to have known him. He was a good, good man. He was my "little buddy". Fond Memories: giving him ice trays because when I went over there, there was no ice for our cocktails/ him calling me to come look at the blue square he painted on his wall to make sure it looked okay/ him having a dance-off at our friend's birthday party/ his singing along to songs on the radio while we were out/ what a hard-worker he matter how late we were all up the night before, he was always at work early the next morning working hard/ how sweet his heart was...he was so kind and loving. My heart is aching. He will truly be missed. Heaven has just received a sweet angel.

Posted by Sandra Bell - Houston, TX - Friend   May 31, 2013


It is with great sadness I write this. I know the last several months have been exhausting and his kind family has been his rock. I will always remember Jason as a witty soul with a smile that lights up the room. Heaven has definitely gained and angel and his crown must look so beautiful. There is comfort in knowing that his pain is put to rest. My deepest condolences, thoughts, prayers, tears and cyber-hugs are with his amazing family.

Warm Regards,
Brook Knox

Posted by Brook Knox - Houston, TX - his dietitian and cheerleader   May 31, 2013


My thoughts and prayers to your family

Posted by Stephanie    May 31, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Debbie Walker - Montgomery, TX - Friend   May 31, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go to the Miyamoto family & friends during this very difficult time. Jason was a wonderful chef and special human being and I enjoyed working with him.

Posted by Candace Higgins - Katy, TX - Co-Worker   May 30, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to Jason's family. Even though I didn't know Jason very well, the time I did spend with him was always filled with laughter. Jason was a kind soul and I know his family & all who had the privilege of knowing him felt this too! May God comfort you with his peace and everlasting love during this time.

Patricia Barkley & family

Posted by Patricia Barkley - Kingwood, TX - friend   May 30, 2013


My thoughts and prayers are with the Miyamoto family during this very sad time. I have know Jason for a very long time. It is a shame to see such a vibrant and wonderful person taken so soon. Jason - you will be missed but never forgotten.

Posted by Carrie Miller - Humble, TX - School Friend   May 30, 2013

My condolences to the Miyamoto family and friends of Jason. I remember Jason as being a fun loving person and know that many are at loss for his short lived life.

My thoughts and prayers for the Miyamoto family and friends.

Posted by Minnie Nguyen Erickson - Austin, TX - School Friend   May 30, 2013