Jayson Pail died of a heart attack Sept. 26 at George Washington University Hospital. He’d been a 55-year-old Washington resident.
Born in Northampton, Pa., he was the son of Joseph Pail and the late Emma (Binder) Pail. He graduated from Northampton High School in 1973 and was the class president. He received his bachelor’s degree in education from Kutztown University, specializing in foreign languages.
Pail taught Spanish and German in several Pennsylvania high schools and most recently worked as a showroom manager and design consultant in the Washington Design Center and was the owner/operator of the “Jayson 15” showroom for two years.
Over the years, he volunteered for a number of community and charitable organizations.
He is survived by his partner or 12 years, Harry Johnson; his father, Joseph Pail of Northampton; his twin brother, Julien Pail, and his sister-in-law, Darlene, of Northampton; brother Jeff Pail and sister-in-law, Rainelle, of Boyertown, Pa; brother Joseph Pail and sister-in-law Joan, of Mt. Cobb, Pa; nephews, Jeffrey Pail, Justin Pailand Kevin Pail; and nieces, Jennifer Pike and Sarah Fedor.
A memorial service was held on Oct. 2 in Pennsylvania. A D.C. service is planned but no date has been set.