In Memoriam

Jason Lynch "RubberJason"
Mr. International Rubber 16
February 24, 1975 - February 25, 2013

It is with great sadness and heavy heart that we report the passing of our current Mr. International Rubber, Jason Lynch, on Monday February 25th, one day after his 38th birthday. Jason's partner found him unconscious when he arrived home from work. Paramedics were unable to revive him and a cause of death is not known at this time.

Jason, was just three months into his title year and was looking forward to his first international trip as MIR16, to judge the Mr. Montreal Rubber contest this weekend. He had forged a strong relationship with the Rubber Men of San Francisco and was so very happy to bring the title back to the Boston area where MIR's predecessor, the Mr. Vulcan Rubber contest began.

This comes as a huge blow to all of us and casts a pall over our international rubber family. As is our tradition, we raise a glass to Jason's life, all that he was able to accomplish and the fun loving nature that propelled him to the top of his class at MIR16.

We extend our condolences to his partner Stephen Perry, his family, his brothers in the New England Rubbermen & The Rubbermen of San Francisco, his classmates from MIR16 and to everyone whose life he touched and impacted.

Rest In Peace Brother, you will be missed, but not forgotten.