Condolence & Memory Journal

Still thinking about you, 3 years later, Jake. My mother just passed the other day.....hope you get to meet her soul.

Posted by Jim Kettren - Bay Village, OH - friend   January 14, 2021

How has it been that 2 years have passed?! I've been to see you twice, and haven't found your exact place of rest. Third time is a charm, my friend.

Posted by Jim Kettren - Bay Village, OH - friend   January 14, 2020

Every time I find myself telling someone about you, I find more and more good things to say about you. Miss you, buddy!

Posted by Jim Kettren - Bay Village, OH   February 22, 2018

Paul, Kathy and family, We just learned the sad news. Our deepest sympathies go out to you all on the loss of your son, Jacob.

Posted by Alison and David Pinsley - Coconut Creek, FL - family   February 21, 2018

Paul and Kathy you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your son. Remember all the special memories of him to give you strength in this difficult time. God bless you and your family.

The Casto's - Brian, Jennifer, Maris, and Allison

Posted by Brian Casto - Greenville, SC - friend   January 31, 2018

We are very sad at this news. Our prayers go out to the entire family. We hope that all of you can find peace in the love of your family.

The Allman's -Joe, Barb,Derek,Nate, and Kristen

Posted by Joe Allman - Stow, OH - acquaintance   January 29, 2018

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Sending my deepest condolences to the entire Stefunek Family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Linda DeCarlo Rizzetta - Fishkill, NY - friend   January 29, 2018

Kathy and Paul, we are so saddened to hear of your loss. Please find comfort knowing that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Love and prayers,
Mark, Linda, Nick, Drew, & Katie Musgrave

Posted by Linda Musgrave - Wadsworth, OH - Friend   January 28, 2018

Jake was a student of mine 2 summers ago at OU. In a class of more than 70 people, Jake stood out for his intelligence, earnestness and effort. He really wanted to be great. He was a leader on his team. I met with Jake and his teammates outside of class quite a bit, and always enjoyed my interactions with him. Even when they were wrestling with really difficult questions, Jake always had a great attitude about it. Always smiling. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will keep Jake and your family in my thoughts and prayers for a very long time.

Posted by Paul Benedict - Athens, OH - Teacher   January 28, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Such a special young man with a kind, sensitive, warm and witty soul. I pray his faith was always with him and I feel privileged to have known him in this life. Godspeed.

Posted by Terri Lassa - Strongsville, OH - Teacher   January 27, 2018

Kathy and Paul---I can't imagine the pain... I am so sorry~

Posted by Lori Swetlin - Copley, OH   January 27, 2018

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It is hard to find the words to say how very sorry we are to hear of your loss. Please know we are thinking and praying for your family. God Bless you.

With all our love,
Dave, Tonya, Dawson and Dylana DiPietro

Posted by Tonya and Dave DiPietro - MEDINA, OH - Friend   January 25, 2018

I would like to extend my condolences on the loss of your son/brother. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jacob several times when he was in the neighborhood and always left thinking what a bright young man he was. Remember the great moments with him. Your family is in my prayers.

Posted by Tom Zeliznak - Strongsville, OH   January 25, 2018

Kathy and Paul you have my deepest heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your son. I pray god will help you through this difficult time. Remember all the special memories of him to give you strength. God bless you and your family

Posted by Ann Krizay - Doylestown, OH - Friend   January 25, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Pat and Steve Soltesz - Strongsville, OH - Neighbor   January 25, 2018

We are so so saddened to hear of your loss. Jake was a great friend to our son, Ian. We have fond memories of Jake, Adam, Colin and Ian working together at "Adam and Jake's Outdoor Services". Thanks to Jake for hiring Ian. Also, Ian enjoyed attending the youth conference with Jake in New Orleans. Ian loves Jake and he'll so miss him! We are keeping your family in our daily prayers.

Posted by A friend   January 24, 2018

I still am having a hard time wrapping my head around this news. Paul, Kathy, and Natalie i am so very sorry for your loss. I will forever remember Jake as that care free young boy on those summer days while I babysat them. Prayers for the family through this extremely difficult time.

Posted by Ashley Spanower - Medina, OH   January 24, 2018

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I am so sorry to hear of Jake's passing. He was loved by so many of his friends at Ohio University. His absence is greatly felt. Your son was a wonderful young man and a very good friend to my son and others. I will always remember Jake making me feel welcome every time I visited OU. I will keep your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Posted by Paula McElhose - Tipp City, OH - Friend   January 24, 2018

My heart broke when I heard the news of Jacob's passing. He was a wonderful young man who always had a smile on his face. When I taught him when he was in 6th grade, I enjoyed hearing about his hockey games and trips. He truly was a talented young man. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You all will be in my prayers daily. May the Lord comfort you always.

Sincerely,

Janet Maruschak and family

Posted by Janet Maruschak - Brunswick, OH - Teacher   January 24, 2018

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My heart is broken for you. Wishing you love and peace in your warmest memories.

Posted by Terri Clark - Liberty Township, OH   January 23, 2018

Our thougths and prayers to your entire family.

Posted by Thad Vasko - Strongsville, OH - Friend   January 23, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers to your entire family.

Posted by Thad Vasko - Strongsville, OH - Friend   January 23, 2018

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Prayers for Jacob's family. So very sorry for your loss. May God's peace give you comfort.

Posted by A friend   January 23, 2018

Was a classmate of Jakes at Walsh Jesuit. Prayers to your family and his spirit. Always showed me a smile and was a very nice kid. God bless.

Posted by Michael Gladstone jr. - Hudson, OH - Classmate   January 23, 2018

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Dear Paul, Kathy and Natalie,
We so share your pain. We know the special grief of losing a child and we wish we could shield you from it. Keep Jakes memory close to your heart and remember all the great things you shared. He would want it no other way.
Sending love and prayers,
Aunt Mil and Uncle Gary

Posted by Mil and Gary Bauerlein - Mahopac, NY - Family   January 23, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Jake was a wonderful young man who we will miss dearly. We will hod you all in our prayers.

Posted by Paula McElhose - Tipp City, OH - Friend   January 23, 2018