Friday, October 1, 2021
I'm not sure where to start, but I felt the need to say something. Jon was my father in law, great dad to his kids and awesome grandpa to the grandkids.....and he was also my friend. He would say that to me on every card that he wrote. I met him 13 years ago and he has been at nearly every single one of my kids games and our softball games (keeping the book and reminding us that we don't hit very well). Everyone that we know that was fortunate enough to spend time with him knows how big of a personality he was. Many of my friends have had the opportunity to throw bags with him, talk sports with him, or sing karaoke with him. From bowling to sports trivia to opening presents, he was a big kid at heart. It's really hard to process not seeing him anymore but I know we will NEVER forget the times we had. Thank you Jon for all that you have done and the impact you have had on my wife, kids, friends and family. We love and miss you.....and will see you again some day. I will make sure to curse out the Bears for you and ask the kids a ton of questions in your honor. Thanks for being you. Rest in Paradise my friend.
Monday, September 27, 2021
It’s still impossible to fathom that this kind, gentle friend is not here any more. I can still hear Jon’s laugh at Mike’s endless outrageous comments. While Jon is in a better place, my heart goes out to all of you because I know how he enriched your lives and his time was much too short. I’m so sorry that I can’t be with you in person this week, but please know that I have you all in my prayers. May God grant you all the strength you will need to move forward from these sad days. Much love, Gina DeLazzer
Sue and Jim Tumpane
Friday, September 24, 2021
Jon was one of a kind and we will truly miss him. His family was his #1 priority and he made a point to spend as much time with them as possible. Best sports fan ever, his dedication to players of any sport, at any level was phenomenal. He knew the sport, the players names, their strengths and weaknesses, and wasn't afraid to vocalize and encourage. We will remember him for the fun he added to all gatherings because of his enthusiasm to celebrate. We were fortunate to become part of his annual after Thanksgiving Bowling event for 10 years (!) and will carry that on in his memory. There will be a lot less "A-CUM-BA-BA" chants since he was our biggest "striker". Fishing, racquetball, and Super Bowl memories also hold a soft spot in our hearts. Rest in peace Jon!