Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry to hear about John.
You are in our thoughts and prayers

Lorraine & Bill Werwage

Posted by Lorraine $ Bill Werwage - Columbia Station, OH   March 05, 2013

Aunt Linda,

Jim and I were so saddened to hear the news about Uncle John. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. He was such a sweet soul!


Christina, James Jewell & Family
Daughter of Carlos & Denice Rivera
Granddaughter of the late Albert W. Carroll

Posted by Christina Jewell - Ravenna, OH   January 16, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss! may the lord comfort you and give you strength!He was a wonderful man and will be truely missed!Many prayers and hugs! The Goebels(Mark, Tiffany, and Kids) Columbia Station

Posted by A friend   January 08, 2013

Linda & Chris,
I am very sad to hear of the loss of John. He was always such a good hearted person and was willing to help anyone out that he could. I am truly sorry for your loss. I will always remember the good times I had with all of you at the stables in Brooklyn and how John and you gave me my first job. I think about him every time I drive a stick shift car and how he tried to teach me to drive that BIG BLUE forb truck he had. I never did get it right back then but, he kept trying. RIP,John. You will truly be missed by many.

Posted by gary haws - brunswick, OH   January 08, 2013

Dear Linda and Chris - I was sadden to learn about John. He was very patient and kind to me. He didn't laugh when he was teaching me how to ride; only when I fell off - which was a lot! He will always live in my memories and those that know him. God Bless~ Kathy (Klecan) Ielapi

Posted by A friend   January 07, 2013

Dear Linda and Chris- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember John being very kind and patient. I remember fondly of him teaching me how to ride - he didn't laugh when I was afraid - just when I fell off - which was a lot! He will always live in the hearts of the people who knew him. God Bless, Kathy (Klecan) Ielapi

Posted by A friend   January 07, 2013

Chris, I'm so sorry about the loss of your dad. I know you two were very close. Im here for you if you need me. Love, Cathi

Posted by A friend   January 07, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss talking horse with John.

Posted by Stephanie Babcock and Mike Fraunfelter - litchfield, OH - friends   January 07, 2013

Linda and have my deepest sympathy. John was so loved and will be missed by anyone who knew him - he left us with so many wonderful memories. May God be with you during this most difficult time.

Posted by Pat Brandt - Brecksville, OH   January 07, 2013

Linda and Christine, Sorry to hear about John. May God comfort you with your loss.

Posted by Edie Shoff    January 07, 2013

we're sorry for your loss. your all in our thoughts and prays

Posted by Jesse & Kristen Johnson - Ravenna, OH   January 06, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by John and Nancy Dangerfield - Sullivan, OH   January 06, 2013

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
┬ęCopyright 1998

Posted by JOSEPH AND TARI RAMIC SR. - BROOKPARK, OH   January 06, 2013

Linda/Christine, I am so sorry for your loss. May John rest in peace knowing he was loved. Much love, Penny

Posted by Penny Darwish - Cleveland, OH   January 06, 2013

Linda and family
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Love Carolyn and Dennis Oblak

Posted by Carolyn Oblak - Brackettville, TX - Friend   January 05, 2013