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Juston Arthur West

12/23/1994 - 5/4/2017

Substance Use Disorder:

Tanner James Williamson

10/4/1998 - 12/30/2017

Substance Abuse Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Tanner was born in Flint, Michigan on October 4, 1998.

Tanner was a kind and caring person who loved deeply. He loved listening to music, being with his friends, basketball, movies and loved Mr. Lizard. Surviving and sadly missed by his: Me-Maw, Shelly Williamson; mother, Jennifer Douglas; father, Tahvan Williamson; sister, Kayla Williamson; uncle, Corey Williamson who had a special part in Tanner's life; aunt, Julie Tucker; cousins, Max, Takao, and Brody; brothers, Kyle and Gavin; grandparents, Jim and Debra Hadden; grandmother; Seminola Williams; great-grandparents, Pat and Roger Scott; great-grandmother, Gayle Thomas. Tanner will also be sadly missed by many special friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by: his grandfathers, Mark Williamson and Jim Douglas; great-grandparents, Dick and Lucretia Beamer. 

"Tanner" may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Kylie Christine Abbott

7/9/1989 - 11/6/2014

Substances Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Binghampton, New York

Kylie loved music, drawing, baking and cooking. She was like a second mom to her sister's,  ages 8 and 9., who for the last 2 years she spent with us, lived with us, worked with me. She left behind 2 son's, ages 6 and 3.Parents: Patty Fennell(step dad Tom), Dad: Terry Abbott 

 

Kylie may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Felicia Starr Abney

1/21/1988 - 2/22/2017

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Maineville, Ohio

Felicia may be gone but Never forgotten!

Ryan Michael Abrahamson

10/17/1986 - 10/27/2014

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ryan was born to the parents of Patty Moe & Brad Sundquist on October 17, 1986. Born in Mineapolis, MN. He is survived by his parents and a brother; Micki Abrahamson and a sister; Ashley Aamot Mary Sundquist.Ryan was a camp counselor for 10 years. He loved being around people and loved children. He also loved the great outdoors, nature and photography.

 

Ryan may be gone but he will NEVER be forgotten!

Billijo Marie Akins

8/11/1989 - 9/8/2012

Substance Use Disroder: Heroin and Alcohol

Blairsville, Pennsylvania

Billijo Marie Akins, 23, of Derry, PA passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012 in Blairsville, PA. A daughter of William H. and Dianna M. (Hill) Akins, she was born August 11, 1989 in Indiana, PA.Billijo graduated from Blairsville High School, class of 2006 and attended one year at ICTC School of nursing. She had worked as an aide for six years at the Keeper of the Flame, Blairsville.She enjoyed going on long walks.Surviving are her parents, William H. and Dianna M. Akins of Derry; a sister, Kelli Eckenroad and her husband, Paul of Latrobe; a niece, Lilly Eckenroad; maternal grandfather, Wendell Hill of Indiana and several uncles, aunts and cousins.She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Harry "Hank" and Mary Akins and her maternal grandmother, June Hill. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 P.M. Monday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Rusty McClurg officiating.

 

Billijo may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Brandon Michael Alcorn

11/22/1988 - 7/28/2012

Substance Use Disorder: Started with Alcohol and Opiates - Died from Heroin & Alcohol

Cincinnati, Ohio

Brandon M., age 23, born on November 22, 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio and  died July 28, 2012, Devoted father of Alexis Haney & Brooklynn Alcorn. Beloved son of Wesley Alcorn & Kimberly Sullivan Steffens. Dear brother of Adam Duncan, Karla & Samantha Steffens & Ava Alcorn. Loving grandson of Cathy & Steve Horn, John Sullivan III, Marilyn & the late William Alcorn & gr. grandson of Noneda Barnett. Visitation Thurs., Aug. 2, 11 AM until time of service at 1 PM at the Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami, Cleves, OH 45002.

 

Brandon may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Anthony David Allen

12/25/1989 - 3/7/2013

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Middletown, Ohio

ALLEN, Antony David age 23, of Middletown, Ohio passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013 at his residence. He was born December 25, 1989 in Middletown, and lived here all his life. Preceding him in death were his maternal great grandfather, Arnold Smith; and one sister, Shayla Snow. He is survived by one son, Cameron Allen; his grandmother who raised him, Pamela Smith; mother, Melissa Allen; father, Andre Snow; four brothers, Josh, Devon, Adam and Nathan; three sisters, Kristin, Tia and Dajanae; maternal great grandmother, Phyllis Smith; aunt, Jodi Ditmyer; girlfriend, Meygan Hagar, who is expecting his second child; paternal grandparents, Marie Snow and James "Pete"; and many cousins. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Towne Boulevard Church of God, 3722 Towne Boulevard, followed by services at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Mitchell Burch officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Towne Boulevard Church of God. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.
 

Anthony may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Eddie Ray Allen

6/12/1985 - 3/20/2014

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin  Overdose

Middletown, Ohio

Eddie Ray Allen was born June 28, 1985 in Manchester and departed this life on Monday, March 17, 2014 at his residence in Middletown, Ohio being 28 years of age. He was the son of the late Forest Gene Allen & Maxine (Holland) Allen. Eddie is survived by his girlfriend, Brittany Fugate of Middletown, Oh and by his son Jeremy Tackett of Pikeville, Tn. He is also survived by three sisters, Rose Sandlin of Middletown, Oh, Betty Sandlin of Alabama, and Terena Fox of London.Eddie was of the Pentecostal FaithFuneral service was held 2:00pm Sunday March 30, 2014 at the Lakes Funeral Home.  Burial followed in the Horn Hill Cemetary in Owsley County.

 

Eddie may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Melissa Lynn Allen

12/8/1983 - 12/5/2010

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Brockton, New Jersey

Melissa Lynn Allen 26, of Brockton died unexpectedly Sunday December 5, 2010. She was born and raised in Brockton a daughter of Timothy Allen of Holbrook and Karen Noonan of Bridgeton, Maine. She was a graduate of Southeastern Regional Vocational High School and had been a resident of Brockton for most of her life. Melissa was a certified nursing assistant in Brockton area nursing homes and a home health aide. Melissa cherished her time spent with her son Nathan Trott.

Melissa was the sister of Christina and Lynn Allen of Brockton, Elizabeth Allen of Whitman and stepsister of Tricia Osborne of Whitman. She is also survived by her step father Edwin Graham of Bridgeton, ME.

 

Melissa may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

2/17/1987 - 7/2/2010

Substance Use Disorder: Addicted to Oxycontin- when he could no longer get them - Tried Heroin once and died.

Whittier, California

GLEN TYSON ALEXANDER February 17, 1987 ~ July 2, 2010 (23), Of Whittier, CA. He lived at his present home in Riverside, since 1998, where he passed away from an accidental drug overdose. He was so dearly loved by his family and his many friends. Glen loved anything with wheels. Before his motorcycle accident he loved doing tricks on his skateboard. He had bicycles, a dirt bike, go peds, motorcycles, and his truck. Glen was a natural mechanic. He loved animals and the outdoors. He loved to fish, hike, and go duck hunting with his brother Ted. Glen endured constant physical pain, since his motorcycle accident. He is now at peace with Jesus. He is survived by his mother Margaret Alexander; Two brothers: Ted Allen and wife Julie; Steven Alexander and wife Victoria; Three Sisters: Mary Block and husband Peter; Alison Alexander; and Katie Ruehle and husband Ryan. Also, his grandmother Grace Sacrenty; Nephews: Noah Allen; Anthony Alexander; Kourtney Alexander; Jimmie and Jayden Ruehle; Nieces: Kyra Allen; Hannah Block; Julieanne Garcia; Danae Hogans; His dad, Jimmie Alexander, passed away in October of 1998. He was also loved by many aunts, uncles, and cousins, who will miss him. Service will be held Friday, at Harvest Christian Fellowship on July 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM. 6115 Arlington Avenue, Riverside, CA (951) 687-6902 (Corner of Adams and Arlington). We would like to invite anyone who is struggling with mental or physical pain, or drug addiction, to join us at Glen\'s memorial. God does have a purpose in your lives. Even though you may not see it, or understand it. Clips from Glen's notes he wrote after his motorcycle accident in 2008: "God, I concede this time to become closer to You." "I want You to be strong within me. Forgive me Father for I have sinned. I'm asking You God, give me strength to fulfill your word. I need help. I want You in my heart where ever I go. Shield me from evil. Give me life. I'm not truly happy without You." "Life's too short to not do the things you love. Sometimes the worst thing is the best thing. It shows you reality." "Life is full of ups and downs. How you deal with downs will prepare you to do well." "Even though I was doing wrong. Let me heal O Lord. Give me life. Show me the way." "You don\'t always get what you want. But if you try, sometimes, you get what you need." "I asked, if there is a God show me! This prayer felt strong in my heart. I trusted in You. You didn't let me down." "Let me clear my head. Rest my eyes. Bless my family and friends. Because they got me. "No worries mate". Let Your light shine. God bless."

 

Glen may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Jimmy Carol Alexander "Jaycie"

1/21/1986 - 5/17/2011

Substance Use Disorder: Oxycodone & Muscle Relaxers - Doctor prescribed oxycodone and muscle relaxers while Jaycie still had morphine in her body.

Florence, South Carolina

A message from her mom(Susan):Jaycie was my first born, my only daughter, she was my everything...I miss her so much.....she left me a beautiful grandson Jaydabug (Jayden) he is now almost 10.....Jaycie struggled for 7 years from pain pill prescription addiction....she had been clean for 64 days, she thought she would relapse one more time before going away to a year long program......her death could have been avoided the night that it happen....but nooooooo......the doctor forgot to do a drug test on her, she was a documented drug addict at the hospital (ER)she was went to.....he deemed her injury's from being beaten up mild to moderate and did not drug test her before prescribing her oxycodone and muscle relaxers.....she did not overtake what he prescribed...she died from the combination....she had morphine in her system.....had he done a drug test before hand I do not believe he would have prescriber her mild to moderate injury's oxycodone....WHY NOT IBPROFIN 800 stupid!!!!! sorry!!!! RIP my sweet Jayciebug -- I am forever changed.

She has a son named Jayden and 2 brothers, Michael Dean Wheatley and Conley Wheatley! Jaycie had a very natural flair for hair, fashion and makeup!! She loved playing with her son!! Jaycie was a free spirit and loved her family and friends so much!! She loved the elderly, the young, the sick and the suffering! She tried to help everyone!! She was saved by the grace of God!! She did not like her disease in fact she left a heartfelt journal and hated her disease!! To all if you that are suffering from this disease please please fight!! Jaycie was fighting but the disease still took her!!Jaycie leaves behind her parents: Larry & Susan Overstreet and family: Mike & Denise Wheatley, and Brothers: Michael Dean  & his wife Savannah and her brother Conley.

 

Jaycie may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Joseph Andelora

2/6/1990 - 12/23/2012

Substances Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Wayne, New Jersey

A message from his mother: Joseph Andelora 2/6/90-12/23/12 Forever 22 Fill not your heart with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, The laughter, The smiles, i've only gone to rest for a little while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and given me relief . So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I was but as I used to be. I will remember you and look on with a smile. Understand in your hearts I've only gone to rest a little while. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you. Joey lives on in our hearts and in our memories. Dance in the sky my precious angel! Love, Mom, Dad, Nick and Gina

 

Joseph may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Marc Alberts

5/11/1989 - 6/2/2015

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Canton, Massachusetts

ALBERTS, Marc A. Age 26 of Canton passed away suddenly June 2nd. Beloved son of Pauline A. Alberts (Montanaro) of Canton and the late Paul M. Alberts. Brother of Michael Alberts and his wife Nicole of Foxboro and Elisa Alberts of Canton. Grandson of Rose and John Montanaro of Plymouth, Pearl Alberts of Stoughton and the late Jack Alberts. Nephew of Jack Montanaro of Whitman, David Montanaro of Weymouth and Deborah Spector of Foxboro. Uncle of Adriana Alberts.

 

 Marc may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Eva Stephanie Anderson

12/25/1988 - 3/16/2012

Substance Use Disorder: Methadone & Percocet

San Diego, California

Eva had wisdom teeth surgery and was prescribed percocet. Her boyfriend eventually got her hooked on oxycontin. Eva first tried to get sober in a methadone clinic and she Overdosed at the clinic and nearly died. Eva hated the methadone. Her drug of choice was percocets. She was sober 1 year and 8 months. Someone secretly gave her meth and she relapsed... Mom got her into a second rehab which she did very well until someone secretly gave her methadone in her softdrink - she came home and never woke up. Autopsy report came back with methadone and percocets in her system. Eva hated methadone and family knew that there is now way she would have taken methadone willingly. METHADONE IS CONSIDERED A DATE RAPE DRUG

Eva Stephanie Anderson, Forever 23, 
December 25, 1988 to March 16, 2012
This album " Eva Anderson Special Edition", is posted in loving memory of Eva Anderson. Eva was born on Christmas day and celebrates her 25th birthday in heaven. This is Eva's story, written by her mother Eva Faure. Eva left behind many family members and friends who will forever love and miss her. Please send Eva's mother a little note, say a prayer, light a candle, or simply say her name "Eva Stephanie Anderson". Eva will ALWAYS be loved and NEVER forgotten. I had a candle lit today in Eva's memory. Love, Margaret

 

Eva may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Glenn Magri Anderson

9/30/1977 - 8/26/2000

Substance Use Disorder

 

Glenn may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Ryann Danielle Anderson

3/22/1983 - 11/13/2008

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Hamburg Township, Michigan

Ryann was born to Daniel and Mary Anderson on 3/22/83. She had one sister Jessica Anderson. On July 30, 2007 she gave birth to her only son Emory A. Duffy. Ryann enjoyed gymnastics and was a cheerleader in her high school years. She was very smart graduated in 2002 from high school and also with her Associates degree from Washtenaw Community College, in Technical Writing. She loved to write short stories. She loved being with friends and family. Her dream was to write a Novel someday and teach writing at college level. She entered rehab for the first time in august of 2008. On November 13, 2008 she lost her battle.

 

Ryann may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Logan Apking

7/31/1989 - 7/03/2014

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Middletown, Ohio

In honor of National Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st..
Logan Apking 7/31/89- 7/03/14 
I will love you and miss you everyday for the rest of my life....
APKING, Logan age 24, of Middletown, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at his residence. He was born July 31, 1989 in Middletown, the son of Ronald A. Apking and Debbie Reynolds. Logan loved to write and play music, and enjoyed fishing. He was always smiling and telling his family that he loved them. Logan was a member of New Covenant Church. He is survived by his mother, Debbie; his father, Ronald (Anna); his sister, Jennifer (John) Longworth and their children Jackson and Jonathan; one step-brother, Mark Everman; one step sister, Kylee Everman; his maternal grandparents Glenn and Sue Reynolds; great-grandmother, Ann Richardson; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William and Jan Apking. I recall meeting Logan and his mom at our Celebrate Recovery group. We do not see many family members that are willinng to walk along side of someone struggling with this disease of addiction. I know Logan's family did everything possible to get Logan the help he needed! Today, Logan's mom chooses to be a voice for her son and the many lives lost and those sturggling today! RiP Logan Ron W.

 

Logan may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Tony Lee Armentrout

7/8/1986 - 5/15/2013

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Ottawa, Illinois

Armentrout, Sr. RED LION Tony Lee "TA" Armentrout, Sr., 36, entered into heaven on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Born on July 8, 1976, in York, he was the son of Barbara A. (Mason) and John P. Armentrout, Sr. of Red Lion. He attended William Penn Sr. High School, where he played football as a linebacker and quaterback. He was very athletic. "TA", as he was fondly known, was "a jack of all trades." He was very talented with his hands. Tony possessed the gift of laughter and loved his children and family very much. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and pool player. TA was an all around good guy whose presence will be deeply missed by family and friends. Tony leaves to cherish his memory his parents; seven children, Toni-Rae Armentrout, Tonya Armentrout, Tonika Heck, Sage Highland Armentrout, Jade Kimberly Armentrout, Tony Lee Armentrout, Jr., and Trenton Armentrout, all of York; his companion, Jamie Krause of York; a half-brother, John Armentrout, Jr. and wife, Dayna, and a sister, Kimberly Armentrout Stahle and husband, David, all of York; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. A viewing will be on Sunday May 19, 2013, at the Gladfelter Funeral Home, Inc., 822 E. Market St., York, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Celebration of Life service will begin at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Lindeman officiating.

 

Tony may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Kenneth Michael Aronckes Jr.

6/28/1983 - 8/25/2014

Substance Use Disorder: Accidental Overdose

Geeensburg, Pennsylvania

Parents: Sandra & Frank Karr Kenneth Aronckes Sr.

Daughter: Isabella Kendra Aronckes

Sister: Natalie Renee Hagerty Nephew: Eric Wyatt Hagerty Grandparents: Charles & Doris Seilhamer Arthur & Pauline Aronckes Godmother: Shane Ferris Favorite Show: Sons of Anarchy Favorite Mpvies: Fast & Furious Hobbies: spending time with his daughter, cooking & spending time with family & friends.

 

Kennth may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Thomas Azzalina

9/22/1992 - 4/6/2013

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Easton, Pennsylvania

Thomas G. Azzalina, 20, of Easton passed away on April 6, 2013 in his home. Born: Thomas was born on September 22, 1992 in Phillipsburg. He was the son of Gary K. Azzalina and Kimberly Van Billiard. Personal: Tom was a graduate of Easton Area High School, class of 2010. He was employed with Ruby Tuesday in Phillipsburg as a buser. Survivors: In addition to his parents, Tom is survived by his brothers and sisters, Theresa Azzalina of Phillipsburg, Andrea Van Billiard of E. Bangor, Andy Van Billiard, Jr. of Easton, Heather Van Billiard of Nazareth and Heidi Van Billiard of Nazareth; his grandmother, Eleanor Howell of Phillipsburg; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by a son, Xavier Azzalina who passed on April 28, 2010; a brother, Frank Van Billiard; his grandfather, Melvin Buskirk and paternal grandparents, Thomas and Anna Azzalina. Services: A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Finegan Funeral Home, 4080 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 18045. Calling hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home on Saturday.

 

Thomas may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Jeremiah Richard Barsczewski

2/20/1986 - 2/12/2015

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Export, Pennsylvania

Mother: Debbie Dorsey Grandparents:Richard & Carol Scholze Stanley & Mitzi Barsczewski Brothers:Michael(Amy) Barsczewski Joshua Barsczewski Nephew: Donovan Niece: Kelsey Uncles & Aunts Rick Scholze, Marlene Scholze, Donna(Ken)Morris,Tim (Teresa )Scholze,Bill (Charlotte)Scholze,Lisa Marie Scholze.He passed from a Heroin drug overdose. His favorite toys were his Ninja Turtles, favorite Cartoon A Mickeys Christmas, Favorite TV show Storage Wars, Favorite movie Childs Play, hobbies Skateboarding, Snowboarding, fishing,swimming, sports Baseball, Hockey, Football, music Rolling Stones. 

 

Jeremiah may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Leslie Marie Bagwell

1/30/1981 - 5/15/2013

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Leemont, Virgina

Ms. Leslie Marie Bagwell, 32, a resident of Leemont, VA, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Born January 30, 1981, she was the daughter of Patrice Willett Wallace and husband, Lowell, of Leemont, and Buster Bagwell of Eastville, VA; and a beloved granddaughter of Meta Willett of Leemont, and the late Nathaniel “Nate” Willett.In addition to her parents and grandmother, she leaves behind her daughter, Maya Jasmine Bagwell; a sister, Gracie Wallace, both of Leemont; a half-brother, Ryan Bagwell of Girdletree, MD; a step-sister, Megan Wallace of Bloxom, VA; five aunts, Vicky Curtis, Tammy Willett, Sherri Glovier, Roberta Jennestreet and Terry Carver; one uncle, Billy Bagwell; and several cousins.Leslie will forever be remembered for her free spirit, kind heartedness, and her unique ability to make everyone feel happy. There was never a time that you would see her that she didn’t have a beautiful smile on her face and a shoulder on which to lean. Her greatest passions in life were music and art. You could often find her listening to her favorite ‘Phish’ album while creating one of her many pieces of jewelry or artwork. Although she is no longer here with us, her memory will live on, and her spirit will forever shine through her sweet baby girl, Maya.A celebration of Leslie’s life will be conducted from the graveside at the Parksley Cemetery on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

 

Leslie may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

David W. Bailey Jr.

4/11/1983 - 4/8/2011

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Voorhees, New Jersey

Parents: Dave & Debbie Bailey

Siblings: Heather, Jessica & Dalton

 

David was born in Voorhees, NJ. He loved comedies such as Police Academy, all of Jim Carey movies, & License To Drive. His favorite TV showes wer Full House and Saved By The Bell. David listened to all kinds of music from alternatice rock, hip hop to classical. He loved his family and enjoyed hanging with his friends. 

 

David may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

James Allen Atkins

8/10/1978 - 7/16/2005

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Mooresville, North Carolina

Mother: Marey Ersek Lazanis 

A  Message From Mom: This is my son James Allen Atkins, we called him Jimmy and he was so loved by all he met. He was 26 when the monster called Heroin took his life. This monster took my heart as well. He was a builder and was so proud of the houses that he built. Mostly NASCAR and a few Panthers homes. He would give you the shirt off his back if you wanted it. It's been 10 long years and not a day goes by that I don't grieve for him. 

 

Jimmy may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

James W. Barton

1/23/1990 - 4/13/2013

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Codeine Morphine and Amitryptiline Overdose

Cincinnati, Ohio

Sadly missed by his Momma AKA Momma Rose - Founder of Heroin Recovery 4 U. His mom is a strong advocate and has helped many young and old - to get into treatment. James passed away in the Justice Center in Hamilton County, Ohio. Altough I did not have the opportunity to know James - I did get to meet his mom and today she is being a voice for her son and the many lives lost and those struggling today!

RIP James! Ron W.

James may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

8/29/1990 - 9/2/2012

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Antioch, Illinois

Michael Anthony Bartlett of Antioch Michael Anthony Bartlett, 22, formerly of Island Lake, away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Vista Medical Center East, Waukegan, IL. He was born Aug. 29, 1990, in Glendale Heights, IL, the son of Michael and Theresa (nee Brewer) Bartlett. He lived in Island Lake for many years, was a 2008 graduate of Wauconda High School, and recently moved to Antioch, IL. Mike enjoyed music, kart racing, shooting pool, snow and wake boarding, extreme sports, the outdoors, the Chicago Cubs, his family, and his animals. Most recently, Mike was working for Kenny Erickson Landscaping in Zion, IL and earlier was working for Shaded Days in Lake Bluff, IL. Survivors include his parents, Michael (Carolina) Bartlett of South Beloit, IL and Theresa Bartlett of Antioch, IL; his siblings, Christian, Carson, Marley and Morgan; maternal grandparents, Nana Gerry Brewer of Palatine, IL and Papa Chet (Joyce) Brewer of Waukegan, IL; paternal grandparents, Fred (Bennie) Bartlett of Huntley, IL and Grandma Pattie and Grandpa Rudy Savaglio of North Dakota; his faithful dogs, Jawz and Frankie; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and loving friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch, 1055 Main St. (Route 83), Antioch, IL 60002. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gateway Charitable Foundation, 25480 W. Cedar Crest Lane, Lake Villa, IL 60046, are appreciated in Mike's memory. Please sign the online guest book for Mike at www.strangfh.com. For information, 847-395-4000.

 

Michael may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Comedian/Actor

John Adam Belushi

1/24/1949 - 3/5/1982

Substance Use Disorder: Accidental Drug Overdose- Speedball

Chicago, Illinois

John Belushi was born in Humboldt Park, a neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. His mother, Agnes Demetri, was the daughter of Albanian immigrants, and his father, Adam Belushi, was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë.[3] John was raised in Wheaton, a Chicago suburb, along with his three siblings: younger brothers Billy and Jim and his sister, Marian.[4][5] Belushi was raised in the Albanian Orthodox church. He attended Wheaton Warrenville South High School, where he met his future wife, Judith Jacklin.

He was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He is best known for his "intense energy and raucous attitude"[1] which he displayed as one of the original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, in his role in the film Animal House and in his recordings and performances as one of The Blues Brothers.

During his career he had a close personal and artistic partnership with fellow SNL actor and writer Dan Aykroyd whom he met while they were both working at Chicago's Second City comedy club.[2]

Belushi died on the morning of March 5, 1982 in Hollywood, California at the Chateau Marmont, after being injected with, and accidentally overdosing on, a mixture of cocaine and heroin (a "speedball") at the age of 33. He was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on April 1, 2004.

 

John may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Joshua Baker

8/8/1981 - 3/10/2016

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Middletown, Ohio

Baker, Joshua Michael, age 34, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 Atrium Medical Center. Joshua is survived by his children, Michael Daniel Baker and Addison Lyn Baker; sister, Connie Hahn and niece, Myra J. Hahn all of Middletown. Arrangements are by Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home.

Josh may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Singer/Songwriter

Chester C. Bennington

3/20/1976 - 7/20/2017

Suicide yet also struggled with substance abuse

Palos Verdes, California

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the rock group Linkin Park, has died. His death Thursday, July 20, 2017, was reported by multiple news sources. He was 41. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bennington died at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. News reports have cited suicide as the cause of death. Linkin Park was one of the most successful rock groups of the early 2000s. The band’s debut album, “Hybrid Theory” (2000), sold over 11 million copies in the U.S. The follow-up albums, “Meteora” (2003) and “Minutes to Midnight” (2007), also sold multiple millions of copies. Linkin Park continued to tour and released its seventh album, “One More Light,” in May of this year.

As lead vocalist, Bennington was an integral part of the band’s sound. He often delivered passionately screamed vocals that complemented and contrasted bandmate Mike Shinoda’s hip-hop inspired vocals. The group’s sound has been described as alternative metal or rap rock, incorporating elements of heavy metal, hip-hop, and electronic music. Bennington also wrote the emotional lyrics of many of the band’s songs like “Crawling,” “Numb,” and “What I’ve Done.”

He formed another band, Dead by Sunrise, to record other songs he had written that he didn’t feel were appropriate for Linkin Park. Dead by Sunrise released an album, “Out of the Ashes,” in 2009.

A longtime fan of the group Stone Temple Pilots, he served as their lead singer from 2013 to 2015 following the dismissal of their original vocalist, Scott Weiland, who died Dec. 3, 2015.

News of Bennington’s death has shocked the music world, which is still reeling from the death by suicide of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell in May. Bennington spoke at his funeral.

“Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true,” Linkin Park bandmate and vocalist Mike Shinoda tweeted.

Bennington was born March 20, 1976, in Phoenix. He struggled with abuse during his childhood and teenage years. This lead to a period of heavy drug use as a teenager and young adult. Although addiction issues would crop up again later in life, he turned to music as a path out of the destructive cycle in which he found himself.

He auditioned for the band Xero in the late 1990s. After he joined, the band changed its name to Linkin Park.

Bennington is survived by his wife, Talinda Ann Bentley, and six children from two marriages.

Chester may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

10/26/1990 - 4/13/2011

Murdered- Stephin told drug dealers to keep drugs from his friends and was shot/murdered.

Edgerly, Louisiana


Stephin Wayne Bergeron
(October 26, 1990 - April 13, 2011)

Stephin Bergeron, 20, passed away April, 13, 2011. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 2 pm at Robison Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. W. T. Darnell officiating. Burial will follow in Big Woods Cemetery, Edgerly, La. Visitation will be from 4-9 pm on Saturday, April 16 at Robison Funeral home and resume on Sunday from 9 am until service time. 

Stephin was a longtime Sulphur resident. He graduated from Maude Creek High School in Katy, TX., in 2009. In high school, Stephin played football, baseball and wrestled. He returned to Sulphur and was currently attending the Associated Builder Contractor School in Westlake. He was interested in all aspects of Rodeoing, Bull Riding and Mudding.

Stephin was survived by his mother  Christina Bergeron and 2 sisters, Danika Bergeron of Sulphur and Kaylie Reviere of Lake Charles, 2 brothers, Sterling Bergeron of Sulphur and Cody Reviere of Lake Charles, maternal grandparents, Connie Alleman of Sulphur, John Sargent of Frost, TX. and Teddy Alleman of Sulphur, paternal grandmother, Enola Reviere of Eunice,LA., maternal great grandmother, Evelyn Stark of Plano, TX., and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins

 

Stephin may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

 

Brandon Cole Bequette

1/9/1984 - 5/21/2005

Substance Use Disorder: Murdered /robbed via intentional heroin overdose

Park Hills(Rivermines), Missouri

Brandon may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Dennis “Denny” Bistrow

8/2/1986 - 2/8/2013

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Jackson, Michigan

Dennis M. Bristow, born  on August 2,  1986, of Jackson passed away February 8, 2013 age 26. Born and died in Jackson Michigan. But was raised, grew up and most of his life was in Belding Michigan. Survived by his father; Miron (Shannon Enbody) Bristow, his mother; Sherri (Larry) Boster, 4 brothers; Randy, Jacob, Donny and Ryan, 1 sister; Jaelynn, grandmothers; Shirley and Vicki, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held at the Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home 1806 E. Michigan Ave. Jackson, Mi. 49202, Tuesday February 12, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. Burial Roseland Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 12:00 P.M. until service time. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses. www.chasjburden.com www.mlive.com/obits Chas. J. Burden & Son

 

Denny may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Christina Michelle Bliss

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

 

Christina may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Evan Robert Block

8/20/1995 - 11/8/2013

Substance Use Disorder:Heroin Overdose

Everett, Washington

Evan Robert Block passed away November 8 at his home in Everett, Washington. He was 18 years old.
Evan was born August 20, 1995. It was a time of great joy. He attended Serene Lake Elementary, Voyager Middle School, Mariner High School and most recently ACES High School, where he looked forward to graduating next June.
From the moment he could speak, Evan was making plans. As a toddler he would call his Grandma or Grandpa Block asking to spend the night... the phrase quickly became part of the family vocabulary. Often he would call to have bedtime stories read to him over the phone.
Family was important to Evan. Like many older brothers, Evan enjoyed teasing his sisters. However, as they grew up - and especially over the last four months - Evan made a conscious effort to be a kind and loving brother. He wanted to become a better role model to his sisters.

Evan loved snow boarding with his best friend David, playing basketball, football, and working out. Evan was handy at fixing things and he was a good cook. Recovery had made Evan happier these last four months and he showed it with his kindness. He helped a lot of people with their own recovery. Recently, Evan was volunteering in Edmonds serving dinner to the homeless he said enjoyed this because he felt like he was helping others. His friends have also shared that he was always smiling and encouraging them to graduate.

Evan's road was not always a smooth one but in spite of the obstacles he faced, Evan maintained his love of making plans and a positive outlook on life. Last summer, during his stay at Sundown M Ranch he was given an assignment asking him to share 10 attributes or characteristics which he felt would best describe him. The list below is what he shared - he kept this in his room after he came home. For those who knew him best, these ten words accurately and eloquently depict Evan's personality and spirit.
1. Intelligent 6. Sincere
2. Loving 7. Outgoing
3. Caring 8. Positive Attitude
4. Open-Minded 9. Observant
5. Willing 10. Patient
Sincere thanks to family, friends, classmates, teachers and school administrators who have offered their love and support during this difficult time. Evan's death at such a young age is a tragedy, yet his memory will resonate with us forever. 

 

Evan may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

 

Wendell Boatright

7/18/1987 - 11/2/2013

Substance Use Disorder: Heroin Overdose

Middletown, Ohio

A father, brother, son and friend! Wendell resided in Middletown Ohio. He lost the battle to substance use on November 2, 2013.I met Wendell at Celebrate Recovery. I saw and could relate to the disease of addiction that plagued us. Yet I do believe Wendell truly wanted to win the fight. I saw many times - tears fillied in his eyes as he did his best to fight this addiction. RIP Brother! No more struggles!Ron W.

 

Wendell may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Tyler Wilson Bornstein

12/23/1990 - 9/28/2014

Substance Use Disorder:Heroin Overdose

Canton, Ohio

Parents... Travis and Shelly Bornstein...sisters... Tana and Taylor... Grand parents ... Vince and Lynn Russell..also deceased go.. Jim and Margaret Ann Cool...special cousins ... Shelby, Logan , and Bailey...aunts and uncles... Mark (Pam) Russell, Eric and Laura Broyles...Byron (Monica) Carroll, Joe and Marybob Chuita, Sandy and Bill Stacey, Linda RiggsBorn Akron Ohio... Loved power rangers... All sports ... Especially golf.. Football....wrestling....weight lifting.... Runner up mr. Jr. Ohio 2013...he always stood for what he believed in... So compassionate caring... Stubborn... Could do anything he set his mind to... Except overcoming opiates!

 

Tyler may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

Justin Joseph Boxman

6/18/1990 - 7/13/2011

Substance Use Disorder

North Howell, New Jersey

Justin Boxman Memorial
AGE: 21 • North Howell

Justin Joseph Boxman, 21, of North Howell, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he moved to North Howell in 2003. He was a graduate of P.S. 8 and I.S. 24 on Staten Island, and a graduate of Colts Neck High School "Class of 2008". He attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and later Brookdale Community College. Justin was extremely passionate about football and began playing in the 4th grade. He was the captain of his football team at Colts Neck High School and the recipient of the "Vince Lombardi Award of Excellence". He still holds the record for the "Freehold Regional School District Bench Press". Justin was a talented writer and a gifted lyricist. He was a wonderful friend to all and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his father and mother, Jonathan and Abby Boxman; his brothers, Danny and Andrew; his grandparents, Ronald and Judith Boxman; and his grandfather, Elias Kyriakides.

Justin may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

John Bradley

7/24/1986 - 5/18/2017

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