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    Solvay, NY
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Donald "Pee Wee" DeJohn 1936 - 2014
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Friday, February 13, 2015
Happy Valentines Day Grampa! Love and miss you so much.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Welp grampa, this book is closing the pages soon which stinks because I feel like this is a place to talk to you but you'll hear me..you always do! The memories will always be alive,you will never be forgotten. Our hearts are going to take a long while to heal but we all know you're walking right beside us. Love you so much grampa.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Happy birthday, missing you so much. Love you! !! Tina
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Hey Dad, I'm sad today, a year ago we lost you. So hard to believe that time has gone by so fast. I think of you every day, but I know you know that. Keep watching over all of us and giving those rainbows!!! Love you much, miss you more. Tina
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Grampa, I cannot believe a year is upon us.. this has literally been one of the worst years ever. Its hard to believe thats its here because I think about you everyday. I feel you with me all the time. I know you're watching each and every one of us.. I love you grampa.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Merry Christmas grampa.. the first Christmas without and and it's the hardest thing ever. Miss you like crazy. I know heaven is probably beautiful this time of year but I'd do anything to have one more christmas with you. I know you'll be up there watching over all of us. I love you
Monday, December 22, 2014
So Christmas is in a couple of days and I can't lie, I'm struggling thinking you won't there. I love and miss so much grandpa. I would say you have no idea but you do because I tell you all the time. I wish I could hear from you one last time, I wish we all could have had one more Christmas with you. There's so many I wishes...Please watch over us all as I know this is not going to be an easy week. Love you <3
Friday, November 07, 2014
Hey grampa... missing you a ton today... If heaven had visiting hours I'd be there visiting you today. I love you
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Well Dad, been 8 months today. Feels like yesterday. You are missed everyday. Things just aren't the same but as a family we're all trying to move forward, remembering all the happy times we shared. Thanks for all the rainbows!!!! I miss you so much, not a day goes by that your not in my thoughts. Keep watching over all of us? . Tina
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
8 months is too long grampa, i'd give anything to hear your voice one more time or to have one more hug. I try to be strong for my mom but all this death and loss is bringing me down. Keep watching over grampa, keep giving me strength until we meet again.. l love you
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Hey Dad... just checking in. Well as you know Chet just lost his dad. I'm not sure how much more I can take! This has been such a tough year! I miss you so much, things just aren't the same, and now losing both my inlaws my world has really turned upside down. It's so hard trying to stay strong for Chet, but I'm feeling this loss too! Not easy! Continue to watch over us.... Missing you every day. ...???? so much. Tina
Friday, September 05, 2014
Please grampa give me strength. . Lord knows I need it right now. Missing you tons. .. I love you
Sunday, June 15, 2014
happy fathers day grandpa, I miss you so much. I am really having a hard time the past couple of days. You were the best grandpa and I was so fortunate to have you in my life. I love you, I miss you and I can't wait to see you again <3
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Haha welp grandpa we brought you to Matthews game and they WON!!! Finally!! Lol Matthew said he knew you were there.. Guess we're going to have to bring you to the games more often thanks for the win! Love you
Friday, April 25, 2014
Missing you <3
Sunday, April 20, 2014
happy easter Gramp! I just had some mashed potatoes with corn on it. made me think of you. this is our first holiday since you've passed. it's pretty rough not gonna lie. I love and miss you so much. at night when I talk to you I swear I can hear you answer me. I hope you're having a piece of chocolate pie I know I'm going to. I love you <3
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Happy Easter grampa! Missed having cake with you on my birthday :( 30yrs old man I'm getting old!! Grams had a great birthday went to casino with my mom and aunt Missy!! I don't think they can keep up with her! Watch over us this Easter, give us strength to be strong it's the first holiday without you physically there. we all going to the house to be with gram. I love you grampa
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Hi grampa!!! Went to the horses races last night, you would of been so proud!! I knew you were there ,as the sun was going down you were that glimmer of light shining through! Didn't win(cuz i have no luck) but still had fun..brought back memories of you taking us to the fairgrounds to watch them race! I love you grampa miss you like crazy <3
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Hey Dad, just letting you know that I felt you with me lastnight. Doing dishes and just started balling. I hope you saw matthew trying to practice baseball. I think he will do ok.I told him you would be with him cause you love baseball. He even watched the yankee game the other night.pretty funny right?
Hope your helping chets mom out...It has been an emotional rollercoaster for everyone....one day at a time I say...Missing you so much,,,I love you,,
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Heyyy grampa... this has been an emotional couple of months i miss you like crazy.. Watch out for my grandma J up there I'm sure she's up there gardening in the flower beds.. I can only imagine how beautiful the roses are up there! Keep giving me strength grampa, keep watching over us..not one day has gone by without thinking about you.. I love you
Sunday, March 23, 2014
hey Gramp, it's been two months today. I can't believe how fast it had gone by. I remember the week you passed like it was yesterday. I love and miss you so much. I'd do anything just to be able to talk to you again. Please watch over Chad, Corrie, Aunt Tina and Uncle Chet. This is not a good year so far. I love you grandpa PeeWee <3
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Two months today grampa and wish i could say I'm ok but I'm not.. With my grandma jastrzab passing Friday this just brings back all the sadness of losing you, take her by the hand gramps and show her the ropes. I know I'm one day closer to Heaven, one day closer to being reunited with you. I love you..i miss you so much..
Friday, March 14, 2014
I was sitting in my car on my lunchbreak talking to you as i often do but this time was different i thought i heard your voice, i looked over to the passenger seat and had a quick glimpse of you. It gave me a weird butterfly feeling in my stomach. Not a day goes by i don't think of you i miss you so much. Matt always told me that i take my grandparents for granted, that i should spend more time with them,that they aren't going to be around forever and i can never get them back and i never really listened.he was right, i could of spent more time but i cherish the moments we had i just wish we could have one more Sunday dinner one more birthday one more holiday, i miss you grandpa, love you more than you could imagine.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
hey grandpa I'm really missing you today. Everyday it gets a bit easier and then something happens and I'm just so sad. I miss you terribly. I love you <3
Sunday, February 23, 2014
One month today grandpa, miss you so much..i talk to you everyday and i know you here with me, you give me too many weird coincidences.. Nothing is the same.. I just know I'm one day closer to seeing you. Until we meet again keep watching out for us, keep us safe, and give me strength.. I love you grampa
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Really missing you a lot the past couple of days. I went to Mama Nancy's for the first time yesterday since you passed. Couldn't make it on time to see everyone but I think it was better that way. I miss you so much.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Pee Wee, It had been a month since you left us and its been a difficult month for everyone. Karen and the kids are having a difficult time with your passing. A few times I thought I saw you only to remember that can't be the case. You were a very good grandfather and father to the family and a great father-in-law. I'll always remember the vacations we took with you and your happy go lucky attitude. It's a great way to go through life and more people should be like you. It's Friday so I'm sure you're playing cards so I'll let you go. Thanks for the good times and being a special grandfather. We miss you, Jeff
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
well grandpa, tomorrow makes it 4 weeks...4 very long weeks. I love and miss you so much. I talk to you everyday, I know you can hear me...I just wish I could hear your voice one last time. I hope the day never comes that I don't remember what it sounded like... love you
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I just heard about your father/grandfathers passin. I am so sorry for your loss, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Dang grampa , cuse is definitely on a roll this year!!! Tonites game would have had you screaming... 25-0!!! You would be proud!! Go SU!!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
so Gramp, it's been 3 weeks. I love and miss you so much. My heart aches from missing you but everyday is a little easier. We have all been there for each other. especially for gram. like Corrie said I'm sure she's getting sick of us calling all the time. it's weird calling the house and you not answering the phone. can't deny it I get teary eyed every time I call. I love you <3
Monday, February 10, 2014
Well grampa it's been a few weeks now, wish i could say things have gotten easier, but they haven't. But one day at a time we are all getting through.. grandma is such a strong woman..she amazes me everyday.i almost think she is getting sick of seeing all of us!! I'm sure she hates the phone more than ever now!! Things definitely aren't the same without you, but i feel you with me everyday..i miss you so much grampa. Love you
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Well Dad, its been a week since you've been gone. I miss you so much already.love ya.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I'm so sorry for the pain of your loss Mrs. DeJohn. Mr. DeJohn was always such a character and I know he will be missed.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Aunt Joan and extended family,
We truly Loved Uncle Pee Wee he was so much fun to be with. We will cherish our time with him in Florida. He so loved his family - they would call him night and day and he could not answer the phone quick enough! He had special thoughts of all that called and would share wIth us when he got off the phone.
He was loved by all that knew him. RIP Uncle Pee Wee - we Love you! Vic and Etty
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Aunt Joan and extended family,
We truly Loved Uncle Pee Wee he was so much fun to be with. We will cherish our time with him in Florida. He so loved his family - they would call him night and day and he could not answer the phone quick enough! He had special thoughts of all that called and would share wIth us when he got off the phone.
He was loved by all that knew him. RIP Uncle Pee Wee - we Love you! Vic and Etty
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

So sorry we couldn't make your dad's services. We sure understand what you're going through. Sorry for your pain.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Ahhh grampa, Welp,you did it!! It was your way and all about you!! I knew you were there I felt it as soon as they brought you to the car to go to the church the snow stopped and the sun came out shining so bright! At that moment i knew you were with us and we were all gonna be okay. I'm at peace knowing you are at peace, nothing will be the same without you but with the memories you left us you will always live on...
I love you
Monday, January 27, 2014
Grandpa, I'm sure you made everyone with Kleenex stock very happy this weekend. It's been a tough/sad weekend and as much as you are gonna be missed I am glad you are not longer suffering. You have been in and out of the hospital and to doctor appointments for years upon years and I'm really thankful you made it as long as you did. You are one heck of a guy and I'm proud to be your grandson. Thank you for EVERYTHING you have done for me and my family. I love you grandpa and may you Rest In Peace.
Monday, January 27, 2014
We miss you and will love you forever Grandpa Pee Wee. Thank you for everything. We wouldn't be here without you.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Don our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time, we are away traveling and couldnt make the service, may perpetual light shine on him
Monday, January 27, 2014
Dear Don and Nancy,

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Andy and Debbie Chestnut
Monday, January 27, 2014
Dear Mrs. DeJohn, Donny, Karen, Tina and Missy, My heart goes out to you all. Please know that you and your husband and family are in my prayers. I am sorry that I cannot be there at this time and pray the peace of Christ is with you all at this difficult time.

May God bless you this day and always,
Monday, January 27, 2014
Joan & family:
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead. We are so sorry for your loss. Don was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. May your wonderful memories get you through this difficult time. Please remember. You have a wonderful family and lots of friends who are here for all of you. Love you Joan!!
Monday, January 27, 2014
Today we say goodbye to you, please watch over all of us. Yesterday was so beautiful, many came to say goodbye, you were loved by many. Watch over mom especially in the days to come. I love you so much, and miss you.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Dear Joan,
We were so sorry to read about Donny's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Carol Simiele
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Happy birthday grandpa!!! What a beautiful celebration of your life today.. It was defintly your day..this birthday was All about you!!! I loved hearing all the memories and even learned a few things <3 i miss you already watch over us, guide us and keep us safe.. Until we meet again I Love you
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Dear Donny, Tina and Missy,
I am sorry for the loss of your father. PeeWee will always be remembered.
Judy and Hank Pdriemer
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Dear Joan, My heart and prayers go out to you and your family on the loss of your beloved husband. Please know that I am thinking of all of you and holding you close in my heart at this time. Joyce Becker (Syracuse, NY)
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Dear Bryan, Rebecca and family, I'm so sorry for your lose. My prayers are with you. Don Hook
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Happy Birthday Love. Miss you more than you will ever know. Thanks for the rainbow yesterday and the sunshine today for now I know you are going to be okay.
Today will be a difficult day but I know that with you in my heart I will get through this. Watch over us always.
I will love you forever.

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Dear Joan, & children, Your husband and Dad's spirit will live forever, sorry about his passing. Linda Hagger
Sunday, January 26, 2014
You were an awesome Dad and Grandpa. Thank you so much for everything you did for us. I don't know how we will go on without you, please watch over us and give us the strength to move forward. Happy Birthday! I love you and miss you so much already.

Your baby, Melissa
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I will always remember your smile and your sense of humor..Everyone needs a Uncle Pee Wee in their life and Im happy you were in mine..I will miss seeing you at all of our family get togethers..Until we meet again..Love Your niece , Cheryl Maxwell..
P.S. keep an eye on the SU boys for us ok?
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Happy Birthday Love....miss you more than one could know. Thanks for the rainbow yesterday and the sunshine this a.m. for now I know that you are okay.
Today will be hard but with you in my heart I will get through this. Keep a watch over all of us.
Love you forever!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I am a lucky guy to have had you for my dad. Life was so much more interesting and fun for everyone because you were in it. I will miss you always. Love you.

Your son, Don
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Many fond memories of time spent with Pee Wee...please know I am thinking of you during these difficult days.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Happy Birthday Dad, please help us all get through these days to come. I miss you so much!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Melissa, Greg, Tommy & Madison,
Prayers & thought are with you all & your family at this very sad time. May God Bless you & give you strength. He will always be in your hearts forever.
Love you,
Mary Bily
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Now PeeWee was a guy who liked to have fun, what a great way to go thru life! He loved his wife and drove her crazy at the same time, what a great way to go thru life! He loved his kids, while they drove him crazy at the same time, what a great way to go thru life! He adored his grandchildren, what a great way to go thru life! He lived his life to the fullest, the way we should ALL go thru life!!!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
may the love of family comfort you and your memories always bring a smile to your faces. my sympathies to all of you. know that you were loved greatly.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Dear Joan and Family,

So sorry for your loss.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon him.

Zig Borsz
Saturday, January 25, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Love and miss you so much grandpa. Keep watching over everyone. You'll never be forgotten, love you.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Joan and family: So sorry to hear about Don - prayers are with you - RIP Don
God Bless
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Joan and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Don's passing. Please know that I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as you move through this difficult time. May the memories that you all share of his time with you bring you comfort and peace.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Dear Jen and family,
We are very saddened by the loss of your grandfather. You have been in our thoughts and we are praying for God's comfort for all of you.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Miss you so much grandpa, always will be thinking about you. Watch over all of us like you always have, love you.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Love you Dad, will miss you till we meet again. Watch over all of us. Miss you so much already.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Rip our sweet angel i love you so much grandpa
Friday, January 24, 2014
Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near. Still missed and very dear. Love and miss you dad.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Dear Don and Family,
So terribly sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. May good memories comfort you and peace be with you.
Friday, January 24, 2014
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 you....in 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 going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
Friday, January 24, 2014
words cannot express the hurting I am feeling. you were always there for me whenever I needed you and taught me so much, like poker :) seat #5 will always be your seat! the only comfort I get is knowing you are no longer suffering.

Allie and Robbie won't remember you but they will know you through our memories and how much you loved them. thank you for being you.

please watch over us, especially gram. I promise we will all be there for her. I'll see you again someday. until then I love you to heaven and back. rest in peace grandpa peewee
Friday, January 24, 2014
Ahh, Don. I remember his green '53 (or '54) Ford - when you would visit us at 225 Lamont Ave - he would roll it down the hill and make it backfire. I always looked forward to that!

Mike Zagarella
Friday, January 24, 2014
Sorry for your loss, Lauren and Family. Your friends and fellow workers at J&C Sports Nutrition
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