Eliza and Family,
I never knew Jonathan really well, but he was the type of person you felt would be great to get to know and you would really be enriched for the connection. Regretfully, I was making plans to visit him just as he was being taken by his illness. Jonathan came by our house once when I was in the throws of improving a derelict house that we purchased and I was feeling overwhelmed. Jonathan sensed that emotion and understood it, having been in my position many times. He offered encouragement, praise and made me feel good about our choices. All done with that endearing smile. A great man indeed and he will surely be missed.
My Sincere Condolences,
Jonathan had such an infectious laugh and smile. When Dana and Jack babysat Oliver, Robert and Sophia, they always said how much they enjoyed the warmth and energy of these kids, no doubt a reflection of their father! While we won't have Jonathan physically with us, his spirit will be remembered and expressed by those who knew and loved him. Our love and prayers to you all from the Smiths, Nathan, Eleanor, Jack and Dana.
Dear Liza and Family,
My condolences, thoughts and prayers on the passing of Jonathan. Do your best to focus on the many happy times you shared together.
Mr. A (Charlie Aleksiewicz)
oh Liza. I wish I could live this backwards-in reading the heartfelt, vivid article about Jonathan's death, I so want to meet him and now I can't. Reading what his/your friends have said here makes clear he was someone special indeed. I am sending much love and sympathy, from an old, if not often seen, friend...Trish
Dearest Eliza and family, On behalf of your fellow Bancroft classmates, I wish to extend my deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. With sincerest sadness, and sending you hugs, I am thinking of you.