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January 03, 2014
There is strong confidence in the fear of Jehovah, and it will be a refuge for his children. Proverbs 14:26. Jeremy Herbstritt is missed.
February 10, 2012
In tears right now, to know a 27 year old accomplished so much and got taken away. I fumbled on school shootings and started to read about the victims and their accomplishments. It just made me think I can achieve so much more in the time I'm on this earth. I am a 35 year old, African American, single mother who just began college. When I look read about this gentlemen, all I could do is cry and pray for the family. I only hope my son turns out as good as him.
September 29, 2010
Rest in peace and may God take care of your family...
September 29, 2010
Rest in peace and may God take care of your family...
April 16, 2010
Hi Jeremy,
I talked to your dad a few days ago and he seems to be doing pretty well. I'm sure today, though, will be tough for him, your mom and the rest of your family. My prayers are with them and you.
December 14, 2009
You and the rest of the shootings victims are in my prayers x
November 29, 2009
Faith works in strange ways, but you know that already. Your Mom and Dad got to see Joe in Italy, and they got to see Pope. I hope it helps bring some Peace to their hearts.

Lexi doing well in Oregon, and the paper (The Oregonian) did a wonderful article about her good works, and the wonderful love you had. She's working hard to accomplish what you both had planned to do in the South. She's just doing it in the Pacific Northwest. I just found out (when I read the article) that she dedicated her Master's Thesis to the 32 Hokies. I was so proud of her.

Love to all my 32 Hokies. Communion and Prayers sent your way at Mass this morning.
September 17, 2009
Jeremy: Well she's out in Oregon and working hard, but really enjoying the environment. She's got Annabelle with her, and that's good, and she reconnected with her cousin Chris, and he's getting her connected with other family members. It's hard having her so far away, but she's living her passion.
I keep in touch with your Mom and Jen, but lately it's been a bit crazy with Vic's illnesses.
I think of you all every day, my wonderful 32 Hokie Angels. You all left this earth too soon, but the message that you left behind on how you lived your lives speaks volumes. You have taught us well. Peace to all of you.
June 22, 2009
Jeremy: Well as you know Univ of FL lost their funding, so the PHD program will have to be put on hold. She applied for a fellowship at Univ of Oregon. She found out Friday that she made the final cut of 20, from over 150 applicants. She will fly out to meet with them soon. She still has the love of skiing from when you got her out on the slopes. Even though we will miss her (if this goes thru), we know it's a great opportunity for her.
I'm sure you smiled down when you saw your parents, Vic & I, and her friends hooting and hollering for her, when she walked across the stage at VCU and got her Masters. You probably got a good chuckle watching the party last Friday nite from up above. She's got quite a few crazy friends up here in NJ, but you know that 'cause you met most of them.
I think of all of you, and keep you in my heart and prayers.
Much Love To The Heavenly Hokies
April 18, 2009
Jeremy, Although I didn't know you, I did know your mother. I am her cousin(Carol Meier - Uncle June's daughter). I played with your mom every summer, my family visited St. Mary's. We picked lots of berries. We still communicate at least once a year. Time and distance have come between us but not the love. Knowing her, I realize what a great kid you are and that you are looking down lovingly at your parents. We all miss you. Yes, even I do, I miss the idea that I will never know you and my heart aches for your parents' pain. I too have children.
March 31, 2009
Lexi got into the PHD program at Univ of FL (Gainesville), but I have a feeling that your spirit is around us and you already know that.
I've been reading some of the families entries on Legacy and Facebook. I am asking all 32 of you to send your spirits down to lessen some of the pain that is still in their hearts. I am imploring this through the Blessed Virgin.
I still pray for all of you and your families at Mass.
Peace and Love to you all as Easter is fast approaching.
January 17, 2009
Jeremy, I will be running my first ever marathon tomorrow and I will take with me to the starting line all of the great advice you have given me the short time I knew you. I will never forget our conversations before fluids lab about running and all of your great achievements. I know you will watch over me and help guide my path. I miss you man.
January 01, 2009
Happy New Year "2009 ", PennState we love you guys!! They should have the Sweetpea Bowl named after April's flowers. God Bless America
December 18, 2008
Hello Jeremy,Christmas is 1 week from today I just wanted to tell you the we are going to the Rosebowl . OH YEAH WE IS GOING TO KICK SOME SERIOUS BUTT BECAUSSSEEE We are ....PENNSTATE , We are ... PENNSTATE. Joe Pa had surgery recently he sighned on for 3 more years. God bless his blue and white heart.There is a strong connection out here we dont know quite what it is but its there . I just wanted to let you know the Nittany Lions are coming to town so dont you turkeys mess us around.BECAUSSEEE We are ... PENNSTATE!#1
November 24, 2008
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
November 09, 2008
I'm heading back to Tech in just two weeks still seems so surreal to know that when I'm there you won't be there... :-/ I'll scream my head off in Lane Stadium and have a Turkey Leg in your honor ;-)

Thank you for blessing me with an amazing person who is there for me just as you were...he's got big shoes to fill but so far so good...

You're my guardian angel... please help me through the stressful process that is applying to PhD programs... hopefully I get in so I can continue our dream of teaching and enriching college students like ourselves.

Love you always!
November 06, 2008
Hi Jeremy
I am so happy and so sad. Happy to have met your wonderful family yet so, so sad that losing you was the reason. You know they miss you terribly and I'm sure that today, your birthday will be especially difficult. May they find more joy in their memories of you than sorrow in having lost you. Words seem so inadequate. Happy Birthday Jeremy.
Love,
Larry
September 24, 2008
Hi to you and the other 31. I just lost my aunt to cancer. She was my Dad's youngest sister. Aunt Joanie will be looking to you and the other Hokies to welcome her. She was a good egg, and did alot of charitable works in the Missions. She should fit in really well up there. Love to you all!

Aunt Patti B.
September 13, 2008
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
I SAW THE LOUNGE IN SACKETT PENNSTATE PROUD WEARS A VTECH HAT AND A NITTANY LION JACKET!!
September 10, 2008
Jeremy: Just to let you know. Lex is doing better. She transferred from Clemson to VCU to finish her Master's Program. I think there were too many memories of what could have been at Clemson. She's settled into her studies and internship. I know you are proud of her. I offer Communion every Sunday for my very special 32 Hokies. You were a wonderful influence on Lex. We saw her grow alot even with your short time together. I was writing on Legacy to a friend of mine who I lost on 9/11. Her name is Donna G., and I told her to look you (and the other Hokies) up in Heaven. So if you run into a crazy Bon Jovi Fan, that's my friend. I keep in touch with your Mom,Dad, and Jen. Pete got married this past August, so we did not make the race, but we are planning for next year. On the way back from the Wedding, we stopped by Tech, and paid our respects at the memorial. A lot of work was done on it from when we last saw it. Love to you and the other Hokies, and God Bless.
September 06, 2008
Hey...
Are there any memorial funds in Jeremy's name? And are there any memorials and tributes in his hometown? If there is any, email me at: faulknerite@hotmail.com. I'm still praying for him and his family.
August 19, 2008
I met Jeremy in the summer of 1995 while on the Ulster Project. I only found out this morning about Jeremy. I got back in contact with his sister Jennifer yesterday, while loading up and finding friends on Facebook.

It is so gutting to hear something like this happening and is so wrong on many levels.

I got to know the Herbstritts that summer and they are a lovely family. We had such a good summer back then and have fond memories and still have my photo albums back home in Ireland.

My sympathies are with the family and friends of Jeremy and may god bless you and watch over you all.

Michael Musgrave (Ulster Project 1995)
July 28, 2008
to the family of jeremy my thoughts and prayers are with you jeremy was in angel sent by god and here to do gods work even at the very end blessings to all of you's jonathan
May 18, 2008
Jeremy - I know that God grants you the grace to hear us down here. Lexi is going thru some really tough times right now. She's having trouble letting go. Please give her the peace to let go, so she can move on. She so loved you. I am trying to balance everyone here, especially with Vic's cancer operation coming up. My church and my priest help me get through. I pray for all of you every Sunday, and offer communion for you and your families, and my family. We all feel we are better for knowing you.
April 17, 2008
Today is the day that I will never forget about that tragic day, words cannot described the grieve that I feel with the loss of Jeremy who is such a nice person. I always remembered the interview two days after the shooting when Michael and Peggy described what a loving brother, son and friend that he is, to make me think that Jeremy will always remembered for his profound energy, and friendly smile.
April 16, 2008
To all those who love Jeremy, I wish you peace and comfort. I hope
each day finds you stronger supported by the love you share. May the many wonderful memories of Jeremy comfort you for the rest of your days.
April 16, 2008
May God be with the Herbstritt family on the one year anniversary of Jeremy's tragic death. It is hard to believe that such a bright and open young man as Jeremy can not walk among us in life demonstrating a full lifetime of his gifts. Coincidentally, my wife and I took a bike ride along the rails to trails along the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River. No doubt that Jeremy probably once paddled this river as an avid boater. He may not be there in life, but his spirit is abundant in the bright sunshine of a spring day, a warm breeze, the rustle of a tree, or the sound of a whitewater rapid. He may not be here, but in the hand of God his eternal spirit is everywhere.
April 16, 2008
To Jeremy's family and friends,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all on this horrible day one year later.
April 16, 2008
You are all in my thoughts tody. Jeremy was a fine young man.
April 16, 2008
I cannot believe that one year ago my sister Becky called me and asked for prayers for Jeremy. At the time, we just knew that he was unaccounted for. The shock when I found out he indeed was one of the victims still permeates to this day. How it shows the impact that one person can have in his lifetime. I only met him once and did not know him personally, yet he is on my mind, in my heart in some way, on a daily basis. Mike, Peggie, Steph, Jennifer, and Joey...you don't know me, but you are in my heart and prayers. I do know what is like to have to find a new "normal". I know what is like to really get to the point that you realize you really have to do just that. There will be a time when you, in order to move on and live that life that Jeremy would want for you, will be forced to "let go". It sounds so final and like you are abandoning your son and brother, but that is not the case. In letting go, one frees the loved one who is gone, forgives him for leaving, and forgives themselves for any wrong thoughts, feelings or bad events that you may have had at any time in that persons life. Letting go is forgiveness, and it is the most painful, and yet beautiful part of grief. It allows us to move ahead, but not forget, look ahead, but also to hold memories dear. It comes with time, faith, support of family...and dear Herbstritts you have so many who love you. Free yourselves to live the life that Jeremy would want for you...from everything I have heard and read about Jeremy, he would want all of you to live your life and live it well, live it with happiness, and love to the fullest...that is the greatest gift anyone can give Jeremy. With much love....
April 16, 2008
One year on and I am still praying for you I know the pain wont ease and it must still be as hard for you today as always
April 14, 2008
As we approach the 1 year anniversary, much anger, fear, hurt, pain, sorrow, and despair remain. Not a day goes by that I don't think about Jeremy and his family. I cannot and will not forget the events of that day. Nor will I forget the wonderful joy and happiness that was always with Jeremy. This world is full of many tragedies and painful events. We can choose to live in fear, despair, and darkness, or we can choose to learn from Jeremy's example and "live" - not afraid to try new places or new things. A runner who loved the journey, never tired of the repititive, and always refused to quit. And when things got tough, he found a way to make the best out of it. With this anniversary I want to send a fond hello to those that remain in Jeremy's family - you're always in my thoughts and prayers. The rest of our family's thoughts and prayers are with you as well. Living life does not mean forgetting, there are many dear relatives who have passed before - and this particular pain is one that does not go away entirely. We know it's hard to smile at times, but remember Jeremy's actions - when times got tough - he found a way to live, smile, and not let the fear, darkness, nor despair knock him off stride.
April 03, 2008
Dear Herbstritt family,
As we come upon the one year anniversary of the loss of Jeremy, my heart goes out to you. even tho i did not know him personaly, i was there on Aug.18th, i waz a vollenteer there. I cryed when i heard a fellow bellefonte student had their life taken unfaily. But Just know, Jeremy is in a better place and he is watch you. You are all in my prayers...You will never be forgoten Jeremy.
March 09, 2008
It is almost a year, and it does not seem possible. When we hit the Christmas Holidays, I remembered when you came up with Lex to visit us for the first time, and how you so gingerly balanced time with your family and with us. How you brought me sugar free cookies, and wished me a happy birthday. I would've loved you're ribbing me this year about turning 60. Most people thought it uncool having a Christmas Eve Birthday, and you thought it was so cool. Our door bell rang at Christmas, and there was no one there. I think it was you telling us it was Ok to enjoy my birthday and Christmas. I firmly believe in spirits among us, as does my one aunt, and sometimes I feel your presence so strongly. Especially when I feel tired, and don't want to continue a task. My Pastor spoke in his homily of VT Engage, and what wonderful kids were at Tech, and how they gave to their community. How we can honor you all by doing the same thing. All hours accounted for prior to 4/16, will be dedicated back to you all. Lex did get down to New Orleans, like you both wanted to do, and worked to rebuild a community center. She is keeping up the good work. Lex is working on a race in your honor (4/20/08) at Clemson, and I know you are proud. Somehow we will get that track built in Bellefonte PA. We are all focusing our grief for something good, which will benefit others, and that's what you would want. I hope God gives some peace to the families, and that you all lend your strength to us, when April 16th comes around. We never got to call you son, but we feel that you always were, and always will be. Love to you in Heaven!
January 09, 2008
Jeremy, We miss you and will miss you always. Please pray for us. Thank you for 27 plus years for being a great and loving son to your mother and myself and a great and loving brother to your sisters and brother. We will be together again! Love, Dad
January 08, 2008
I wish this new year was with you...and in just a few months you were graduating...instead I'll be completing my first year of grad school and all I can do is look up to the sky in hopes that I'll see you up there.. I miss you so much... I can't believe in just a few months it will have been a year.. I love you always and forever...thank you for all the angels you've sent my way...
January 02, 2008
Asking for your intercession as the New Year unfolds. Words cannot describe the grief I still feel. I take comfort you are in heaven with grandpa and Jesus.
YOur siblings love you very much.
I believe your spirit lives in them. Love, Mom
November 30, 2007
May God Be With You In This Difficult Journey. You Are Not Alone.
November 29, 2007
Tonight is November 29th, 2007. Jeremy, I am home and want to love life like I loved life all of your 27 years. I want to tell you that I love your mother so dearly, she is the beauty of each of my days. I love Jennifer, Joseph, and Stephanie. During the past 2 months or more, I have spent time hospitalized. My family have supported me and their love has helped me. I love you mom and dad, Brian and Betsy, Georgia and Pat, Tim and Becky. Christmas is coming soon, my Christmas wish is that the love we have continues and will bring some feeling of happiness. Jeremy, I miss you. Please, pray for me.
November 06, 2007
I think of all the wonderful things you did for others. Happy Birthday to you with the other 31 angels. The stars will shine brighter tonite. We will never forget you.

The Bozzo Family
November 06, 2007
happy birthday Jeremy...be sure to jump around to enter sandman with all the other Hokies and celebrate...p.s. drop some cake crumbs for us ;-)
September 17, 2007
Dear Herbstritt family: I have read your letters to your son and brother and tears fill my eyes and pain fills my heart for you, I can't imagine the pain you all must feel. You must be a wonderful family to have your son be loved so much and have such wonderful things said about him. As I read in Caitlinn's guest book from her parents Caitlinn is and so is Jeremy there should be no past tense used. Jeremy will always be there for you in any way he can be and you need to believe in that. That was a horrible day five months ago and for the families it's getting past the day and remembering the lives your family members led and cherish that and hopefully it will help you get through the bad days. I wish there was more that I could say that would help but please know I have not forgotten about Jeremy or any of the other people that were lost that day! I pray that your strength and faith gets you all through this, Take care!
September 13, 2007
Jeremy, I think of you every day & night.Some of my students remind me of you --- your energy, passion, and kind heart. I wish I could have talked with you the night before the Boston Massacre. I wish I could have hugged you one more time while you were alive, instead of when I identified your body and held you tight. I believe you are in heaven with my dad, and I look forward to one day seeing you again. Please intercede when you can --- your siblings truly need you.
Forever, love, your mother
September 13, 2007
Mom
September 07, 2007
I miss you Jeremy:(
Love,
Jen
August 27, 2007
Dear Herbstritt Family,
I am sorry for your loss. God bless him and his family.
August 24, 2007
All I can offer is that Jeremy will not be forgotten. I hope to shake his hand some day in a far better place.
August 24, 2007
I sit here crying as I read the letters from Larry, Lex and Jen. I really miss you Jeremy. I have not been able to make a day without the pain of missing the chance to give you a phone call so we can just talk. My heart aches, my eyes tear, and I cry. I want to get my self together and be strong, so I can show you the respect you showed me so many times. Help me Lord, Help me to carry on. I love you Jeremy. I'll see you again. Help me to love your mom, Jen, Joe, and Steph. Help me to show each of them that they count to me. The tears are overwhelming me. I Love you. Dad
August 19, 2007
Dear Mike and Peggy,
What a tribute to Jeremy, that so many took part in the fund raiser yesterday. It was a great, great pleasure for me to meet you and your brothers, Tim and Brian. I'm so honored that you shared some of your memories of Jeremy with me. I so much wish I could have known him. Just being there and retracing Jeremy's "Herbie's Hometown Loop" made me feel even closer. For those four miles I felt a little like I was experiencing the slogan on the back of my shirt and was in Jeremy's shoes. My heart continues to ache for your unspeakable loss and pain. And I appreciate even more, my own son and daughter. I hope we can meet again sometime and you can tell me more about Jeremy. My prayers continue for you.
Love,
Larry
July 31, 2007
Dear Mike and Peggy,
I woke up this morning thinking of you both and the grief that I know you still live with each and every passing day. Please know that the silence following the deafening whirlwind of attention that followed the events of that tragic day does not diminish in the least Jeremy's memory. He was a wonderful young man with a generous, giving heart. I recall, at his cousin Jason's graduation from Methodist University, (a day when I was tasked with taking video for the family), during all the excitement of preparation that morning that everyone was going through, Jeremy sat quietly on the couch with with and read to my (then) 4-year old daughter. It was a touching as well as a telling moment that I caught on video and instantly recalled that fateful day in April. Jeremy made a real impression on me back then. The world is so much poorer for his early and tragic departure, but many of us are richer for having had our lives touched by his presence. May God bless you with His healing.
July 11, 2007
Dear Herbstritt Family,

May the God identified at Psalm 83:18 and Exodus 6:1-3 continue to give you strength to endure this difficult time. His promise at John 5:28 & 29 will come true.(He cannot lie~ Titus 1:2) Oh how we long to see Jeremy again in the promised resurrection right here on earth. We hope that brought you a measure of comfort.
June 23, 2007
Herbstritt family, please know that people continue to pray for Jeremy and your family. I was deeply touched by the Wolf Blitzer interview and hope you feel Jeremy's love for you every day. May God bless you.
June 07, 2007
I can’t believe it’s almost 3 months since the day you were robbed of your life. At times I just don’t want to realize it happened. We had so many plans for this summer and the years to follow.

Right now I’m in Northern Virginia till the end of July, but really I should be in Blacksburg. I should be spending time hiking, running, kayaking, whitewater rafting and holding you on clear summer nights. Instead I sit here thinking of how we can make the race in your memory the best thing that anyone has ever experienced. I’m happy that we’re doing this in your memory, but every time I think about it my eyes become watery. I should have been planning summer festivities with you and others.

Also, there was our trip down to Clemson to move me in and take in the area. I was going to help you find tickets for the Clemson vs Tech game so we could go to the game together just as we did in Blacksburg in October shortly after we met. I’ll never forget that game especially at the end when you scooped me up and plopped me on the field. I am so glad my camera didn’t die and that picture was taken, because it is an image I will treasure forever.

Besides outdoor activities, we had other plans for the summer like going up to Bellefonte to see Steph graduate, attending the family 4th of July shindig, running in a 5k, visiting jersey with trips to the city, Busch Gardens/Six Flags even though we both have a fear of rollercoasters, our list was never-ending.

Then there are the years to come, we were going to go too Germany with your siblings and Brad along with any other fam that wanted to come with. I was going to get you to hop over to Hungary to meet one of my closest friends, and it would have been awesome times. At the end of my first year of Grad school you were going to move down to Clemson and find an engineering job in the area. You told me to hold off on getting my dauschund, because we would definitely have one in a year.

I was looking forward to May 2008… now when it arrives I’ll cry on your graduation day, because I won’t be in Blacksburg watching you cross the stage into another chapter of your life. I wish I got to say goodbye, all I have now are the txt messages you sent me on April 15th and my phone will never ring with your ringtone again. Every time I hear that song or any song from the photo montage we did for you, I start to cry and quickly stop the track from playing or turn to another station.

You were an amazing person who touched my life in so many ways, your ambition and selflessness is the reason I did well on the GRE Math section. You helped me study in between grading lab reports, and when I got frustrated you scooped some ice cream for me or massaged my tense shoulders. I was always doubtful about graduate school and that I wouldn’t get in.

As soon as I found about my assistantship at Clemson you were so happy for me and the next time we saw each other you took me out for dinner to celebrate. Then there was Christmas when you wanted to pick out the perfect gift for me and I gave you hints when we went to Bridgewater Mall. You ended up getting me a Celtic charm necklace I hold onto during the day when ever I’m feeling down or if I’m running and I don’t think I’ll make it to the end.

I could go on and on about how you touched my life along with many others, but I will stop here with one last note. Keep us strong and in your heart Jeremy as we live on your dreams, please watch over us as we still cannot comprehend this senseless act and probably never will. Rest in peace, you will always be in my heart and whenever I do find someone I know one thing for sure…I am definitely going to have a son, name him Jeremy Michael and when he hears the story of where his name came from I know it will inspire him to do great things just as you inspired us all.
June 06, 2007
On April 16th, 2007 I lost my big brother, Jeremy. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him. Jeremy was the most amazing person I've ever met. He was caring, compassionate, friendly, ambitious, energetic, talkative, a good listener, athletic, helpful, smart, a true Christian and the best brother and friend a person could ask for. Jeremy and I trained for and ran numerous races together including two marathons. He's the only person I know crazy enough to put in the mileage we did running. And he did so with a smile on his face always. There are very few people in this world like Jeremy. He was unique, one of a kind, irreplaceable. He was true to himself, honest and humble. He would drop everything he was doing just to help you fix your car, take you to the grocery store, help you with homework, proofread your resume, get a pizza or wings, or go for a weekend skiing or kayaking. It's hard to believe that Jeremy is gone from this earth. This all seems very surreal. There's a huge void in my life without him here. I miss him dearly and I will never forget him. I am so sorry that this happened to him. Jeremy was a hard worker and nothing was ever handed to him. It breaks my heart that all of his dreams were shattered because of some senseless act. It makes me cry thinking that he will never have the opportunity to become an engineering professor, get married, have children, run another marathon, go to my little sister's high school graduation, drink a beer with Joe and Steph on their 21st birthdays, see me get married, be "Uncle Jeremy", kayak the Bald Eagle again, eat another hot fudge sundae at the Twin Kiss and play another football game on Thanksgiving. It breaks my heart that this had to happen to Jeremy. Jeremy, I miss you man. I wish I could somehow go back to that day and somehow make sure that this didn't happen to you. I wish I could hear your voice, see your smile, give you a big hug and tell you how much I love you. You are my role model. I've always aspired to be just like you and I will continue doing so. Take care of yourself. Enjoy eternal salvation with your Lord and Savior. I can't wait to see you again someday. Until we meet again know that I love you and not a day will pass that I wont think of you. Thanks for 25 years of happy memories:) Rest peacefully Jeremy! Love you little sister, Jen
June 04, 2007
We feel sorry for those who never got to know him, because he was a remarkable young man from a great family. He appreciated the environment, and wanted to work with our daughter (Alexis) to make the world a better place for us to live in. Such a loss for all of us. Lexi will move onward, with him always in her heart as he was on her cap on graduation day. She will work to make the world better, just as he would expect her to do. We love you all, and pray for you.
May 30, 2007
To the Herbstritt Family:
I have never met Jeremy before, when I saw his picture posted on the internet, I can tell that he is very kind, friendly, and helpful person when I look at his picture. I am sorry that you all must have felt losing your loving son, and brother. He is going to be fine in heaven, as he will be taking care by angels. I heard that Jeremy's father Michael talked about him on April 17th when Wolf Blitzer interviewed him on CNN, quoting "that Jeremy is a good boy, and good man, that is what we're going to do, we're going to love him forever" it makes me so emotional. Knowing how hard it is to lose such a wonderful men.
May 25, 2007
You will never be forgotten!
May 22, 2007
God Bless You
May 17, 2007
The Sacrifice of the Mass was offered this morning, at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Newry, PA., on the observance of the Month's Mind for Jeremy, his fellow Classmates and Faculty. Prayers were included as well, for the Herbstritt Family. May God continue to bless you.
May 15, 2007
Dear Mike and Peg,
Every day since April 16th, Jeremy has been in my thoughts, accompanied by an ache in my heart for the pain and sorrow you and your family continue to endure. I saw your interview with Wolf Blitzer and wept. I have read hundreds of messages and memories written by people who knew Jeremy and I envy them for having known him. My own son is Jeremy's age and I shudder at the thought of losing him the way you have lost your Jeremy. I pray that your belief, that one day you will again be with Jeremy, will be fulfilled and your hearts be filled with joy.
With deepest sympathy,
May 15, 2007
Tears For The Night

In just a few hours
so many lives forever changed.
Like Nights In White Satin
their futures rearranged.
A million tears have fallen
for loved ones forever lost forever gone.
A part of our hearts
in our memory they'll live on.
Knowing they closed their eyes
one last time on earth
mothers now cry
for children whom they'd given birth.
32 new angels
now rest in Heaven above.
With arms wide open
they'll be forever showered with His love.
May 12, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
May 10, 2007
I am so sorry to hear about geremy he was a lovely genuine fella and my heart goes out to you all.
I just heard and i am completely devastated, i just wanted you to know that your whole family are in my prayers.
May 10, 2007
Even though I did not know Jeremy, I have thought of him every day since the events of that terrible day. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends. Based on the comments of those who knew Jeremy, I can tell he was destined for greatness. I am saddened to the core because his life was cut short and the world will have to go on without Jeremy in it. I am also deeply saddened and feel an extra connection to him because we share the same last name. I am certain that we are related as my
father's family came from St. Marys. I believe my father might have been a cousin to Jeremy's grandfather. May you all find the strength to go on with the love and memory of Jeremy in your heart. Please know that others share your grief and sadness.
May 10, 2007
I read something about how Jeremy would give rides to people who didn't have cars. As someone who is partially blind and was determined to be too visually imapaired to drive this really touched me. It shows how selfless he was and it brought tears to my eyes. It seems like he was a very caring and giving person. I will be sending my contact info soon via the university. My prayers are with you.
May 09, 2007
I didn't know Jeremy but I, like other members of the Virginia Tech family am deeply shocked and heart broken by this horrible tragedy at my alma mater. When I heard the news the memories came flowing back and it seemed like only yesterday that I was a 27 year old graduate student sitting in 206 Norris Hall. Seven years ago as I sat in that classroom I could never have imagined the unspeakable horror that would someday happen there. Jeremy Herbstritt will never be forgotten as long as this Hokie lives because I am pretty sure that I will never be able to walk across that beautiful campus again without shedding tears for him and the others who died on that terrible day.
May 08, 2007
Dear Herbstritt Family,
I don't know you, but I feel your pain. My daughter was murdered on Easter Sunday by her estranged husband, who then took his own life. I hurt for you, not understanding these terrible tragedys. My heart and prayers go out to you. May God Bless You
May 08, 2007
To the family of Jeremy:
How touching to read your letter to Jeremy, it makes my heart ache for you. My hope is that when you read all of these letters of condolences to your family that you get some comfort knowing that the world cares about each and everyone of you. All of our lives changed that day but none so much as the families of victims. I hope one day that all the things that remind you of Jeremy will bring happiness instead of sadness as it does now. I saw you on Larry King and your interview made me cry your pain was so evident. Be proud of your job as Jeremy's parents you seemed to have raised a WONDERFUL young man!!!
May 08, 2007
May the blessings of God help you through this difficult time. Remember Jeremy always as he is, loving and full of life, always helping others. Keep him in your heart and he will keep you within him. Blessings to all who remember their sons and daughters of VT.
May 07, 2007
Dear Michael,
I just read your very loving note that you wrote in this guestbook on May 5th.... I am so sorry for your pain....please know that we are all thinking & praying for you and your family. Jeremy truly looked like a wonderful guy.. his girlfriend- Alexis- was very lucky to have him, I'm sure.
Please know that we have not forgotten about all of the victims of that horrible tragedy. We will always be thinking of you & your family.
I pray that each day gets a little bit easier for you & your family.. Jeremy will be near by..... he will always be with you. Never forget that....
We hurt with you..... we ache with you...... we don't understand this horrible tragedy either. I wish we could make sense of this, but we can't.... only, that evil prevailed...
God Bless you & your family as you grieve.... please know that you are in many people's thoughts & prayers.
God Bless each one of you,
May 06, 2007
My heart and prayers go out to Mike & Peggy and their family.
May 06, 2007
At this time of sorrow for your family our hearts and prayers go out to you. May the Lord bless you at this time.
May 05, 2007
We, Jeremy's parents, brother, and sisters miss our son and brother so very much. Almost every little detail around our home and farm remind us of Jeremy. He was kind and he was forgiving. He loved every aspect of life and his life blossommed over this past year. His girlfriend Alexis really did have a beautiful impact into his life. We all loved Jeremy so very much. We were planning on attending this next graduation and then vacationing the next week. Now all dreams are lost, all plans are stopped. In my beleif, I will see Jeremy again someday and I hope I can achieve the goodness that I have found about him. We truly loved our son, he was taken away from us unfairly and in an instant. We love you son.
May 02, 2007
Many prayers and blessings for a safe journey home.
May 01, 2007
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the sparkle in the snow.
I am the shredded leaves that blow.
I am the sunlight on growing grain.
I am the gentle summer rain.
I am the quiet bird at night.
Circling about; Taking flight.
So do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
April 30, 2007
To the family of Jeremy Herbstritt:
I offer my condolences in the loss of Jeremy. We are assured in the Bible that "God {Jehovah} is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." (Psalm 34:18) During this difficult time, God can help you to cope with the death of your loved one. Prayer has a tremendous value in calming our hearts and remember the memories of Jeremy are forever etched in your hearts.
Psalm 55:22
April 30, 2007
RISE UP SLOWLY, ANGEL

Rise up, slowly, Angel.
I cannot let you go.
Just drift softly midst the faces,
In sorrow now bent low.

Ease the searing anger,
Born in harsh unyielding truth
That Death could steal my loved one
From the glowing blush of youth.

Rise up slowly, Angel.
Do not leave me here alone,
Where the warmth of mortal essence
Lies replaced by cold, hard stone.

Speak to me in breezes
Whispered through the drying leaves,
And caress my brow with raindrops
Filtered by the sheltering trees.

Rise up slowly, Angel,
For I cannot hear the song
Which calls you through the shadows
Into the light beyond.

Wrap me in your downy cape
Of sunshine, warm with love,
And kiss a tear-stained mother's face
With moonlight from above.

Then wait for me at sunset,
Beside the lily pond,
And guide me safely homeward
To your world,which lies beyond.

Just spread your wings and take me
In reunion’s sweet embrace,
And we shall soar, together,
To a different time and place.
April 30, 2007
To Jeremy's family and friends,
Our heavenly father promises at Isaiah 41:10-"Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God. I will fortify you. I will help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness". May you grasp hold of his hand and allow him to guide you through the coming days, months and years.
May you gain comfort from these additional scriptures:
Isaiah 25:8-"He will actually swallow up death forever."
Revelation 21:4-"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, anjd death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
My husband was lost on 9/11 and these scriptural promises comfort me greatly.
April 30, 2007
We are all thinking about Jeremy and all the other victims. We give you are love and our deepest gratitude.
April 30, 2007
Oh Peg, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I was in Iowa with the Army when i got the news from Merrie Margaret and Jim. I am in total shock and disbelief. I am so sorry. I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family and that I am still only a phone call away. Nic and I are keeping you in our prayers. Fondly, Nicolas and Danielle Whitehill
April 29, 2007
To The Herbstritt Family-My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. Know that you can gain strenght & comfort from God's word,for John 5:28,29 tells us: "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." Almighty God Jehovah has the power to resurrect our loved ones. Please know that He does care about you & take comfort from His word during this difficult time.
April 28, 2007
Peg, Mike, Jen, Joe, Steph: We were joined in the joy of knowing him, and the loss of him. We only knew him a short time, but would've loved calling him "Son". Our two families will always be a part of each other. We love you all, and keep you in our prayers. He was a truly remarkable young man, and we can attest to that first hand.
April 28, 2007
I am so sorry. May you be comforted by Jesus each day.
April 28, 2007
May God be with you each day.
April 27, 2007
J Jovial
E Enjoyable
R Respected
E Esteemed
M Missed
Y Yearned
April 27, 2007
Hey, u dont know me but im related to Alexis. she is my dads cousins daughter.Please except my dearest sympathies.
April 27, 2007
Jeremy I promise you I will do my best so that your passing away will not be wasted. I will try to make my life valuable and use every minute of it as you did
April 26, 2007
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
April 26, 2007
God Bless his family, may he rest in peace..
April 26, 2007
REST IN PEACE SWEET BEAUTIFUL PRECIOUS ANGEL
April 26, 2007
Jeremy Herbstritt’s feet push him forward with a runner’s stride
With his family by his running side
It was their thing, their moment, their family gold to keep
Outgoing and friendly goodness he reaped
He was accomplishing goals he had set to achieve
Knowing he could do them in himself he believed
Romance bloomed for him quicker than flowers in spring
He was not into pointless heartless flings
He texted words of good night to his VT turkey
From him the Nittany Lion – He was odd and quirky
Jeremy as a son, a brother and a friend made life a great joy
Remember the romantic runner, the outgoing friendly, lovable boy

http://32originals.blogspot.com/2007/04/jeremy-herbstritt.html
April 25, 2007
to the family, you are in my prayers
April 25, 2007
On behalf of the Members of First Christian Church, in Burlington Iowa, we want to express our utmost condolences at this most difficult time in your lives. May it be a comfort to you and your family and friends to know that you are being remembered right now and in the months to come in the thoughts and prayers of so many. It is our prayer that you will feel God’s everlasting love and presence in this time of sorrow and that you turn to Him for His strength to guide your way through these troubled times. We sincerely hope and pray that your tremendous grief at this time will gradually diminish while the precious memories of your loved ones will last forever. May you find peace in God’s never failing love and care and may God's blessing be with you and your family at this time. It is our fervent prayer that you find strength in the Lord!
Jesus told his disciples, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4.
April 25, 2007
My deepest sympathies to you all. This event was a shock to everyone, but when we found out one of the victims was a relative, it really hit home. I have college-age children, and I pray for your healing.
April 25, 2007
I am so very sorry for your tragic loss.
April 25, 2007
Herbstritt family,

You have been in our thoughts ever since that tragic day at VT.
You will be in our prayer as well as the other families of the victims.
May all the wonderful memories of Jeremy help you during your darkest days ahead.
April 25, 2007
I'm very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine that anything could happen as it did that day at V-Tech. God bless your family and Jeremy.
April 25, 2007
To Jennifer and the rest of the Herbstritt family: I was so saddened to hear of this horrible tragedy and then to realize that your brother was one of the victims just broke my heart. I didn't know your brother, Jennifer, but if he was anything like you, then he was a treasure and will be sorely missed. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.
April 25, 2007
My heart and prayers are with you. Proverbs 3:5-6 says: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

May God bless this family.
April 25, 2007
No one so young and with so much potential should be lost to society. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends.

Rose & Thom
Harrisburg, PA
April 25, 2007
I am so sorry that your family has to go through this. You handled yourself with dignity and class on TV, and I will forever pray that you can find peace in the midst of this awful tragedy.
April 25, 2007
I was in Florida when I was horrified by the events of April 16. Then I saw Jeremy's name and I was overcome with emotion. I remember Jeremy well and the tears I shed were like those when I heard of Jonas Panik's passing. I cannot imagine what you are going through but I will have you in my prayers forever. If I can ever do anything for you please let me know. With deepest sympathy, Douglas E. Collins, State College, Pa.
April 25, 2007
I don't know if you remember me, we were your neighbors a long time ago when I was little and when I heard about the awful thing that happened to Jeremy my heart went in shock because we knew him and even though I didn't know him well my cousin did and I played with all your younger kids, I wanted to say that we will pray for you guys and he will always be remembered because no one can forget a great person like Jeremy.
God Bless,
Trynnea Garrett
April 25, 2007
May the Memories that you hold closest to your Heart bring you Peace and Comfort.
Perhaps they are not Stars in the Sky, but rather Openings where Our Loved Ones Smile down upon Us.
God Bless Your Dear Family
April 25, 2007
I hope the family of Jeremy Herbstritt can feel the prayers and love being sent their way from people all over the world. God knows your pain and we care.
April 25, 2007
We are heart struck over the senseless actions of one individual. Our thoughts are with you. After the tears stop flowing and the pain softens try to remember the time you shared with your loved one and the memories you made, Memories are eternal and forever and know one can take that away from you.
April 25, 2007
When we lost our 21-year-old daughter, also a college student, in a tragic car crash six years ago we never would have thought anyone would understand the pain we have been feeling. But to Jeremy's family, know that there are thousands who know what you are feeling and we know that while the pain will never ever go away, it will gradually ease and you will one day be able to smile again when you think of the times you cherished with Jeremy. This is a time when you are feeling tremendous support from people all over the world. Soon you will be alone with your grief and you will need to support each other as never before. Seek counseling; seek out others like you as I am with this message. You will find comfort and strength, and Jeremy will remain forever. I wish you all the best in this difficult journey.
April 24, 2007
My husband and I both went to school with Jeremy. What a Great Guy!!! God bless!
April 24, 2007
No words take away the pain. No words fill the void. No hug takes the tears .Please know that we keep you and all the other victims in our hearts and prayers .The world will never be the same as so many firsts were denied ... God speed Jeremy God speed !
April 24, 2007
It is so shocking what happened on that sorrowful day
In my prayers you will forever stay
Although we never met and I did not know you
This is a poem for you to say my adieu
It is a shame you can not be with us today
Due to everything that happened I am still in dismay
Now you are up in a better place
We will never forget your honor and grace
Please look over us, protect us from dangers
You are missed by your family and countless strangers
I wanted to let you know you are in the thoughts of many
Condolences and commiserations are aplenty
I bless your family hope they stay strong
In my thoughts they will always belong
I say to you and the other decease
I wish that you all rest in peace
April 24, 2007
My prayers are with the Herbstritt family. I met Jeremy through Karen & Carl while he was briefly in Maryland staying with them. I had the chance to share dinner with him and listen to his hilarious story about his "bean counting" job at the University of Maryland. His smile lit up a room. I'm glad I had the chance to cross paths with Jeremy! God Bless!
April 24, 2007
To the Herbstritt Family,
My deepest sympathy is extended to you during this time and my prayers are with you. May you cherish the memories you have of Jeremy and celebrate in the wonderful life that he lived. God bless.
April 24, 2007
Mr. & Mrs. Herbstritt and family:

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May god bless you.
April 24, 2007
Dear Jeremy,

It hits home when a school so close to you is destroyed by mayhem. My brother went to Tech and I have been going to visit for a long time. It is always sad to lose a fellow Lion alum. You will be missed and our boys at PSU are ready to play this year for you, I assure you that. I left you something on behalf of THE PENN STATE UNIVERSITY at your memorial. You are loved and will be missed. More importantly, you will always be remembered.
April 24, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 24, 2007
God bless our fallen hokies, and I thank the nittany lion nation for showing their support.

May god grant you the strenth to overcome the darkest of the days.

My brother and I left a PSY football and lion next to his memorial on the drill field.

This all just breaks my heart.

God bless our fallen hokies and their families.
April 24, 2007
As hard as this might be to say,
My heart dictates I must.
Jeremy is in a better place
With one that he can trust.
Where no pain or sickness can enter;
And his sweet smile is sure to last.
Treasure the radiance emmitted...
Instead of the way He passed.

May you Rest In Eternal Peace
April 24, 2007
May GOD bless you and your family. We will continue to have you and the other families in our prayers. Please accept our condolences in your time of sorrow.
April 24, 2007
I didnt know any of the people that passed, but this whole thing has gotten to me, alot. I am 15 years old and I'm a freshman at Crawford County High School in Roberta, GA. This tragedy has most definatley opened up the eyes of many people, even in other states far from Virginia. Even my school in this little town we know as Roberta are buckling down and making sure that our schools are safer. It has opened up my eyes to all the possiblities at schools, here in Georgia, Virginia, and all over the world also. My condolences go out to all the friends and family of the victims. I can't possibly begin to imagine what they must be going through. Stay strong, VT will pull through!
April 24, 2007
From those of us in the BHS class of 1996 that were fortunate to run with Jeremy in Cross Country/track - you are in our thoughts and prayers...GO HERBIE
April 24, 2007
I had the great honor of going to highschool with Jeremy. He really was one of those guys who could elicit a smile from anyone. He saw everyone as his equal and treated everyone as thus. My brother worked with him in the summers on the farm next door to were I lived and I would get to see him, my brother, Jason B. and Matt U. messin around and being guys. I will always remember him full of life, laughter and fun. My heart and prayers go out to you, Mike, Peggy, Jenn, Joseph, Stephanie and to Alexis Bozzo as well. God bless!
April 24, 2007
Mike, Peggy and Family I am sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you. He was a special man and will be missed. God bless you.
April 23, 2007
To The Herbstritt Family: Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless you all as you cope with the loss of Jeremy.
April 23, 2007
Knowing what a loving, faith-filled family you are, Jeremy's zeal and passion will live on through all of you. God be with you.
April 23, 2007
The joyful memories and Jeremy's wonderful smile will always live in your hearts. He will be missed! May God give you comfort and peace during these tragic times.
April 23, 2007
God bless you
April 23, 2007
What a joy it has been to read so many wonderful stories about your son - about your family - to hear you talk about the love you had for such a beautiful young man. May you find comfort in so many memories. May you find peace in difficult times. May your faith continue to hold you together through the days of uncertainities, the days of unanswered questions. And may you always know that so many others - so many strangers but yet family - will continue to uplift you in prayer today, tomorrow and all the days yet to be.
April 23, 2007
There are nor words that can describe my sorrow for your loss. My hope is that time will ease your pain and the love of friends and family will bring you comfort.
April 23, 2007
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your son. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Remember the good times and the laughter and the love.
April 23, 2007
May God bless the Herbstritt family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure to have known Jeremy.
April 23, 2007
Words can't express the sorrow I've felt at the loss of your loved one. May God's Grace and Mercy give you comfort and peace.
April 23, 2007
I am truly so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
April 23, 2007
How can I even begin to offer you words of comfort at the loss of such a special young man?
I can tell you that you and he are in my heart and prayers.
May he rest in peace and may you know no more sadness.
The world is a sadder place without this young man.
April 23, 2007
April 23, 2007
I always received a "Hi Mrs. Burke" with a big smile. He was truly genuine.
April 23, 2007
It's so terrible that something like this can still happen in the year 2007...
You will forever be in the world their prayers, their thoughts, their heart!
April 23, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 23, 2007
I did not know you or your family. But I don’t believe there is a person in the world whose heart has not been touched by this tragedy. There is nothing in this life that brings us more sorrow than to lose loved ones in death. Even harder to bear is when the lives of loved ones are lost due to an unexpected tragedy. The shock can be overwhelming.
Be assured that God promises that he…”is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalms 34:18) Nothing can bring us more peace of mind than the inspired words of… the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Take comfort and solace in the Bible's message as we all await the time when GOD…” will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:3,4)
April 23, 2007
Dear Herbstritts, You are all so precious to us. Like Jeremy, each one of you has blessed our community with your passion and desire to "make a difference." While the suffering is great at this time, I pray that so will be the comfort which Christ promises in 2 Corinthians. We have been praying for you, and have requested church prayer chains in Madison, Pittsburgh, and Akron to pray for you, that God would uphold you with His strength, peace, and comfort. May His balm heal the deep wounds.
April 23, 2007
I am originally from the same area as Jeremy. I want his family to know that they are in my prayers along with all the other families and students at Virginia Tech.
April 23, 2007
I trust that God be your strength and comforter in your time of sorrow. Be encouraged and be blessed.
April 23, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.
April 23, 2007
May the Grace of God comfort you in your loss.
April 23, 2007
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 23, 2007
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the Herbstritt family. Jeremy was such a sweet kid and always had a smile on his face..May God Bless him and his wonderful family...
April 23, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 23, 2007
Emmanuel Church in Geneva, Switzerland held a service in honor and remembrance of the V Tech victims yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with victims’ families and friends.
April 23, 2007
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 23, 2007
God bless you all. You are in our prayers and thoughts. He sounds like he was a great child.
April 22, 2007
To Jeremy's family and friends,
My heart aches for you as you grieve the loss of this precious gift of God. May the God of all comfort sustain and hold you and carry you during these dark days. I am sorry for your loss.
April 22, 2007
Although we don't know you we would like to extend our deepest Condolences to everyone in your family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our heart breaks for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort through this very hard time. God Bless You All!
April 22, 2007
Jeremy looked like such a wonderful guy. He looked so full of life. He had such a promising life ahead of him. But, as painful as it is to say, GOD had other plans for Jeremy that we werent privy to. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that GOD will give you comfort in this most difficult time.
GOD BLESS,
April 22, 2007
On behalf of the members of Ithaca, NY Council 277 and Assembly 751, I would like to extend to Brother Knight of Columbus Jeremy Herbstritt's family our deepest heartfelt sympathy. You are in our prayers.
James J. Smith, Past Grand Knight, Faithful Navigator and District Deputy of NY District 89
April 22, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. May God give you strength and courage and may your heart and soul find peace and comfort. My deepest condolences are with you, your family members and all the VT families as you grieve.
April 22, 2007
Herbstritt family please know that we are praying for you, my god comfort you in this time of tragedy and sorrow, I was a 1987 Graduate of Bellefonte now living in Creedmoor NC I did not know Jeremy but our Church is praying for you and the rest of the families.
April 22, 2007
Jeremy's family and friends,
Our prayers and love are with you in this tragic time. Please draw strength from the outpouring of love from around the world.
God Bless
The Burd Family
April 22, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We send our deepest condolences and will remember you in our prayers.
April 22, 2007
I knew Jeremy for a few years and was a great man. He was always willing to help and make time to study together. I'll never forget the fun we had working on his old motorcycle and my truck. I'll miss you man.
April 22, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 22, 2007
As you read these lines, you will realize how much your family is in all our thoughts and prayers. Our son is the same age as Jeremy and we share your grief.Your son continues to reach out to us all. That smile warms everyone's heart.
April 22, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with your family at this sad time.
April 22, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 22, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 22, 2007
I am deeply saddened by the lost of your loved one. At times like these it is comforting to know that the Bible tells us at Acts 24 verse 15 that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. So with that knowledge, know that there is a hope that you will see your loved one again.
April 22, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone affected by the tragedy at Virginia Tech.
April 22, 2007
My prayers are with all of Jeremy's family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you.
April 22, 2007
Jeremy graduated from Bellefonte 2 years ahead of me and I graduated with his sister Jenn , I am deeply sorry for the family's loss and have you all in my prayers GOD bless Jeremy , Virginia Tech, and all of us who had to experience the loss of one of our own .
April 22, 2007
My deepest sympathies go out to Jeremy's family. He was a great guy and will be missed by everyone that knew him. Outgoing was an understatement. We will never forget what happened or the wonderful people we lost that day.
April 22, 2007
God bless your family during this time of sorrow in the lost of your love one that was taken from your family. Our prays go out to your family, Virginia Tech staff, students, alumin & friends of your family member that was taken from you.
April 22, 2007
We are sorry for the loss of your much loved Jeremy. May his fond memory give you strength to cope following this very tragic time. Deepest sympathy and heartfelt love to you all.
April 22, 2007
You're in my thoughts and prayers.
April 22, 2007
My family and I are mourning because your family mourns; we find comfort in knowing that you all have many wonderful memories of your loved one. God bless you.
April 22, 2007
There is no way to say I am sorry for your loss and it heal your family and friends heart's .

I can tell you from losing someone suddenly myself, you will feel many emotions as you grieve.

Each one is needed. Bless you as you walk this road.
April 22, 2007
My prayers and thoughts are with you. We are all Hokies!
April 22, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
April 22, 2007
To the family and friends of Jeremy,
What an amazing young man! Continue to celebrate the life of Jeremy and stay strong in your faith. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
April 21, 2007
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. Jeremy will never be forgotten.
April 21, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The world is grieving with you and VT in this time of tragedy and sorrow.
April 21, 2007
We are so sorry on the loss of your precious Jeremy. Remember the love of our Lord for your family and Jeremy who is now in his care.
April 21, 2007
I grew up in State College. It is so sad to lose someone so young. I pray for Jeremy's family and for all those that knew him. No matter where you go and what you do, always have him in your heart. That is the best tribute a person can give.
April 21, 2007
April 21, 2007
God bless the Herbstritt family at this difficult time.
April 21, 2007
Dear Herbstritt Family,
We are so sorry for your great loss. We did not personally know Jeremy, but it does not matter, he was the future. A fine looking young man with a full life in front of him.
As parents of two Penn Staters, we share the grief of the entire campus and the country.
Sincerely,
The Hersh Family
April 21, 2007
I WILL NOT TELL YOU I KNOW YOUR GREIF AND I PRAY I NEVER WILL LOOSE A CHILD. OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND ALL THE OTHER VICTIMS' FAMILIES OF THIS HORRIFIC TRAGEDY.

MAY YOU FIND SOME PEACE IN KNOWING THAT MY WIFE AND I AND THE WORLD MOURN WITH YOU.
April 21, 2007
May God grant you peace, and know that America grieves with you.
April 21, 2007
May GOD bless you all and keep you in this time of need. May Heaven shine a little brighter with Jeremy in HIS presence.
April 21, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Herbstritt family in the loss of Jeremy. I did not know Jeremy, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that there are people out here that does care. Hold tight to your treasured memories that his special smile may continue to shine on. I pray that peace will fine you all.
April 21, 2007
Remember with you one life that touched so many others. May the concerns of family and friends comfort you during this sad time of your life. God Bless!
April 21, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. REMEMBER JEREMY IS NO FARTHER FROM YOU THAN YOUR HEART. YOU ALL HAVE A VERY SPECIAL ANGEL IN HEAVEN WATCHING OVER YOU.
April 21, 2007
DEAR JEREMY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
April 21, 2007
I have to say that I was lucky enough to know Jeremy in high school as I was a 1998 graduate of Bellefonte. Jeremy was always a very kind person that we all joked with. It is funny what you remember over time but I think back and have a good many stories about Jeremy in track and all of our classes like calling him "Herbie" and seeing him smile. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends. His memory will never be forgotten to all those who had the chance to know what a wonderful person he was. May you find comfort in others.
April 21, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 21, 2007
Jennifer and family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your brother/son Jeremy. Since I heard on Tuesday morning, my thoughts and prayers have been with you all and will continue to be. Jennifer, you have been such a tremendous help in talking with me at the medical centre during the last year since I lost my wife Karen. Jeremy sounds like such a wonderful person. I believe he has met my Karen by now in Heaven. If there is anything I could ever do to help, please let me know. May your family, friends, and faith sustain you during these difficult days until you see Jeremy again.

Sincerely, Richard Bayletts
April 21, 2007
You are in our prayers, I Peters 5:7 says "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
P.S. Even though you don't know us you all are still in our prayers Love In Christ,
April 21, 2007
Dear Mrs Herbstritt & Family:
Accept my deepest sympathy and sorrow in the loss of Jeremy. May God bless you all.
April 21, 2007
Bless Jeremy and his family. The world will never forget him.
April 21, 2007
May God bless and keep your family
during this difficult time.There is no earthly wounds that heaven can not heal.
April 21, 2007
I am so sorry, for you for your family and your friends. You did not deserve to die this way, but I have to trust that there is a greater plan that mere humans cannot fathom, but through faith will understand.
April 21, 2007
I will hold your family in my heart forever.
April 20, 2007
To the Family & friends of Jeremy,
May the prayers of a nation bring you comfort and peace....
Our hearts hurt for all of you....
God's peace....
April 20, 2007
My prayers are with you in your time of loss.
April 20, 2007
MAY GOD GUIDE YOU THROUGH THIS TIME OF GREAT PAIN AND SORROW AND HELP TO HEAL YOUR HEARTACHE.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
April 20, 2007
The world has lost a kind, honest, bright, handsome man. I´m really sorry and sad about what happened. Jeremy, may you rest in peace right next to God. You were too good to be here on this violent and hateful earth, so God needed his angel back to help guard us all.
Herbstritt family, please accept my deepest sympathies. I hope you´ll be able to overcome this enormous pain and remember Jeremy with nothing but love and joy, which is what he always gave us.
Be strong. I´m praying for you
April 20, 2007
Dear Herbstritt family,
Praying that you would experience a peace that only God can give and that God would be your refuge, strength and hope during this difficult time! You are in our thoughts and prayers!
April 20, 2007
Dear Jeremy's family -
There are no words to adequately express the sympathy and love going out to you and the other families who lost loved ones on 4/16.
May you find strength and courage to get through the coming weeks and months and always remember the good memories you have of Jeremy.
April 20, 2007
God speed Jeremy...the lord will teach you lessons you can't learn in our world.
April 20, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
My heart and prayers are with you... May the Lord surround you with His love and peace and hold you in the palm of His hand as you go thru this time of sorrow in the days ahead... God Bless You,
April 20, 2007
Jeremy was my student in biochemistry back at PennState. He was among the finest individuals I can recall having passed through my classes. I am glad to have known him; he made me glad to be an educator. We are all a little bit better for having had him in our midst.
April 20, 2007
April 20, 2007
May God be with the Herbstritt family and I know that you are in God's arms now.

God Bless
April 20, 2007
My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Jeremy Herbstritt. May you and your love ones be surrounded by Gods' loving care and grace now, and in the days to follow. I realize how difficult it must be to loose someone as your child, but do remember all the beautiful memories as those memories give you strength in such times. Your son must have been a very special person, and one that was loved by many. Just know that you are truly though of, and all the prayers that are going your way, that you are not alone in your grief. God be with you. Morris Crowder, Jr., 606 James Avenue, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834.
April 20, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 20, 2007
Even tho I didn't know Jeremy, I just want you to know that I will be in Prayer for his family. May God give you the strength to make it through the days and months ahead.
April 20, 2007
I am deeply saddened by this tragedy may you all rest in peace forever and eternity with the Lord........He loves us all.
April 20, 2007
Today we are all Hokies. God bless.
April 20, 2007
Your family will be in my heart and my prayers.
April 20, 2007
IN TIMES LIKE THESE THERE ARE NO WORDS FROM FAMOUS POETS OR PLAYWRIGHTS THAT CAN DO JUSTICE EXCEPT THE WORD OF GOD. TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. TRY NOT TO MAKES SENSE OF THIS GOD HAS THIS IN HIS HANDS. PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR FAMILY IS STANDING IN THE GAP FOR YOU IN PRAYER. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU COMFORTED DURING THIS TIME
April 20, 2007
You and your family are in my prayers...Let's go Hokies!!
April 20, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you.
April 20, 2007
My heart's broken for Jeremy's family and friends. I don't know the victims; I know they they were all too good, too young and full of life to be taken so soon. Jeremy sounds like a really nice guy- loved and admired by all who knew him. God bless his loved ones now and forever.
April 20, 2007
I am so0o0o so0o sorry about ur lose. May God be with you.
April 20, 2007
South Dakota grieves with you. Words can not begin to express what is in our hearts. Please know our thoughts & our prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
April 20, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathy.
April 20, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
Jesus bring comfort to this family and healing.
April 20, 2007
We may never understand this awful tragedy, and my heart goes out to the family. I held my college daughter a little more tighter since this. I will continue to pray that you somehow find peace.
April 20, 2007
To the family of Jeremy, I was very saddened to hear of the sad news. God bless all!
April 20, 2007
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 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com
April 20, 2007
Jeremy was a great person. He was so full of life and energy. He made everyone around him happy because he always had a smile on his face. I will miss Jeremy very much and there are no words to say on how sad this tragedy is! My heart, love and prayers go out to the entire Herbstritt family. God bless you all and all the other victim's families who lost a loved one. Jeremy's memory will be carried out forever through all that loved him! I will miss you Jeremy!
April 20, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over the family. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We will remember Jeremy as one of the cross country & track members of our daugher.
April 20, 2007
Dear Herbstritt Family--We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. With deepest sympathy The Fazzi Family
April 20, 2007
I am very sorry for the loss of your son. Please accept my sincere condolences.
April 20, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 20, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you .
April 20, 2007
"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure."
I am very sorry for your loss. As a parent who lost a child, I know how you feel. The help of family and friends and their support will gradually help you in making a recovery and being able to get on with your life. My deepest regards to you and your family. Jeremy looks like a wonderful child... a child taken too soon. I hope you recover as well as I did. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Deepest regards.
April 20, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 20, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
TO THE HERBSTRITT FAMILY:
YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
April 20, 2007
Earth is a lesser place with the passing of your loved one. May the prayers of millions give you strength and courage for the future. We love you.
April 20, 2007
I seen you on TV, even though I didnt know your son I could feel the pain the father felt as he cried. I will continue to pray for your family. It will not be easy, put your trust in GOD and he will see you through. God Bless your family for now and years to come.
April 20, 2007
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 20, 2007
Prayers and thoughts go out to you in this doleful time.
April 20, 2007
We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies are with you and your entire family. We hope that you can find comfort in God, in each other and in your memories of Jeremy.
April 20, 2007
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED
April 20, 2007
Although I did not personally know Jeremy Herbstritt, my husband knew him through Grange Fair and showing sheep. We cannot even begin to express how sorry we are to hear of your loss. As I said, I did not know Jeremy, but from his photos and from all the news releases it is apparent that he was a wonderful person and touched a lot of lives. This is such a horrible tragedy. Please know that our family is here for your family.
April 20, 2007
Please accept my condolences over the loss of your loved one. God has a bright new angel.
April 20, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 20, 2007
Our words can not begin to express what is in our hearts. Please know our thoughts & our prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
April 20, 2007
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

The Lexon Family
April 20, 2007
To the family and friends of Jeremy Herbstritt,

Please accept my deepest sympathies. I can’t possibly imagine what you may be feeling,
I can only hope that in time your pain will subside a little and that your memories of Jeremy will eventually bring a smile to your faces. Until then, be as kind to yourselves as you would be to anyone else who has suffered such a heartbreaking loss. Rest now, grieve now, and allow those who know you and love you do what they can to help you through this tragic time.

My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.
April 20, 2007
What a precious and beautiful human being you have raised. I know you mus tbe rightfully proud. I feel like I came to know your apparently fine and exceptionally wonderful son as I listened with amazement and admiration to his grandparents on TV. I am deeply saddened and distressed about the loss of this wonderful, handsome, gifted young man. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you. How blessed to have such neat grandparents and for him to have known their love and support!
April 20, 2007
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
April 19, 2007
I am sooo sorry about your senseless loss. Please try and take some comfort in knowing that the state of Virginia.. and the world for that matter... grieves with you. God Bless.
April 19, 2007
Mike;
I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. These events in Blacksburg have torn asunder your family and left a emptiness that can never be filled.

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
April 19, 2007
When we heard the names of the victims, Jeremy's had a familiar sound. My wife and I prayed that it was not the family I remembered from my hometown. Sadly we realized that it was and our hearts broke for you. We cannot imagine your loss but we do know the love you have for your son. May that love and God's grace help you get through the pain and bring you peace and comfort. Please know you are not alone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 19, 2007
We are very sorry for your loss. Please know that God is with you.
April 19, 2007
Dear Friends,My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.My heart is saddened to hear of this terrible tradgy that has fallen on you. The smile he has will always be looking down on you, He wants you to be peace also,remember the great times you have had. God Bless.
April 19, 2007
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult and tragic time.
Godspeed,Jeremy.
April 19, 2007
To the Herbstritt family,
We are so very sorry for your tragic loss. May God help you through this terrible time.
April 19, 2007
dear peg My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am thinking of you often and i am always here if you need me.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow. Jeremy will be missed by many, and his smile leaves a lasting impression on me, and I have never even met him. May God be with you as you try to heal.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. As a former Mountainback participant, I understand the grit and toughness Jeremy possessed. Only one word comes to mind - senseless.
April 19, 2007
Your family is in my prayers. May God comfort you.
April 19, 2007
I WATCH CNN THIS MORNING, HEARD HIS GRANDPARENTS ON THE T.V., HE SURELY IS ONE SPECIAL, HELPFUL & KIND SOUL, GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY FOR RAISING SUCH A GENTLEMAN. OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS.
April 19, 2007
My wife's cousin's wife is related to Jeremy (Jeremy is her cousin). I had the pleasure of golfing with Jeremy last year, he was full of energy and a pleasant attitude. He will definitely be missed!!
April 19, 2007
Mike & family - You probably won't remember me, but I am your late Uncle Francis' daughter. I now live in Missouri with my family. I was very sorry to hear about your family's loss. Though I never meet Jeremy from what I have read, he was a special person that everyone loved. Know that you and your family are in my prayers.
April 19, 2007
May God bless and give this wonderful young scientist a beautiful eternity!

He has truly broken the bonds of earth and touched the face of God!
April 19, 2007
I have left this world
but I am always with you
I have left this world
but I am forever remembered
I have left this world
but don't cry for me honor me
I have left this world
but I will see you again
I have left this world
but I forever remain with you
April 19, 2007
God gained another angel. A true loss to everyone here on earth. My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends
April 19, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
April 19, 2007
Our deepest consolonces go out to your family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 19, 2007
May Jesus be your strength through this time. Jeremy and his family are neighbors of my parents. We all are praying and crying with you.
April 19, 2007
Jeremy has always been a great guy. I've known him almost twenty years. He was full of that contagious kind of energy. He just always seemed to be moving. You couldn't help but laugh when you were around him; he was so forthright that he'd have of us laughing about things for weeks. I remember these good times with Jeremy, the energy, and the honesty he exuded--that is the treasure that he gave to all of those who knew him. No one will forget this man. May God rest his soul and God bless his entire loving family.
April 19, 2007
Peg and Mike,
I taught all of your children in the middle school and they were great kids. My heart goes out to your entire family. May you feel God's hand on your shoulder as he guides you through this difficult time. You are in my heart and in my prayers-- Jen Hoover
April 19, 2007
May God's mercy keep your loved ones that you left behind patient and in the best of well-being.
April 19, 2007
May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. you are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 19, 2007
May you find comfort in your time of loss.You are in my thoghts and prayers.
April 19, 2007
I am very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.
April 19, 2007
Sounds like Jeremy will be very missed. His life touched many. It is my prayer that all the family and friends find some peace and understanding sooner than later.
April 19, 2007
Jeremy will be missed. May God bless your family in their time of grief... run with God, Jeremy!
April 19, 2007
DEAR HEBSTRIT FAMMILKTY MY DEEPEST SYMONTHISEAND SORROW GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND LOVED ONES.. MY PRAYERS AND MY TOUGHT ARE WITH YOU.. AS I WATCHED THE NEWS ON TELEVISON I FEEL SORRY AND DEVISTAED FOR THESE PEPOLPE THESE STUDENTS ...I PRAY FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MY PRAYERW AND MT HOUGHT ARE WITH YOU AND YOURFAMILY.. MY CONDOLENCE SORRY FOR THE LOST OF YOUR LOVED ONE..I WILL LIGHT A CANDLE FOR YOUR SON JEREMY HERBSTRITTSAY A PRAYER FOR YOUR DEARSET SON.. MAY GOD AND THE ANGEKLS BE WITH HIM MAYHE BE AT PEACE AMENN
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 19, 2007
We are all here for you,deep in our hearts and minds,and we are praying for inner peace and healing.
April 19, 2007
Im so sorry for your loss, words cant describe the pain I feel, just know that your family is in my prayers, my god be with all of you.
April 19, 2007
Hi My name is Hailey.. I am from Mesa, AZ.. My deepest apologys are with you.. Your family has captured my love and prayers.. May you and all the other vicitms Fly like angels and help protect us from this pain again... I LOVE YOU ALL....
April 19, 2007
Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you all.
April 19, 2007
To Jeremy's Family and Friends:
May your pain gradually ease. May you experience a peaceful clearing after this horrible storm. I express to you my deepest sympathies.
April 19, 2007
May God bless you and ur family in there time of need. May your memory live on as you make your way to heaven!

Peter van Gaal
President
Animal Search And Rescue ( A-SAR )
Europe - The Netherlands
April 19, 2007
JEREMY YOU WERE HANDSOME, YOUNG AND FULL OF LIFE. YOU ARE AND WILL REMAIN AN INSPIRATION FOR OTHERS. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO UR FAMILY.
GOD GIVE THEM COURAGE AND HOPE...
April 19, 2007
Our sympathy to you and the entire Herbstritt family.
April 19, 2007
we are sorry for your loss.
may god bless you.
April 19, 2007
I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
April 19, 2007
To The Herbstritts, Wehlers, Meiers and other families,
Sending you all our condolences for your great loss. Time heals all.
Huggs & Prayers,
Terry, Cindy & Nate Dippold
(St Marys, Pa)
April 19, 2007
YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS
April 19, 2007
April 19, 2007
How blessed you were to have such a son! May God give you the continuing strength and peace to celebrate Jeremy's life. Please know that we all mourn your loss with you.
April 19, 2007
We Penn Staters all mourn the loss of your wonderful boy. My deepest sympathy to you.
April 19, 2007
Dear Herbstritt Family - May God comfort you in the loss of Jeremy. I am the mother of Becky Carr, your one time neighbor. We are so sorry, and commend Jeremy to the loving arms of God Almighty.
April 19, 2007
To his parents i'm sorry about your son death. I know it must be hard to lose a love one.
April 19, 2007
To his parents i'm sorry about your son death. I know it must be hard to lose a love one.
April 19, 2007
May God keep you and bless you.

My sincere condolences to the friends and family.
April 19, 2007
To the Herbstritt Family:
I had the pleasure of working with Jeremy in 2005 as he was a summer intern working for our company, Gannett Fleming, an engineering firm in Baltimore, MD. Jeremy was an extremely great person, with a great personality. I can remember each time he would come into the building he was always smiling. He had that great big kind of smile....you know, the one that looked like he was always in a good mood, or always very happy. After watching your interview with CNN the other day, I can certainly see now where Jeremy got that great personality of his. When Mr. Herbstritt described Jeremy and said how he was a great kid, I knew then that his childhood must have been one with a loving and caring....a very close family. You should be very proud of your son, he was a great individual who touched many many lives. He will never.....never be forgotten.
I cannot begin to tell you how heartsick I was when I heard the tragic news on Monday. Please know that Jeremy was well liked here at Gannett Fleming and we will miss him dearly. Our prayers are with you and your loved ones.
With Deepest Sympathy.
April 19, 2007
From a fellow Penn State grad (73) and civil engineer, my deepest sympathy.
April 19, 2007
Our most heartfelt sympathy to the Herbstritt family. We hurt with you. Praying for God's perfect peace, the peace that passes all understanding, to be with you as you face each new day.
April 19, 2007
My deepest sympathies. May God touch you and your loved ones with his grace, love and comfort today and everyday. May you find peace as time moves forward.
April 19, 2007
Father we entrust our brother Jeremy to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Jeremy in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
Employee of Penn State University.
April 19, 2007
May you rest in peace....and to the family... my outmost sympathy.
April 19, 2007
Dear Herbstritt family,
I saw your interview online and I had to reach out and say how very sorry I am.
Years ago, my older brother (he had just turned 24) was killed and I remember the looks on my parents faces. The same look that was reflected on yours; shock, sadness, grief.
PLEASE know that you need to feel the grief and that you WILL get through it. Stay strong FOR Jeremy and when you get REALLY low, think about what he would say to you if he could. He would want you to live and love.
Tears poured down my face as I watched your interview.. I KNOW how it feels.. and it HURTS SO MUCH.
God Bless ALL of you. Live a good life in Jeremy's memory. DON'T let it destroy you. Jeremy would not have wanted that.
I'm so VERY sorry you (and ALL the families) are having to go through this. I'm praying for you all.
April 19, 2007
I too have a 27 year old son namned Jeremy.Your son looks to be as sweet and fun loving as my Jeremy. I cant even imagine my life without him. Please know you are in my heart and prayers and may God Bless you and help you through this most difficult time.And everytime the sun shines, just know it is your Jeremy smiling down upon you spreading cheer along the way.
April 19, 2007
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
April 19, 2007
May your precious soul rest in peace and may god look after those grieving for you.
April 18, 2007
This is a tragedy for all Americans. I know we are thousands of miles away, but we feel your grief and would take it from you if we could. Take one day at a time. It's not true that time will heal. I know that firsthand. But what will carry you is the grace of God and his love that he has for you. And, his strong hand that will gently lead and guide you each day if you trust him. Lean on him for he is strong as we our weak. We're praying for you all that you'll be strengthened and comforted with Gods peace.
April 18, 2007
SOAR WITH THE ANGELS.
April 18, 2007
I am extremely sorry for your loss. I am from Altoona PA and my heart goes out to all of you. Michelle
April 18, 2007
May you forever find peace within you to move forward and begin a new life. Keep those that are still near to your heart your priority. They need you now! Keep living because someday you will meet those you most love in heaven.
Many wishes for only the best, Illinois
April 18, 2007
From my family to yours, "OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY" May God bless you at this time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
My heart goes out to all. God Bless.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Remember all of the good times you shared and cherish them always!
April 18, 2007
We are so sorry for your great loss. I know Jeremy's beautiful smile is lighting up heaven right now. After seeing you on TV tonight, we send our prayers for his loving spirit to live within your heart always.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
I saw the parents today on CNN...its obvious by all the wonderful things said about their son that they are great parents! My heart goes out to them for their loss and i will be remembering them in my prayers today
peace and love, Kim
April 18, 2007
Our deepest sympathies to your family at this time of your loss. May you hold on to all of the wonderful memories of your son Jeremy. He will be in Heaven looking down upon you with a smile.
April 18, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
April 18, 2007
To the Herbstritt family - your Hometown folks in St Marys PA have you in our hearts in this time of grieving. May God be with you
April 18, 2007
so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and keeping you in my thoughts
April 18, 2007
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
April 18, 2007
Please except our deepest sympathy. May The Lord comfort you.
April 18, 2007
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS
April 18, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
My condolences to the family and Friends of Jeremy.

Sean
Ontario Canada
April 18, 2007
Someone gave this to me and I pass faith on to you!

Virginia Tech Family,

"AS YOU TAKE
one step at a time,
HOLDING GOD’S HAND
And letting Him lead,
HE WILL GET YOU
Where you need
TO GO.”

Father God,
I don’t want to take one step without You. I reach up for Your hand and ask that You lead me in Your way. Thank You that no matter where I am right now… You will make a path from where I am to where I need to be, and You will lead me on it. I love that Your grace abounds to me in that way.

avongyrl@hotmail.com
April 18, 2007
Please allow me to extend my sympathy on your loss. God bless you and comfort you.
April 18, 2007
I am a fellow Penn State alum and I want to offer my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
April 18, 2007
To all of the Herbstritt Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow. If there is anything we can do please ask.
April 18, 2007
Rest in peace sweet Jeremy. How proud your parents were of you today on T.V. Your Dad, your mom, so strong and courageous..telling stories of their love for you..You are a wonderful person...Looking like they were in shock and disbelief..They will need your strength in the upcoming days ahead. What a nightmare for any parent to go through...God Bless your brother and two sisters...they miss you already..take care of your parents!
April 18, 2007
Our family is holding you all in our thoughts and prayers. Let your faith hold you strong and may you feel the comfort only God can give.
"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven:" Ecc.3:1-8
April 18, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
May God be with you during your time of greif. I will lift you and the other victims of this tradgedy up in my Prayers. He is in a better place now, smiling down on the ones he loves most.
April 18, 2007
My sympathy to the Herbstritt family. I'm so sorry for the loss of your son and brother Jeremy.
April 18, 2007
I'm sorry for your loss. Jeremy will be in my thoughts.
April 18, 2007
My daughter and I just watched your interview on CNN. As a parent, I cannot imagine the horror you are living through right now. My children(ages 13 and 10)cannot imagine losing a sibling that way. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time.
April 18, 2007
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Herbstritt family.
April 18, 2007
To put faces and personal info with the number 32 is totally over whelming...My heart hurts for the loss of your children, my stomach is sick...my mind can not comprehend!
April 18, 2007
as a parent of a vt student my heart aches for you and your family you are in our prayers may god guide you through this difficult time

paul and linda
April 18, 2007
WE ALL FEEL TERRIBLE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU .
April 18, 2007
My deepest condolences. God bless you and take care of your family.
April 18, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches.
April 18, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.
April 18, 2007
NO FAMILY SHOULD EVER HAVE TO LIVE THE NIGHTMARE YOUR GOING THROUGH. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
April 18, 2007
God is with you and your family. Everyone is sharing your grief, but God is taking care of Jeremy right now and he is safe. He is at peace and no harm can come to him now.
April 18, 2007
To the family of Jeremy Herbstritt you have our deepest sympathy in Greenville SC. May Jeremy fly to heaven and be with the angels. May God continue to bless you during this sad time.
April 18, 2007
MAY YOUR FAMILY FOUND PEACE IN THE MIST OF THE STROM
April 18, 2007
We offer you our deepest condolences and prayers during this most difficult time. We pray that your family finds peace, courage and strength in your child's memory.
April 18, 2007
May God bless his beautiful soul and give his loved ones infinite patience.
April 18, 2007
We are sorry for your loss.
April 18, 2007
sorry for your lost my heart goes out to the family. god bless u all.
April 18, 2007
I HEARD THEM TALKING ABOUT JEREMY ON TV THIS A.M. IT SOUNDS LIKE HE WAS SUCH A MARVELOUS PERSON. BEING CHRISTIANS, WE PRAY THAT HE IS WITH GOD IN HEAVEN AND ESPECIALLY FOR COMFORT FOR ALL OF HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
April 18, 2007
All our love thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Jeremy, to those that knew him and those that didn’t. He touched all of our lives. We morn with you and will never forget him.
April 18, 2007
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. God Bless you.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with your family, May God bless you and keep you strong in this most difficult time.
April 18, 2007
I would like too send my deepest sympanthies too you and your family on this terrible losss and to let you know i am thinking about you and your family and this is a sad time for all. From Sara
April 18, 2007
The good die young..

'I told you we'd make it to the sunshine one day..you just got there a little quicker'
April 18, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

April 18, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

April 18, 2007
Family and Friends of Jeremy-

May God give you comfort and strength during this most difficult time.
April 18, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss.
April 18, 2007
Like myself, Jeremy was an outgoing and friendly person. I can't even begin to feel the deepest extent of your pain. May God bless you and your family, and I'm praying for you.
April 18, 2007
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 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com

April 18, 2007
Words are hard..my heart breaks..God Bless
April 18, 2007
Our thoughts And Prayers Are with You And Your family, I Live in Patton , Pa, Not that far from Bellefonte, I am So Sorry For Your loss, May God Give You The Strength and The courage Through This difficult time, God Bless . Bernadette Brush & Family.
April 18, 2007
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
April 18, 2007
God Bless you and comfort you in your time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU THRU THIS DIFFICULT TIME AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING
April 18, 2007
God Bless you and your family... We are all praying for you and your family... We will never forget!!!
April 18, 2007
In walk of life confronted with circumstances which are beyond our means of control.with the help GOD's word, God will remind us that God is for us,Then we can begin to trust in, and rely on the Almighty God, who began a great work in us .
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything
tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


Sympathy & Prayers are with Everyone at Virginia
April 18, 2007
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
April 18, 2007
I will always remember you from my childhood. Much love to your family and thoughts of you.
April 18, 2007
I'm a complete stranger. bad this is a sad moment. I hope all is well with the family and i'll keep you all in my prayers. My god bring the entire family peace, and love.
April 18, 2007
May your family be consoled by their wonderful memories. I am a mother of a college student and can only imagine how they feel.
God bless
April 18, 2007
To the Herbstritt family. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. God called one of His angels home, and he will be deeply missed.
April 18, 2007
Dear Herbstritt Family, I met Jeremy on the Roanoke River this past fall and remember the energy that abounded within him, willingness to lend a helping hand and his great sense of humor. My heart felt condolences go out to you and to all who Jermey has touched throughtout his life. Such a senseless, tragic loss and fine person whose life was taken much, much too early. Jean Richter, Wildlife Biologist, Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge.
April 18, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.

heal4michael@yahoo.com
April 18, 2007
Dear Herbstritt family,

My deepest, sincere wishes for your well being. I only met Jeremy last year, and worked with him on his graduate research. He was such a wonderful person. I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed being in his presence, and that you must be wonderful people also. I wish you the best.
April 18, 2007
My heart breaks for you and your entire family. May God guide you through this difficult time with loving hands that only a Father has. Jeremy's smile warms my heart.
April 18, 2007
The whole country is crying with you and praying for you.
April 18, 2007
Althought I didn't know any of the victims involved in this terrible Tragedy that ended so many lives on Monday April 16, 2007; my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to each and every victims family and friends.I know that no words or gestures can ease the pain that each of you are feeling at this time. But my hopes and prayers are that each of you will hold on to the good that these wounderful VT students and staff brought into their loved ones, and everyone around thems lives. Take comfort in the fact that you will see your loved one again in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father Jesus Christ. Live each and everyday in memory of your loved one, live the life that was so tragicly taking from them far to early.

God Bless You All <3

And I would like to challenge everyone who reads this to spread PEACE and Humanity to every person who crosses your path. Not just for the next week, but for everyday that you are here on Earth.
April 18, 2007
God bless your family and our prayers are with you
April 18, 2007
Dear Herbstritt Family: Nothing anyone can say will ever erase the grief you are feeling for the loss of your son. Know that a nation grieves with you and your family. May god grant your son eternal peace and may he watch over your family in this time of need.

God bless you all.

Rosann
IL
April 18, 2007
April 18, 2007
ON BEHALF OF YOUR BROTHER KNIGHTS OF PENNSYLVANIA CENTRAL DISTRICT CALVERT PROVINCE FOURTH DEGREE AND PENNSYLVANIA STATE COUNCIL PLEASE ACCEPT OUR EXPREESION OF SYMPATHY ON THE LOSS OF YOUR SON I AM SURE THAT OUR BROTHER DECEASED KNIGHTS ALONG WITH ST. PETER WILL GREET HIM AT THE GATE TO PARADISE AND WELCOME HIM AS A MEMBER OF THEIR HEAVENLY COUNCIL.
April 18, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
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