My thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this time of remembrance, a year has passed full of memories brought up by each of the seasons & now during this Holiday time which brings up such emotions. I know I miss my parents & sister-in-law & friends who have passed on to eternal life in heaven & so I think of your family with empathy & Love,
I send our deepest symapthies from the other side of the Heerkens family. With my parents now gone (Guy- 5-11 and Fran 3-10) we no longer get updates on the family. Jon was my namesake and FB freind and sadly we only met once at Aunt Jo's 100th birthday party and I remember his zest for life. We send our love and thoughts.
Jon & Peggy Heerkens
Kathy - Jenny LaMott is looking to get in touch with you. Can you please give her a call at 673-4588.
Kathy my heart and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I pray that God gives you strength and guidance as you try and cope with your loss.
Stan Martin & Family
I am so sorry for your loss and fondly remember the kind, quiet little boy who thought of everyone else before himself. He was a special part of our kindergarten class.
Look at his smile , His beautiful smile.
He taught us so much yet we questioned him why.
His tough exterior yet warm soft heart
A story to tell , lips sewn apart.
A man of few words yet his message was strong
He touched so many lives, in a world of his own
His world came together on that day that he died,
A message he lived by, a message to us all
Peace & Chaos
silence & laughter
Young & old
What a warm soft soul, an angel sent by god. His job here is done a lesson well taught.
No greater gift , Jonathan than the lesson you taught.
Thank you Jonathan for being part of my life.
Amy Heerkens (sister-in-law)
I am so sorry for your loss. Deep peace to you all.
I never have the right words to say at such a devistating time, but I would just like to say that since the day my daughter Kara brought Jon over for the first time, I always refered to him as my son in law, and I loved him as if he were. He was a beautiful person with a beautifl soul and he will be missed greatly by my entire family. We are so very sorry for your loss.
We are thinking of you during this difficult time and know that nothing we say or do can take away the pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kathy and Ron,
I was shocked to hear the news about Jonathan! So many losses the past two years but this is just too much. Kathy PLEASE call me ANY TIME you need to talk. You were always there for me and I am only too willing to do the same for you. My heart goes out to you and your family and I hope fond memories and the love of friends will bring you comfort.
Ron and Family - We are so sorry for the loss of your son. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Sue & Don Van Patten (DOH)
I didn't know him well and I didn't see him often but every experience was one I'll cherish and remember fondly.
Ron and Kathy
I never had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan, but knowing both of you, he must have been a very special guy! My condolences to your family.
Dear Ron & Kathy,
My deepest sympathy and condolences. There are no words that can take away your pain and sorrow but the love of God will endure.
Sincerely, Efren R Bonilla
Ron and Kathy, I am so very sorry to hear this devastating news. May the love and comforting prayers from your family and friends support you through this difficult time.
Kathy- We are so sorry. No words can express our sorrow. UD
My name is Brandon James LeRoy and Jonny was my uncle. We were both into cars so most of the time we would talk about that at family gathering and I really enjoyed that, or every thanksgiving we would play football until we got older and decided we didnt want to go outside and we just played madden (i always one). We also use to go snowboarding all the time. jonny was an amazing guy and he will be missed greatly
Kathy and Family,
Please know how very sorry I am to hear about your sons death. It is difficult to know what to say during this time, just know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so deeply sorry.
Dear Kathy and Family,
Please know that we are praying for you during this time of sorrow. May the Lord's blessing of peace be upon you and Jonathan.
I want to express my deepest condolences to Kathy Cardina and her family at this time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest and sincere condolences to you and your family Kathy. May the presence of family, friends and God's strength get you through this very difficult time.
Suzanne Hai (Cayuga Community Health Network)
I am so very sorry for your loss. Jon has always had a special place in my heart. "Day Care memories" and beyond. No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with all of you as you grieve.
To Steve and the Heerkens family.. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Though I had only meet Jonathan once There are never the right words to comfort some one in a time like this. I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts.
growing up with your sister, was how i had the pleasure of knowing you, For that im very thankful, you were always an amazing person so full of light, and fun, there was something very special about your smile, you were a great person with a huge heart, and you will be missed but not forgotten my thoughts are with your family in this time RIP jon
Jon I haven't seen you since high school
To the Heerkens family.. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Though I had never met Jonathan personally he felt alive to me through the stories that Angela shared with me. There are never the right words to comfort some one in a time like this. I just wanted to let you know that you are in Kareem and I prayers. We love you all
I met your son/brother at The Fusion Room at the Halloween Party and I must say I was horrified to hear that he has passed! He was out with Jared and I was mesmerized by all his tattoos and he was so happy to talk about them even though I was a stranger. We talked about Marcellus Football because I drive school bus for Cazenovia Central. May you find peace during this time. I lost my sister in 1993 due to a pulmonary embolism and the pain fades but is still there.
jon, i can't make it to say goodbye in person, but you are always in my heart. you mean so much to so many of us, and it isn't fair that you were taken so soon. you have brought us all together again, and for that i am thankful. and for you to leave us in such peace, i am also grateful. i will miss you, deeply. i will miss you showing up at my door step to randomly hang out. you were always there, always kind. i will miss talking about tattoos with you, and other random things. warm fuzzies, marker wars, randomly breaking down on the side of the road on our way to conventions . . . so many awesome memories. it is a shame we won't be able to make more in this life with each other. until we meet again, my friend.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Miss you buddy, keeping you and your family, both immediate and very extended, in our prayers.
I only had the chance to know Jon a couple years. At first I didn't even think he liked me, because he was so quiet. Turns out he was always quiet. But as we got to know each other we found out we had a lot in common. Eventually, we would spend half of our time out on the porch, just so we could chat about everything under the sun. ( A side that many people never saw of him). He even made the drive to Binghamton often to get a tattoo from me & just catch up. Even if we hadn't seen each other in awhile, he would always sent texts asking what was going on....... Rock concerts, Late nights at Denny's, Memorizing movie lines, going for a drive just for something to do. So many things I'll miss.
I didn't know him that well, but I met Jon through a mutual friend and got the chance to hang out with him a few times. He seemed like such a nice guy and I know that he was a great friend and roommate to my friend Ashley. To all his loved ones, know that you have an angel looking down on you!
Jon was a beautiful soul in every way. Everyone was his friend. I have a number of lovely memories of Jon from my time with him at NYNAC conventions and Roundups. I trust some higher power had a very important reason for taking Jon from us so soon. Thank you for reminding us all to be grateful, and to live every day as though it may be our last. Love to all of Jon's family whom I never had the honor to meet.
The time in alateen/conventions were a blast i will always cherish that forever till the day we meet again. I'll miss you forever Jon.
Im sure you've touched more lives than you've ever known john. I'll miss you forever. My heart and payers truly are with the family.
He was a kind and thoughful kid with a great laugh and sense of humor. He always smiled when we threw a football or rehashed the latest and greatest Family Guy episodes! We may have totured him as a little guy, but nothing was so great as a two-boys kiss and hug from him. He was our Bunsy!!
Dear Ron & Kathy, words can't express the sorrow I feel for you and your family. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your son! I am praying for you all. May you take comfort in knowing that he is resting in peace and in the kingdom of our heavenly father. May God bless you and your family!