Jonathon Ryan Gottlieb|
November 19, 1987 - July 7, 2014
Resident of San Jose
Jon Gottlieb, 26, San Jose, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 7 – all too early.
Jon had a huge heart and warm, outgoing personality. Family was the center of his life; always calling and checking in with everyone. He loved his brothers and sister tremendously. He had a remarkable passion for life. He was a voracious reader and enthusiast of art, literature and music, embracing violin and guitar as well as a love for symphony. Jon loved playing basketball and other sports. He was nearly a black belt in karate at a very young age.
He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana where he lived his first 2 years of life. From there, California became his home. He graduated from Leigh High School in San Jose in 2005 where he was a member of the ROTC, chess team, and Mock Trial. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tomas Moore College, Merrimack, New Hampshire, in Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Liberal Arts. He also received a certificate in English Literature from Oxford University. During his university studies, he enjoyed travels to Italy, England, France, and Israel. He continued his passion and joy of learning to become the founder and CEO for his startup company My School Tool, a college research aid software program. This enabled him to help others achieve their own academic success.
Jon is survived by his father and mother Glenn Gottlieb and Amy Cooper and step father Rick Cooper; siblings Jennifer Gottlieb, Joseph Gottlieb, Jack Gottlieb, Andy Cooperfauss; his girlfriend Rachel Taylor; and loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. His loving and thoughtful spirit will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Family and friends are invited to funeral services, 10 AM Sunday July 13th, at Los Gatos Memorial Park, 2255 Los Gatos – Almaden Rd. San Jose, CA 95124. 408-356-4151.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on July 11, 2014