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Jeremy Wayne Isajiw

  • "Jeremy, you will be in my heart, always."
  • "Jeremy, you will be in my heart always."
  • "Godspeed my Dearly Beloved friend. You will be missed ,..."
    - Lana
  • "Although we may not have been close, we are and will always..."
    - Ashley Wesener
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - Bonnie Powers

Jeremy Wayne Isajiw 35, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 3, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. Jeremy was born October 9, 1978, in Fort Riley, Kansas to father, Jerome Isajiw and mother, Sheila Bell. Jeremy spent his childhood in Germany before moving to Tucson at the age of ten. He received an associate's degree from Pima Community College and studied at the University of Arizona, completing coursework in a wide range of areas, including plant sciences and international studies. Jeremy was a well-respected activist and leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, having served as board president of local non-profit Positively Beautiful and as a volunteer and staff member of the international NGO Support for International Change. Jeremy loved travel and spent time visiting and working in places such as Peru, Western Europe, and Tanzania. He met and married his husband, Benjamin Cook, in 2008 and most recently he created and managed a patient-to-patient exchange network for medical marijuana cardholders. Jeremy was preceded in death by his father and is survived by his husband and mother, maternal grandmother, Shirley Harrell; maternal uncle and aunts, Dennis, Sharon and Charlene Bell, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. On his father's side, Jeremy is survived by six aunts and uncles, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2014, at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY at 11:00 a.m. A celebration of his life will take place on Monday, February 10, 2014, at IBT's (616 N. 4th Ave) at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his honor to Support for International Change. Family and friends may express their condolences at

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Feb. 8, 2014