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Jonathan Ross Barkan, 39 of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2007. Born in Hackensack and raised in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Jon was a graduate of Fort Lee High School. Jon was a lifetime New York Giants, New York Rangers and Chicago Cubs fan and had a deep love of sports. After attending Northeastern University in Boston, where he majored in journalism, Jon became a reporter for the Lansing State Journal in Lansing, Michigan. After moving to Washington, D.C., Jon covered hockey and other sports news for USA Today. Jon moved to Atlanta to work for CNN where he helped create cnnsi.com and later became Director of Video Scouting for the Atlanta Thrashers. Most recently, Jon was a Director of Digital Media for GCI Group. Jon also is a founder of insidecollegehockey.com. Jon's passions included music, politics, watching professional sports, playing golf and poker, blogging, and spending time with his children. He was actively involved in the Jewish Community, including serving on the board of Hillels of Georgia, volunteering at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and as a member of B'nai Torah and Temple Sinai. Jon was active in politics where he served on the executive committee of AIPAC and was Chair of the Political Leadership Network of Atlanta. One of his proudest achievements was serving as co-chairman of the Annual Golf Tournament at the Alfred and Adele Davis Academy where he helped develop the event into one of the largest fundraisers of its kind in this city. He was also a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Program. After moving to Atlanta, Jon met Elizabeth Davis. Jon and Elizabeth were happily married for seven years and have three children, Abigail, Miriam and Benjamin. For all of Jon's accomplishments, he will be best remembered for his role of husband, father, son and friend. In addition, he is survived by his parents, Neil and Judie Barkan, Atlanta; grandmother, Lila Frankfort Phillips; mother and father-in-law, Ann and Jay Davis; brother-in-law, Richard Davis; and grandmother-in-law, Matiel Leffler. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 11 at 11:00 AM at The Temple (1589 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30309) with Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Ron Segal, and Rabbi Joshua Heller officiating; burial will be private. Sign on-line guestbook: www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Davis Academy, 7901 Roberts Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350, American Israel Education Fund, 980 Hammond Drive, ste 775, Atlanta, GA 30328. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 10, 2007.
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February 13, 2019
On the day I became a man, Jon was by my side. We became men together. Neil and Judy were like family. He was my brother, and always will be.
David
June 23, 2008
Neil and Judy: I'm not sure if you will be reading this. It's June 2008 and I just learned of Jon's death. I was so sad to hear. I remember playing softball with Jon at Town and Country day camp. I remember playing basket ball and seeing you there at the Fort Lee Jewish Communiity Center. I was not in touch with Jon after high School, but, I still can not help feel sad, and full of empathy for you, his wife and his children. May God bless him, your grandchildren and his wife. My thoughts, and prayers are with you always.
Brian Reich
May 11, 2008
Dear Judie and Neil,
Beverly called me this morning. I couldn't believe what she had to tell me. Judie and Neil, I am so very sorry. Beverly and I were talking of the time we went to your home right after Jon was born. We couldn't wait to see him. I know there are no words that I can express to take the pain away. The only thing I can say to the two of you is that my prayers and thoughts are with you. We haven't seen or spoken to each other for many years, but we will be friends forever. There are wonderful memories we have to share, and they will be with us always.. I love you both. Lynn (Schwartz) Braun & Family
Lynn Braun(Schwartz)
May 11, 2008
Dear Judie & Neil:
I was not able to sleep tonight and was playing around with Google when this came up. I am stunned. Judie, I remember staying with you after Jon was born and Neil was away on business and although we haven't been in touch in quite sometime, my heart and my prayers go out to you. Time cannot diminish our friendship or our memories. Love to you both.
Beverly Kamin
January 13, 2008
Dear Neil and Judy,
I am so sorry about your loss. It's been so long since we have been together. I know your precious grandchildren will bring comfort to you always. I know your here in Fl now and would love to speak to you as I am around the corner from you. All my love.
Lori (Dubowitz) Mauer
January 9, 2008
Jon was a wonderful colleague. We always started our conversations discussing our families and the joys of parenthood. He was an exceptional person and will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences.
Stephanie Howley
January 8, 2008
Dear Neil, Judie and family, I just learned of your loss today after speaking to Danny. While it has been many years since we have spoken, I still remember meeting Jonathan at your booth at the JA Show. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ivan Bass
January 8, 2008
Dear Judie and Neil: There are no adequate words to express my deep sorrow for the loss of your son, Jon. I have nothing but fond memories of our children growing up together in Ft. Lee. I'll never forget the day we sent Jon and Matthew away together on the bus to Camp Towanda for the first time. We can always be proud of our boys and the kind of men they turned out to be.
Sheila Goldberg-Vecker
January 7, 2008
Judie, Neil, Elizabeth and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Jon was a very special individual to all of us who were lucky enough to know him. My memories of college and beyond are filled with great stories thanks to Jon's personality and love of life. I remain shocked and deeply saddened by the news of his passing.
Steven Sager
January 4, 2008
Elizabeth, Neil & Judie -

I just learned about Jon's passing this afternoon. Words cannot express how sorry I was to hear the news. Jon was so, so, very special. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Debbie Rothstein
January 3, 2008
I was shocked to learn the sad news of Jon. To his parents, wife and children: While there is nothing that anybody can say to ease the pain of your loss, perhaps the knowledge that he touched so many lives in such positive ways may be a comfort to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Coral Dorf (Spitz)
December 29, 2007
Dear Neil, Judy, Wife and Family of Jon Barkan...I have not seen Jon probably since 6th grade, but as a person with a great long term memory, I've not forgotten the people who have touched my life even at an early age. As a young boy I came from a divorced home and did not have much as a child, but I had good friends, and I remember havinge a sleep over at your house and Jon treating the sleep over like a birthday pary, with cheetos, doritos, and all sorts of goodies, which leads me to the ironic part of this memory I have of Jon. On this day of Saturday, December 29, 2007 ("not even knowing Jon had past") I sat on the kitchen floor and taught my soon to be 7yr old son how to play a football game with a paper triangle football I first learned on the floor of your apt. in med south with Jon as a boy, I thought it was so great that you guys allowed him to put masking tape on the floor for the football sidelines. So being divorced and always trying to make the most of my time with my children I decided to call my bother to tell him the game that I played with my son Anthony, and that I first learned how to play the game originally with Jon Barkan, not a second sooner my brother Matthew Venezio told me that Jon past earlier in the month. I cant tell you how saddened I was to here this, it always seems we get the really beautiful people taken from us. In closing to Jon's wife and children, may god bless you and help you thru these times, to Neil and Judy, I am sorry from the bottom of my heart, being such a sports enthusiast, and not chasing my dream of sports like Jon did, I've wanted for so long to look him up, and I never did, and I now deeply regret it, but as I was playing this cardboard football game with my son, that Jon taught me and opening your home to me for a sleep over, I had to be saddened by this news. Sorry for such a long comment, but I want you to know that Jon has always been in my thoughts a little now and then, and you never truly forget the good people who have come thru your life. Jon, GOD bless you, and may you rest in peace, I would like to say goodbye, but maybe just see you later........
Thomas Venezio
December 27, 2007
Elizabeth, Abigail, Miriam and Benjamin: There are no words which I can say that will fill the emptiness which you all must feel at the passing of Jonathan (dad). He was a full-of-life human being who touched many people and will be missed. My thoughts go out to all of you and your family at this time. With warm personal regards,
Robert & Connie Zerden
December 22, 2007
I did not know Jon, but I share his passion for college hockey, in my case as a Cornellian and thus one of the "Lynah Faithful."

Jon was far too young, and my heart and condolences go out to all those who loved him.
Stuart Baron
December 22, 2007
Dear Neil & Judie,
It is with a deep heart and heavy hand that I write to you at this time. Though years have passed, the value of childhood friendship lasts forever. Jon was always a GOOD friend and GREAT person.
Matthew Goldberg
December 20, 2007
Elizabeth, Ann, Jay and the Barkan familly,
Jon was a beautiful person, inside and out, humble, caring, self-depricating, passionate, with a giant personality second only to his capacity to love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as is the community here that shares in your grief and heartbreak. Moreover, his love for his family and friends will be his legacy. He will never be forgotten and his light will always be present.
Davd Falkenstein
December 18, 2007
I was friends with Jon at Fort Lee High School. I remember him as a very gregarious and fun loving person who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. I am truly sorry for your loss. May it comfort you to know that he had so many good friends.
Joseph Visco
December 18, 2007
Dear Neil & Judie,
We are so sorry to hear about Jon's passing. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know how very close you were and how much he'll be missed. Our hearts are with you.
Love,
Barbara & Hector Ramos
Barbara Ramos
December 18, 2007
Judie and Neil,

My deepest condolences. Jon and I use to go to the Giants games together back in High School and I have so many great memories of him. Jon's generosity is what stands out most in my mind. I always remember the time I was at the apt and without thinking about it, he gave me one of his Clapton CDs that I wanted. He was that kind of person, all the time.

I am so sorry for your loss.
Terry Algranati
December 18, 2007
so sorry to hear about your loss -my son Michael told me - I can still remember meeting you and your son at Treasure Island - Las Vegas - the day of jons bachelor party - we were singing hail Taft High together - again my deepest sympathy - Howard Pinchuck
Howard Pinchuck
December 16, 2007
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Barkan, Elizabeth and children:

I am saddened by the news of Jon's passing. I just heard through a mutual friend last night. Having known Jon from my time spent in Dallas with tht Stars, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and his family. My deepest sympathies to you all.
Leon Friedrich
December 16, 2007
Jon was a terrific person and friend to everyone in college hockey. I am very thankful for the times we shared at the Frozen Four's over the years. He will truly be missed by everyone who met him.
Jeff Weiss
December 14, 2007
Dear Mr. And Mrs. Barkan,
Jon was a good friend in high school and I'm truly sorry for your loss.
Mark Anderson
December 14, 2007
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Barkan,

We were stunned and sadden to hear of Jon's passing. Please know that our thoughts are with you. Jon's star shined bright here on Earth and will shine even brighter in heaven.
Julie, Bill, Abby & Emily Knowles
December 14, 2007
Dear Judie and Neal,

I am shocked and saddened by the news of Johnathan's passing. Having known Johnathan from Kindergarten, my heart goes out to you and his family, please accept my deepest and heartfelt sympathies.
Kerri Rosenberg/Schnapper
December 14, 2007
Dear Judi and Neil
I was so saddened to read about Jon. This is just not the way it's supposed to be. It was just yesterday that we stood on the corner of 22nd and Park and talked about Jon, and at that time if I remember correctly his engagement. Time certainly has a way of getting away from us. I wish I had a magic wand to wave to make this all go away, but unfortunately I don't. Richard and I will keep you and the entire family close to our hearts and in our thoughts and prayers.
Vicki Hoffman
December 13, 2007
Dear Judie and Neal,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Jonathan. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family always....
All my love, Elyse Klein
ELYSE KLEIN
December 13, 2007
Dear Judie and Neil,
We are so sorry for your loss. Jon was one of my favorite people to talk sports with growing up in Fort Lee. He actually knew more than I did! Although it's been quite a while, please know that Sandi and I send our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy to you both and to his wife and children. I hope he is now talking sports with my dad.
Michael Klein
December 13, 2007
Dear Judie and Neil,
There are no words to express how I feel about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Marilyn Klein
Marilyn Klein
December 13, 2007
I'm so saddened by this loss. Jon and I passed eachother going to work almost every morning and would often say a few words that would brighten each day. I'll miss that and his ability to reach out people. My heart goes out to his entire family. Not too many like him, what a special guy.
Brandon Berk
December 12, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Barkan,
I am so sorry for your loss. John was a good friend in high school and I again just want to send my condolences. Artie Zilz
Arthur Zilz
December 12, 2007
To my Friend, Pal & Buddy, I will miss you terribly.
Frank Palermo
December 12, 2007
Dear Judie and Neil,
I read the news of your son's death with shock and sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his young family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Most sincerely, Polly Rubin
Polly Rubin
December 12, 2007
I had the great pleasure of working with Jon during my 2nd week at my very first job out of college. Jon came to GCI's Austin office for a meeting with my team, and he was an instant friend. He was such a light to everyone who met him and I will never forget what wonderful guidance he gave me that week. His love for his family was undeniable - I remember him sitting in our full conference room for a meeting, and immediately passing around photos of his stunning wife and children, before the meeting could even commence.
My most sincere sympathies to Jon's entire family. You are in my prayers.
Megan Barnes
December 12, 2007
Dear Judie and Neil,
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. I remember when Jon and Steven were roommates in Northeastern. Our family has such warm memories of all of you. My sincere condolences. Joyce Moss(Panensky)West Palm Beach, Florida
Joyce Moss
December 12, 2007
Judie and Neil,
Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. I knew Jon from Northeastern, and he was always one of the most fun-loving and welcoming guys around. Good times simply followed him everywhere.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Elizabeth and the children. I wish you all strength and peace.
Jon Tapper
December 12, 2007
My profound sympathies to Elizabeth and the entire family on this devastating news. I was privileged to know Jon through our mutual love of the state of Israel and involvement in politics. He was the type of person who made everyone feel comfortable and to whom people naturally gravitated. We spoke often not only of Israel and politics but of family, careers and of course sports. He was witty, warm, delightful and fascinating. May his memory be for a blessing and may the entire family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem
Michael Granoff
December 12, 2007
Dear Judie and Neil,

Wish I could find the words to ease any of this time for you and Jon's family. What I've read about Jon is beautiful and a reflection of both of you.
Thinking of you, with love,
Wendy Abrams
December 12, 2007
I am terribly sorry for your loss. I feel Jon's tragic death all the more keenly because I was privileged to know him for such a short time. May the merciful one comfort you along with the rest of the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rabbi Justin Kerber, UGA Hillel
Justin Kerber
December 12, 2007
Dear Judie and Neil,
I am so saddened by your loss, and the loss of our old friend.
My most heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
Sincerely,
Rhonda Singer (Panensky)
Rhonda Singer (Panensky)
December 12, 2007
Dear Judie and Neil,
Jon's passing has truly devastated me. He was a joy to babysit and he grew into such a great man. My prayers will be with you. Elizabeth, although I never got to meet you, please know you and the children will be in my prayers as well.
Rita Lewis
December 12, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Barkan,

I knew Jon while attending Northeastern with him and we were roomates for one year, while Steven Panensky was on a co-op.

He welcomed me as a roomate even though I had never met him beforehand, and I will remember Jon as someone who was always a fun loving person.

We enjoyed many good times during our college years, and my memories are of him with a smile on his face.

Sincere condolences,
Greg Levy
R. Gregory Levy
December 12, 2007
Wrods can not even beging to express how much I miss you, and how deeply saddened I was to hear of your passing. Much love and sympathy to your family
Amanda Monteleone
December 12, 2007
Dear Judy and Neil,
I am truly heartbroken. You may remember that Jon was my first and dearest friend in Fort Lee. We then spent three years together as roommates at Northeastern. My family and I have such fond memories of all of you, especially Jon, from our years at 2100 Linwood Avenue. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Elizabeth and the children at this difficult time.
Steven Panensky
December 12, 2007
Dear Judi, Neal and family,
the shock of this tragic news
has no words..we are with you now
and for whenever you need us..
our prayers and sympathy are
sent to you with great love and
we wish you strength and courage.

Karen and Herb Cohen
karen/herb cohen
December 12, 2007
Dear Judie and Neil,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Who Jon was is a testament to your parenting. May his love of life and people live on in his children. In the days and months ahead know we are here for you and will be down to spend time together. We are sending much light and love for your path to healing. Our deepest condolences to you, to Elizabeth, the children, Ann & Jay and all family members. Jon will be missed.

All our love, Jill & Bill
Jill Sklar
December 12, 2007
Judie & Neil: Just heard the news late Tuesday night, as I was at work putting out the paper, and was immediately horrified and saddened. My thoughts and prayers go out to the both of you, who were always so kind and giving to me during my years with Jon at Northeastern. My prayers to his wife and children, as well. May your faith help ease your pain and suffering, along with your friends and loved ones, after such a horrendous tragedy.
My sincere condolences,
Mike Biglin, aka Bigs
Exec. Sports Editor; MetroWest Daily News
Mike Biglin
December 11, 2007
Dear Judie and Neil,
Judie, I remember your telling me how Jon always called you on your birthday . You both brought up a fine young man. I was so very sorry to read the obituary in the NY Times. There are no words for this. I know how much each of you loved him and how proud you were. It is good he knew that you truly loved him. May all his love be showered on his children,your grandchildren.I can say that everyone from Dyannas sends their love and their prayers are with you!
My love,
Lisa Brandes
lisa brandes
December 11, 2007
Dear Judy, Neal and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of the lost of your son, Jon. I am truly sorry that we never had the chance to meet him. Our families go back along time and we feel your pain at this moment. Love,
Sarah, Phil and the Horntroop
Philip Horn
December 11, 2007
My heartfelt condolences go out to Jon's family during these difficult times. I enjoyed many great hockey conversations with Jon over the years and will miss his comraderie at the the arena and the golf course.
Dave Purdie
December 11, 2007
Elizabeth,
Karen and I were obviously shocked and saddened by the news. Although, we haven't spoken in some time, you and Jon are special and dear to us. Both of you were there at the beginning of our relationship and share a special bond with us. As you know Jon was a rare person that made everyone smile and always appreciated life. Know that we are thinking of you and your children during this difficult time.
Stay strong!
Michael and Karen Koplon
Michael Koplon
December 11, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. Jon was a great friend througout highschool. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.
David Van Dyck
December 11, 2007
Neil and Judy and Elizabeth,

I'm sorry we never got to meet Jonathan. Seems like whenever we were in Atlanta he and Elizabeth were busy or not home.

Our sympathy and love go out to you in this very difficult time of your lives.
Stan & Charli Leibowitz
December 11, 2007
Elizabeth - I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cheri Hardin
December 11, 2007
Neil and Judy,

I don't know what to say. Jon and I lost touch after his Barmitzfa and I regret that now because we were always so close as kids. We always made a big deal of being born on the same day.
His passing is a tragedy and I can't imagine what you are going through. My family and I will pray for you both and for Jon's wife and children.

God Bless,

Lonny
Lonny Furst
December 11, 2007
Neil and Judy - I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I remember our conversaions at the pool this summer, about our sons and how much they mean to us. I know your pain is unbearable. I will pray for you.
Karen Engelhaupt
December 11, 2007
Elizabeth,

We have thought of you and the children so often over these past few days since we heard the terrible news about Jon. As many have said, he had such an incredible and infectious love for life, his family and his friends--we will never forget that. John and I were certainly privileged to have known him. May God bring you and all of Jon's family peace and comfort in the days ahead.

John, Kimberly, Cooper, Caroline and Kate Nunnally
Kimberly Nunnally
December 11, 2007
Elizabeth, no words can express my thoughts about Jon other than I feel so privileged to have known him. My prayers are with you, Abbey, Miriam and Benjamin as they are with Jay, Ann and Richard. May G-- be with you all.
Angie Carr
December 10, 2007
Judi and Neil
Our hearts go out to you in this time of agony.
We will come give you love and hugs soon
janet and victor Brown
December 10, 2007
I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Jon's passing. He was a very special person with a big heart and had a zest for life. Jon and I go way back to the days of early elementary school into adulthood. He was a special part of my family. My thoughts and prayers go out to Elizabeth, the children and to Judie and Neil. He will be deeply missed.
All our love,
Melissa, Sam, Rachel and Stephanie Abramson
Melissa Abramson
December 10, 2007
Dear Elizabeth, Judie, Neil, Ann, Jay and families, No words can express the sadness that we and so many others feel. Everyone truly loved Jon. Our deepest sympathy, Bette and Troy Selfridge
Bette and Troy Selfridge
December 10, 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.
Gregory & Theresa(Terri) Flournoy
December 10, 2007
We are both in total shock after hearing of Jon's passing. It was truly a blessing to have known him, and to see his joy and passion for life. We are sure his children will carry this on, but we shall miss his presence. Our prayers especially go out to Neil, Judie, Elizabeth and his children.
Love, Ellen and Arthur Palmer
Arthur Palmer
December 10, 2007
Jon was a dear friend who touched our lives with his generosity and spirit. As soon as he arrived here in DC, we became fast friends. We danced at his and Elizabeth's wedding and shared each others joys in becoming parents. And even though life for all of us has become a bit more hectic and we didn't talk as often as we had when we lived so close, we were always so happy to hear of all the goodness in Jon's life - Elizabeth, his beautiful children and wonderful life that he built for himself in Atlanta. Steve and I have heavy hearts today. Elizabeth, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. Judie and Neal, may all the good that Jon has done in his life help you through your loss. Jon, you were a great friend and we'll always remember all the fun we had together. We'll miss you. With love, Michele (Shelly) and Steve Friedman
Michele & Steve Friedman
December 10, 2007
To the Barkan Family,
My deepest condolences to you in this time. People like Jon are too rare in the world, and he is gone much too soon.
I only knew Jon for a short time but I already felt like I had known him for years. He will be truly missed.
Darryl Mickler
December 10, 2007
Elizabeth:

Jon will always be remembered as a fun loving, wonderful, warm and thoughtful family man that was always full of enthusiasm and happiness. We are so fortunate to have known Jon and to have had his influence in our lives. Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family in this very difficult time.
Matt, Jenn and Zoe McConnell
December 10, 2007
Dear Judie,Neil Elizabeth, Abigail, Miriam,Benjamin,Ann,Jay,and Families, Our Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time, May all the joy and happiness that Jon brought into your lives get you through this very difficult time and help you to smile through your grief and tears.
Our most heartfelt condolences.
Love, Marilyn & Marvin
Marilyn & Marvin Markman
December 10, 2007
I remember Jon from training camps, and how he made everyone feel like a superstar. He was a funny man, and I was lucky to have known him.
Ben Simon
December 10, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
J Flynn
December 10, 2007
Elizabeth,

Laura and I are deeply saddened to hear of Jon's sudden passing. We have you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. I always enjoyed being around Jon and talking sports, etc, what a nice fellow.
George & Laura Hassell
December 10, 2007
Jon was such a special person who touched so many people's lives in his short time with us. We were all so lucky to have met him and are all better people because of him. He had a gift for making everyone laugh and smile. I'm so sorry and my prayers are with all of you, especially his wife, Elizabeth and his children.
Julie Kluge
December 10, 2007
Elizabeth- Rhonda and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve and Rhonda Feldman
steve feldman
December 10, 2007
I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult period.

Mark Herrmann
Diageo, NA
Mark Herrmann
December 10, 2007
My time spent with Jon was far less than many who will leave thoughts and memories here. But in my brief encounters with him I learned what you know so well: Jon was a wonderful person and we were lucky to know him. My most sincere condolences to the family. You were truly blessed to have him in your lives, and he will be missed by many.
Chris Long
December 10, 2007
I do not have the words to express my profound sadness when I learned of Jon's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you Elizabeth and your children and with you Neil and Judy. Jon will be remembered in a way that only he and I shared for more than half our lives. Play 18 holes for me, stop by Hiram's and I will see you when I get there. All my Love,
Neil Abramson
Neil Abramson
December 10, 2007
My deepest condolences to all of the memebers of Jon's family.

You are in our thought's and prayer's.
Marty Birkel
December 10, 2007
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Jennifer Briand
December 10, 2007
Elizabeth, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

My sincerest sympathy,
Frank Costa
December 10, 2007
Jon and I were once the closest of friends. We went through Hebrew School together, Little League, middle school, and High School together. So many memories! As I write this a song by Journey, our first rock concert in 1982, is playing on my radio. Every time I hear Journey I think about the time Jon and I (and Jodi and Missy) spent together. I know that I haven't spoken or seen him in several years but I'm going to miss him forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jon's wife and children and especially to his parents, Neil and Judy.
Michael Aaronson
December 10, 2007
There must have been a shortage of angels in heaven and God called Jon home.

Our hearts are with you.
Susan & Bernie Aaronson
December 10, 2007
Elizabeth, as friends of your wonderful parents, please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers for you and your children. Carole and Joe Goodwin
Joe Goodwin
December 10, 2007
Elizabeth, Ann, Jay and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Loretta Silber
Loretta Silber
December 10, 2007
We only met Jon twice but his "gifts" were a delight and inspiration to our family, especially Jess. His sincerity, wit, and love for all will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all of his "extended family"
Dick and Lynda Myers
December 10, 2007
I am privileged to have known Jon as a friend and co-worker. His life was a model of kindness, caring and giving. He invested in people and the community and created a tremendous legacy for his family and friends. Jon will be deeply missed.
Nelson Mumma
December 10, 2007
We are deeply saddned by the loss of Jon. It is truly a loss and our hearts are very heavy during this time. We consider ourselves lucky to have known him. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.
Lisa and Jimmy Baron
December 10, 2007
Elizabeth, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and family during this difficult time.
Sandy and Dale Hamilton
December 10, 2007
JB,
I will never forget you. You were one of those few people who could lighten up any room. You had the charisma, the heart, and the great personality that is very rare to find. You will be greatly missed by thousands of people. Good bye, my friend.
Bryan Lewis
December 10, 2007
Neil, Samuel, Rachel, and Stephanie Abramson
December 10, 2007
Elizabeth, George and I are so sorry for your loss. Jon was larger than life, and I know many people will miss him. We are praying for you and your family. Love, Laura and George Hassell
Laura Hassell
December 10, 2007
To the family of Jon,

I am so sorry to learn of Jon's passing. Jon and I went thru grammar and high school together, and were good friends in school. Just recently, we had exchanged emails around the time of the birth of his baby. Heartbroken, to the say the least am I. I have spoke with many of our classmates in Fort Lee, and we all convey the same message. Neil and Judy we are so sorry for your loss, and to his wife and family, our arms stretch from Fort Lee to Georgia to hold you all in our arms. Please let us know if we can do anything up here!
Tony Albro
December 10, 2007
Elizabeth,Ann and I are greatly saddened to hear of Jon's passing. While these times are difficult please remember how much joy Jon brought to those who knew him. We will always remember the warmth he showed us during our many weeks together in Aspen and Israel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Scott & Ann Garson
December 10, 2007
We watched as you grew up in our home along with our son and loved you as part of the family. Your untimely passing is hard to understand, but your legacy will continue through your children.
Our heart felt condolences to your wife and mother and father.
All our love,
Justine and Allen
Allen Abramson
December 10, 2007
We send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.
Sandy & Elinor Epstein
December 10, 2007
I am very saddened to hear of your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Lou Conrad
Remy Cointreau USA
Lou Conrad
December 10, 2007
We are saddened to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and sending our deepest sympathy. May wonderful memories and knowing others care, bring comfort to you during this time. as ever, Martha Jo and Jerry Katz
Martha Jo & Jerry Katz
December 10, 2007
May The Almighty bring comfort to
The Barkins and their Extended Families.
My sincerest sympathy!
Howard Hurwitz
December 10, 2007
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Northeast Regional Branch Library
December 10, 2007
Jon was an amazing person who consistently spread his unique joy of life to so many of us all over the country. Thanks to his family for sharing him the rest of us. We are thinking of you.
Tom and Brenda Douglis
December 10, 2007
Our thoughts and love remain with you all during this very difficult time...We so loved getting to know John, and our family will forever miss the joy he brought to everyone...
Terri and Howard Garfinkel
December 10, 2007
John is truly going to be missed. My condolence to the family, and may God be with you all through out this time of sorrow.
Lisa Benjamin
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