RODEMEYER - Jamey T. Suddenly on September 18, 2011. Age 14. Beloved son of Tracy M. (nee Pieczynski) and Timothy L. Rodemeyer; loving brother of Alyssa A. Rodemeyer; dear grandson of Sandra (Douglas Denman) Pochron and Lannie and Nancy Rodemeyer; cherished nephew of Susan (Charles) Hynes, Debi Mack, Cheryl (Ted) Kujawski, and David "Bubba" Rodemeyer; cousin of Nathan, Tom and Jack Hynes and Christopher Kujawski; also survived by numerous family members and friends. The family will be present Thursday and Friday 3-8 PM at (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 5200 Sheridan Dr. (at Hopkins), where prayers will be offered Saturday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 AM at SS Peter & Paul RC Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crisis Services or to a charity of your choice. Share your condolences at www.AMIGONE.com

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R.I.P Jamey, I send his family my blessings, he has helped me come out as bi
Paws Up Forever
Zoe Summers
June 25, 2020
My LOVE is ongoing. Never ending. (Latin: Requiescat in pace (RIP)
Darryl Van Rijn
October 21, 2017
r.i.p brother i love you and hope the best for you and ur family if i knew u me and you would be best fiends i would stop every bully attact that u had to go threw trust me
kristen biviens
October 20, 2017
Darryl Van Rijn
April 10, 2016
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Darryl Van Rijn
April 10, 2016
Love & light to Jameys loved ones. His story will endure as will his spirit.
Ciara from Eire
January 2, 2016
Sorry won't bring Jamey back, and it's hard to find other words. It's tough. To Jameys family- Stay srtong. I didn't know him personally, but I found out online, and I read and watched nearly everything.. I'm touched. His words were loving and beautiful. And truly, he seemed to be an amazing person. Many condolences <3
Kayla Altuz
November 2, 2014
I have just been sitting here reading memorials to Jamey. His death was unexpected but not in vain. I'm reading these stories from literally around the world of how Jamey has encouraged their lives and forever changed them. What an amazing young man. Many people can relate to what he went through. I cannot but as a 48 year old woman he has insured me too. God bless the family and Jamey I'm sure your looking down now knowing that all you went through has saved and changed so many lives. RIP
Phyllis Brown
March 2, 2013
Doug Bernhart
March 1, 2013
Hello, I just found out about Jamey because I was googling my birthday and found out that we have the same birthday. I am currently struggling with sexuality and have previously attempted suicide. I wanted to share how much of Jamey inspires me, even though he is not still here.
Gemma C
July 21, 2012
I live in NYC, and I saw this on the news. I was bullied for a few years, but instead, but I stood up to the bullies and they are now my best buds!!!!
Neil Johnson
May 29, 2012
I don't personally know him, but i feel really bad and blessings over him and his family

-Andrea Welch (Leonard,MI)
andrea welch
May 17, 2012
Bless your heart, Jamey.
Peter Cartwright
April 27, 2012
John McGirr
April 10, 2012
Peace be with you Jamey.
John McGirr
April 8, 2012
John McGirr
April 7, 2012
Rest in Peace Jamey my thought's and Prayer's are with you.You are an INSPIRATION to us all.You are allways on my mind you will never be forgotten Jamey.To the Rodemeyer family my Prayers are with all of you.
John McGirr
April 7, 2012
I read your story today for the first time; I am SO sorry, Jamey. As a gay man who had my share of challenges in grade school and high school, I sympathize with how you must have been feeling. I wish it had "gotten better" for you sooner, but thanks to you, it will get better for many.
George Tannehill
March 21, 2012
You were an amazing role model. You will be missed.
February 17, 2012
Peace be with you Jamey.
Michael Sgro
February 11, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about your son. I totally agreed with his message and i am going to try and pass that message on.
Zachary Hill
February 3, 2012
i was doing a project for school about suicides due to bullying. I came across Jamey's story and i just cried my eyes out. Jamey sounds like a kid who would love to bring smiles to other peoples face and through his rough times thought positive and he most likely wanted to help people with the same feelings as him. i wish there where more people like Jamey. Im so sorry for your loss.
Breanna Willitzer
January 17, 2012
I live in the UK and just read about Jamey, it is so very sad to have read about what happened. My thoughts are with all his family and all his friends that never bullied him.
Ryan Briggs
January 6, 2012
to the rodemeyer family i am so so so so so so so so so so sorry about your loss i know how it is to loss a love one i just lossed my grandmother and it is not fun
kellyann marie czarnocki
January 1, 2012
To Jamey- I sympathize deeply for fact that your life ended so soon; however, I'm comforted knowing that you are now in the most beautiful place you could ever be- happy and safe within yourself and you won't ever have to feel the sorrow you did here. I know you're up there smiling, looking over your family and serving as an angel to all the children down here who are still struggling.
To Jamey's family: I wish you all a blessed new year and hope that it brings you as much happiness as possible. I would like to talk to you personally about plans I have to write a book speaking out for children like Jamey. I'm speaking with families to get personal stories to honor their children and tell their stories. I've already begun collaborating and gathering information and would be honored to speak with you to hear more about Jamey, his story and his life. Please email ([email protected]) me and I hope we can speak soon. <3
Elizabeth Spar
December 31, 2011
I know that the holiday season must be very difficult for your family. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Todd Klopfer
December 29, 2011
Hey there Jamey... You were my best friend. You should still be here. I miss you so, so much. I love you. <3
Serah Nelson
December 27, 2011
you were and still are my idol till this day Jay I love you with all my heart forever and always baby <3 best friends for life I will never forget you as my days go on I remember 4th grade till 6th with you and then I had to leave :( Iloveyou jamey <3
amber diebel
December 20, 2011
You will be missed, I didn't know you but I feel as if I did. Paws up little monster.
Lindsey Rhodes
December 16, 2011
Just wated to send another message on this holiday season.My best wishes to the rodemayer family and again I wish I could have been there to help your son.again I am sorry for your loss.Neil Siegel Palm Beach Co. Sheriff's Office/Palm Beach Co. Florida [email protected]
Neil Siegel
December 12, 2011
Your story broke my heart. Your YouTube videos made me laugh and cry. You were so alive and you should be here ALIVE. God bless you Jamey. Much love.
Chris Manesh
December 2, 2011
Jamey, you are an amazing young man. I'm sorry for everything that happened to you and I'll be here activating against bullying with lots of other Little Monsters out there just like you! We'll protect other kids just like you from ever feeling like death is the only way out. You and your family will forever be in our thoughts! We're going to win the battle against hate for you and everyone else that's been through hell with bullying! Your supporters have your back buddy! <3
November 29, 2011
My heart goes out to your family........... Life has so many struggles and some are so hard to overcome.... I may not have known you Jamey, but from what I read of you, you were a strong youngman who endured alot of pain.... i have been a lesbian for 20 years now and I know how it is to be bullied, I am just sorry for the pain your family is going thru and most of all I am sorry for the pain you endured in your life to cause this tragedy.... May you R.I.P jamey.......
October 29, 2011
Dear Jamey,
Please allow me to tell you a thought I had in my meditation the other day. And that is that I am very grateful to you, my bother, for you have given me and many other gay men the feeling of pride and a sense of more confidence in accepting themselves and being accepted by others. You have helped eradicate the hatred and homophobia that has plagued our world. You are a brave man and I shall always be proud of your life and your love. God bless you, Brother!
Gerry Mack
October 29, 2011
I was once a student at North and even though I never knew Jamey, I feel a deep sense of grief and sadness when I learned of his passing. I will never claim that I know what you are going through or the pain you feel, but just know, you have my deepest sympathies and support. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Rodemeyer family. May God comfort all of you.
October 28, 2011
All the way from Pittsburgh, I'll never forget you and I don't even know you. Condolences to the family.
Jon Coen
October 25, 2011
In dear Memory of Jamey. I am sorry that the world is in such a state that you felt you had to leave this world. And I have full sympathy. God Bless you!
Matthew Bond
October 24, 2011
I think it's so sad that some people didn't accept him for who he was. :( rest in peace Jamey Rodemeyer. may God be with you until you see him in heaven again. we miss one of our little monster brothers
October 21, 2011
i never knew jamey... but i do know that he is such an inspiration. i may not know him, but he is in every way my role model. i am still breathing today because of jamey. he deserves a world of happiness and so much more. a boy as sweet as him can only go to one place-heaven. i don't care what anybody else says. my thoughts and prayers are with his family. and like jamey said, "it gets better."
marisa garcia
October 12, 2011
We miss you Jamey.... sooo much! :'(
Anne-Marie Saucier
October 11, 2011
With deep sympathy, our prayers are with you. The Rodemeyer family, Long Island, NY
William Rodemeyer
October 9, 2011
To Jamey's family: Please accept my good wishes and admiration for your courage and goodness in standing up for your beautiful child and who he was and what he stood for. So many of us are grieving for him and for you in your terrible loss.
October 5, 2011
I just read Jamey's story online. I want to express my sympathy to his family. It is heartbreaking to realize just how cruel the world we live in is. May God bless you and comfort you in this terrible time.
Betsy Moreland
October 5, 2011
My heart breaks over this story. Even though I never met your family, i feel so much pain and loss for you. I'm sure Jayme is happy and in peace right now. I wish I could say something to bring your family peace, but be comforted that you had such an amazing son for the short time you had him. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Kelly Anne
October 5, 2011
Tim and Tracy I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Although I have never met jayme I know God has him now and he is safe and sound in the company of angels.my heart goes out to you and your family.I am behind jaymes law 1000%. Rest in peace little man you will.never be forgotten.
Joel Rodemeyer
October 5, 2011
I didn't know you personally but I feel your pain. Blessings to your family & friends.
sherry Martin
October 4, 2011
my heart just breaks for your family. after reading his story i am deeply sadden by what he went thru. i hope you find some comfort in his memories you will always have in your hearts.
October 4, 2011
October 4, 2011
Thank you Anderson
God Bless You JAMEY
October 4, 2011
I am so sorry for your entire family. We too lost a child to suicide though prompted for different reasons but we feel your loss! Hold eachother more tightly than ever when you're not crying.
October 3, 2011
Jamey has touched so many lives. I was just watching his story on Anderson Cooper and it brings tears to my eyes to think that he was going through so much pain at such a young age. Nobody deserves to be treated so cruel. May you rest in peace Jamey. You will never be forgotten. ~Paws up forever~
Jen Kowalewski
October 3, 2011
Deepest condolences from Melbourne, Australia.
October 3, 2011
Please know that Jamey has touched more lives with his short time on this earth than most people do in a lifetime. May time heal your pain and the world never forget Jameys story. God Bless You.
October 2, 2011
My prayers go out to the family and to this young boy who should have never been treated so cruel. Know you are flying high and happy Jamey. PAWS UP FOREVER.
Ally Keramati
October 1, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time.Jamey's life was short but his legacey will live on.His short life has touched the world.PAWS UP FOREVER(RICK TENNESSEE)
Rick Branham
October 1, 2011
Dear Rodemeyer Family

If I could only explain the way I feel about the entire situation...but I can't. Hearing about this courageous young guy broke my heart. I fail to understand the cruelty of the world nowadays. No one deserves to be hated, or bullied, or humiliated.

Your son, brother, cousin, has touched a lot of people's life. I know he has touched mine (and I'm from the Netherlands, so imagine the reach this little guy had). I have never cried so much about a stranger. But from what happened to him, I got even more energy, spirit, willingness to make this world a better place. To make everyone feel secure about themself. I hope that this situation pushed many mroe people to do something, stand up, get in action.

I hope Jamey has found the peace he was looking for.

Paws up forever.
Mira Charrib
October 1, 2011
To Jamey's family, my prayers go out to you. Jamey and I are the same, standing up for others and keeping a brave face for ourselves. Jamey has touched alot of us. He is loved and will be missed. PAWS UP FOREVER
John Aimes
September 30, 2011
Dear Rodemeyer Family,

All my prayers and condolences to you from Texas. It says a good deal about your son and brother that, even at the young age of 14, he was able to send a message, touch so many lives, and give those of us he left behind a beautiful glimpse into the mind of a sensitive and thoughtful boy-- what a precious legacy.

Jamey's story has resonated with me on a level I find difficult to explain. I have no doubt it was a privilege to have called him a son or brother, and I'm equally confident I would have felt the same to have called him a friend.

I'm so deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and fervent prayers to you and your loved ones for peace and healing.
Dean Farris
September 30, 2011
Rest in peace jamey timothy rodemeyer,I love you all my heart, even though I didnt know you, I will never forget you,
Paws Up Forever!!!!!
monique phillips
September 29, 2011
To Jamey's family,

You have all showed incredible courage and love the last couple of weeks. You have shown the world what a special young man Jamey was and what a special family he belongs to. I want you to know that you have touched the lives of many with your class and dignity. May you find peace in this tragedy.
Allen Johnson
September 29, 2011
Please my daughter and son are getting bullied, please I will help you get the LAW (JAMEYS LAW) in place plese email me what I can do!! for Jamey and all kids!!!
Debbie Dearborn
September 29, 2011
Lathan Vallini
September 29, 2011
I know there is nothing I can say or do that will bring you any comfort in this time of dispair. I do want you to know that there are millions of people around the world that share your grief. No we don't know your family and with great sorrow we will never know Jamey. I am not an overly emotional man but I am grieving this loss as if he had been in my circle of family and friends. Many of us do understand what he went through and unfortunately I understand what it feels like to know people who have taken their live. I promise you I will do everything in power to fight so that other families do not have to share your pain. May the peace of the Lord give you some comfort in this time of grief.
Todd Klopfer
September 29, 2011
To the Rodemeyer Family:

As a parent I cant even imagine what you are going through right now. Please continue your actions to get this stopped and the bullies held accountable.

I am so very sorry for your loss. 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. Please know that I sincerely am sorry and that he has left a legacy behind.
September 29, 2011
Rodemeyer Family and Friends,

No words can ease your sorrows, but hearts can share your loss. There are so many who are sorry for your loss.

If everyone could try a little harder to live by the Golden Rule, the world would be a better place.
September 29, 2011
rest in peace for me you are a hero
dennis zee
September 29, 2011
Dear Rodemeyer family, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Words are so hard to find to explain how I feel and how to say what goes on in my mind and heart. My thoughts are with you and Jamey, for you all had best in mind. It won't ease any pain, nor will bring back Jamey, which is the biggest pain of it all. I hope -no, I am sure- that Jamey and his cause won't be forgotten, anywhere.
Pieter Sanders
September 28, 2011
Dear Rodemeyer Family,

I'm really sorry to hear about this.... I've been bullied for about 6 years.... It sucks... I wish and i hope that the "Jamey Law" will come in America, but not only there, also her in The Netherlands and all over the world.
I just can't stop crying about this and keep up you're fight against bullying!!

Patrick sopacua
September 28, 2011
Dear Rodemeyer Family,

I am sorry for your great loss. I hope you get some peace of mind knowing that your son has touched so many people with his works and beautiful gentle soul. I will keep his memory strong in my mind throughout my life.
September 28, 2011
Dear Rodemeyer family,I never meet you or jamey,i've tried twice to write something and start crying.all my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of you.jamey is a angel,rest in peace little sweetheart.
September 28, 2011
To the Rodemeyer family:I did not know the family or Jamey but I do wish I could have been there to help your son Jamey.Neil Siegel/Palm Beach Co. Sheriff's Department/West Co. Detention Center/Bellglade Florida [email protected]
Neil Siegel
September 28, 2011
God Bless you and your family Jamey
Jill Beauregard
September 28, 2011
To the Rodemeyer Family, my sincerest sympathies go out to you in the sudden loss of Jamey. May you find comfort that God had taken him into the kingdom of Heaven where he will never be bullied again. I will continue to pray for your family in this most difficult time.
September 28, 2011
To the Rodemeyer family: I don't know you personally, but I and millions of other people have been grieving over your son's death. I've been following him on Twitter for a while and ever since the news of his death, I've been so broken. No one deserves to be treated like Jamey was treated. Just know that we (the little monsters who love your son) will always have you and your son in our hearts and our prayers. Paws up. We love you.
Nicole Buxton
September 28, 2011
Jamey you are shining like a star.and everytime I read or hear something about you,it brings tears to my eyes.I can feel your pain and your not alone.We love you and your always in our hearts.I will do whatever to fight for you and I will always be here.Jamey you truely are something special and people dont understand what they do affects everyone else.Keep shining like a star in the sky.I love you and I dont even know you.
gregory campbell
September 28, 2011
Dear Rodemeyer Family~ Although I have never met you, I have been praying for you during this difficult time. My heart breaks for you and I am so deeply sorry for your loss of your precious son, Jamey. I was a victim of daily bullying every day of my life during school until I finally graduated. I know the torture that Jamey felt. I do not understand why others can not live and let live. I am so sorry that some evil children were able to impact Jamey the way that they did. Please know that you are not alone and there are so many of us that are praying for strength for you! He was blessed to have such loving parents. RIP Jamey!
Lee Piper
September 28, 2011
My thoughts are prayers are with his family.
katie rice
September 28, 2011
To Mr. and Mrs. Rodemeyer and Alyssa
Mary Willis
September 28, 2011
To the Rodemeyer family:Sorry for the loss of your son Jamey.my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.Life is very short but your son is living a new and everlasting life.Sorry for your loss my god confort you and be with all of you during this time of sorrow.Neil Siegel/Lantana Florida [email protected]/Palm Beach Co. Sheriff's Department
Neil Siegel
September 27, 2011
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Rodemeyer and Alyssa, I didn't know Jamey, but I an so, so sorry for your loss. I am a parent of a gay son whose heart was broken when he heard about Jamey, as was mine. I want you to know that as a parent I will continue to do everything I can for the rest of my life to make this world a safe one for children like Jamey and my son. My voice will not go unheard. I will speak for Jamey and it will rise to heaven and my son and I will clasp our hands together and keep going, for you and your family and for him. May God bless you and hold you in his arms and God bless you too, Jamey. I know you will watch over us as your memory inspires us to never give up so that it WILL get better. I believe this with all my heart.
Patricia Boese
September 27, 2011
Mr/ and Mrs. Rodemeyer and Alyssa, My heart is so full of grief for so many reasons. Bullying has always been a problem but it seems to be more extreme now. I ask God to give you comfort, peace, hope, love,and strength during this most difficult time. I have had two brothers to pass away and it isn't easy. I can understand Alyssa's feelings more than the parents because I am a sibling. My Mom always says to pray,pray,and pray some more. I hope that you will push this so that another child can be helped. I think it is time that kids and their parents that are bullies be held to the highest accountability there is. It must be stopped. May GOd Bless You and May He ever so sweetly and righly bless you.
Judy Booker
September 27, 2011
There aren't proper words to express the feelings of loss, grief, and anger that arise from Jamey's unjust death.

It is not necessary to have known a person to feel the sum of their loss, the emptiness and silence of their absence.

To anyone like Jamey who may be reading this:
Should we lose your life as well, the same sentiments expressed here would be your own. We care about you. We don't want to lose you.

However long the night, the dawn will break.
Victoria Rhodes
September 27, 2011
Jesus said, "come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest." I lost my 17 year old son 8 years ago. I know your pain and I also know that in Heaven God will love and cherish your precious Jamey. He is free and happy and treasured. God bless.
Barbara Lawson
September 27, 2011
Bravery is an understatement to your life. I don't believe in God, but I believe in the soul, and I believe you had more of that than your oppressors will ever have in their lifetimes.
David Carreon
September 27, 2011
Lannie and Family, I send my heart felt sympathy and prayers for all of you. No words can express the emotions you are feeling but we send our support and love.
Linda Nebrich Beilein
September 27, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Jamey in this time of your great loss.
James Collins
September 27, 2011
Rodemeyer Family~
I am so sorry to hear about Jamey. I'm sorry that he was treated the way he was from other students. I can't imagine the pain he must of felt or the pain you are feeling now... I pray that God will comfort you. I also pray that you will find comfort in the memories of the good times you shared with Jamey. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lori Horton
September 27, 2011
Dear Rodemeyer Family, I am so sorry for your loss, although you don't know me. Your dear son's legacy will always be remembered as a very brave soul who will help legislation to be passed against such cowardly. His memory will live in my heart, g-d bless your family always. Sincerely, SLG
September 27, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss!!! Even though I don't know him, I feel like I do in some way. May the Dear Lord above help you with the hurt that you are feeling at this time now & forever!
Marta Rouse
September 27, 2011
No words can ever express the sadness that you are going thru. Thank you for having the courage to stand up to the bullies and go on television with your story. Your son has made a difference in the LGBT community. What a sweet and kind person your beautiful son was. So sorry for this painful journey your family is on.
Raynae Williams
September 27, 2011
Rest in Peace Dear Jamey,

We did not personally know one another but I too went to your high school 10 years ago. You were a brave person and I would be honored to have been friends with you. This hate needs to end and it needs to end now. Myself and everyone I possible know is trying hard to end harassment and hate, and make teachers, students, parents aware of it.

Here is a poem for you that I always enjoyed.

"Love is sometimes something we must go through hurdles to have, but in the end, we are happy and joyful."

Diana Cornejo
September 27, 2011
I am so sorry about your loss. It should never happen. God bless you Rodemeyer Family
September 27, 2011
Jennifer Garcia
September 27, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss and so touched by your courage to talk about Jamey and his death. May God grand you peace and comfort during this horrible time.
Deborah Thuman
September 27, 2011
September 27, 2011
Rodemeyer Family

I just finished watching the Today show interview and have never been more deeply moved in my entire life. I am at a loss for words on how anything like this can occur. Your Son was a beautiful individual who should have been able to live his life without the ignorant hatred of certain members of society. This has to end, and your sons courage has inspired me to fight for all who are in similiar situations. We are all on this planet for to short of time to hate. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Rest assured your sons short life has inspired this father. In his memory I will now go forward fighting for Jamey and hopefully helping others as he has already done.
Tim Cross
September 27, 2011
Thank you for appearing and speaking on the Today show today. I see where Jamey got his courage. Let's grow this movement toward kindness in every way we can.
Lisa Dabbs
September 27, 2011
Dear Rodemeyer family,

Every time I see Jamey's beautiful face on TV I cry yet again for your tragic loss. He was truly a beautiful soul, his gentle spirit can be felt just listening to his gentle voice.

I keep holding onto the knowledge that there are far more loving and kind people in this world than hate-filled bullies. Sadly, it is the voices of those hate-filled people that are heard the loudest.

It is time for those of us who carry love and acceptance for all to raise our voices above those hate-filled cowards.

Please try to carry with you the love and sympathy of all who fell in love with your beautiful child because of this tragic loss at the hands of those cowards.

In honor of your child, Jamey, I will be sure that my voice can be counted as one that will rise above the voices of those cowards.

Bless Jamey and his friends and family.
judy campbell
September 27, 2011
Im just heart broken,and amazed at the fact that hate has taken so many lives and hostages. I just pray that it stops and we can all live our lives as we see fit, and not live according to the standards that others think are right.
Ralph Nowak
September 27, 2011
Jamey you will be missed but never forgotten. I'm so sorry you are gone now but you will always be in our Hearts. I always loved your videos and still keep watching them. You will always be that kid, so full of life and smiles for everyone! Thank you so much for being you and being so caring!
Lathan Vallini
September 27, 2011