Name: Jess Horwath
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
DOD: April 25, 2017
Jessica “Jess” L. Horwath, 27, of Erie, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at her home. She was born February 4, 1990 in Erie, a daughter of Dennis J. Horwath and Elena A. Marasco both of Erie
Three things Jess was totally into: modeling (see above picture), acting in horror movies (did a scene with more to come), and bartending at Bobby’s Place (her granpa’s saloon.) Jess was the beacon for the bar. Her big welcoming smile brought you in and back again. Jess enjoyed booking shows and getting to know all the fine musicians and their music. She made her mark in the local music scene.
As a child Jess became quite the collector of original pieces: Smurfs, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bear, and My Little Pony. She may have been the youngest on E-Bay selling her doubles at the age of ten.
In a grade school reflections contest her entry brought her first place in the state of Pennsylvania. Her poem “Wouldn’t it be Great” included the line… “If everyone had food and was in a good mood.”
Jess loved her holidays, especially Halloween, and family gatherings where she would always put on a show.
Jess loved going to Granpa’s camp and felt really cool when her brother DJ and his friends included she and her friends to hang out with them.
In her daily life Jess practiced kindness, non judgment, and encouraged people to believe in themselves. We will miss our Jessica as will the many others whose hearts she touched. We envision her smiling surrounded by the many kitties, family, and friends who left before her. Jess is no longer struggling. She has earned her peace. Sadly another beautiful loving person lost to heroin addiction.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Alex and Helen Horwath and granpa, Robert E. Marasco.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her brother, DJ Horwath; “Lil Nen” Nana Helen Marasco; Aunt Angela Marasco Ocasio; three uncles, Robert and David Marasco and Alex Horwath (Sandra); and many others.
Services were private. The John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street, handled arrangements.