Christopher Laxman DiGilio

Christopher Laxman DiGilio
Christopher Laxman DiGilio

Angels Info

Name: Christopher Laxman DiGilio
Age: 36
Location: Washington, New Jersey
Lost The Battle: December 11, 2021

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WASHINGTON, NJ Christopher Laxman, 36, son of Rudy M. and JoAnn DiGilio of Washington died on December 11, 2021, in Baltimore Maryland. Born in Pune India, Christopher, along with his sister Maria Laxmi were adopted into the DiGilio family in 1989. Chris’ education began at the Playtime Preschool in Clinton NJ, and continued at Franklin Township School, and Warren Hills Regional High School. He was an avid soccer and tennis player and enjoyed fishing. Christopher joined the Marine Corp in 2004 and completed four deployments, including combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. After his military service, he married Danielle Banes of Franklin Township and had twin girls, Zya and Skylar, born in August 2016. He continued his education, earning an Associate’s Degree from Warren County Community College, where he was the recipient of the Viper Award as a high achieving veteran, and a BS in Psychology at Farleigh Dickinson University. Christopher was deeply affected by his military service and suffered from severe PTSD which made his life very difficult. After three years in the Baltimore area where he sought some path to cope with the many challenges he faced, Chris died from an apparent drug overdose. Unfortunately, Chris was unable to love himself as much as he loved the people in his life, and as much as he was loved by his family and so many friends. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Chris was predeceased by his Grandparents John and Amelia Courtright, and Rudolph A. and Angelina DiGilio. He is survived by his parents, Rudy M. and JoAnn DiGilio, his brother Paul, his sister Maria Laxmi Warburton, her husband Justin, and their daughter Amelia Mae, his daughters Zya and Skylar and their mother Danielle, and a large and loving extended family. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday, December 27, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Warren Hills Memorial Home, 234 W Washington Ave, Washington NJ 07882. Burial at the Montana Mountain Cemetery will take place immediately following services. Masks are required and will be provided as needed. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Warren Hills Memorial Home. To send an online condolence please visit www.warrenhillsmemorialhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions in Christopher’s memory be directed to Holt International Children’s Services, PO Box 2880, Eugene, OR 97402 or at www.holtinternational.org. Your gift will be used to help this wonderful organization to aid children in India with urgent needs that likely otherwise would go unmet.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ryan Crecelius

Ryan Crecelius
Ryan Crecelius

Angels Info

Name: Ryan Crecelius
Age: 41
Location: St. Louis City, Missouri
Lost The Battle: March 14, 2022

ABOUT ME:

Crecelius, Ryan Age 41 (September 22, 1980), of St. Louis City, departed from this life on March 14 due to a drug overdose. He had had a lifelong battle with addiction, losing some and winning others. Two years ago he declared, “I’m tired of living this way!,” went cold turkey, and remained clean until a few days ago. He once remarked, “These have been the best two years of my life.” He lost this last battle. Ryan was seldom unemployed and for the last few years worked as a baker for Kaldi Coffee. His friends have described him as fun and funny, but the words most often used for him were “caring,” and “kindhearted.” He never knew a stranger and struck up a conversation in every line he ever stood. Ryan was loving and loved. He is survived by his parents, Dr. Norman and Kay Crecelius, two brothers Norman Hogan (Bridget), Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Charles Andrew, Modesto, California, two nephews Eli and Luke, his Wednesday night AA support group, and his two best-friend -cats Victor and Rusty. Services: Funeral services are incomplete. Memorials may be sent directly to the Farmington Pet Adoption Center, the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri Network for Opioid Reform and Recovery (Mo Network), or they may be dropped off at Cozean Funeral Home

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Heather Lynn Buchwald

Heather Lynn Buchwald
Heather Lynn Buchwald

Angels Info

Name: Heather Lynn Buchwald
Age: 41
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Lost The Battle: April 25th, 2022

ABOUT ME:

Heather Lynn Buchwald passed away April 25th, 2022, of an overdose after a long battle with addiction. Heather was born to Simon and April Lynn Buchwald on August 23, 1980, in Cincinnati, OH. Heather is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Simon Sr. and Lorena Frances Buchwald and maternal grandmother Dorothy Mae Joseph. Heather is survived by her children Austin Taylor Buchwald-Arnett, Braiden Scott Ahlers, Christopher Simon Ahlers, and Carson Lee Buchwald, her parents Simon and April Lynn Buchwald, siblings Jennifer Leigh Subach, Joshua Simon Buchwald, and Sarah Maria Stuckenschneider, and estranged husband Tim Russell. Throughout her life, many were drawn to Heather’s charming rebelliousness and childlike enthusiasm. As a little girl, she had a head of white-blonde hair, a sunny deposition, and was full of spunk. She loved riding her spring horse and bossing around her younger brother. As a teen, you could find her working on her tan, indulging her sweet tooth, or convincing her older sister to sneak out of the house. Heather had the natural ability to connect with young children, especially her nieces and nephews, who fondly referred to her as Aunt Hea-Hea. She worked hard in the restaurant business, using her natural charisma to establish many loyal customers. She loved her four boys immensely and often shared how proud of them she was. A visitation will be held at the Stith Funeral Home in Florence, KY on Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 12:00 pm. A fund has been set up to benefit Heather’s youngest son, Carson, and can be brought to the service or a check made out to Carson Buchwald can be mailed to Stith Funeral Home, 7500 US Highway 42, Florence, KY 41042.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jeremy Roland Blouin

Angels Info

Name: Jeremy Roland Blouin
Age: 29
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Lost The Battle: January 07, 2022

ABOUT ME:

Jeremy Roland Blouin, 29, Beloved Father, Son, Brother, Friend. Passed away on January 07, 2022, of an accidental overdose. Even though he had been in recovery for the last 6 months, Jeremy still fought the demons of his addiction. We are at peace knowing he is no longer fighting those demons and is now at peace. Jeremy was born on April 29, 1992, in Peterborough, NH to Tamara (Sibley) Stewart and Glenn Blouin. Jeremy lived life on the edge and to the absolute fullest. He was always doing something to get a laugh or make someone laugh. To be teased by Jeremy was to be loved by him. Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad and he was that special Dad. He loved being with his children and doing things with them. Walking to the pond in the summer and fishing with them was a highlight. You could often go in the living room and find that he had turned it into a huge tent for them. He would turn lawn tractors into Big Boy toys and be seen giving them rides around the yard during good weather. His children were his life. Growing up Jeremy was always trying to take care of some poor animal that he found thinking it had been abandoned by its mother. Like the day he found a baby Fischer Cat and the mother came after him when he picked it up. His heart was filled of love to give at a young age. He loved our vacations to Florida as a child was looking forward to making those same vacation memories with his children. He worked for a few local construction companies; Tying Rebar and doing home remodeling. He most recently worked for Dakota Ketola at PBS Exteriors. Jeremy was very excited about learning a new trade with PBS Exteriors. Two things Jeremy has always lived by were: “I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for whom I’m not” and “Enjoy the best things in life because you aren’t gonna get to live it twice “.Jeremy is survived by his 3 beautiful children; Kaydence, Blake and Maycee, the mother of his children, Emilee Shaw of Rindge, NH, his mother, Tamara Stewart, and dads; Lenny Stewart and Glenn Blouin of Rindge, NH, his sisters; Danielle Latti and Nick Panagiotes of Rindge, NH, Natasha Blouin and Jay Porter of Hudson, NH, his brother Alan and Michelle Drolet of Rindge, NH, his grandmother, Nichol O’Malley of Orlando, FL, and his uncles; Jeff and Sophia Olson of Orlando, FL, Paul Stewart of Rindge, NH, Steve Blouin of Pelham, NH, his Aunt Sandy and Bill Howe of Jaffrey, NH, his sister-in-law Sonia Stewart of Jaffrey, NH, and his three beloved nephews; Max, Owen, and Casey all of Rindge, NH. Jeremy is predeceased by his grandparents, Roy D. Sibley Sr, Roland and Margaret Blouin and his brother, Seth Stewart .In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to the Good Neighbor Fund or through Crowdfunding on Jeremy’s tribute page, at www.cournoyerfh.com.There will be a small memorial service on January 25, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm with a Celebration of Life immediately following from 4:30pm to 8:00pm at the Veterans of Foreign Wars located at 12 Hathorn Road, Jaffrey, NH 03452.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tyler S. Benjamin

Tyler S. Benjamin
Tyler S. Benjamin

Angels Info

Name: Tyler S. Benjamin
Age: 26
Location: Billings, Montana
Lost The Battle: Dec. 15, 2021

ABOUT ME:

On Dec. 15, 2021, our hearts were forever shattered when Tyler passed away at home of an accidental drug overdose. Tyler struggled the last six months of his life with a relapse in his addiction that was bigger and darker than any of us knew. Although addiction took over his life it wasn’t who he truly was inside. He was the most caring gentle soul that loved to bring a smile to everyone he met. He was the best girl dad and gave the greatest hugs with those long arms. Tyler was born Oct. 30, 1995, in Billings, MT and was home in time for his first trick or treating at one day old. He attended Alkali Creek Elementary, Castle Rock Middle School and graduated from Skyview High School in 2014. Tyler’s passion growing up was sports and he put all his energy in to playing basketball with his traveling and high school teams. He worked hard every day in getting better and loved being part of a team. The sports memories we will cherish the most were watching him play kickball and wiffle ball in the front yard with his brothers, dad and neighborhood friends. Tyler discovered his love of cooking in culinary classes in high school at the Career Center and never looked back. He got his start at Bernie’s at the Northern Hotel where he met his mentor Mike Nelson as well as mentor and friend Wally Bone who taught Tyler so much. His natural talent in the restaurant industry led to a passion to pursue his cooking further leading him to an executive chef position in South Dakota over the summer of 2021.While at Bernie’s he also met the love of his life Kari Daily. After a few years of friendship, they blossomed into a truly loving relationship. It came as a package deal and he embraced being an amazing father to his daughter Chloe. His ambition for making his girls happy led to many trips, adventures, and fun times with family in Billings and California. They got engaged in Feb. and looked forward to planning their family and lives together. Tyler is survived by his daughter Chloe and fiancé Kari, his parents Jennifer and Tom Benjamin, his brother Nathan (Tiffany), nephew Loki, brother Jordan, sister Cassie (Zane), his grandma Jan Fox, his grandparents Becky Benjamin & Jeff Hansen; many aunts and uncles who loved him so dearly and numerous cousins with whom he shared special bonds and close ties. Tyler was preceded in death by his beloved Papa Bill Fox this August and his Grandpa Russ Benjamin in 2019 and we believe they are in heaven watching over us along with all of Tyler’s pugs and dogs he loved over the years. We found this anonymous quote on Tyler’s phone after he passed away and we hope to carry these words with us every day. “Never forget how far you’ve come. All the times you pushed on even when you felt you couldn’t. All the mornings you got out of bed no matter how hard it was. All the times you wanted to give up but fought through another day. Never forget the strength you’ve gained along the way. “A celebration of life will be held in late spring because Tyler hated the cold weather, and he lived a life worth celebrating in his short 26 years. We will miss you forever and will hold you close in our hearts until we see you again. Tyler was struggling so hard in his last weeks and was trying to get help but didn’t know to take that final step. If you are struggling with addiction or know someone who is, please seek help and know that you are not alone.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

David Landon Acuna Jr.

David Landon Acuna Jr.
David Landon Acuna Jr.

Angels Info

Name: David Landon Acuna Jr.
Age: 35
Location: California
Lost The Battle: April 26, 2022

ABOUT ME:

David Landon Acuna Jr. 05/08/1986 – 04/26/2022 I never thought that I would have to write my son’s obituary. I am still trying to recover from the news that he died. I received a call on April 26, 2022 from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Investigation Department saying, “I regret telling you over the telephone that your son David Landon Acuna Jr. died tonight.” I was devastated. I thought my son was in a facility in San Bernardino County for drug rehabilitation. About a week prior to his death, he confided in me about his life. David was a drug addict and had been homeless, living on the streets for the last six years. Most people would not think twice about his death, but they did not know David. David was a child that told me at 4 years of age that he wanted to sleep in the car for his birthday so he would know how it felt to be homeless. It was then and there that I realized he was a very special person and that he would make a difference in this world. David was a bright, compassionate, charming, and humorous person who loved his family and friends dearly and they loved him dearly in return, especially his mother and father. He touched many people’s life in a very special way. David had aspirations to be an author of a book, about his life on the streets, and he wanted to try his hand at stand-up comedy on open mic night at comedy clubs. He was always worried about his mother and me and would never do anything to hurt either of us. David loved children and would have been a good father if he ever married. On Mother’s Day, May 8th. he would have turned 36 years old. He was taken away and placed in God’s loving arms on April 26, 2022. He died from what appears to be a drug overdose smoking fentanyl. I know that it was an accidental death and I believe that it was his last time for using opioids, once and for all, before he quit for good. David was alone when he died. There was no one there to comfort him. At first, I thought how terrible to die alone, but after thinking about it for a while, I realized that he was not alone…. Jesus was with him. David had a strong belief in Jesus and God. I know that David would want something good to come from his death. Parents, friends, and family please realize that drug addiction is an illness. The addict does not want to be addicted but the addiction has a strong hold on the addict. David tried to overcome his addiction on several occasions, but the addiction was too strong. Mothers, Fathers, Friends, and Family please remember to always show love and compassion to people who are homeless and/or addicted. Let David make a difference. David is survived by his father, David Landon Acuna Sr. and his wife Nancy Acuna; his mother, Patricia Lynn Lyle and her husband John Lyle; his sisters, Dawn Simmons, Michelle Amon, Sandy Chase; his brother Jeff Chase; his aunts, his uncles, his numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert Pemberton

Anthony Norris

Anthony Norris
Anthony Norris

Angels Info

Name: Anthony Norris
Age: 38
Location: Kissimmee, Florida
Lost The Battle: April 21, 2022

ABOUT ME:

What do I miss about Tony? What don’t I miss about tony… I miss his good heart , I miss how even through his addiction he made me feel like a queen , he loved me as best as he could during his struggle with this demon. I miss my best friend , I miss the love of my life , I miss having the only other person besides our son who mattered truly in the world . Together we truly were a unit who fought everyday battles together ! He was my peace he was my safe place he was home to me . He was my penguin who drove me crazy at times (most the time) but I truly loved him selflessly because I know who he was before the drugs took him over . He will forever be missed and will always have a love from my heart that no one will take , I am longing for the day I get to see his face again ! We love u forever

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert Pemberton

Jesse Sheets

Jesse Sheets
Jesse Sheets

Angels Info

Name: Jesse Sheets
Age: 33
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Lost The Battle: March 10, 2022

ABOUT ME:

Well, y’all, this is the love of my life. My fiancé no, my HUSBAND.. who needs the paper, right? Jesse was without a doubt the most amazing man that God ever placed into my life. If he had been able to overcome his demons, he could have EASILY moved mountains in his life due to how incredibly smart, talented, dedicated, and hard working he was. He had the biggest, most beautiful, sincere, caring heart of any man I’ve known. He wasn’t afraid to show that either – I loved that about him! If he loved you, he made sure you knew it! ღ when I was having a difficult day, he never once failed to pull my extra weight, which he was NEVER obligated nor asked to do. He made sure I was NEVER in need of a thing. I never had to ask, he just provided. No matter how angry I ever made him, he never even once called me out of my name. & best of all.. every free second that he has, he always wanted to spend glued to my butt. 🥰😭 but that was of course more than okay with me! I miss him so much. 3 years was just not enough, my love. Fly high baby.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert Pemberton

Darron Choate

Darron Choate
Darron Choate

Angels Info

Name: Darron Choate 
Age: 21
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Lost The Battle: November 23, 2020

ABOUT ME:

Darron (Dj) was loving and kind hearted and could light up anyone’s day. But he fought a bad demon. I remember he used to come over randomly any time knock on my window and say “Auntie let me in”. Dj is my nephew and he is missed so so much by many especially his mom!!! We love you DJ fly with the Angels Baby Boy!!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert Pemberton

Susan Tanner

Susan Tanner
Susan Tanner

Angels Info

Name: Susan Tanner 
Age: 38
Location: North Fort Myers, Florida
Lost The Battle: June 11, 2021

ABOUT ME:

Susan was my best friend in the whole world and I miss her every single day. Today is her 1 year death anniversary. She was the most amazing and outgoing person you would ever meet. She struggled with addiction and it landed her in prison for 2 years but she came out clean and sober and stayed that way for a whole year. She relapsed one time and it took her life instantly. She left behind 3 children and two grandchildren that she was just getting to know. She also has a lot of friends and family that miss her dearly and a mother and father and sisters and brothers that love her with everything in them. She will forever be missed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert Pemberton