Name: Stacey Sulpizi
Location: New York, Delaware
DOD: April 4, 2020
Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” To those who are reeling from this tragic news, God wants you to know He loves you, He is with you, and He will never leave you. And be comforted in knowing that our beloved Stacey Lynn is safe in the arms of her Jesus, whom she loved
Stacey Lynn Sweetman Sulpizi age 35 of New Castle, DE, formerly of Wyckoff went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Born in Ridgewood, she lived in Hawthorne and Wyckoff before moving to New Castle a year ago. Stacey was a 2002 graduate of Ramapo High School. She was a 9 year employee of Aqua Plast of Wyckoff. Stacey always had a beautiful smile on her face. Her happiness and laughter were contagious to everyone around her. She had a heart for Jesus and drew people to Him through her kind and gentle nature. Stacey had a unique ability to make a person feel as though they were the most important person in the world. After a 17 year battle with depression and drugs, Stacey is now resting in the loving arms of Jesus. Most people would have never even known that she struggled. She was always smiling and always happy. Her memory will live on through the positive times we all have shared with her.
Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” To those who are reeling from this tragic news, God wants you to know He loves you, He is with you, and He will never leave you. And be comforted in knowing that our beloved Stacey Lynn is safe in the arms of her Jesus, whom she loved. Surviving is her husband Nicholas Sulpizi, her daughter Grace, her mother Debra Hooyman, her father Nelson Sweetman and his wife Heather, her loving brother Randy Sweetman and his wife Jackie and her grandmothers, Emma Sweetman and Lenora Hoffman. Stacey also leaves many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many cousins. Due to the everchanging scenario of the Covid-19/Coronavirus situation, Stacey’s family will be holding private services. The family thanks you for your understanding in this matter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Stacey’s name may be made to: the Walter Hoving Home, 40 Walter Hoving Road, Garrison, NY 10524 or the Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 214, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.
Name: William “Billy” Budd III
Location: Woodbridge, New Jersey
DOD: July 14, 2019
Name: Nicolas Silva
Location: Burlington, Washington
DOD: October 31, 2020
Name: Aaron D. Cook
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
DOD: August 28, 2020
Aaron D. Cook
Fond du Lac – Aaron David Cook, 33, of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, gained his wings on Friday, August 28, 2020. His death was a result of a heroin overdose.
Aaron was born May 18, 1987 in Fond du Lac to Roger and Cindy Cook. Aaron attended Fond du Lac High School and was currently employed at A&C Exteriors. Aaron loved to draw and dreamed of becoming a tattoo artist. He shared his love for drawing with his daughter, Kiernan. He was very outgoing and loved spending time with his family and friends and was always there to lend a helping hand. He had a great sense of humor and loved playing jokes on those around him. Aaron loved playing cribbage with his Grandpa Dave and spending time with his Grandpa Jack in his woodshop.
Aaron struggled with his addiction from his late teens until the time of his death. He tried to overcome his addiction and we all thought he was going to be successful this time. The heroin epidemic has touched our lives and has taken our son, father and brother away from us.
Survivors include parents, Roger and Cindy; sister, Ashley (Robert) Steffes; daughter, Kiernan Judson (Kiernan’s mother, Celina Mapes); beloved grandmothers, Audrey Shell and Janet Vermeer; aunts and uncles, Jeff Shell (Linda Beyer), Tim (Lisa) Shell, Jeff Cook, Karen (Gus) Hoffman and cousins, Bobby (Brittany) Cook, Jeremy Krueger, Andrea (Mike) Friis, Jenny (Jon) Egen, David (Toni) Shell, Megan Shell (Andrea), Erica and Billy Cook. He is also survived by his stepfamily, Lynn (Daryl) Zacharias, Pat (Rich) Piagentini, Ron (Cindy) Vermeer, Carla (Glen) Kastenschmidt and numerous step cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his Grandpas, David Shell, Robert Cook and Erwin (Jack) Vermeer.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Name: David Allan Brumfield
Location: Troy, Ohio
DOD: October 11, 2020
TROY — David Allan Brumfield, 47, of Troy, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 11, 2020 at his residence. He was born August 21, 1973 in Troy to Clifton Brumfield of Troy and Shanda (Young) Kirby of Troy.
Other survivors include two sons, Dalton Brumfield of Bradford, Storm Heckman of Troy; two grandchildren, Daxton and Mayleigh; one sister, Jill (Erick) Wigdahl of Piqua; two nephews, Alec and Owen; and his best friend, Bob Glassmeyer. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Goldie Brumfield and Pat Buck; his grandson, Dawson; and his nephew Luke.
David was a 1991 graduate of Troy High School. He worked for many years as a construction worker for a number of projects and companies. He loved playing baseball, fishing, and bowling. He was a die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved spending time with his sons, his family and many friends. He will be deeply missed.
Name: Jacob Michael Bowling
Location: Salisbury, Maryland
DOD: September 4, 2020
Jacob Michael Bowling
Salisbury – Our beloved son, Jacob Michael Bowling 37, passed away September 4, 2020 as the result of an accidental heroin overdose. We share his story in hopes that lives may be saved and his death won’t be in vain. His plan for life wasn’t to live a life of addiction.
As a child, Jacob, who was tender and loving with so much promise had a passion to be successful in life. Unfortunately, addiction doesn’t discriminate. Jacob experienced many troubles and darkness along his journey but no matter what, his drug-free soul never changed.
Jacob was born in Salisbury, MD on October 21, 1982, he was the son of Barbara Bowling Disharoon and the late David E. Bowling, Sr. Jacob attended Washington High School in Princess Anne, MD, he graduated in the class of 2000, he participated in sports, drama, chorus, and multiple other activities. Jacob went on to attend Wor-Wic Community College to study for a short period of time.
Jacob will always be remembered for his charming personality, good looks, sense of free spirit and adventure, he loved nature and most of all loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time together.
The day Jacob died a part of all of us died with him. Jacob has found peace and freedom that he so desperately wanted here on earth. We know he is with the Lord as he accepted the Lord as his savior before his life of addiction. You will be missed by so many people, you touched so many lives and gave so much love to others.
Jake was preceded in death by his father, David E. Bowling, Sr., and his grandparents, Paul and Kay Lauter, Bruce Zimmerman, Sr., Carolyn and Melvin Grube, Edward Bowling, and Mervin and Doris Disharoon.
Jacob is survived by his mother, Barbara Zimmerman Bowling Disharoon and her husband, Thomas W. Disharoon, Sr., brothers, David E. Bowling, Jr., Joshua P. Bowling, Richard A. Disharoon, and Thomas W. Disharoon, Jr. and his wife Heather. Jake is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece and two nephews who all loved and supported him. He is also survived by his very dear friend of 10 years, Johanna McCormick, who loved and knew Jake best.
Please join us in a Celebration of Jake’s Life to be held on his birthday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 2 pm at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main St in Salisbury where friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Bishop Jesse Abbott will officiate. Interment will follow in Wicomico Memorial Park.
The pain and heartbreak of Jake’s death is why we share his story, this may be the only way to conquer the heroin epidemic our nation is experiencing. We want you to remember that Jake was so much more than his addiction and if his death can help someone, then his life was not in vain.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Teen Challenge of Greater Cleveland, Inc. P.O. Box 115 Perry, Ohio 44081-0115
If you are sick and suffering, there is hope – please go to
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
Name: Matthew Robert Murray
Location: Evans, West Virginia
DOD: September 17, 2020
Matthew Robert Murray, 32 of Ripley, West Virginia lost his battle with addiction on September 17, 2020. Matt was born on November 9, 1987, the beloved, only son of Bob and Janet Murray. He could quickly find common ground with anyone he met. We would be remiss in not mentioning the infectious laugh for which he has been well-known since he was a little boy. “The goofy giggle!” He was a 2006 graduate of Ripley High School, and attended Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro, Virginia. Matt attended Glenville State College and West Virginia University- Parkersburg where he intended to complete his education this year. Matt retained life-long friends from each of these encounters.
During childhood and into his teen years, Matt loved playing sports and was a talented athlete. He played on several traveling teams and always fondly remembered the friendships made through these leagues, especially the groups who traveled to Cooperstown, New York. He loved music and enjoyed working at radio stations in Parkersburg and in Huntington.
Throughout his adult life, Matt constantly battled addiction. There were periods where he found sobriety, and during these times, he was able to make wonderful memories that his family and friends will always cherish. Matt had a servant’s heart for others. He would often use his limited resources to give a hand up to someone less fortunate. Though the most recent time in Matt’s life has been happy, it does not dull the pain that comes with knowing the light of a funny, intelligent, kind-hearted spirit was taken from our lives by a senseless and relentless drug. During the years of his fight with this disease, there were definite times of darkness, but we believed until the moment he drew his last breath that he would overcome addiction. We take comfort in knowing that Matt is now in the arms of our Savior and surrounded by light, free from the chains that held him here on earth.
Matt was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, C.R. “Bob” and Colleen Murray and his maternal grandmother, Freeda Bush. Left to honor his memory are his parents of Ripley; sister, Katheryn Ogle (Nathaniel); niece and nephew, Alexandra and Henry Ogle of Knoxville, Tennessee; maternal grandfather, Robert E. Bush, of Spencer; aunts and uncles Susan (Nick) Mercer of London, UK; Roberta (Randall) Board of Spencer, William E. Bush (Tammy) of Spencer, Kristina (Roger) Starcher of Walton, and Russ Murray (Monica) of Parkersburg. Matt will also be fondly remembered by his cousins and friends, both of whom he has many.
Our family asks that you realize that no one is immune to the epidemic of opioid and heroin addiction that spoils so many lives. We fought as hard as we knew how to help Matt, and our constant hope of his recovery dashed so senselessly is devastating. We will miss him every day. In honor of his memory, please donate to the recovery program of your choice, and please pray for individuals and families affected by addiction. Due to the current pandemic, a private service is planned
Name: McKenzie Jo Decker
Location: Ankeny, Iowa
DOD: October 25, 2020
cKenzie Jo Decker, 26, passed away at home on October 25, 2020 after many years of struggling with addiction, God knew McKenzie needed to rest. McKenzie was born at Iowa Lutheran Hospital on June 27, 1994 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held for family and close friends at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 30, at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church at 510 E. First St. Ankeny, IA 50021. Social distancing will be in place and a limited number of spots will be available.
The funeral service will be live streamed via the following link: https://youtu.be/dyr2hvohy7I
She worked at Sleep Inn and Suites as Night Auditor. She went to Ankeny High School and graduated in 2012. She went to DMACC following high school.
How do you explain McKenzie? Her smile would light up a room. She was the love of our lives. She was stubborn as ever but loved with her big heart. If you were in her circle, you know what this means. She was so funny, sarcastic, witty and smart. She gained many “family” members throughout her young adult life. She would do anything for you and was there if you needed her. She led her life by the beat of her own drum and no one was going to get in her way. She had her own “McKenzie style” with that hat, her cat shirts and casual joggers. She loved the outdoors, music, kids, her family, friends, food (especially Cheez-Its) and so much more. She was so smart. She took off walking before 6 months old and gave us a run for our money ever since. She was so loved and will be so missed. For a period of time she was a recovery star. She impacted many lives in such a positive way. She also struggled at times and wished she didn’t cause worry. In many ways she was very selfless.
Our family asks that you recognize that no one is immune to the epidemic of opioids and heroin addiction that surrounds our culture. We fought hard to help her and had constant hope of recovery which was dashed so senselessly. We are devastated but she is finally at peace. McKenzie was so much more than this disease and her powerful spirit will live on forever. It is her time for eternal rest with God. She’s free now.
McKenzie is survived by her grandfather, Dennis Wagner; parents, Chris Decker (Raquel Davis) and DeAnn Decker (Jamie Thorpe); siblings, Madeline, Miranda, and Joshua; step-siblings, Jai Scirpo, Jaden Scirpo, Connor Thorpe, and Logan Thorpe. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Delores Wagner, Gene and Jo Ann Kramer, and John Decker.
Name: Chelsea Rae Arnold
Location: Rochester, New Hampshire
DOD: November 9, 2020
She is survived by her parents, Samuel and Diana Arnold of New Durham, N.H.; younger sisters, Mallory, Madison and Savannah Arnold of Rochester, N.H.; niece, Charlotte; and nephew, Walker.
Chelsea was very empathetic and always trying to help those around her. She had a love for art and crafts which she loved doing with her very best friend, her niece, Char Char (Charlotte). Chelsea touched many souls in her short 35 years and will forever be missed and loved by all.
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