Steven Cagno

Steven Cagno
Steven Cagno

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Name: Steven Cagno
Age: 17
Location: Newton, New Jersey
DOD: August 12, 2016

Angels Bio:

Steven Anthony Cagno, 17, of Stillwater, passed away on Aug. 12, 2016. Steve was born in Morristown and lived in Sparta before moving to Stillwater eight years ago. He was a student at Kittatinny Regional High School. Steve loved music, fishing and cooking, but he loved being around people and making them laugh.He is survived by his loving parents, Lori and Anthony Cagno. He was the devoted brother of Molly and Anthony; beloved grandson of Nana Shirley Zackman and her late husband, Charles, grandmother Rae Cagno and Sal Malazzo, and grandpa Leonard Cagno and grandma Annette Cagno.Friends may call Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 4-8 p.m. at St. Kateri Church, 429 Stanhope Road, Sparta. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m., at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: gofundme.com/2jjphs9h. The Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Aug. 14, 2016
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Kimberly Landon

Kimberly Landon
Kimberly Landon

Angels Info

Name: Kimberly Landon
Age: 21
Location: West Bend, Wisconsin
DOD: May 17, 2016

Angels Bio:

Kimberly Landon, daughter of Tim Landon, daughter of Jessica McConkey and sister of Samantha Landon, passed away May 17, 2016.

Behind her beautiful smile Kimberly hid a long and painful battle with an addiction to heroin.  In her heart she had wanted to quit and overcome the daily tortures but tragically the addiction would not let her.  

As you can imagine the devastation to our family is beyond words. It’s a young life stolen away from us way too soon. 

 Now we are hit with the financial impact of trying to give our Kimberly a proper funeral. Those of you that have dealt with addiction know the unexpected financial hardship that  goes hand in hand with it. Its simply more than we as a family can handle at this time. 

 We are asking that you find it in your heart to help us give Kimberly a proper funeral that any parent would want for their child.

    “You Don’t Take Heroin 
                                                        Heroin takes you”

With a great amount of humility we ask you to please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
God Bless,
The Landon Family
 If you’d like to view the Gofund me page setup for Kimberly’s family please click HERE
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Reghan Berry

Reghan Berry
Reghan Berry

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Name: Reghan Berry
Age: 22
Location: Greer, South Carolina
DOD: May 18, 2017

Angels Bio:

Reghan was born on Sept, 13, 1994 at Greenville Memorial. She attended Riverside Middle and High School. Reghan leaves behind her loving mother Jennifer and step dad Brian, as well as her biological father Rick Berry. She also leaves behind Jacob and Abigail Woodward, James and Wesley Woodard and Richie Berry, as well as, her maternal grandmother Marguerite Cannon, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Let’s continue to remember the Reghan we all knew and loved!

For many years she fought a heroic battle with addiction. She had been sober a little over two weeks but her disease still had a powerful hold on her. We wish she had recognized the beauty and strength that everyone else saw in her. It has been many long, hard,and agonizing battles for the last 4 years and she fought like a warrior every step of the way. Addiction, however, won the war. To the person who doesn’t understand addiction, she is just another statistic that chose to make a bad decision; a very uneducated statement indeed, but none the less that is what they will say, along with some other hurtful statements. We don’t care though, because for people who do understand, this is our baby, our oldest, our child, our daughter and my everything. She was a sister, a niece, a granddaughter, a friend, a cousin, a human being with an addiction. She turned to drugs to make her feel normal like everyone else. Heroin told her “I can make you feel accepted, I can make you feel alright, I can make you feel worthy, I can make you feel normal, I make you feel loved and I can make you feel nothing and make you feel like everything will be okay.” What it didn’t tell her was how it would devastate her family and tear it apart, take her job and leave her penniless, take her home and make her homeless. How it would take her sparkle and smile, how it would take her humor and how it would take and take and take until it took her life. We need to talk and educate the world about this epidemic. My prayers worked and my baby girl may not be here physically, but she is working miracles from Heaven. She could not make me more proud. I love you my Reghan girl. Shine down on all of us and keep working those miracles from Heaven. Reghan never judged a person in her life and opened up her heart to everyone.

A memorial service will be held at Mackey Mortuary, Greenville, SC on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Online guest registry at www.mackeymortuary.com
 
Published in The Greenville News on May 21, 2017
 
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Constance Crawford

Constance Crawford
Constance Crawford

Angels Info

Name: Constance L. Crawford
Age: 24
Location: Dallastown Pennsylvania
DOD: February 11, 2017

Angels Bio:

Constance L. Crawford
July 11, 1992 – February 11, 2017
Dallastown
Constance L. Crawford, 24, entered into rest at 10:26 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at York Hospital.
Born July 11, 1992 in San Marcos, TX, she was the daughter of Carla M. (Stern) Spotts and Steven Spotts of York and Jeffrey L. Crawford of Dallastown.
Constance graduated from Dallastown High School in 2010 where she participated in the JROTC program. She also traveled with the Trick Drill Squad winning several awards. Constance later attended HACC.
She enjoyed reading and loved spending time with her family and friends. Constance had a contagious smile that brightened any room and she loved to make people laugh. Everyone loved being in her company.
In addition to her mother, father and step-father, she is survived by two children, Carson Tyler Crawford of Marietta and Arianna Sky Wolfe of Red Lion; three brothers, Brett Redding and Adam Stern, both of York and Andrew Updegrave of Hellam; maternal grandparents, Stephen and Pamela Stern of Dover; and paternal grandmother, Penny Crawford of Dallastown.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Constance’s memorial service at 11:30 a.m. and the visitation from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Emig Funeral Home, 47 N. Queen St., Dover. Officiating will be the Rev. Bonnie J. Whittier, pastor of Christ U.C.C. in Jefferson.
www.emigfuneralhome.com
 
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Feb. 15, 2017
 
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Richard Cosner

Richard Cosner
Richard Cosner

Angels Info

Name: Richard Cosner
Age: 30
Location: California
DOD: March 12th, 2017

Angels Bio:

Ricky passed away in California on March 12, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Cheri Cosner of Virginia; his father, Richard A. Cosner of Maryland; his sister and brother in law Ronald and Melanie Breda of Pennsylvania; sister and brother in law Herby and Caitlyn Geffrard of Texas; sister, Destyni Akers of Virgina; nephews, Joseph and Anthony Breda of Pennsylvania; niece, La’Nya Demps; nephew, Jaelin Demps; nephew, Camden Geffrard, all of Texas; best friend “Brother” and wife Rob and Jackie Topi; beloved best friend dog Malice. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Ricky was very beloved by his family and friends. He had an amazing spirit and always full of laughter. Ricky always encouraged his loved ones to chase their dreams and be successful. He was very generous and always tried to lend a helping hand to the needy. Ricky will be very missed.
Memorial service Friday, March 24 at Sylvester Saloon in Essex, 6-11 p.m.
 
Published in The Avenue News on Mar. 23, 2017
 
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Jacklyn Mastromauro

Jacklyn Mastromauro
Jacklyn Mastromauro

Angels Info

Name: Jacklyn Mastromauro
Age: 29
Location: Staten Island
DOD: April 5, 2017

Angels Bio:

Beloved daughter and mother of two, native Islander
Jacklyn Mastromauro (Jackie), 29, born Sept. 24, 1987, in Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on the island of her birth on April 5, 2017. 
Jacklyn, beloved daughter of Catherine Piraino and Vito and Gina Mastromauro, of Staten Island, grieve her death along with her children, Joshua and Julianna; aunts and uncles, Joanne and Tom Miller, Susan and Bill Janicki, Kim and Greg Ness, John and Mina Piraino, Louis and Carol Macchia, and numerous cousins and their children. She was the granddaughter of Inga and Bill Guli, and the late John and Mary Piraino, and Rose and Vito Mastromauro. 
Jacklyn loved her family fiercely, especially her mother, father, and two children. Her heart was at the beach, where she loved to watch the dolphins. 
In her early 20s, she had a passion for working with children with autism at the Eden School while pursuing her degree at the College of Staten Island. She was a graduate of Curtis High School. 
Jacklyn was a gifted artist who loved her Nana’s garden and enjoyed drawing and painting. She loved shopping and connecting with friends and was an avid Jets fan. 
Jacklyn’s heart is a loss to the world and one that can never be replaced. Anyone who met Jackie fell in love with her radiance, her wily dry humor, infectious smile and sparkling eyes. When she walked into the room, she lit it up. 
As parents, Catherine and Vito and Gina saw her and all she brought to the world taken away by a debilitating addiction to drugs; one that Jacklyn and her family worked for years to heal, which unfortunately led to her untimely death. Her spirit is now released into the arms of the Lord and she is finally free of addiction. 
Visitation will be held at Hanley Funeral Home on Sunday, April 9, and Monday, April 10, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral is Tuesday, April 11, at 10:15 a.m., at St. Charles Church, followed by burial at Moravian Cemetery. 
Hanley Funeral Home
60 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, N.Y. 10306
(718) 351-1800
 
Published in Staten Island Advance on Apr. 8, 2017
 
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Jason Smith

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

Angels Info

Name: Jason Smith
Age: 35
Location: Paterson, New Jersey 
DOD: October 13th, 2017

Angels Bio:

Lost my big brother Jason smith at the age of 35 . On October 13th 2017 I found my brother at home deceased from a heroin overdose ! He will forever be remembered and loved . He was a caring giving person and would do anything for anyone that needed his help .
 
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Allison Elisabeth Weidner

Allison Elisabeth Weidner
Allison Elisabeth Weidner

Angels Info

Name: Allie Weidner
Age: 21
Location: Honesdale, Pennsylvania
DOD: October 3, 2017

Angels Bio:

Allison Elisabeth Weidner, 21, of Honesdale, died on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale.

Born on March 5, 1996 in Honesdale, she is the daughter of Larry and Luanne Westbrook Weidner of Honesdale. She attended Honesdale High School and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Honesdale. During her teenage years, she enjoyed volunteering at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

She was an avid cross country runner and enjoyed pottery and the arts. Most of all, Allie loved her daughter Anna.

She was employed at the Alpine Restaurant where she was a cook.

Also surviving is her daughter Anna Lee Rake; her brothers John and Mark Weidner; her sister Jennifer Weidner-Clark and husband Frank; nephews Dale Weidner, Mahlon Clark and Joshua Clark; her maternal grandmother Joan Westbrook; aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather L. Sterling Westbrook and paternal grandfather John J. Weidner.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 18th at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Honesdale at 10 am. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale, PA.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wayne County Heroin Prevention Task Force, 252 Grandview Ave. Honesdale, PA 18431 or waynecountyheroinpreventiontaskforce.com.
 
Published in Wayne Independent on May 16, 2017
 
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Shannon Ballas

Shannon Ballas
Shannon Ballas

Angels Info

Name: Shannon LeAnn Ballas
Age: 32
Location: Canton, Ohio
DOD: October 3, 2017

Angels Bio:

Shannon LeAnn Ballas 
2/16/1985 – 10/3/2017 
Age 32 of Canton, lost her battle with addiction and the Angels closed her eyes on Tuesday October 3rd, 2017. She is survived by her parents Rick and Lori Ballas, sister Nicole Feriani Orwig (Scott Orwig), beloved little girl Gwenyth LeAnn; special uncles and aunts Terry and Hope Ballas, Dr. Steven and Cynthia Roos, Barbara Gaumer; along with many beloved cousins and friends, and Brock Skiles. Shannon graduated in 2003 from Perry High School where she played on the Soccer and Track teams. She will fondly be remembered for her infectious laugh, big heart, and as an inspiration to many she touched. May peace forever be in her heart. Memorial will be 1-4pm on Sunday Oct. 15, 2017 at the Meyer’s Lake Ballroom (3218 Parkway St NW, Canton OH 44708). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to help with the unexpected final expenses. www.reedfuneralhome.com
 
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Casey Schwartzmier

Casey Schwartzmier
Casey Schwartzmier

Angels Info

Name: Casey Schwartzmier
Age: 20
Location: Ross Township, Pennsylvania 
DOD: January 15th, 2017

Angels Bio:

Casey Marie Schwartzmier, 20, of Ross Township, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, accidental heroin overdose after a long brave battle with addiction. She was the daughter of Richard and Michelle (Waldorf) Schwartzmier; sister of Eric Schwartzmier; granddaughter of Mary (Planic) and the late Richard F. Schwartzmier and Jerome B. Waldorf; and also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Casey never wanted to be defined only by her addiction and mistakes, she was so much more than that. She made it clear if she was to ever pass as a result of it, she wanted people to know the truth with the hope that honesty about her death could help break the stigma about addicts and get people talking about the problem of addiction that is taking away so many young lives. Casey was a beautiful, intelligent child of the suburbs who fell into its grip. It can happen to anyone. She was feisty and outspoken but would do anything for anyone and always lit up the room with her smile and sense of humor, even while struggling with her demons. She loved her family deeply, wanted to adopt every animal she saw and play with every child she came across. Casey believed strongly in second chances, maybe because she craved another chance for herself and other addicts, so she donated her life saving organs to give someone else, a second chance at life. That was Casey: this amazing woman should be remembered for this and not her mistakes. Casey believed that hiding her cause of death would help no one, but if her story could help just one addict push even harder for another day of sobriety, encourage an active user to choose recovery or shine a light on this horrible epidemic, then it would be worth coming out of the shadows. She was very open about her struggles and now is not the time to change that. This strong attitude with a fierce drive and loving beautiful heart that wanted to help other addicts even in death is one of the many things that she can be defined by, not her addiction. Casey wanted to live. She had dreams of a future career, children of her own and fought hard all the way until the end, one day away from entering rehab, but couldn’t break the chains of this demon that’s wiping out a generation. Addiction doesn’t discriminate, it will take hold and destroy anyone in its path, including the families and people who love them. Addiction hides in the faces of everyday people all around us. Casey isn’t just another statistic or just “another one gone too soon,” she was a great heart with a bright future and a gift that the world lost and can never be replaced. So the best way to honor Casey, is for people who read this or knew her to think twice before you judge an addict. 
Friends will be received from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 460 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Incarnation of the Lord Church. Interment will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Reserve Township.
www.ltmillerfuneralhome.com.
 
Published in Trib Total Media, online only from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2017
 
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