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In Memory of

Jonathan Matthew Lambo

October 31, 1984 - March 29, 2015

Obituary


Jonathan, known to most of us simply as Jon, had a personality that was larger than life. He lived a simple life and enjoyed the simple things in life. But there was nothing simple about him.

He was a man with the sweetness and gentleness of a child. But he was strong willed and tough as nails.

He loved his family and friends unconditionally. He had a strong desire to put others first. His magical ability to make you laugh and touch your heart was inspiring. Even at the most inappropriate times...

Jonathan, known to most of us simply as Jon, had a personality that was larger than life. He lived a simple life and enjoyed the simple things in life. But there was nothing simple about him.

He was a man with the sweetness and gentleness of a child. But he was strong willed and tough as nails.

He loved his family and friends unconditionally. He had a strong desire to put others first. His magical ability to make you laugh and touch your heart was inspiring. Even at the most inappropriate times and in the most irreverent ways. He was one in a million.

He was always the first one to keep everyone on track when something needed to get done. He loved to work and was very proud of every paycheck he earned at the end of the week. And he loved to spend it''' and not just on himself, but everyone else.

Getting up at 6AM and fishing with his best friend all day was what his idea of paradise. Being around family and friends with good food, sitting around the fireplace in the family room or outdoors around the fire pit made him happiest. Watching movies was how he would end his day. He watched everything from comedies, musicals, love stories, dramas, but most of all he loved horror movies. The more horrific the better. Jonathan's Monday night would consist of a cold bottle of soda, gummy bears and a bag of Doritos watching WWF. Spending the day at the beach and always having the need to take the plunge no matter how cold it was. This is how he lived his life. Unafraid to take the plunge.

He loved music, he was a sucker for a good love song especially if it had soul. He could often times be heard belting it out in the shower, or lying in bed or even while shopping at the mall if the mood struck. .

Jonathan was all about LOVE and was very comfortable sharing and showing it. Whether he hugged you tight or respectfully shook your hand you felt the genuine touch of his soul. His ability to put you at ease in the most critical situations and allow you to feel better was his gift.

Jonathan was a precious son, a wonderful brother, a beloved grandson, an extraordinary nephew, a loyal friend but most of all, a spectacular human being. He was a very special person who touched so many lives in such a positive way. His unconditional passion, love and zest for life will live on forever. He was stubborn, and could wear you down. He was a fighter and a survivor with pride and great dignity right to the end. He faced the end of his time on earth with courage and on his own terms. He was unstoppable.

Above all these things, Jonathan was a teacher. He taught us to live every moment to the fullest. He taught us to respect everyone and to be ourselves. He had no idea how to be anything else.

It was Jonathan's incredible, larger than life spirit that made him the man he was. That spirit lives on in each of us. That spirit is without end.

"And the world will be better for this,

That one man scorned and covered with scars,

Still strove with his last ounce of courage,

To reach the unreachable star. "

Jonathan, we thank you for everything. Until we meet again.