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Jonathan M Ricker
  • 28 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 21, 1982
  • Place of birth:
    New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 24, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Leesburg, Florida, United States
"LIVE Fearlessly & Honestly LOVE Without Judgment GIVE Without Thought"
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jonathan M Ricker, 28, born on August 21, 1982 and passed away on August 24, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 24th August 2016

"I miss you so much! I can't believe how much it still hurts to have you gone from here. Life has become so different without you. How can a mother ever forget her child? I have to hold on to the truth that someday we will all be reunited never to be separated again. I love you more than I could ever really express. MOM"

This tribute was added by Danielle Ricker on 21st August 2016

"Hey babe! Its been 6 years, same amount of time I was able to spend with you as i have without you.  I miss you, but that goes without saying. Its still only you who actually got me and I think that you may have been the only one that ever will. I'm not surprised by that,  I'm just lonely. Miss our times together,  miss our connection, miss the way you loved me and how i loved you. Just miss you! You  were the only one I've ever met that knows honesty and lives honesty. Your should is beautiful, always will be whether here or in heaven and I love it so much."

This tribute was added by jennifer burger on 21st August 2016

"Happy Birthday Jonathan. I will never forget you. Can't wait to see you again someday. Sending you love from here to there.
Aunt Jenny"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 21st August 2016

"Happy Birthday son! I miss you so much! Hope you have a grand celebration in heaven. I think of you often. I miss your smile and sense of humor. I simply miss you. I wish I could give you another hug today. If I wish this hard enough can you feel my arms wrapped around you?You are forever in my heart!"

This tribute was added by Matt Goller on 2nd October 2015

"You think he's still eating cold pizza smothered in Catalina dressing up there? "No manna for me God. I'll take the cold pizza and Catalina dressing." Haha. Jon, you so crazy. Big hug. Knowing you're up there makes the thought of dying a little less scary. Love you brother."

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 24th August 2015

"Good Morning Jon! This is the 5th anniversary of your passing. I can' hardly believe it's been 5 years. So much has happened since you left this Earth. I am so glad all of your celebrating is in heaven with everyone who has gone before me.  Some days it feels like yesterday that you left and I just want to cry and cry.I know heaven is a better place but I just miss you so much! I love you son. Have a great day. I'll be thinking about you."

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 21st August 2015

"Happy 33rd birthday Jonathan. I can still see your smiling face in my mind. You are an amazing young man. I so wish you could be with us at least 1 more time. I am so grateful for everything you added to my life. I love you and miss you so much! Tell grandpa I miss him too!"

This tribute was added by Krista Fay on 4th August 2015

"I miss you so much Jon. You would absolutely love your nieces and nephews! Kaleb is so much like you. So many things happen in life where I want to pick up the phone and call you to talk about it. I hate that aching feeling inside of missing you. Lyla is so proud of her name, she tells everyone she is Lyla JON Fay after her uncle in heaven. I wish you were still here to make these memories together. I love you!!"

This tribute was added by Justin Blount on 29th August 2014

"I sense your presence regularly.Ironically, at times when i need the strength to go forward. Your legacy continues and your siblings and family are such great reminders to me of the DEEP love you carried within! Thanks for being such a unique friend when i needed it the most. NO ONE really understood me like you did Jonathan. I truly miss those last few years of laughter we shared before you left this world for bigger and better things."

This tribute was added by dan fuchs on 24th August 2014

"4 years. It's almost impossible to believe that it's been this long. But, as I'm sure you know, Patty, Ian, Eddie & myself will always remember & cherish all of the times that we spent together. Godspeed, my brother!!

Dan"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 24th August 2014

"Good Morning son! Today, is your passing day, from the temporal to the eternal. It will always mark my saddest day but perhaps it is your happiest one. I still miss you so much. Has it really been 4 years? We are going to El Ranchitos today to remember you. You were an amazing son. Your gifts and talents were unmatched. You are forever living in my heart. I love you so much. Always remembered. Never forgotten. Love, MOM"

This tribute was added by dan fuchs on 22nd August 2014

"It's really hard to imagine that in 2 days it will be 4 years since your passing. I think of you often, & wish you were here with us, but I know that you're in a much greater place"

This tribute was added by jennifer burger on 22nd August 2014

"Thinking of you now Jonathan.  God made you special and unique.  There will never be anyone else like you, with your crazy sense of humor, intelligence, kindness and so much more.  I loved the way you  were with your grandparents.  You kept up with the ones you cared about, never letting too much time go by before calling me.  You left a big hole in our lives and we will miss you and love you forever."

This tribute was added by dan fuchs on 21st August 2014

"That's good, Nathan, as I wonder the same things. I sure wish he was here with us as well"

This tribute was added by Nathan Ricker on 21st August 2014

"Happy birthday, as I reflect on your 28 years on Earth followed by 4 more now in the spirit realm I wonder if time still passes as it does in the physical or has 4 years seemed more similar to an instant or an eternity. Your perspective must be so different now. Miss you bro. Wish you were here.."

This tribute was added by dan fuchs on 21st August 2014

"Happy 32nd, my brother!! Perhaps you & my dad are having a drink together right now!! I really do miss you, bro

Love always,
Dan"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 21st August 2014

"Happy 32nd Birthday! I miss you so much! I can't believe you left us 4 years ago. Sometimes, it feels like it's been forever. Other times it feels like yesterday. I still see your face so clearly. And of course you never age. I miss your smile and wit and everything about you. Forever on my heart and mind. Love you always! MOM"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 24th August 2013

"today is the day you were called by God to heaven. as we remembered you on this day, I have to tell you it will always be the hardest day I have ever lived. the pain does get less intense but it still exists. we went to the beach by St. Augustine to remember you. the kids got to swim, climb on rocks, and body surfed even though it rained most of the time. I felt you near me. Love, MOM"

This tribute was added by Danielle Ricker on 21st August 2013

"It's so hard for me to comprehend that I've lived 3 years without you. I still love you with all of my being and I still haven't began to understand how i'm supposed to even embark into that depth of a relationship with anyone else. You are the only one who could see my inner most thoughts and fears and made me face them. You gave me strength that I never knew was possible. I love you!"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 21st August 2013

"Good Morning Jonathan. Happy 31st birthday! I looked at the pictures of you last night. What sweet memories. I hope you are having a great time in heaven but I still really do miss you. I can still see your face the day you came to celebrate your 28th birthday at my home. It was a day of celebrating. Then you went to celebrate with your dad. You ended your life here very happy! love, MOM"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 16th June 2013

"Good Morning Son! It's Sunday morning. I'm up early to get grandpa ready for today. I miss you so much. I can't believe it has been almost 3 years. I still long to see your face and wish you would walk through my door once again."

This tribute was added by Nathan Ricker on 15th June 2013

"About to watch Tombstone (1993 Classic: Wyatt Erb and Doc Holliday)
I cherish the many times you took to create memories likes this with me and am enjoying being able to do so with others, miss you more and more as I grow older"

This tribute was added by dan fuchs on 2nd May 2013

"Hi, Jon. I guess you know that today is Eddie's 18th birthday. Wish you were here among us, but I know that you're in a far greater place than we are presently. Take care, my brother, and much love from us all!!

Dan"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 2nd May 2013

"Good Morning! I miss and love you so much. So much has changed since you left this earth. Can you see it all? I wish you were here to share these experiences. I am sure you wish we were with you to share your experiences. I love you son. MOM"

This tribute was added by Nathan Ricker on 1st May 2013

"I have relocated to Colorado where the weather is AMAZING and weed is legal!!
Although we did not get to share to many cannabis experiences with eachother I am so greatful for the few times we did.
Wish we could hang, although we cant do it any more I take a hit in your honor every time I light up."

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 29th December 2012

"I can't believe a 3rd Christmas was celebratedwithout you. I still miss you so much. I am sure you are having a blast in heaven,but as you know life on earth is filled with both ups and downs. It looks like people are moving on with their lives,but my life is forever altered without you. It is so painful to lose a child. You were a blessing in so many many ways. I love you!"

This tribute was added by dan fuchs on 24th August 2012

"Man how time flies. It seems that not long ago, the 4 of us would be sitting in my driveway with the grille going, some tunes or a Yankee game and the beers flowing along with the prank phone calls. We miss you very much, but I know that things must be glorious in Heaven with our Father."

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 24th August 2012

"I can't believe it's been 2 years since you left Earth and went to heaven. Some days it seems like it was just yesterday and my heart aches to see you again. I just cry and cry. And then at other times, I can clearly see you in heaven being more happy than I have ever seen you here. I know you lived every day you were suppose to but I still miss you so much. I hope you can see us too. MOM"

This tribute was added by dan fuchs on 21st August 2012

"Happy Birthday!!"

This tribute was added by dan fuchs on 21st August 2012

"We think of you often, my brother. We love and miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by jennifer burger on 21st August 2012

"Dear Jonathan,  

I am thinking of you today as you celebrate your 30th birthday in heaven. I'm sure it's the best party ever! There is a huge Jonathan-shaped hole in my heart and many others' but we are happy to know you are safe & sound & happy forever.  Love you, Aunt Jenny"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 21st August 2012

"Happy 30th Birthday Jonathan! What's it like to celebrate your birthday in heaven? I am sure it's huge! I miss you so much! You are always on my heart and in my mind. Please know we are always thinking about you. You were one of the best things that ever happened to me. All my love, MOM"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 31st March 2012

"Jonathan I miss you so much. I can't believe how different Nathan and Krista are now. So much stuff has taken place. I wish you were here to help us sort through all this stuff. Today, I saw a young man walking down the street and he looked like you. I wanted him to be you so badly. It still hurts so much! There still isn't a day that passes that I don't think about you. Love you! MOM"

This tribute was added by Danielle Ricker on 27th March 2012

"Today has been hard. It should have been our 3rd Anniversary. I feel like we were together for forever even though it was so short but the impact made was phenomenal! You changed me for forever...you challenged me to be me and you made me have the confidence to be me. Thank you for that! You changed my life and I miss you with ALL my heart! I still love you and I always will."

This tribute was added by Nathan Ricker on 31st January 2012

"The last few months have been more difficult than most
As I continue to grow older I realize more and more how much I miss you and how much I still need you
This world is too cruel for just me without you
They say there are no tears in heaven but as long as I am and on earth and you are in heaven there will be in both"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 25th August 2011

"I can't believe it's been an entire year since you passed from this life on earth. I still ache to see you and hold you. As long as I live I will long to see you. I miss you terribly and love you so much!"

This tribute was added by jennifer burger on 21st August 2011

"Thinking of you today...remembering the day you were born and the great things about you.  So glad you are in the presence of the Lord Jesus and all His glory, rejoicing every day!"

This tribute was added by Danielle Ricker on 21st August 2011

"Happy birthday babe! I miss you! However, I'm very thankful that you are in such a better place. Can't wait to be with you! I love you forever and always!"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 21st August 2011

"Happy 29th Birthday Jon! I miss you so much! I fell in love the moment you entered my world. You were an amazing son! I learned to love unconditionally because of you. You may not be here but you will never be forgotten. I hope you can see and feel how much you were loved."

This tribute was added by jennifer burger on 1st August 2011

"I was at His Mansion last Saturday and was thinking of you, Jonathan.  You walked that property for almost 2 years,  working, eating, singing, being YOURSELF!
I gave out some CD's with the ballad I wrote about your life.  You will not be forgotten.  We love you always."

This tribute was added by Danielle Ricker on 1st August 2011

"I miss you Jonathan. It is August and I'm really struggling with that. That is all I can really say right now. I have a lot going through my head but the biggest and most real is that I miss you!!!!"

This tribute was added by dan fuchs on 21st July 2011

"Been thinking about you a lot lately. I miss ya, bro"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 8th December 2010

"Hey, Jon. It's getting closer to Christmas. I've decorated the house and we had everyone over last Sunday to decorate the tree. I missed you so much. I added a strand of blue lights in remembrance of you. I so remember all of our Christmas', especially the one at Teen Challenge. It was very different, but fun too.  You are always in my heart and mind. Love you, Mom"

This tribute was added by Tricka Gibson on 2nd December 2010

"Hi Jon,

Thanks for the shooting star last night for me and Danielle driving home in the new VW. She needed that!!!! Never thought of a shooting star in that way before, but it wad certainly a moment from God!"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 13th November 2010

"Jon, I really missed you today. I spent the afternoon and evening sorting through your things. I hadn't cried so hard since the week you died. I love you and miss you more than I could ever adequately express. You were an amazing young man. You will always be in the center of my heart. And never forgotten!"

This tribute was added by Grace Petty on 23rd October 2010

"Jon, I was up north last week and enjoyed a 380,44, and a AK-47!! Couldn't stop thinking about you. My Mom and I miss the times you would come into the wine bar. You always lit up the room like no one else and I miss it so very much.

All my love,
              Grace-"

This tribute was added by Justin Blount on 21st October 2010

"Jon: YOu impacted all of us on so many levels. Your Boldness and LOve and desire to learn or protect. Your willingness to listen and care.
We all will have eternal memories together in due time.
THank you Lord for the many wonderful blessings/memories. They will never be in vain"

This tribute was added by ian fuchs on 21st October 2010

"jon....you were literally the big brother i never had... you were a serious, "down-to-ride" guy for me and my little brother...i knew you my whole life. and i never regretted a second i was with you. i have a whole life of stories with you, and would take forever to write them. but dont worry, they will always be in bedded in my mind, and my heart.i love you jon, and i will never forget about you."

This tribute was added by dan fuchs on 20th October 2010

"Don't worry about Dennis; Mr. Helen will keep him in line with the shovel...."Get your ass out of bed and get to work"  WHHHAAAATIIIINGGG  EEEEEUUUUGGGGH!!!!"

This tribute was added by dan fuchs on 20th October 2010

"Jon; how could I ever forget you? You were the best friend that this old fool ever had. We did some pretty funny things together, and we also did some pretty righteous and charitable things together. I don't know if I'll ever have another friend as good as you were, but then again, you were one of a kind....sorta like me!!haha Love you always, Dan"

This tribute was added by Danielle Ricker on 17th October 2010

"Jonathan, you are the love of my life. I miss you so much! Every time I walk through our door, my heart sinks into my feet it feels. I love you. You brought me the best times of my life and the happiest. You truly are my soul mate and I cannot wait until our souls meet again in heaven. I love you with everything I have.

love,
danielle"

This tribute was added by Verdel Ricker on 15th October 2010

"Jonathan, I love you and miss you so much. I still remember how much I fell in love with you the day you were born. I couldn't imagine loving anyone more than I loved you. You were such an amazing kid. There was nothing you ever did that caused me to love you any less. You will always be in my heart. Love you forever and ever, MOM"

This tribute was added by B. Walsh on 15th October 2010

"Jon...you will never be forgotten.  A part of you lives on in the lives of everyone that you have known and loved.  I can't imagine how amazing it is there and how happy you and Josh must be.  Give him a big hug for me.  We will see you both again...one sweet day!  Love you and miss you Jon!!"

This tribute was added by jesse james collop on 14th October 2010

"Love you dude miss you so much i know God has he's rezones for ever thing and some times we don't understand them.
you will never be forgotten all ways in my heart and mind. cant wait to see you again soon."


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