Let the memory of Ephraim be with us forever
  • 21 years old
  • Born on July 19, 1983 .
  • Passed away on May 12, 2005 .
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ephraim Schultz 21 years old , born on July 19, 1983 and passed away on May 12, 2005. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Mary Jo Alessio on 19th July 2018
July 19.2018 Loved and forever missed. We honor your memory in our hearts always, my Firstborn son.
Posted by Mary Jo Alessio on 19th July 2017
My Dearest Ephraim David, Your memory is alive in my heart and you are forever missed. Happy 34th Birthday!
Posted by Mary Jo Alessio on 12th May 2017
12 years ago today Josiah and I had the most traumatizing experience any parent (mother) or sibling will ever have. It has definitely changed the trajectory of our lives and frankly, neither of us have EVER been the same. There are never appropriate or adequate words to describe the sheer ripping force and pain when one has been told that their loved one is deceased. The ripples extend outwards to the rest of the family and friends. But none take it quite as hard as the parent and siblings. A piece of us has left this earth plane. Now thankfully I have been under the belief that although when someone dies their physical body is gone, yet their spirit lives on, that belief does not always equate with comfort. Somehow in an uncanny way the joy and the pain learn to coincide with each other. But you are NEVER the same. Although I will go to Clarence Fillmore Cemetary today the fact is I know that Ephraim David is not there. Rather his spirit is everywhere and his spirit is around me and not in a physical place although his body may be there. I am thankful for groups like "Helping Parents Heal" and "Inbetween Two worlds" that emphasize the signs and wonders that many of us experience after our loved ones pass. This belief has been my ONLY comfort. I cannot imagine how hard it must be for the person who does not believe in the afterlife. 12 long years. I can only imagine how different our lives would have been if Ephraim had not passed in this untimely way. Yet we as a country are not much farther along in preventing the unnecessary deaths of our Millenials. And I say that not because of "FEELINGS" which are changeable but because of "FACTS" . Our children are dying in record numbers. SHAME on us. We have a genocide happening here and this is not being addressed in a way that creates change. We could be being doing so much more. Maybe, just maybe this is happening in some sort of metaphysical way to cause us to change and grow and stretch beyond our borders and change the antiquated way we are thinking about this issue. Maybe just maybe this issue in some metaphysical way is happening to teach us to love and learn empathy beyond our comfort zones. It is something to think about based on the logic of knowing that we are not here to eat more ice cream, buy bigger houses or cars but we are here for higher learning lessons. To learn love for God, ourselves and others. Maybe this is the lesson we as a society are missing and until we learn this more will be dying.
Posted by Mary Jo Alessio on 19th July 2016
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Ephraim Schultz who was born in New York on July 19, 1983 and passed away on May 12, 2005 at the age of 21. We will remember him forever. Ephraim would have been 22 years old on July 19th of 2005. He was very much loved by myself his Mother , Mary Jo Alessio, his father William R.Schultz, his brother Josiah I. Schultz and his sister Elisabeth Kitchen.As well as Nana Jo Alessio and "Other" Grandma Carol Kelly Schultz and loads of friends, cousins, and Aunts and Uncles, and people at Antique World in Clarence, NY.Ephraim had many dreams one of which was to go to another country to help the poor and suffering in orphanages. He loved to work hard and enjoyed landscaping, and especially working with his Uncle at Antique World.The Pumpkin Festival was one of his favorite tasks. Ephraim's presentation was very quiet but no one could forget the mysteries his eyes held and the depth of his kindness nor his tender heart. He enjoyed collecting Military items as well as the fact that he was an avid chess player. As they say "still waters run deep" and Ephraim was always filled with surprises. He enjoyed many different artists and was known to listen to his favorite love songs. Albeit as a 21 yr old he didn't always want people to know just how sensitive and sentimental he was and will always be.As a child of 5 years old he said "Mommy will you pray that God will send me one good friend?". Now my beautiful Ephraim is in the arms of a friend that "will never leave him nor forsake him". If Josiah has my energy and curiosity about life it can be said that Ephraim had my heart, tenderness and compassion for those less fortunate. He is treasured in my heart and will be missed for I have not only lost my son , but my friend and soulmate. Ephraim in Hebrew means "God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction". Our Jesus was waiting to take you home........." a friend who will never leave you nor forsake you".
Posted by Mary Jo Alessio on 19th July 2016
My Beloved Ephraim David! How we all miss and long for you in a way that words can never truly define. Happy heavenly Birthday my son! 33 years old!
Posted by Mary Jo Alessio on 29th May 2016
My dear Ephraim David, We will always love and miss you so very much! Your life will not be in vain as long as I live. I will say your name every day. You existed, you were and are real. and as your Mother I will be your eyes, your ears and your voice. I will tell your story. I will make sure people remember you. You died too soon and your death so preventable. You are surrounded by an army of young men and women who have left this planet too soon. You were cut short from living the life that you were created for. But your voices carry on through all of us parents who were left behind to grieve and weep. I know that you are with Nana now and you and Nana will make a place for me and Josiah when it is our turn to join you. I love you! xxxooo
Posted by Mary Jo Alessio on 29th May 2016
Surrounded forever by the Glow of God and the heavenly Angels and a great crowd of witnesses!

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