Love and memories last forever...
  • 37 years old
  • Born on September 26, 1978 .
  • Passed away on March 22, 2016 .

Jesse L. Kagan was born on September 26, 1978 in Willingboro, NJ. He succumbed to illness on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, having fought a courageous fight. He died at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees, NJ under the care of the dedicated PICU staff.

Jesse lived at home for 30 years until it was necessary to relocate to Medford Care Center. There he was surrounded by loving and dedicated people.

Jesse is survived by his parents, Ed and Susan Kagan, his sister and her husband, Dana and Aaron Kozak, his brother and his wife, Seth Kagan and Melinda Moskal, two nieces, Bria and Charlotte Kozak and one nephew, Miles Kagan. 

Jesse inspired much love and admiration in his life. The people who helped care for him were drawn to his warmth. He will be missed by many. Jesse brought many caring, loving and dedicated people into the life of his family. We are grateful for this.

Funeral Services will be held at Steelmantown Cemetery Natural Burial Preserve, 100 Steelmantown Rd., Woodbine (Steelmantown), NJ on Saturday, March 26 at noon. Attendees are encouraged to bring 1 flower from their garden, yard or neighborhood.

In lieu of of flowers, please feel free to make a contribution to CASA-CGS, 350 Front St., Elmer, NJ 08318 or on their website:  CASA is a community based organization that supports and protects vulnerable children, advocating for them in court and elsewhere.

Posted by Alyson Benningfield on March 22, 2018
Very close in spirit as I share your bittersweet grief in losing someone so beloved. May God bring an unexpected joy to you today as a reminder that He so loves the world that He sent His Son to die for us.
Posted by Alyson Benningfield on September 27, 2016
Dear Susan & Family....My heartfelt love goes out to you on Jesse's birthday...especially his first since entering Heaven. Birthdays, holidays, & special occasions change when a loved one is missing. May God's love surround you now and always,,,
Sincerely, Alyson (Berger) Benningfield
Posted by Betty Gabel on March 27, 2016
With love from all of the Gabels. We are thinking of you and Jesse and send all our love and prayers. We can never forget that there is a lot of love in this world and Jesse was blessed to have known it.
Posted by Karen Moroski on March 26, 2016
I am truly sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Alyson Benningfield on March 26, 2016
Dear Susan...Kathy shared your information with me about Jesse, and I wanted you to know my heart sincerely goes out to you and your family, along with my prayers and hope for the Lord's peace to surround you.
In sympathy & love...
Alyson (Berger) Benningfield
Posted by Karen Romano on March 26, 2016
Dear Susan, Ed , Dana, Seth and family, we are so very very sorry to learn of Jesse's passing... No parents should have to suffer the loss of their child.... You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love from all of us.. Karen, Wayne, Brian, Greg & Mia, and Nani xoxo
Posted by Louise Haines on March 25, 2016
I was so sorry to hear of your loss . Jesse brought so much love to your family. It doesn't seem that long ago that our kids were playing together. I will always remember Jesse's smiling face. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family  Love Louise and Melissa
Posted by Ken Levinson on March 25, 2016
I only met Jessie once when he was very young, but I was moved by your lovely tribute to him. Prayers for Jessie and the entire family. It's very obvious how much love there is for Jessie.


Ken Levinson
Posted by David Rissmiller on March 25, 2016
Susan, Ed and Family
I know how much you dearly loved Jesse and how you will remember him everyday for the warmth he brought into your lives. Our thoughts are with you.

Fran and David
Posted by Julie Donahue on March 25, 2016
Dana and Family,

I'm so sorry to hear about Jesses passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Julie (Horner) Donahue
Posted by Cheryl Cassidy on March 25, 2016
The love and care that you gave to your Jesse is an inspiration to every parent and caretaker. You se an amazing family enriched by Jesse being a part of it!
Posted by Norma Severs DeSmedt on March 25, 2016
Susan and family,
Prayers for Jesse and your family. I am sorry for your loss.
Love, Norma
Posted by Jennifer Bland on March 24, 2016
Susan & Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

With love,

Leave a Tribute