"The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long." -Laozi
  • 35 years old
  • Born on April 28, 1975 in Stamford, Connecticut, United States.
  • Passed away on July 25, 2010 in Oregon, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Jonathan Bartholomew who was born on April 28, 1975 and passed away on July 25, 2010. We will remember him forever.

Dear Friends,

 After a lifelong battle with depression and personal struggle, my brother Jonathan (Jon) Bartholomew passed away on July 25, 2010. He chose to take his own life. I have set up this site to honor his memory and to allow those people that knew him to leave a tribute, share a personal story, or simply remember him and say a prayer.

May the beautiful memories of Jon burn bright in our hearts and remain with us forever.

With much love,
Noelle Bartholomew

Posted by Linda Bartholomew on July 25, 2019
Dearest Jonathan, Thinking of you as always on this 9th anniversary of your passing.  Time does help but it doesn't make it any easier or better.
All my love to my dear son,
Mom
Posted by Judy Cummings on July 25, 2019
I can’t believe it’s been 9 years! You’re wrapped in God’s loving arms, Jonathan
Posted by Christina Goggin on April 28, 2019
Gone but never forgotten. Missing you and Allen and all the trouble we all used to get into the good old days life is happy and carefree. Thanks
Posted by Christina Goggin on December 21, 2018
Time never eases the pain of loss. Memories are so bitter Sweet. I remember and smile then remembered and cry. As long as I draw breath you will be loved and never forgotten. If only we could turn back time to times more carefree. Missing you always
Tina
Posted by Judy Cummings on August 2, 2017
Dear Jonathan
My son John came to visit and we looked through photo albums. I didn't realize how many photos we had of you and Noelle. What a wonderful smile!! Blessings
Judy
Posted by Cathy Harris on April 28, 2016
I remember Jonathan clearly. A wide smile and always a kind word. He will always be a bright light in memory.
Posted by Joe Chmielewski on April 28, 2015
happy birthday Jonathan,i miss you and will never forget you
Posted by Frank Bartholomew on April 30, 2014
Heaven will never be the same - both and you and Allen,may God grant you both love and peace, someday I will get to hug you both again, love never dies
Posted by Cathy Harris on April 28, 2014
Of course - never forgotten....
Posted by Judy Cummings on April 30, 2013
Gone but never forgotten in our hearts!
Judy
Posted by Linda Bartholomew on April 28, 2013
Dear Jonathan,
You would have been 38 yo today. Time goes by but the sadness and pain are still there, and always will be.  When I talk to my friends about you I tell them that God is giving you the help now that you wouldn't accept when you were here on Earth. All that really matters is that you are happy and at peace. Love you, sweetheart, Mom
Posted by Noelle Bartholomew on April 28, 2013
Thinking of you always & especially today on your birthday.
Posted by Linda Bartholomew on July 26, 2012
Dearest Jonathan,
It has been 2 years since you left us. Two years with too many questions and not enough answers, but knowing that you are happy and at peace means everything to me and to all of us who loved you.
Much love, my dearest son,
Mom
Posted by Linda Bartholomew on April 28, 2012
Dearest Jonathan,
You would have been 37 today,  You didn't make this milestone on Earth, but in Heaven you are laughing and joking about it, happy in mind and spirit. That is all that matters, my dear son.
So much love from Mom
Posted by Judy Cummings on April 28, 2012
A candle is lit today for Jonathan's birthday.
God Bless
Judy
Posted by Christina Goggin on April 28, 2012
thinking of you on this day as i often do,alway transports me to days gone by .It seams like only yesterday we were all young trouble makers.eventhough we lost touch here and there through the years. when we did catch up it was like we talked every day. WE lost touch but not our connection.It still so hard to belive gone and goodbuy two words so permenent.
Posted by Noelle Bartholomew on April 28, 2012
Thinking of you today and always...
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Lead us from falsehood to truth
darkness to light
death to immortality
Posted by Frank Bartholomew on April 28, 2012
Dear Jon,

I will always love you, your pain came through as aggression and hate and yet, the son I loved was crying out like a ship in a heavy fog, I could hear you, but never could reach you
Posted by Jennifer Lee on July 29, 2011
gone but never forgotten
Posted by Kim Chmielewski on July 25, 2011
Love and miss you uncle Jonathan <3
Posted by Jennifer Lee on May 15, 2011
i love you and i miss you so much. jimmy and i came to talk with you. jimmy misses you alot. i hope you are happy and free..........always my angel....love you for the rest of my life. i will name the baby something that you would have liked.see you
Posted by Jennifer Lee on May 15, 2011
etluxintenebris                       lucet                               a light shines in the darkness
Posted by Christina Goggin on May 7, 2011
jon drugs clouded your mind and corrouped your body but your heart was pure now that your free i know God has made you whole again vaqueshing demons that tormented you on earth now you can smile as you once did with the innocence of a child.
Posted by Christina Goggin on May 7, 2011
jon,
Give jeffrey a kiss tell him how much i miss him although he's probly the first person you looked for and tell pa i think of him often. Funny how everyday life bring floods of memories of day gone by better time
Posted by Jennifer Lee on May 3, 2011
i spent easter and april 28th with whitey here in pdx,or. i miss him very much.
Posted by Kim Chmielewski on April 29, 2011
Happy birthday uncle jonathan. Wishing you the best while you spend time next to the angels. Miss you and wish we had more time together,
Love
Kim <3
Posted by Jessica Bates on April 28, 2011
Happy Birthday angel in heaven
Thinking of you and loving you forever - Jessie
Posted by Christina Goggin on April 28, 2011
jon
happy birthday i think of you often.At easter we reminised of the last easter we had as a family when joey was 5 you found the egg which held $5 when u saw how sad joey was you handed it to him and told him to share with kim
Posted by Frank Bartholomew on April 28, 2011
Jon,
I just talked to your sister, this year we know where you are and that your not somewhere sufering from drug use or locked in a far away jail cell. I will always cherish the "good times".
Posted by Linda Bartholomew on April 28, 2011
Dearest Jonathan,
Happy 36th birthday, my dear son in Heaven. God is helping you now as you couldn't be helped on this Earth. I love you as we all do, and always will. Love you, Mom
Posted by Noelle Bartholomew on April 28, 2011
Thinking of you dear brother on your 36th birthday...remembering you today and always. Peace, Love and Light, Noelle
Posted by Jessica Bates on April 10, 2011
Missing you, seems like every day gets harder and harder without you. XOXO
Posted by Jennifer Lee on March 23, 2011
i left gifts for you at the tree today. you are always on my mind and in my heart
Posted by Jessica Bates on January 14, 2011
Hey baby thinking of you every day
you are not forgotten just deeply missed
I know you are at peace and I think of that all the time
xoxo
Posted by Jessica Bates on November 10, 2010
Thinking of you every day, every day is hard without you
I love you angel xoxo
Posted by Jessica Bates on October 19, 2010
Jon - I am sorry I couldn't make it to your walk but you know me with work and dedication. I miss you every day that I wake up and still cannot get over the fact that I will never see or talk to you again, it will never stop hurting but I know that you are at peace and your presence is with me every day. Love you forever!!
Posted by Noelle Bartholomew on October 16, 2010
Dear brother, we walked in your memory today and felt your presence in the wind. Peace and love always.
Posted by Jennifer Lee on September 10, 2010
forever loved,forever missed,never forgotten
Posted by Melissa Pasquarelli on September 10, 2010
I hope with all of my heart that you are finally at peace and have found pure happiness. I hope all the suffering you went through has ended. I always hated knowing that someone so good had to suffer so much inside. I will add more in a story. XOXO Meliss
Posted by Linda Bartholomew on August 25, 2010
My dear Jonathan..... my beautiful red haired boy. As I sometimes called you and Noelle, because of your Swedish and Italian heritage, my "Swedish Meatballs". It has been a month since you, for whatever reason, decided to leave us, your friends, and life.  Still so hard to comprehend, with too many questions and very few, if any, answers.  Just tears upon more tears. 
 You always had a soft spot for animals, little kids and the underdog.  The Bybee kids absolutely mauled you and you loved every minute of it. 
The first time you came down here to visit me in TN. we went to a neighbor's house to pick up a large doghouse that had been given to me. It started to rain, with thunder and lightning, and there we were, soaking wet and laughing, trying to lift this monstrous very heavy doghouse into the back of my truck to no avail! Doghouse 1, us 0. 
You were always impulsive and did your own thing, but were always LOVED, no matter what, dear Jonathan.  I was so proud of you being a self taught chef, and bragged to many people about you and your talent. 
I went to a few of my neighbors to give them the sad news, and Susan (Ward) said that God is helping you now, giving you the help that you needed but wouldn't get while you were alive. You are at peace now, and that is ALL that matters, dear. Go fishing with Pop-Pop and enjoy Heaven, as you didn't always enjoy life here on Earth. 
Love you ALWAYS,
Mom
Posted by Jessica Bates on August 14, 2010
Thinking of you every day and knowing that you are looking down and watching over me. There will never be a day that goes by that I will not miss you. 
XOXO
Posted by Noelle Bartholomew on August 11, 2010
Dear brother, you are home now, where I can watch over you & know you will always be safe. May your body rest in peace & your spirit soar. I will see you again, in the wind, the rain, & the sunshine.
Posted by Teresa Teeters on August 11, 2010
For Linda & Noelle in Jon`s honor. Please accept our deepest condolences. Love, Teresa and Gene
Posted by Jessica Bates on August 9, 2010
Missing you!!!!!
Love you always and forever xoxo
Posted by Andy Spizzirri on August 5, 2010
Thinking of you Noelle, I hope we can help you in any way and be with you during your loss and sorrow. Lots of love, Christina and Andy
Posted by Laura Avery on August 5, 2010
Dear Noelle, May the love of your family and friends hold you and bring you strength...knowing always that Jon now walks beside you every day.
Posted by Cathy Harris on August 5, 2010
Jon, I will always remember you as I saw you Saturday - smiling, friendly, and concerned about others. Thank you for sharing yourself with us as we are the better for it. Bless you.
Posted by Joe Chmielewski on August 5, 2010
Jonathan, though I only was able to spend time with you when i was a child. you have touched my life and I will always cherish the memories I have of you.
Yest in peace. your nephew Joe
Posted by Kim Chmielewski on August 5, 2010
it breaks my heart to know that you are no longer here,but it also mends my heart to know that you are in a better place,to feel no more pain and suffering.may the angels guide you. ♥ღ i love you♥ღ
Posted by Judy Cummings on August 5, 2010
Dearest Jonathan,
I see your impish grin and you and Noelle and John running around the picnic table on a summer's day.
God Bless you
Judy

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