Best Christmas
Jonathan C Harman
  • 25 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 18, 1983
  • Place of birth:
    Syracuse, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 14, 2009
  • Place of passing:
    Buffalo, New York, United States
Happiness is a journey, NOT a destination. SO work like you don't need money, LOVE like you've never been hurt, AND DANCE LIKE NOBODY IS WATCHING!!!!!!!! AND most important of all... Don't be afraid your life will afraid that it will never begin.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jonathan Harman, 25, born on August 18, 1983 and passed away on January 14, 2009. We will love & remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 18th August 2017

"Happy 34th birthday Jonathan.  I remember this day like it was yesterday. It was so amazing to look at you for the first time. What a perfect little boy you were.  You grew up to be an amazing young man. You are missed and loved every minute of every day. Give Nana and Gdiddi a hug and kiss for me!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Emily Watts on 14th January 2017

"Some of my favorite memories are the most simple ones. Like I remember when Jon had that trampoline in the backyard on Kaymar. He could jump higher than I've ever seen anyone jump. And he could get you to bounce to the moon. I remember how we would walk Rebel around the neighborhood. Jon loved that dog so much. It was so sweet to see their bond. Pure love ❤️"

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 14th January 2017

"I know Jonathan wants me to not be sad today...It was 8 years today that he left us...Maybe if you leave me a funny story about him it will help...PLEASE?????"

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 18th August 2016

"Happy 33rd birthday in and miss you!!!!!!!!!!!! I will release your balloons later today so be ready to catch them!!!!!! I hope they have an amazing birthday celebration for you!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give Gdiddi a hug and kiss for me!!!!!!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Josh Stanson on 16th February 2016

"And I still can't smell aqua di gio without feeling you in my arms...makes me smile every time...u always had that effect...thanks for the love u are eternally loved for it"

This tribute was added by Josh Stanson on 16th February 2016

"I realized this is the month we lost you and its also the month you made me so happy....we may have only been together a short time but you made my life happy...I miss your kisses and I know u came to me on valentines day...your soul is strong and you still are protecting all the people you love ...because you will always be young and always be beautiful and always be strong ...thank you for that breif moment I will always look back on when I'm cold and alone..."

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 14th January 2016

"Today is seven years that you left us... I love and miss you everyday but am more at peace this year... I hope your granddad found you and you guys are having a good time being together... look out for your nana and help her... love you!!!!"

This tribute was added by Peter Rummings on 18th August 2015

"Happy Birthday Jonathan!"

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 18th August 2015

"HAPPY 32nd BIRTHDAY in Heaven... I will think about birthday parties and Christmas and your favorite holiday - Halloween today and celebrate your amazing life!!!!!! LOVE YOU and MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by ellen harford on 18th August 2015

"We think of you often, dear Jonathan.  On our recent trip to PA, I laughed when remembering all the times you got lost on a road trip and how you could have used Siri!  She came in handy this time for us.
Love to see your smiling face in my memory; still pray for you daily."

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 14th January 2015

"6 years ago tonite you left us... I think of you with happy thoughts everyday now... more happy than sad... I miss you every minute of every day but when I think of you I smile because you would be mad at me if I didn't... you hated to see people sad... I miss your hugs and the texts every morning... Fly high with the angels until we see each other again..."

This tribute was added by Peter Rummings on 14th January 2015

     Thinking of you today and often.  

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 7th December 2014

"I miss you this time of year more than the rest of the year because you loved Christmas...Its almost 6 years and some days I am okay and today just soooo sad...I love you..."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Harford on 19th August 2014

"I didn't leave a message here yesterday on your 31st birthday... Left one on your FB page as did your sister and a number of your relatives and friends...I just knew when you were born that I loved you and it will never end as long as I am alive... I miss your voice and your laughter... and the part I miss most is your hugs...I hope you caught all the balloons we sent you!!!!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Josh Stanson on 2nd April 2014

"Thank You Jon for coming to me. I definitely heard you. You were and still are amazing. Your warmth and smile could move the world. Thank you for coming through to me. Even though it seems like we knew each other a very small time on this world...i knew you..i loved will be missed in the living, but thank you for what i know you've done since you've been away."

This tribute was added by Claire Lovell on 5th February 2014

"I went to SUNY Purchase with Jonathan.  One of my favorite memories of him was at Fall Ball.  He was the outgoing 'diva' and therefore the host of the event, and I was running it as head of the LGBT club. He showed me the ropes and worked tirelessly to pull the event off successfully, which never would have happened without him.  I had no idea what I was doing and he was always really supportive and helpful.  When the event finally rolled around I was pretty stressed out.  Jonathan encouraged me to relax and enjoy all the hard work we had put into the event.  He even invited me to hang out with his friends afterwards. I had a great night and ended up putting on the event the next year too thanks to his mentorship.  I went on to work on the a number of other large events after college thanks to that experience.  I will always remember how he helped me just out of the goodness of his heart and his wonderful spirit.  The world needs more people like him."

This tribute was added by Peter Rummings on 15th January 2014

"Yesterday was the first year I had to be reminded of the day's significance... I always remember Jon on his birthday though."

This tribute was added by George Delucia on 15th January 2014

""Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad. " Christina Rosettii"

This tribute was added by ellen harford on 14th January 2014

"Jonathan, I just want you to know that I am still dancing as though nobody is watching!  You are one of the few in my life who understood that need.
Love, Aunt Ellen"

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 14th January 2014

"Five years ago tonite at 11:30 p.m. Meg and I lost you.  We didn't want to let you go but the doctors had done everything they could. There isn't a moment of each day that I don't think about you or miss you but I am remembering the good days and the fun memories now more than the grief. You made my life so much more than it would have been without you... I treasure every day with your sister now more than ever. I thank God each night for giving you to me and wonder why he took you away so soon.  I LOVE AND MISS YOU!!!!"

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 5th January 2014

"Today was the day, five years ago, they told me you wouldn't make it through the night... then they told me they could try putting you on an ECMO machine, it by-passes the lungs and let's them heal...they gave you a 30% chance of making it... so started my 9 days of hell... the doctors did their best but you couldn't beat the are loved and missed everyday...I have learned how to live with the pain but it gets the best of me some nites when everyone is asleep and I just cry...I miss you and love you Jonathan..."

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 7th November 2013

⋱⋰⋱♬  ⋱⋰⋱❀   BRINGING YOU PEACE OF       
▂业▂业▂业▂业▂业▂业▂业▂ MIND, LOVE IN

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 18th August 2013

"30 years ago today I was in so much pain...but after 13 hours I had the most beautiful baby boy!!!!! I miss him and wish he could be here to celebrate his birthday with us but I am sure Heaven is having an amazing party right now and he is dancing to all his favorite songs!!!!! love and miss you baby!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 14th April 2013

"George Delucia sent me his eulogy from Jonathan's memorial service...I have included it in the stories tab...Thank you George for your wonderful thoughts and memories of Jonathan!!!!"

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 4th April 2013

"Please go to stories and read Meghan's Memorial Tribute to Jonathan..but bring a kleenex or two or three... your gonna need them!!!! Love you Meghan"

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 31st March 2013

"Please leave a story or something he said/did to you if you drop by the page... It will make it easier for me... Thank you all!!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by George Delucia on 21st March 2013

"Oh, I am so glad you put this together. I have so many stories that I want to share.  My favorite times were when we would drive to work together and chain smoke on the way. I cherish those times now. Still think about him all the time. I know he's ok and a guardian angel to all of us now.  He was so gentle and full of love and hope. Can't wait for the day I see him again."

This tribute was added by Lizz Harford on 20th March 2013

"I started this today, 3/20/13, to have anyone who has a story or memory of Jonathan to leave it for others to see.  He was an amazing human and son. I miss him every minute of every day. Please leave pics, audios and stories. Thank you all."

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