Let the memory of Justin be with us forever
  • 43 years old
  • Born on April 19, 1971 in Dallas, Texas, United States.
  • Passed away on March 29, 2015 in Topeka, Kansas, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Justin Zurlo, 43, born on April 19, 1971 and passed away on March 29, 2015.

Justin had a great sense of humor.  He savored the outdoors and seasons, and loved living in the country.  He enjoyed camping and was prepared for any obstacle.  He was always willing to give a helping hand to others and had a voracious appetite for knowledge.

Justin loved to draw plans for small houses, especially tiny houses.  He had many books showing different styles of tiny homes and was always coming up with new ideas to incorporate into his "dream home".  He was especially interested in 400 square foot homes or less.  He was a great craftsman, and could build just about anything.  He had a passion for coming up with different ideas to build things with components that were not usually used for that purpose, especially if they had a dual purpose.

Justin had  a great gift for style and decorating.  He was the one to ask if you needed help.  He really enjoyed finding bargains...and could he bargain shop!  He loved going to Tuesday Morning, Home Goods and thrift shops.  Justin was quite the saver and he made it his mission to get a deal on every purchase he made.  He would spend hours on Amazon hunting down bargains for the things that he needed.

Justin loved to cook.  He wanted to write a cookbook on cheap meals from around the country.  He always said that he had a poor man's appetite.  He would find something that he liked to eat, and find a cheaper, better way to prepare it.

Justin loved his dog Anna.  They were inseparable.  Justin loved his family and was thankful for the time that he spent with us. 

Justin will remain in our hearts forever.  He will be dearly missed.

Posted by Rhonda James on 19th April 2018
I miss you. There is so much that I wish I could say to you right now. I love you.
Posted by John Falcon on 29th March 2017
You still make me laugh almost everyday remembering our friendship. 2 yrs since you left, and I still miss you being my best friend forever Justin.
Posted by Rhonda James on 23rd December 2016
I miss you little brother. I think of you every day. I miss our shopping sprees, decorating ideas, cook offs, laughs about Mom and our political talks...yes...we agreed on everything! I am so sorry that you were in that dark place and felt you couldn't reach out to me. I was there for you before and I would have been there for you again. I am so sorry that you were taken advantage of. I would have been there for you as always. There is a big hole in my heart...that special place that you could only occupy. I miss you and love you so very much.
Posted by John Falcon on 30th March 2016
You're always in my heart, and your memories surround me every day. I even use the spoons you gave me almost every day because they were from you. I miss you. You're still my best friend.I love you forever Justin.
Posted by Cheri Bennett on 27th March 2016
It's been almost 1 year since you left us and I'm still asking myself why .You came into our lives with such a powerful love, kindness, and generosity and left with a blink of an eye. I think about you often and I hope you are at peace. I miss you so very much! Till we meet again my friend.
Posted by Rhonda James on 26th June 2015
I love you little brother and miss you more than words can say. I wish that you could have reached out to me in your pain. I would have helped lift you from that dark place. We will be together once again, but until then, know that I carry you in my heart.

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