His most beautiful Smile will forever be missed!
RJ Statler
  • 28 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 12, 1984
  • Date of passing: Dec 16, 2012
Please share your pictures and stories of RJ here. Let the beautiful memory of our beloved RJ be with us forever!
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, RJ Statler, 28, born on November 12, 1984 and passed away on December 16, 2012. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rennie Statler on 16th December 2017

"Today my heart is saddened.  Although I woke up today and the sunrise lite up the day, my heart is in the darkness. You are forever in my heart and I think of you often. Your presence on earth is gone but is forever in my heart. I love you and miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by Your Loving Aunt on 16th December 2017

"My Dearest Nephew,

Today is a tough day for us here on earth.  Your passing left a void that can never be filled.  I wish we could travel back in time to five years ago and change the events of this day. I still cannot believe that this is real.    They say that time heals all wounds.  It still feels like it was just yesterday.  It still hurts tremendously.  Look down on your dad and sister and say a prayer for them.  I love you RJ.  I miss you so much.  Love you Kid!"

This tribute was added by Rennie Statler on 12th November 2017

"Happy Birthday RJ.  I know you are bring smiles and joy to everyone around you.  There are so many WONDERFUL stories to tell actually to many to tell.  The tears still fill my eyes and my fingers shake when I write about you.  I miss you dearly.  One of the best times i remember was standing you up all dressed up in your little tuxedo to be my ring bearer at my wedding.  My heart is always with you.  Love you endlessly your Godfather."

This tribute was added by Your Loving Aunt on 12th November 2017

"My Dearest Nephew,
Happy Birthday in heaven my beautiful nephew!  I hope you are sitting there enjoying your special day that was here on earth.  Hopefully you are celebrating with Nanny, Pop Pop, Bear, and all your loved ones who are up there.  I miss you so much.  I wish you were here.  I miss your beautiful smile and your contagious laughter!  I miss the way you would ask, "Wassup?"  The tears keep coming.  I know they shouldn't because you are in a place much nicer than here.  But I really miss you!  Continue to watch over your family.  Know you are loved and missed!  

Hugs and kisses.  Love you Kid!"

This tribute was added by Amber Grunke-Guevara on 5th July 2017

"Tonight we spent the fourth with your family. The deep hole your absence leaves is still so very real and nothing will fill that void. I could see such pain in Nicole's eyes thinking about how much you would have enjoyed tonight. You should have been there. I know you were in spirit. Thank you for the little hellos lately. <3 Love you, see you again one day."

This tribute was added by Your Loving Aunt on 25th November 2016

"My Dearest Nephew,

Oh, today was so difficult.  On this day to give thanks, I cried. I do thank God for letting me be a part of your life. I thank him for your love. I cried because he took you too soon! I pray everyone will realize how short life is or can be. How quickly one can be taken from us.  RJ, I hope you are happy. Watch over your dad and sister. Please know I love you so!

Love ya' Kid,

Your Loving Aunt"

This tribute was added by Your Loving Aunt on 12th November 2016

"My Dearest Nephew,

Happy Birthday in heaven! I hope you are looking down upon your family and seeing how much you are loved and how much you are missed. You touched so many people's lives in such a short time. You truly are a saint! I wish I could say Happy Birthday to your face. I wish you could be here for all to hug you. The tears do not stop. The pain does not stop. The love is there forever!  I miss you terribly! You are the best !

Your Loving Aunt"

This tribute was added by Your Loving Aunt on 16th December 2015

"My Dearest Nephew,

This is such a hard day.  I hate it.  I wish I could erase it - that it never existed - then you would be here with us.   I know one day the pain will fade, but so far it hasn't.  Comfort us all.  We need you.  I miss you!  I love you!  You will never be forgotten!  I will never stop loving you!"

This tribute was added by Mick LoMauro on 13th November 2015

"Happy Birthday Cuz.
You are missed."

This tribute was added by Rennie Statler on 12th November 2015

"RJ you are GREATLY missed by so many people and I am one of the leaders of that pack.  You are thought of often and spoken to more times than not.  I know that you are an angle that has gotten his wings to early but as always you have dealt with that challenge.  With your bright smile and loving ways please watch over your family and the ones that need you the most.  Let your father feel you today wrap him in your love and make this day tolerable for him.  My love and heart are always with you."

This tribute was added by Your Loving Aunt on 12th November 2015

"My dearest RJ,
I miss you so much.  Happy Birthday in Heaven!  I hope you are celebrating with Nanny and Pop-pop with the big, beautiful smile of yours!  I can see it right now.  I can feel you, your love, your joy.  Oh, how you touched all our lives!  Continue to watch over us.  Continue to shower your dad and sister with your love and contagious zeal for happiness and joy.

You are missed!  You are loved!  Hugs, my sweet little boy!"

This tribute was added by Rennie Statler on 5th March 2015

"How does one begin to write the words to describe how much you meant to all of us.  As I sit down to write something for your murder trial, the emotional wounds are so very real.  I think back upon the day you were born and how so exited the whole family was.  Your father glowing brighter than any beacon in the world.  Watching you grow up, playing with you.  Having you as my ring bearer at my wedding, god I was very proud of you.  You had a heart bigger than the Grand Canyon and a smile brighter than all the stars in the sky.  You are so very missed, I can hear your voice as if you are right here besides me.  RJ you are forever living in my heart, my dreams and my life.  You are deeply loved."

This tribute was added by Your Loving Aunt on 16th December 2014

"My Dearest Nephew,

I wish I could erase December 16, 2012 from our history and you were here with us today.  I miss you so much.  I know you hear me talking to you everyday.  I wish I could hear what you reply back.  Keeping looking down upon and praying for your daddy and sister and the rest of your loved ones. I try to console myself by saying at least you have no disappointments, pain, hurt, or other bad things to deal with anymore.  That is true, I know, but I still miss you terribly!  I don't know if the pain and emptiness will ever go away while I am on this earth.  I look forward to the day I can hug you again and hear you say, "I love you!" I miss you.

I love you Kid!!"

This tribute was added by ashley smith on 16th December 2014

"I can't believe that it's all ready been 2 years, it feels like forever. I miss hearing your voice every year on today my birthday you would find me to tell me happy birthday. I know you are up there with my mom looking down on me today, sharing story. I want you to know you are missed everyday and you will always be in my heart. Till I see you again. Love u"

This tribute was added by savannah Gibson on 12th November 2014

"Happy Birthday R.j !
I miss you!!"

This tribute was added by ashley smith on 12th November 2014

"Happy  birthday , I  miss you so  much .  But I  know that you are in a place where there is no bad and that one day I will see you again. I miss the long talks that we would always have and the laugh that we shared together. You were one of the few that was a real friend."

This tribute was added by Your Loving Aunt on 12th November 2014

"Oh My Dearest Nephew,
Happy Birthday in Heaven.  I miss you so much!  There is not a single day that goes by that I do not think of you.  I pray you happy and peaceful. Watch over your daddy and family.  Hugs and kisses my sweet kid.  I love you!"

This tribute was added by Your Loving Aunt on 30th July 2014

"My Dearest Nephew,
May justice be served as we move closer to trial.  I miss you so terribly much.  I love you!"

This tribute was added by savannah Gibson on 18th November 2013

"You've been on my mind alot today,I still can't believe your gone.I miss you!"

This tribute was added by Mary Carberry on 12th November 2013

"Forever in our hearts...Happy Birhtday RJ..."

This tribute was added by Your Loving Aunt on 12th November 2013

"My Dearest Nephew,  Happy Birthday in Heaven! We miss you so very much. I cannot believe you are not here celebrating with your Dad and Sister. I miss your "Wassup" and your "I Love You" so much. I can only trust that you are in Heaven: a saint for us to know personally. I hope you are able to celebrate with Nanny and Pop-Pop. Send your blessings down to your Dad and Sister. I love you RJ!"

This tribute was added by ashley smith on 9th July 2013

"RJ, I cant believe someone would take one of the best guys I ever meet away from us. We meet at the skating ring when I was 12, and we would always find each other some how, and make sure the other one was ok and to see how life was treating us. I dont know how many times you had to listen to me cry over and guy, but you always known the right things to say. Thank u for being my friend"

This tribute was added by Lucretia Darnell on 7th July 2013

""RJ, words cannot express how much I miss not seeing you.  I will forever remember you and that beautiful smile.  Rest in peace.""

This tribute was added by melissa statler on 4th June 2013

"Missing you more than ever RJ. Last time I saw you I was hoping to see you again real soon. I told you I was gonna call and text and bother you all the time and you told me I wasn't allowed to drive. As we said bye, I didn't think it'd be the last time I ever see my big cousin. Now I know you're with me all the time. We got you justice too.. Love and miss you always <3"

This tribute was added by savannah Gibson on 20th May 2013

"I love you and miss you so much R.j ! It's not the same without you."

This tribute was added by Nicole Statler on 17th May 2013

"some times it doesnt even feel like your gone i catch myself all the time trying to call or text you and then realize i cant i just cry my eyes out and tell you how much i miss you cuz its the only thing i can do and pray so hard that this was a joke and you would just come home but i kno you are home and your happy no more pain no more stress no more nothing but happiness :) R.I.P BUBBA"

This tribute was added by Nicole Statler on 17th May 2013

"rj i duno where to start bro you are my best friend i ever had in my life someone who just always knew what to say when the time was right and always knew when to make me smile and cry :) its been so hard without you bro days just drag by sometimes and then most days i just dont want to wake up because i want to just go back to the old days and see you come wake you up just because i can"

This tribute was added by Jaimie Grindle on 16th May 2013

"I'm so sorry we lost contact over the years. But from what I've heard, you turned out to be an amazing person, I just wish I could have remet you again. You are always in my heart and you are missed terribly. We love you and know now that you watch over us every minute of everyday. Rest in peace RJ"

This tribute was added by Chloe Kuffler on 16th May 2013

"Didn't get to know you very well over the years at all, I can only recall one memory of you from my childhood. Around that time you were kind of a trouble maker. I learned later that you had turned it around and were a very good person indeed. Only the good die young. You have lots of people that love and miss you. That's proof enough of who you were. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Your Loving Aunt on 16th May 2013

"We miss you so much!  I know you are watching over your daddy, sister and all of us.  I love you so very much and will always have you in my heart.  Rest in peace and kiss Nanny and Pop Pop for all of us.  Love you Kid!"

This tribute was added by joanne snyder on 16th May 2013

"Miss you always"

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