Monthly Archives: January 2015

Michael Hayes

Submitted by: Terri Hayes (mom)
Born: 1983
Died: 2013
My Tribute: To my loving beautiful son. I am so sorry you are not here with us. We miss you so very much (mom, dad, sister and aunts etc.); life is so empty without you. I pray you are at peace and happy now and I look forward to the hope of seeing you again one day.

Jennifer Lyn Cappello

Jennifer
Submitted by: Stacey Doscher
Born: 1982
Died: 2013
My Tribute: My beautiful daughter Jennifer struggled with drug addiction for several years, the last 3 years of her life with heroin. My mother passed away at the end of October and Jennifer had a very hard time dealing with this loss - she had not spoken to her grandmother in 3 years. There was regret that she had not told her how sorry she was for what she had taken from her. Just 5 short days later, Jennifer died from a heroin overdose. I know she is at peace now and is safe - with her family - and that I will see her one day.......I miss her smile......I miss getting a phone call that starts with "Hi Mommy".....I miss my daughter.

Adam Vitti

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Submitted by: Barb Jennes
Born: 1988
Died: 2014
My Tribute: Adam was an incredible musician and fine human being. He and my daughter were very much in love, but they definitely saw the best and the worst of each other. Adam's family set off fireworks every year on Christmas Day. I saw a video of this year's display posted on his sister's Facebook page and was inspired to write this poem:

Remembering Adam, After Watching the Fireworks

As a girl upon a swing
I'd point my scuffed toes to the sky,
stretching higher with each try,
and strain to slip the greedy cling
of Earth, escape its grasp and fling
my aching soul to some high home
where none but kindred spirits roam.

Even now, I've had to face,
I feel the longing in my toes
as bleakly now as long ago
when heaven meant a white-wrapped place
like cotton. Cloaked in its embrace
I'd peer o'er cloud cliffs, fearless though,
and jeer at sorrows left below.

Today they lit the fireworks
and watched the blazing bullets blast
a path through darkness, stopped at last
by dark hands that, like jailers, lurk
to snatch back those who strive to shirk
these Earthly bonds, to soar beyond
where small feet once schemed to abscond.

And yet I saw in this attack
that when they reached their apogee,
exploding in bright majesty,
only fractions drifted back
and what those ashes clearly lacked
was the thing that seemed to cease -
the glimm'ring essence, now released.

Have you found it there with you,
where all things kindred, kindly, go?
Where the swinging girl below
once set her target, vast and blue?
Does the lightning, now renewed,
shine its brightness in your sphere
while only ashes linger here?

And this I wonder: is she there -
the shadow of a world-shy child
who, seeking solace, often whiled
her daytime circumscribing air
while yearning for a lesser care?
For this I know, without a doubt,
A part of her has flickered out.

Yes, she walks there with you, I know,
Where only kindly kindred go.

Christopher

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Submitted by: Allison
Born: 1970
Died: 2013
My Tribute: My Christopher,
My life, my best friend, my one true love.
Not a day goes by that I don't miss you.
Always on my mind, forever in my heart.

Ian C. Jones

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Submitted by: Girlfriend
Born: 1988
Died: 2014
My Tribute: For my sweet Ian whom passed away from overdose.. Although you struggled so hard, you fought even harder. I miss you everyday and I love you dearly. I'm struggling to understand that you are gone and how it came to this. But I cherish what we had even more.. Your sweet smile, kind heart and loving soul that you showed me for 4 years are what I hold close to me. I hate seeing your family going through such heartache.. Always there for them. We hold each other close. And keep you close to us.

Kieran Ryan Allen

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Submitted by: Kate, his mother
Born: 1993
Died: 2014
My Tribute: Our community has tragically lost a valued member of the Allen family of Lafayette. We will never know the full magnitude of our loss, as Kieran never reached his adult potential. We cherish 20 years of happy memories with Kieran.

Kieran was born an 11-pound, beautiful baby with gorgeous blue eyes. He was full of life, energy, and mischief. His brother, Patrick, was his best friend from the day he born, only 14 months apart. Kieran was raised by his close-knit extended family, and was blessed to have Julia in his life, his high-school sweetheart and the love of his life. Colter was Kieran’s best friend, and many high school buddies and family friends mourn his loss.

Kieran was quiet, sweet, sensitive, deep-thinking, intelligent, strong-willed, and sharp-witted. He was a gifted artist, self-taught guitar player, and an articulate writer. We cherish his many clay figures, sketches, paintings, poems, and songs. He loved to cook; his favorite recipe being macaroni and cheese, which he made from scratch, served with chocolate milk. We have many fond memories of Kieran at Stinson Beach, which was his favorite place on earth.

Kieran fought very hard to overcome his disabilities and addictions. As a family, we are heartbroken at his tragic loss. We learned unconditional love, patience, and compassion from Kieran, and we are grateful to have had him in our lives.

He is buried beside his father at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California.

RIP, Kieran.

ben

Submitted by: his mum
Born: 1988
Died: 2015
My Tribute: My beautiful boy Ben died from aerosol abuse on year news day. I miss him we were apart for 18 months , tough love we call it. I'm lost