Chance Stephenson

Submitted by: Dawn Stephenson
Born: 2000
Died: 2020
My Tribute: Chance lived life in all CAPS. From Lego to origami to piano to Magic the Gathering, he did it all with great passion and commitment. He graduated in the top 1% of his high school class. He was a junior at the University of Michigan where he majored in math and psychology. He would solve math equations in his spare time and compose music based on rolling a die. He was brilliant. He was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2019. Chance died of a toxic combination of Fentanyl and Acetylfentanyl.
I miss his smile and his wit every day. He was destined for great things.

Michael Alan Sharp, Jr.

Submitted by: Maryanne Sharp
Born: 1993
Died: 2020
My Tribute: August 19, 1993 – May 16, 2020
Michael Alan Sharp, Jr. Forever in our hearts, now at peace in God’s loving care. For whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16.

William Bruck

Submitted by: Jordan
Born: 1990
Died: 2020
My Tribute: This is my boyfriend, Bill. He’s the most amazing man I’ve ever known and I’m so lucky that he loved me. Bill was an avid horror fan, Halloween was his favorite holiday and he loved all things Michael Myers. We were able to travel to Salem, MA one year and he was so happy. Bill was thoughtful, compassionate, caring, helpful and loving- just to name a few. He could tell you anything you wanted to know about any dinosaur and loved all reptiles, especially snakes. He was instantly liked by everyone who met him. He’ll forever be my once in a lifetime love and I miss him every day.

Kyle Rigney

Submitted by: Christie Rigney
Born: 1990
Died: 2020
My Tribute: Kyle Louis Rigney lost his battle to addiction on 12-13-20. He leaves behind two children. Savannah 9 yrs old and Ila 10 months old. He fought a long hard battle. His struggles are over! Rest In Peace my son. I love and miss you.

Mason Marangakis

Submitted by: Jeri Lynn Ferguson
Born: 1995
Died: 2020
My Tribute: Mason had a beautiful but troubled soul. He was kind, compassionate, loving and yet he battled a darkness within himself that he simply couldn’t harness and contain. He masked his pain and troubled mind. He had a disease. He had an addiction. But neither of those things defined him. He was my son. I loved him then. I’ll love him always. And miss him with every breath I take.

Carol Clarke

Submitted by: Jennifer Faria
Born: 1975
Died: 2020
My Tribute: My mother lost her battle of over 20 years just this past week. There are no words to describe the things I have felt since hearing of her passing. Regardless of the state of her addiction, she was always a loving, kind human. She was a proud mother and grandmother. She had a beautiful smile, such a great laugh and a wonderful personality. We miss her so terribly.

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Dalen Eli Nyberg

Submitted by: Katara Martin
Born: 1994
Died: 2020
My Tribute: My brother Dalen Eli Nyberg was the best person. He loved everyone that he met and had a heart of gold. He was kind, caring, sensitive, smart, honest, strong, determined, hard-working, handsome, lovable, funny, and the list can go on! Forever I will miss my brother and only pray that he is above us, protecting us, but now as an angel instead of here on Earth. He enjoyed being outdoors, visiting with family, making friends, learning new things, reading, writing, and listening to music. Dalen could do anything you asked him to, very capable, with tons of experience in life in many areas. He deserved more than what life had given him, he deserved love, friends, a safe haven, counseling, education, and to have a family of his own. My brother deserved to live a healthy life as a husband, brother, uncle, dad, son, grandson, friend, cousin, and more! We miss him, his smile, laugh, quality time, and most of all his radiating positive energy. We miss you and love you Dalen, wish you were here!

Leonardo Ruvalcaba Jr.

Submitted by: Yassari Ruvalcaba
Born: 1996
Died: 2020
My Tribute: I hope you’re finally at peace. We love you and miss you forever little brother.

Jesus G Gutierrez

Submitted by: Naomi
Born: 1991
Died: 2020
My Tribute: My son was the most kind-hearted little boy who grew into a handsome man with a beautiful soul and an amazingly big heart. He was the child who made me feel and experience unconditional love for the very first time. He cared more about others than he did himself and could make you laugh when you were feeling your lowest. My son’s name is Jesus G. Gutierrez – he will forever be 29 years old; and will always be Momma’s Baby Boy and I will forever miss his big bear hugs, soft kiss on the forehead and the most loving words a struggling single mom could hear…”Don’t worry Ma, everything is going to be alright. Love you!”