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August 20, 2013
goodbye dear friend
there are a million reasons why you were cool - but that you took care of me like a big brother, when i needed it most - i can't thank you enough. insanely talented artist, brilliant mind, you could always spell better than me, had the best taste in music... best taste in books and reading as well. rudimentary peni forever
miss you dude.
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 R Jacob Sposito January 21, 1977 - August 18, 2013 Services: August 22nd, 2013 at 2:00 PM
R. Jacob Sposito, 36 of Walnut Blvd died Sunday (August 18th) in the
Hospice Unit of the Ashtabula County Medical Center after a courageous
nineteen month battle with brain cancer. He was born January 21, 1977 in
Ashtabula the son of Robert D. and Margaret (Madar)Sposito and has been
a lifetime area resident.
He was a graduate of Ashtabula Harbor High School and received his
Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Cum Laude from New York State College of
Ceramics at Alfred, New York. Jake owned and operated the Harbor Perk
Coffee House and Roasting Company on Bridge Street in Ashtabula.
He worked hard and enjoyed the revitalization of Bridge Street in the Ashtabula Harbor. He also enjoyed his garden and hiking.
Surviving him are his parents of Ashtabula; his wife Kelly (Christopher)
Sposito who he married September 6, 2003; his son Niko Sposito; his
maternal grandmother , Malvina Madar of Ashtabula; a brother, Ryan
Sposito and a sister, Lauren (Jason) Gloekler both of Ashtabula. He was
preceded in death by his Paternal grandparents, John and Ann Sposito;
Maternal grandfather, Paul E. Madar and his Aunt, Patricia Sposito.
A memorial service will be held Thursday (August 22nd) at 2:00 PM in the
yard overlooking the Lake of Ren and Toni Carlisle’s, 4005 Edgewater
Dr. Ashtabula with Ven. Shih Ying-Fa, Abbot of CloudWater Zendo of
Cleveland officiating. Parking and shuttle service available from
northeast corner of Kent State University Ashtabula parking lot.
Following the memorial service a celebration of Jake’s life will be at
observed at the home of Ren & Toni Carlisle until 6:00 PM. In lieu
of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Western
Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave. Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 or to Ashtabula County
Medical Center Foundation in memory of Jacob Sposito, 2420 Lake Ave.
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 526 West
Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. Guest book and
obituary at fleming-billman.com.