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