Testimonials

Patty, Tim, Trevor and Liam~

Patty, Tim, Trevor and Liam~ You and Tyler are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the love and support of family and friends and in the knowledge that our hearts are with you now and always. Love, The Solondz Family

The Solondz Family
Family Friends

With Broken Heart’s

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Our heart’s are broken for Tim, Patty, Trevor & Liam. No family should ever have to lose a son or a brother. Tyler always had a smile & a special place in our hearts from the first day we met him. Remember who we have once enjoyed, for we can never really lose them. All who we love deeply becomes part of us and will never be forgotten. Tyler will certainly never be forgotten, how could he? He was so unique and talented. Praying for all of you through this difficult time. The Wasilius Family

Pam Wasilius
became family friends through the kids
Tyler, Trevor, Liam, Devon & Gavin Wasilius, The Quinn's & The Pabst's camping

Words seem in adequate to

Words seem in adequate to express the sadness I felt when Robyn told me about the death of your son Tyler. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family at this most difficult time.

Dorothy Kaminski

Tim and family, Words cannot

Tim and family, Words cannot express my deepest condolences for you and your family. May GOD welcome Tyler into heaven and give you and your family comfort during these sad times. May you smile and laugh at each memory of your son. You and your family are in my prayer.

Dean Andricsak

I just want to express

I just want to express how very sorry I am to hear about Tyler. He was such a nice boy every time I saw him he was very respectful. Alex and Tyler had a lot in common surfing down at LBI and skiing in Vermont with your family. I thank God for the times they had together he was very special and I know my son Alex will miss him very very much as well as my other children. My older son Daniel also was friends with him through Alex also my daughter Michele was friend with him…. I have been praying for you and your family since I heard the news and will continue to pray for God’s peace and comfort to get you through this difficult time my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Karen Karstensen

Karen Karstensen Malinowski
My son alex, Tyler was one of his best friends

With Love,

Tim, Patty, Trevor and Liam, please accept our deepest prayers for your family. We will remember Tyler as a wonderful big brother watching Trevor as a Bridgewater Bear Hockey player. With Love, The Stenbergs

The Stenberg Family
As a devoted big brother to Trevor and Liam.

Peace, Prayers and Remembrance

Deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Tyler. I remember watching from the side lines as the boys played sports. Praying solace can be found in faith, others and memories. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. – Mathew 5:4

Nancy Fela

Our sons were friends… I’m

Our sons were friends… I’m so sorry for your loss and I can’t imagine the depth of your pain… My son is heart broken over the loss of your sweet, talented, unique son … Hopefully there’s some solace in how loved and respected he was by so many.

Jennifer Devine

Our deepest sympathy….

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Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very difficult time. No words can express the emotions we feel. Please know that we are thinking of you. May the sweet memories of Tyler help your hearts to heal more and more each day. “those we love don’t go away they walk beside us everyday unseen, unheard but always near still loved still missed and very dear” The Kaplan Family

Scott Kaplan and family
Friend of family

To the best guy I knew.

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I had to say good bye to one of my best friends. It was the worst thing I’ve ever had to do but I will never forget all the memories we have had. You were the funniest sweetest guy I’ve ever had the pleasure of being friends with. I love you so much Tybear. Idk where I would be without you. You gave me my first tattoo and I will never forget it. I’m glad I could be your practice dummy even though it hurt like hell. Even though I’m covering it. It will be in memory of you of course. I will never go a day without thinking about you. Every time I look at it I will smile. Watch over us all. Nothing will be the same without you. I love you more than life❤️

Devon Wasilius
Friends

Ty ❣

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Tyler was an amazing young man. He had awesome artwork, very intellectual, and over all an beautiful person. My thoughts go out to everyone ❣ love you Tyler ??

Anny Quesada
Best friend/Brother ❤️

Ohhh Tyler…

We all know how Tyler is and we know he could never go a day without busting on someone. Flying in from Utah was the worst trip I have ever had. Not only because I was going home to say goodbye to my brother and best friend, but because he was messing with me the whole damn time! I got to the airport and through security pretty fast (unusual for thanksgiving time) but once I got through there was no gate posted for my flight any where! It wasn’t on my ticket, on my email nor the boards with all the departing flights. I checked three boards than finally asked a women working at one of the check in desks for the airline. She told me the gate so I hung out for a while and noticed it was getting close to our departure and we haven’t boarded yet (leaving 8am). I asked the lady what was going on and if the flight was still on time for 8am. She proceeded to tell me we were fine and it would be on time. It was now 7:45am and I had gone up to her again and she now said yes we will departing at 8:45am so I responded and said “oh so it was delayed?” She said no it’s on time, I asked her if it was going to Midway, Chicago (my connection) and she said no O’Hare, Chicago. I was immediately enraged and started to cause a scene and demanded that they reroute and refund me. She said they can fly me to Denver, Colorado (figures…everyone who knew tyler knew he went to school there) and put me on standby for three flights back to NJ. I decided to take the deal because I knew it was Tyler. I got to Denver and was stranded there for 7 hours. The first flight I was on standby for I wasn’t able to get on but the second flight I was on standby for was over booked and I thought there was no possible way I was getting on that flight. They were trying to get people to sell there seats, I was first on the list for standby and I started talking to this young gentlemen sitting next to me debating on if he was going to sell his seat. He asked me where I was from and why I was going to NJ. (typical airport discussion) He ended up selling his seat for me so I can get on the plan, there was also one person checked in that didn’t show up so I was golden! As she was printing my ticket some lady is screaming and running through the airport right to the same gate. It was the lady that was checked in. At that very moment I knew Tyler was really screwing with me and I just started laughing. They put me on standby on the last flight out that was half full, which the gentlemen I was talking to had also got on for free. I was just so tired and done by this point I asked the guy if he wanted to grab a drink before our flight which was only an hour later. After having a drink boarding and talking the entire plane ride home, when we were going our separate ways I said “hey I never caught your name?” He said “Ozzy.” My jaw dropped and my heart sunk into my stomach. Thanks Tyler…

Cass Pabst

Often times we say good

Often times we say good bye to someone with out wanting to. Though that doesn’t mean that we stopped loving them,or we stop caring.sometimes good bye is a painful way of saying, I love you.

Tiyada Lynn Kaplan (Hubbard)
old friend of Tim and Patty

Punk Rock Anarchy!!

You know, in the short time I got to know Tyler. He grew on me. We loved the same music. Loved tattoos and snowboarding and just being an all around good guy. He wasn’t just a roommate I got stuck with. He ended up being my best friend. The night he passed, I was there helping him. Trying to revive him or to do anything I could to help him stay alive but in the end he was long gone before I found my best friend. I am great full to have met Tyler and he will live on in my heart and soul as my guardian angel. Rest in peace Tyler Jones. Stay Original….at all costs.

Robert Nik Crossman
He was my roommate and best friend

Tyler E. Jones Eulogy by Gail Jones Koehn

For those who do not know me, my name is Gail Jones Koehn. I am Tyler’s aunt from Colorado. I am honored to be his aunt, and to have had my life enriched by Tyler. I had the fortunate opportunity to live near by and see him often while he lived in Colorado and went to school. He was thriving and coming into his own. He had made many new friends and was doing well at school. I would like to share a poem I found. Young Life Cut Short Unknown Author Do not judge a biography by its length, Nor by the number of pages in it. Judge it by the richness of its contents Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant Do not judge a song by its duration Nor by the number of its notes Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful When something has enriched your life, And when its melody lingers on in your heart, Is it unfinished? Or is it endless? Tyler had richness in his life and enriched all our lives and mine. He touched and lifted my soul; I am grateful and blessed to have had him be a part of my life. I believe life’s best gift is the love of family and friends. Tyler was loved and gave love. Tyler was a gift to us all. He genuinely enriched all our lives. He was as his parents said “a special individual who marched to the beat of a different drum.” He was unmaterialistic, quirky, helpful, creative and kind, to name a few of his special traits. He made us better people and he lead by example on how to give to those around us. As Winston Churchill said “ we make a living by what we get; we make life by what we give.” Tyler was always ready to GIVE, he would give you his ear to listen, his time to be there for you, or his last dollar if he thought you needed it. He did not need or ask for much from anyone, but was always there if you needed him. He helped us see life through a different lens, which was spontaneous and creative. His art was beautiful and evolving. He was a committed student and, as his friends at school said, “ he always did all of his work, did it well and was glad to be at school.” They also coined that he was “Original at all costs”. He opened my mind to tattoos; originally I really did not see the point in putting ink on your body. But Tyler’s tattoos were creative (he designed his) and always had a story behind them. Leslie and Jackie always enjoyed asking him about his newest tattoos and hearing what they meant to him. Tyler no matter what age he was, ALWAYS said he loved me back. I have always been touched by this loving kindness. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said “It is not the length of life, but the depth of life”. Tyler had great depth in his short life. Kids are not to die. It is against all the rules of nature. It isn’t fair. It should not happen. Unfortunately, it does happen. “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to.” (Part of the above statement was shared by Tim and written by Cheryl Anne McGill). Queen Elizabeth II once said, “Grief is the price we pay for love”. Thank you for coming today and sharing with us the beautiful life Tyler Evan Jones lived. He loved us and we loved him. As Winnie the Pooh said “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” Tyler you are in my heart forever, I love you with all my heart; you have enriched my life and because of you I strive to be a better, kinder and gentler person. I will miss you and love you, take care.

Gail Jones Koehn
I am his Aunt

Missing you forever

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My condolences to the family of Tyler. Tyler and I stayed in touch after boarding school until he had passed. I am blessed to have such fond memories of Tyler at school and after school. He was a influential being in my life and I am thankful to have had in my life following school. You had a beautiful son inside and out.

Amanda Silversmith
Boarding School

It makes me incredibly happy

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It makes me incredibly happy to have known Tyler, and I have finally had the strength to look at this wonderful page and get a tattoo in his memory. I am so glad to have had him as part of my life in the way I did.

Marina Ortega
We were basically dating. But forever a best friend.

Nothing Would Be The Same If You Didn’t Exist

It doesn’t seem real that Tyler is actually dead. It seems like a cruel prank. But as every second goes by I’m starting realize the only remnants of his existence are the memories and his spirit. I know he had faults but he was really the sweetest man I’ve met in my lifetime. He is truly irreplaceable in both his characteristics and his talents. He was. Finally getting everything on track and the fates decided it was his time to go. Maybe it was to keep me clean. Maybe he was meant to be my guardian angel, a real one even though he acted at one while he was alive. I wish I knew more about what happened to Tyler while I was in detox and rehab especially since Tyler died 5 days after I went into rehab. Parents of Tyler, this is beyond tragic. I can’t imagine what you’re going through with how broken I am. You made an angel. Tyler is no ordinary man. He sacrificed to help others. He is all around amazing. Spiritually inclined and passionate, he’s the man others look up to even though he doubted himself. Such a beautiful soul will never be forgotten. Blessed be. November 12th shall never be forgotten.

Danielle Rivera
Friend of a friend

Lean on God

Tim, we are so sorry to hear of this loss in your family. Sometimes there just aren’t enough tears! Stay close, stay strong and enjoy the good memories. Tyler and your family will be in our prayers.

Ken & Mary Kennon
His Dad

There are no words…

Timmy & Patty I wish I had words to lighten your pain but sometimes words are just not enough. A beautiful soul has departed this earth but Tyler’s memories will never fade, he will live on in the hearts of all those who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this saddened time. Love always, Bev & Bruce Loney

Bev & Bruce Loney

My Deepest Condolences

So terribly sorry to hear of your family’s loss.

My  deepest condolences to you, your family, and friends.

Stephen Hutton