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Losing Jonathan

KAMINSKY, Jonathan Edward Age 38, of Arlington, formerly of New Orleans, Olympia, Seattle, Palau, Berkeley, Brooklyn, Madagascar, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Sweden, on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Journalist, athlete, singer and writer of songs. He is survived by his wife Sarah, sons Adam & Elliot, parents Amy & Ken, brother David, grandmother Florence, and many loving friends.

There is nothing sadder than parents outliving their children. My cousins Amy and Ken moved half-way across the country to be with their son Jonathan during his eighteen months of colon-cancer treatment in Boston and they were here for him and his family every moment of what turned out to be an incurable illness.

Jonathan’s memorial service on Thursday honored his wish that it be a celebration. His friends fought back tears as they spoke. But they also made us laugh with tales of Jonathan’s charming and quirky behavior, his love of music and bad jokes and of course his devotion to Sarah and Adam and Elliot. The ceremony ended with one of his close friends fulfilling Jonathan’s wish to play, “So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Ya…” on his guitar. We all joined in.

It felt like Jonathan was there with us.


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Still the Lucky Few

A very poignant post. He was only 38, but so well loved.


I have not checked in with your blog in a very long time having been consumed with my mother's affairs and her passing. I am deeply saddened to know of your family's difficult loss. Jonathan sounds like a wonderful person whose parting leaves a great void on this earth. My most sincere condolences.

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