OBITUARY

Jeremy James Kosydor

June 4, 1983November 2, 2018
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Jeremy James Kosydor, 35, of Belleville. IL., born June 04, 1983 in Belleville, IL., passed away Friday, November 02, 2018. Jeremy was an Executive Chef for Andria’s Countryside, Edwardsville, IL. Cooking was Jeremey’s passion. He cooked for family events and even prepared meals for mission trips abroad. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Methodist Church in Belleville. He also had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh. Jeremy was a licensed skydiver and enjoyed target shooting with family and friends. He collected fossils, film and Michael Jordan Memorabilia. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Jeremy dearly loved his dog Batman. Batman was not only Jeremy’s faithful companion, he is the first pit bull in the Midwest to become a certified therapy dog. Jeremy is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Vern Feist and Edith Feist (nee Bardsley). Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, James Kosydor and Sheryll Kosydor (nee Feist); brother, Jamey (Lauren) Kosydor; paternal grandparents, James Kosydor and Janine Kosydor (nee Davis); nephews, Avery and Abe Kosydor and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stray Rescue. Additional condolences may be offered online at ValhallaGardensandFuneralHome.com Visitation: Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2018 and Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service, Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, IL. 62223. Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, IL. 62223. Interment will follow at Concordia Church Cemetery, 7600 State Route, Belleville, Illinois 62223.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 8, 2018
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Jeremy James Kosydor

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Denzil Jennings

November 7, 2018

Denzil Jennings

November 7, 2018

Petra Osborn & Family

November 7, 2018

Jim and Sheryll we all send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I have only felt the loss of a partner and can only guess that the loss of a child exceeds the emotional scale that effects me even today. I met Jeremy a few times and What I remember most is the pride and love in your eyes for your son and his eyes reflected the same for his parents. I'm so sorry his time with you all was so short. I know you are strong in your faith but when things happen that are contrary to our expectations hold tightly to the promises made by Jesus. That we don't know the reason why but it's not his desire to bring us pain and he cries with us as well even though he gained a treasured son.

JACKIE RIFFICE

November 6, 2018

There are no words, old friend, to tell you and Jimmy how sorry I am to hear of your loss. I am so very sorry for Jeremy's passing.

A Nurse

November 6, 2018

I was one of the nurses that took care of Jeremy the night he passed away...one of the first things I noticed on him was the tattoo on his left wrist that said "Jesus saves". His death really tugged on my heart but I took comfort that night knowing that he is in the arms of Jesus. I'm so very sorry to his friends and family. You have my deepest sympathies.

Danny Loucks

November 6, 2018

Jeremy and I worked at Andria's together for a good 3.5-4 years. While we worked there we became really good friends, he was easy to get along with and had a hilarious personality. We shared interests in music, movies, Michael Jordan, cooking and many other things. As I started getting into making music he was always there to help me out or give me tips. He always had some crazy stories and could deliver them in the best ways. I am going to miss him greatly and will always remember our fun times at Andria's. RIP Jeremy I love ya buddy.

Dustin DeLonga

November 5, 2018

Jeremy and I founded the first and second iteration of Midwest metal outfit Zero Principle way back in 2001. We had such a blast playing music together and through that music formed a tight bond. We played numerous shows, recorded a couple of albums and saw the band and our fan base grow over the course of a few short years. After I left the band in 2005 Jeremy and I didn't see much of one another but still stayed in touch and stayed friends as we both went about our individual life's adventure. I have numerous fond memories with Jeremy especially pertaining to the creation of music. And my heart goes out to all family and friends that have been stricken by this sudden loss of such a good human being. He was so fun to be around. Very generous and kind. And a pleasure to know. He will be sorely missed.

Ray and Marybeth MCATEER

November 5, 2018

Ray and I got to experience Jeremy‘s exquisite cooking. While dining with Jimmy and Sheryll, Jeremy provided a four course meal that was delectable!
Sending our deepest condolences with love and prayers,
Ray and Marybeth

KAren Meldrum

November 5, 2018

I trained with CHAMP many years ago and my guy, Chablis, was in Hooray for Howl-e-Woof a few years ago. This year, Jeremy and Batman were the stars! What a Terrific team!! I was so proud of them and CHAMP.
Chablis was also a show dog and a great ambassador for his breed. as well as CHAMP

Denzil Jennings

November 5, 2018

One of Jeremy's favorite things to do for a while was check out haunted areas in Southern IL. This was back in high school and we both worked at Hardees together. After we'd close we'd drive out to some random place we read about that had an urban legend tied to it and see if we could notice any haunted activity. This was across an old rail bed where the tracks had been completely removed, and was on a pretty significant hill. I think the urban legend was something to the effect that a family's car had stalled and was hit by the train, and if your car is there the ghosts of the family will push you off of the tracks. There had been a few others like this on a nearly flat grade where you wonder if there just isn't a slight hill you can't see, so it's kind of cool when the car moves, but you can rationalize it. This was not one of those places, this was a hill. So we get there in Jeremy's white S10, and we park with the front end facing down the hill. We're both out of the vehicle nothing is happening, and the all of a sudden the truck starts rolling backwards UP the hill. The two of us even start pushing the truck down the hill to see if we can oppose the force and we can't. We can't even push hard enough to make it slow down. Genuinely freaked we run and jump in the truck and quickly drive off. On our high speed drive out of the country we manage to freak ourselves out even more when the vehicle all of a sudden started shaking uncontrollably and the tail shimmies, like it's being broad sided. In our mind we're being chased by the ghosts, and they just tried to push us off the road. We went back during the daylight a couple of days later, and we were able to find the washboard in the road that made the truck shake as we were driving, but we were never able to explain how a manual transmission truck could roll backwards up a hill so strongly we couldn't push it DOWN the hill. I'll never forget that night with Jeremy, or many others.