September 6, 1964 – July 24, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of Riverside-Nassau North Chapel, Great Neck, NY.
- Graveside Service Sunday, July 30, 2017
July 30, 2017
Jon was a kind person and a conscientious person. I worked with him on library committees and appreciated his commitment to making things better for everyone who used the library. The Great Neck community will miss him.
July 29, 2017
So sorry to hear about Jon's passing. Too soon. Jon was a kind person and consummate professional in all my interactions with him.
July 28, 2017
Jonathan was a special person to me. I knew him as a student of sculpture and also as a fine librarian.
I am saddened to know of his death at such a young age. My thoughts are with his family and friends and I mourn with them
With prayers, Mary Alice Cunningham
July 28, 2017
Jonathan was one of the first people I knew by name, period. We were in Mrs. Ives 1st grade class, back in '70 or '71, at John F. Kennedy School, Great Neck, NY. We used to draw pictures of monsters, point to each other's art work, and laugh. The laughter would continue, long after it shouldn't have, when we were supposed to be keeping our heads down on our desks after eating graham crackers and milk. As I got back in touch with Jon, here and there, over the years - and we were well into "adulthood" - I found, refreshingly so, that that repartee had not changed all that much. Jon retained his sense of humor, his refreshing view of the world, his honesty, his spirit. He also had a great, life-affirming laugh, and one coolest record collections I've ever had the pleasure of perusing. If that isn't a ticket to heaven, I don't know what is. RIP, friend.
July 26, 2017
Jonathan was my colleague at the Great Neck Library for many years. As a librarian and researcher, Jon was relentless--the more obscure the reference question, the better and the more arcane the references, even better. Jon really loved a good challenge, but Jon was also compassionate and cared for all living things. He sought help for abandoned kittens, turtles trapped in debris in the Library's pond and he adopted a stray dog living in his neighborhood. Jon is gone much too soon and he will be greatly missed.