Tyler Christian Jacobson

December 4, 1995March 15, 2020

Tyler Christian Jacobson, age 24, of Johns Creek, Georgia transitioned to his heavenly home, Sunday, March 15, 2020. He was born December 4, 1995 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Joyce and Robert Jacobson. Tyler attended University of Redlands in Redlands CA. He was pursuing a career in computer science.

Tyler loved his large family. He especially enjoyed spending time with his brothers and many cousins. Besides his family his passion was traveling. He enjoyed experiencing different cultures. He traveled all around the world with his dear friend Lachlan. They were fortunate enough to visit Australia, South Korea, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Europe and many more. The European trip was a special trip with with his brothers and parents. He looked forward to the annual Hilton Head trip with his extended family. One of his favorite memories was playing beer pong with his family including his grandpa on the beachfront porch.

One of his many talents was his skill with computers. His ultimate career goal was to combine this skill with travel. Tyler enjoyed video games, skiing, snowboarding, working out, and hanging out with his dog Georgia. He also shared a special bond with his cousin Will who was like a brother to him.

He loved meeting new people and possessed the gift of conversation. Tyler was a very compassionate person he found joy in helping people and connecting with them. His infectious smile, outstanding wit and passion for life will forever be missed by those who knew him.

Tyler was an incredible son, grandson, brother, cousin, nephew, and friend. His life and his love for his family will always be remembered. His life will be cherished by his loving parents: Joyce and Robert Jacobson, of Johns Creek, Georgia; brothers, Jeffrey Jacobson, of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, Michael Jacobson and his fiancé Leah McIntyre, of Roswell, Georgia; Grandparents Margaret and Nicholas Ceto Jr. of Suwanee, GA. Tyler will also be missed by his many aunts and uncles: Cheryl Ceto, Mary and Nick Ceto, Amie Pagan and Douglas Ceto, Tom and Alyssa Ceto, Lynda and John Jacobson, Carol and Gerard O’Connor, and Janet and Don Jacobson. He will also be survived by many amazing cousins and wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held at Roswell Funeral Home on March 19, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, Georgia 30076. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday March 20, 2020 at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Johns Creek, GA. Interment following the service at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt. Vernon Highway NW, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328. Due to concerns about the Coronavirus and following the direction of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Visitation, Mass and Interment will be limited to family members only. The family will host a celebration of Tyler’s life for friends and family at a later date when the Corona virus has subsided.

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  • Visitation - Immediate family please Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Funeral Mass - family only please Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Committal following the service - family only please Friday, March 20, 2020


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Justin Cowart

March 26, 2020

I always admired Tyler. He was basically the one who taught me how to play lacrosse. I’ll never forget hanging out with him to practice lacrosse and then burning our mouths on bagel bites after. Everyone loved Tyler. In middle school he was the one person that everyone was friends with. He brought us together and I felt special for being able to be friends with him. I was absolutely terrible at lacrosse and we joined a league together. I was so lost and was so embarrassed at how little I knew about the sport and how bad I was in every aspect. He was the only one that encouraged me to keep playing the game. I was so close to quitting and I continued to play because I just wanted to hang out with my friend Tyler. I have too many awesome memories to share in 2000 words, but the best memory is I remember looking at him as we walked into his house after lacrosse practice and thinking, “His parents must think he is so cool”. Because he was. The world is a better place for being graced with Tyler Jacobson

Douglas Ceto

March 20, 2020

Ten years is a big age gap when you are kids, so when we were growing up, most of my interactions with Tyler involved chasing him around a basement... When I left for college, then entered the workforce, I unfortunately saw less of my family for a few years. The sliver-lining was how neat it was to “come back” and feel like many of my cousins grew-up overnight. No one impressed me more than Tyler. When I “left”, he was a highly energetic boy. When I came back, he was a tall, athletic, confident and highly engaging young man. I loved talking to Tyler at family gatherings. He had a friendly, easy-going personality and tremendous intellectual curiosity. Recently he had been talking about becoming an entrepreneur, which would have suited him perfectly. Words can’t express how sad I am that we can’t continue those conversations, but I am so thankful for the opportunity to watch him grow-up and his memory will live on.

Alyssa Ceto

March 20, 2020

My favorite memories of Tyler are our long talks and laughter together.
Tom and I loved spending time with Tyler in CA and GA, and spent many hours discussing Tylers life adventures, his interests, business ideas, funny stories, school and friends.
I've always admired Tylers sense of adventure, curiosity and especially his loyalty and dedication to his family and friends.
I will miss him and our talks so much, but his laughter and light will be with us always.

Tom Ceto

March 20, 2020

Tyler, not much more to add to all the beautiful things written here. Like so many, I am devastated right now, and your departure has left a hole in my heart. But speaking from experience, you are not really gone - you will live in my heart and soul until we meet again. I simply want to say that you were and always will be very, very special to me - like no other in fact. We had a connection that went beyond the normal, and I often think of our long,
fascinating and enlightening conversations in Cally over many dinners. You are my Ambassador of Quan. I love you, Tyler, and I’m still looking forward to having that beer together - Uncle Tom.

Grandpa & Grandma Ceto

March 19, 2020

Tyler was, and always will be, one of our FAVORITE grandchildren.

His qualities are too numerous to mention, but here are a few:

- HIGHLY INTELLIGENT - There wasn't a problem he couldn't solve, especially in the computer field.

- HAPPY ALL THE TIME - When he would be part of a group he entertained them all with his wonderful personality and happy grin.

- FITNESS GURU - He was in tremendous physical shape because he was always in the Atlanta Athletic Club and other locations, many times he exercised with his Uncle Doug, who he loved.

- PING PONG AND BEER PONG CHAMPION - When he vacationed with his family in Hilton Head he beat everyone, including his cousin Will, who he loved dearly. He was also a Beer Pong player and was a "hoot" when it was his turn. At times, he was the scorekeeper. On close calls, he called in favor of his Grandpa, or his Uncle Jimmy, who vacationed with us in Hilton Head frequently.

- SUN LOVER AND UNCLE TOM - He loved living in California. He liked being there also because Uncle Tom lived nearby. Uncle Tom was his adviser. They had many meals and great talks together. He loved his Uncle Tom and I'm sure the feeling was mutual.

- WORLD TRAVELER - He went many places in Europe with his family. He went on numerous trips with his longtime and very dear friend Lachlan, including Australia , Switzerland , Japan and many other exotic places. He recently returned from a skiing and snowboarding trip with Lachlan and his dad. He fell a few times, but in typical Tyler fashion, he laughed it off and said "it was really fun and luckily I only bruised myself and didn't have any broken bones".


These are just a few of Tyler's many, many qualities. He learned these qualities from his mother and father. He loved his immediate and extended family unconditionally. To know Tyler is to love him.

We will miss Tyler very much but he will be in our hearts forever.

Robin Tomcak

March 19, 2020

Very sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes to you and your family.

Haley Locklier

March 19, 2020

Tyler was like a second brother to me. We weren’t like “regular cousins” because we grew up 2 streets apart and spent more time together than some people do with their own siblings. It was the best. We used to run around the golf course with a video camera and pretend we were on “Survivor”. We spent countless hours racing around the neighborhood in our golf carts (I’m convinced this is where his love for car racing originated). We loved a good game of “ding dong ditch”, and pool games at grandma and grandpa’s were our specialty. He wasn’t a big fan of hugs when he was a kid... but oh my goodness, he made up for that as an adult with the best bear hugs you could ever ask for. Which was always followed by something that would make everyone laugh, like “HALEY... when was the last time you showered?!?!” Our T-man sure knew how to make anything and everything funny. He could easily take your mind off everything else going on in the world with that infectious laugh.

A memory I’d like to share is from last year, when Tyler called me out of the blue while I was cooped up at home after a round of chemo. We talked for an hour about everything and nothing all at the same time, and that was just what I needed. He told me funny stories, made inappropriate jokes, and just completely flipped my sadness into smiles. He always knew how to make me feel so loved.

I will miss you everyday, Tyler. The world just isn’t as bright anymore without you in it. I know you’re looking over all of us and I find comfort in that. I will love you forever Ty, rest in paradise sweet boy.

Kristin Galioto

March 19, 2020

My favorite memory of Tyler is when he and our cousin Will came up to Seattle for the Dota II Championships. I don’t get to see our family in Georgia very often, so it was nice to spend some time with them outside of the large gatherings in Hilton Head. We met up for pizza and and non-alcoholic drinks (they were under age and I was pregnant). We spent time catching up and I remember the two of them rambling on excitedly about video games - I was completely lost. It was so sweet to watch them bond over a shared interest, laughing and cracking jokes. Tyler and Will were quite the pair!

Tyler was a charming, fun-loving guy and will be missed by so many people whose lives he touched over the years.

Photo: Tyler being silly during a family cruise to Alaska/Victoria, B.C.

Colin Genthert

March 18, 2020

I got to know Tyler through my friendship with his brother Jeff. I witnessed on numerous occasions Tyler being a great brother and helping out in times of need. I admired the relationship they had and how they stayed so close even when living in different states. Even as a kid, Tyler was able to connect with older kids and relate years beyond his age. He was always kind to me and would jokingly say I was apart of the family due the number of family dinners and holidays I would attend. His humor was unique and similiar to mine which is a rarity. I am deeply saddened and will always remember him.

Will Locklier

March 18, 2020

Tyler was, and will always be, my best friend. I have never shared a bond or understanding with someone as much as I did with him.

Ever since we were little, we were inseparable. From our late night Halo sessions, to our basketball games in your driveway, there was never a dull moment with Tyler. He had the special gift of making everything fun. He brightened every room he entered.

I will miss you more than words can describe. A piece of myself will forever be missing with you gone.

I love you Tyler.