Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

6701 30Th Ave Sw, Seattle, WA


Jacob Joseph Fondahn

June 17, 2019July 30, 2019
Play Tribute Movie

Jacob Joseph (JJ) Fondahn, age 1 month, of Seattle, Washington passed away on Tuesday July 30, 2019. JJ was born June 17, 2019 to Paul Fondahn and Katie McClellan.

While JJ’s time with us was too brief, he made a tremendous impact on those who had the great fortune to know him. JJ was an amazingly strong little guy, and he fought hard to stay with his family for those six weeks. His parents cradled JJ close to their hearts every chance they could and cherished every moment with him. JJ brought incredible joy and love to his parents, his family, and everyone he touched.

In addition to his parents, JJ was survived by: Grandmother Marilyn McClellan, Grandparents Dean and Cynthia Fondahn; Great Grandfather Wayne Fondahn; Great Grandmother Ann Hultman; Uncle Joseph and Aunt Kerri McClellan; Aunt Emily Fondahn, Uncle Andrew Rowe, and cousins Caroline and Abigail Rowe. There will be funeral services for JJ on Tuesday, August 6th at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery in West Seattle located at 6701 30th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. There will be a viewing at 9 a.m. prior to the service. The service will be at 10 a.m., and an informal reception will occur immediately after the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will occur following the reception.

JJ and his family would like to thank his team of nurses and doctors who cared for him at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital or your favorite children’s charity in JJ’s memory.


  • Viewing Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Informal Reception Following Services Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Graveside Service Following Reception Tuesday, August 6, 2019


Jacob Joseph Fondahn

have a memory or condolence to add?

Brian Murphy

August 6, 2019

Paul, I’m so sorry to see this terrible news.
There aren’t any words that can help, and no actions on anyone’s part that can ease this suffering.
Despite that, I will be thinking of you and your family and sending thoughts of love to you and your precious son, especially during this time of unspeakable loss.

Carolyn &Joe DeBellis

August 5, 2019

Paul and Katie
Our deepest prayers for you and your family.
This is the hardest time you both will ever go through.
Please know, prayers are being said for you and may
God put his comforting arm around all of you at this time.
Jacob Joseph will always be with you each day.
Your love for him and his love for you will last forever.
Words can not really comfort you both now,
I would say just remember that beautiful smile,.
God will help you through your heartbreak and sorrow.🙏🏻
Loving Prayers,
Carolyn and Joe
( Kerri’ and Joey’s Aunt and Uncle 🙏🏻💙❤️🌹

T-Mobile Litigation Team

August 5, 2019

Our entire team wishes to extend our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your little boy. No grief can be greater than what you are feeling right now and no words adequate to express our sympathy. Please know that you are not alone in your sorrow. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Susan Salzman

August 3, 2019


I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Words cannot describe your loss. Please know that all of your friends are here for you.
Much love to your family.

Susan Salzman💔