Memorial Page

Matthew Ryan Kirk

October 13, 1990 - April 3, 2009

Matthew was a bright, considerate child. As a teenager, he had so many friends and family that loved him and cared for him. He was funny and loved to make people laugh. He loved to play hockey, skate board, ride on his ATV and hang out with his friends. His sisters, brother, nieces and nephews adored him. He was unaware of how many people loved him for just being Matt. His family and friends miss him every minute of the day, miss his bright smile and beautiful spirit.

Billy Roberts

Billy was only 19 years old when heroin claimed his life. Like so many other teens, Billy was lured into recreational drug use by friends. Looking back to when Billy started high school, it is very clear he was unprepared to deal with the temptation posed by recreational drug use. Once introduced to drugs, Billy’s life course was altered; and despite unwavering love and support from his family, Billy was lost to us all September 20, 2009. In his memory, Billy’s family has continued their fight to save other young people from the same tragic mistake. Shortly after losing Billy, his family co-founded the Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization (HERO). HERO was founded in 2010 to help families struggling to save the life of a loved one. Donations and support from across the nation have allowed HERO to fight the heroin epidemic on several fronts. HERO offers Grief Support and Family Support services; promotes and participates in drug education and drug prevention programs; provides steadfast support for improvements in drug treatment; and staunchly advocates new drug policies. Although Billy was lost, he will live on through the work being done by HERO. In memory of Billy and all who have been lost to substance abuse … please join the fight – Be a HERO and save a life!

Christopher James Czarnik

Our Loving Son and Brother Chris passed away on April 22nd, 2015. Losing his long battle with his Demons and his Heroin Addiction. No Son was more Loved by his Parents, Sister, Family and Friends then Chris. And in turn Chris Loved us all. Christopher did not start out his life with a plan to be a drug user but his fight against Depression and Anxiety disorders turned the odds against him. His road to end his addiction was not helped by the misguided and inadequate treatment options offered to him and other Heroin users. May the passing of our Loving Son help begin the process of adequate and compassionate treatment options for Heroin users and the families that Love them. End the stigma of Heroin addiction and don’t be afraid to speak out for your children. We Love you and will never forget you Christopher, forever our Loving Son and Brother.

Katie Elizabeth Sitzes

Katie Elizabeth Sitzes, age 25, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday June 4, 2016. Katie was born Feb 22, 1991 and was the light to everyone in her family. Katie grew up to be an inspired writer but even more she was an inspirational person. She battled many demons for so very long, she was truly a warrior. Her struggle with heroin, eating disorder and metal illness was a long fight. She became the support to everyone she met and often helped others that shared her struggle to live another day. In the end she saved so many lives. Her spirit, soul, and love will always radiate through the hearts and eyes of everyone she met. She never saw herself clearly, now she will shine brightly. I will always love you K.K - Your sister Natalie

Daryn Michelle Homa

January 19,1986 - July 3, 2016

Beautiful Child, Rest In Paradise Your Family and Friends will miss your infectious smile and your wonderful Soul Your life was a blessing Your memory a treasure You are loved beyond words And missed beyond measure

Blake Edward Nicol

April 16, 2017

Blake Edward Nicol of Washington DC passed on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Beloved son of Frank Edward Nicol, Mary Rose Ann Nicol and step-son of Miladys Nicol Martinez; loving brother of Danielle Nicol, Ronald Nicol, Donna Nicol, Jessica Espinal, Daniel Espinal, Jybel Espinal. Blake was born on March 21, 1992 at 4:03am to Frank and Mary Rose Nicol in Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was 8 pounds 3 ounces. Blake attended Saint Peters School for grades 1st-8th. He loved his school friends, his pet dog Murphy, going to work and fishing with his Dad. He also loved going to cabin, four-wheeling, and dirt biking. Blake attended Sherwood High School. He loved skateboarding with his friends often. He was instrumental in helping his father with work, by stocking materials on various construction projects and assisting the employees of Nicol Construction. Blake was a joy to be around, and was a special person in our family. He was a wonderful older brother to his younger brothers and sisters. He was the most kind hearted and loving person to all that knew him. He will be so extremely missed, and will be forever with us in our hearts.

Angela Amy Payne

1/27/1992 to 7/4/2017

Michael Anthony Wrobel

August 27, 2017

Mike was born on February 9, 1983. He passed away suddenly on August 27, 2017. Mike had such an infectious smile and his eyes would twinkle simultaneously. He loved to have fun no matter what he was doing and made life around him very enjoyable. He loved to play board games, watch comedies, sing songs on top of his lungs, lottery tickets, dogs, liked to watch all types of sports, and loved the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike was very hardworking at his job and he was a very loyal friend. He left behind two young sons, family and friends who loved him a bunch. Rest in peace, Michael. We love you.

Sean H Schroeder

February 22, 1997 - July 16, 2017

Sean was a tender-hearted loving young man who would never deliberately hurt anyone. His heart was so kind. He loved active sports - soccer, wrestling, rugby and played hard. His favorite thing since he conquered the baby gate before a year old was climbing - trees, bridges, poles, rocks - you name it and it was a challenge he could not resist. Rock walls were great fun for Sean and he loved getting to the top. He was also good at hiding his pain and addiction and so many who loved him are still wondering how we missed all the signs.

Mary Underwood

Juliy 14 1994- August 23 2017

Mary is in now in Heaven. She is finally free of all the fears of her world.

Erin Marie Nemmers


April 14, 1988 - November 4, 2017 Erin is at peace with her heavenly father.

Anton Joseph Lemieux

March 10 2017

Anton was so much more than his addiction. He worked incredibly hard for everything he had, and for everyone in his life. He valued, and was valued. In March of 2017, his father found his body in his bedroom at the age of 24, poisoned by fentanyl. He had battled his addiction for a couple years, quietly, only his loving partner, Katrina, knowing most of the situation. His family is thankful to Katrina for trying her hardest to keep him safe, and for loving him and fighting for him so fiercely. Anton was a hero, he was an artist, he was a student, he was a model employee, he was a brother, son, nephew, child, friend, partner. He was so many things. But above all, he was incredibly loved. And still, to this day, he will continue to be loved, and remembered. Fondly, fiercely, emotionally, he will remain in our lives until we join him, wherever he is. "raining is a closed place, with trees like blankets resting in a closed place with sheets like sleeping bags. the breath is lost and found automatic caverns of buried down warmth shivering the morning crows raining is a closed place with trees like blankets" - Anton Joseph Lemieux

Anthony N. Conti


Gentle Soul...Kind Heart. Anthony was never able to find his place in this world in spite of great friends and a loving family.Maybe in our next life we will better understand his pain.

Christie Herring

January 19, 2018

Christie battled addiction from her 20s until she died of a heroin overdose at age 41. She was an inpatient three different times in North Carolina rehabilitation centers. Intelligent and well educated her last two and a half years were spent reveling in a life long dream of being a mother. She hid her relapse from family and friends and she died alone except her two year old son was by her side when she overdosed. She would hate herself to know that he stayed alone by her body until she was discovered the next day. She had a loving father and mother and stepfather and three brothers and three nieces and nephews all left to grieve and figure out how to go on. She loved life and had a beautiful smile.

Richard Dozier

March 3, 2018

Rick (Richard) Dozier October 8, 2017 Rick was addicted to heroin by age 14. He was a handsome, outgoing, fun-loving, budding athlete from a loving family. Rick fought a lifelong battle with heroin and alcohol addiction. He was a son, a good brother, a father, a grandfather, a beloved uncle and a friend. He would be so pleased if his story helps others.

Bryce bentley



January 10, 2018

Vanessa, age 26, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday January 10, 2018. Vanessa was born July 12, 1991 and was the Light and Happiness to everyone in her family. She grew up with inspirations to make the world a better place and help everyone and anyone smile and laugh and feel better. She became the support to everyone she met and she truly helped and made a difference to less fortunate people, she often gave the coat off her back or her last dollar to anyone who needed it. How often we wished she would just be a little more selfish and care for herself more than others, but that wasn’t who she was. Vanessa was a straight ‘A’ Student, Daughter and Sister. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree and immediately after graduation she met someone who she cared for very much and introduced her to Heroin and after that she could not escape its devastating grip for the next few years. She fought and tried with all her soul and determination but ultimately lost the battle after an overdose of fetanyl which she thought was heroin. We will always Love and cherish you, and will carry you forward to make your dreams and wishes realized. You are missed so much – Dad, Mom and Mike.

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