Jonathon Steven Farrell
October 31, 1955- June 20, 2021
Jon passed away in the early morning hours on Father’s Day, June 20, 2021, after a battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), and he knew he was going to be present with God and family members who went before him.
Jon leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Carmen (Reyes) Farrell, Daughters Jonna Farrell of Sandusky and Hillary Dickman (Doug Wilson) of Clyde. His sons Brandon Farrell of Sandusky, Rene Bauman of Texas, Michael Flynn of North Carolina, Carmen (BreeAnn) Flynn of Sandusky, and Larry (Jessica) Flynn of Indiana. His mother, Barbara Swain, brother Scott (Judy) Farrell and sisters Keli (Matt) Clark and Lori Fiandra of Windemere Florida. Jon leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 1 Great Grandson, and many nieces and nephews.
Jon was proceeded in death by his father Don Swain in 2008, sister Lindalee Farrell in 2009, and niece Noelle Maschari in 2017.
Jon was born on October 31, 1955, in Sandusky Ohio and was a 1974 Graduate of Sandusky High School where he excelled in Music and Art. He was offered a scholarship to Juilliard School of music. He played music from the time he was a very little boy and that was his passion in life. He played in bands in Ohio and Florida, did studio work in New York City, and recently played in California. Over the years he made many dear and lasting friendships and will be greatly missed by many musicians and friends. He loved hanging out with “The Band” entertaining numerous crowds. He would say that any problems he had would disappear as soon as he stepped on stage.
Jon also owned a successful Tint Shop in Florida and then in Ohio for many years. People came from all over to have Jon work their cars, homes, and businesses. He also volunteered some of his time and talents to Project Noelle.
Jon was, and still is a beautiful soul, always kind and caring. He was a true example of Love and someone to look up to. Being the oldest of 5 siblings he was always there with advice, a shoulder to cry on, a bunch of laughs and lots of love. Family meant everything to Jon and he continually made that known. He met the love of his life in 1989 and they just celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary in May 2021. Carmen kept Jon on his toes and together they made a beautiful life together. Their love shined brightly up to the very end. His proudest accomplishment in life was his children, he loved them with every ounce of his body and soul. He also loved spending time with his Grandchildren being silly, hanging out at the Skate Park, or being the Girl Scout Papa. Jon also had a very special bond with his Mother, it is a bond that can never be broken, even in death. Jon was known as the “Cool Uncle” to his many nieces and nephews.
Jon had a very strong Faith in Jesus and knew we have a God of love and forgiveness. One of his favorite songs is “I Can Only Imagine”. We can all find comfort in knowing that he doesn’t have to Imagine anymore.
In Jon’s Giving nature, he has donated his body to science to help find a cure for ALS, and then cremation will take place.
A Memorial Service is taking place on Saturday June 26th at 11 am at The Sanctuary, 211 E. Monroe St. Sandusky. A luncheon will immediately follow, and all are invited. If you have red shoes, please wear them today!!
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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