Jonathan Harold Bohmerwald, 31, of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, January 7th, 2021. He was born February 18th, 1989 in Bethpage, New York. He is survived by his parents, David Bohmerwald (Father), Joann Pinghera (Birth mother), Christine Bohmerwald (Step Mother), brothers, Michael Bohmerwald, Matthew Bohmerwald, Kevin Ryan, sister, Krysta Bohmerwald, niece Kayla Bohmerwald, nephew and godson, Tyler Bohmerwald, grandparents, Mildred Bohmerwald, Susan Lenza, Sal Lenza, wife, Sydney Wolfenbarger and many cousins, aunts and uncles.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 11:30 A.M. in the Bright Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Monday, January 11, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Bright Funeral Home. Social distancing is appreciated and face coverings are required.
Jon will always be remembered for the ability to take over a room with his laugh. His booming chuckle had a gravitational pull that brought pure elation to anyone lucky enough to hear. The only thing more powerful than his laughter was his infinite love for his family and friends. Jon's parents will forever cherish memories of his big smile and bright blue eyes looking back at them with admiration. His siblings will always think back fondly about how he would turn even the most trivial task into a game. To his friends, Jon will always be known as the ‘glue guy’ that helped keep everybody together through all these years.
Jon lived his life not for himself but for how he could positively impact the lives of others. Forming new relationships was never difficult for Jon, but what made him so special was his eagerness to maintain them. He was the first to reach out when it mattered most. It was that personal touch that made people want to become a fixture in his life. Your hobbies became his and not just to be nice, he was genuinely interested. Friends and family from all over the country would rely on Jon to provide them with a recommendation or help with something in the realm of technology. Even professionally, he climbed the ladder at Coldwell Banker from entry level position to IT Support Manager in just over 3 years. You name it, he was there to help, like a 21st Century Swiss army knife. He could really do anything.
Jon was never a physically imposing man. But what he lacked in stature he made up for with an unparalleled desire to help others. An aptitude for helping others was evident even in little league baseball. It’s not often you meet someone who takes pride in their ability to lay down the perfect sacrifice bunt. A prime example was when Jon bunted down the third baseline, while trying to beat out the throw he was hit in his side, consequently rupturing his spleen. In typical Jon fashion once he recovered to his feet his first question was “Did we move the runner over”? His coach and mentor on that team was none other than his father, David Bohmerwald. If you knew David, you knew Jon. They were practically carbon copies of one another. Both loud, funny, personable, charismatic, genuine and welcoming. The impact David had in shaping the most selfless, fun-loving person the world ever knew will never be forgotten.
There are no amount of words that can express the way Jon’s loved ones feel about him. His passion towards sports, music, his friends, and most importantly his family, has made more of an impact in 30 years than most will make in a lifetime. We can all embody Jon’s spirit moving forward by remembering this simple phrase. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.
From Jon’s favorite Beatle: “It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love”.
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