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Jake R. Anthony

May 4, 1992 ~ March 24, 2018 (age 25)

Jake Richard Anthony (1992-2018) received a heart transplant at age seven. He wore it like a badge of honor and fully lived every minute of life his donor offered. In the end, after nearly 19 years, he passed away peacefully on March 24, 2018 at home with his loving parents Kjersti A. (Johnson) and Richard A. Anthony. He was unafraid, calm and at peace. In life his heart was made of gold. He was a steadfast friend and an ally to anybody who needed one. Along with his parents, he will be deeply missed by his loving Grandparents, Barabara J. (Ewend) and Erle E. Johnson, and Elizabeth L. (Boluyt/Anthony) and Paul M. Kooyers. Uncle John R. Johnson and Aunts Janice M. (Anthony) Ellison and Nancee J. (Anthony) DeVogel, their spouses, Muriel Stone, George Ellison and John DeVogel, their children, grandchildren, and many friends.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation, formal service or burial. What few monetary assets Jake had will be distributed to friends according to his instructions. He gifted his personal assets to those who knew him as he lived. Please direct memorial donations to the Ronald McDonald House Cleveland, where Jake and his parents were well-served from 1999-2010, or the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which provided Jake with one of the most memorable experiences of his childhood (Donations to Make-A-Wish are in the good care of the women of Chi Omega at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology).DeBaun Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made to

Donations may be made to:

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Ronald McDonald House Cleveland

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