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In memory of John Lapuma

Created by Family Of John Lapuma

John Lapuma

John was a caring guy and he always got along with everyone. He was always worried about how everybody else was doing, but not himself -- that's the kind of guy he was. He would do anything for you. He loved weightlifting, which showed because he was a big guy. John was in and out of prison his whole life and he kept going back because of a bad problem with heroin. It was rough for him, but he dealtwith it.He just could not stop using it -- it was just too hard. I know how hard it can be, because I used it too. The last time he was released from prison he went right back to it, but this time it killed him.He got some heroin that was laced with Fentanyl. Now he's gone and the only thing I can do, as his brother, is keep his memory alive -- and I will do that. WE WILL MISS YOU FOREVER.

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Guest Book


1. Maria
I am so sorry for your loss. As a mother myself, I cannot imagine the pain that you have gone through and continue to endure daily. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family. Words cannot express how upset I am at finding out that John is no longer with you. I'm heartbroken and sad over this tragic news. I wanted better for John and had honestly prayed that he had created a good life for himself over the past years. I will always remember you son and he will always hold a special place in my heart!!!
2. Maria
Dear John, My heart grieves for your loss. Words cannot express how heartbroken I am at finding out that you are no longer with us in this world. Even though our paths crossed many years ago, you continue to hold a special place in my heart. You were loving, kind and good to me. You protected me in ways that you cannot imagine. You wanted better for me and did your best to protect me. Over the years I prayed for you and only wanted the best for you. I had hoped that you had escaped your demons and had created a better life for yourself, but I was heartbroken at finding out about your tragic end. I am so sorry that you did not escape from all that destroyed you. My heart goes out to you and your entire family. You will always have a special place in my heart John!!!!
3. Maggie Habasek
John, You were one man I will never forget. You were loving,gentel,and the sweetest. I will miss you deeply. You alway knew how to make a person feel good. You alway made me laugh. 22 years of a friend who was in and out of my life, but when you were you always made it worth it. I miss you and always think of you. You'll be in my heart forever.Your finally free. So rest in peace my dearest friend.I'll always love. Love 4ever maggie habasek
4. Daniel LaPuma
John even though I was not around a lot, I still loved you. I looked up to you and Don. You guys are my heros. Love you, DANIEL LAPUMA
5. Zack Meyer
John, I always had a part of you in my heart and it was a big part. When ever I was around you I felt safe. I never told you, but you were like a brother to me. You always said listen to my parents and stay in school. You were like a hero to me. I will always remeber you and I know you will always remeber me. I will always have a place in my heart for you, Don and everybody in our family. ALWAYS REMEBER ZACK L. MEYER
6. Debra Ferina
Johnny you were my youngest son and I love you very much and miss you something terrible. You really didn't have too much of a real life, but I know you were trying real hard this time. I was so proud of you the last time you came home to me. You worked so hard every day and always cleaned the house for me because you knew how I was about keeping it clean. You always cared about how I was feeling and worried about what your brother was doing. But, you made a wrong decision and it took your life.
7. Jenny Chojnacki
John, You were a remarkable man, a man I will never ever forget! We loved each other so much and for so long, but in the end the drug kept us apart. That never changed my feelings for you! I guess I just didn't understand, or didn't want to understand. All the pain that came with it was all to hard to deal with. You will ALWAYS have the biggest place in my heart forever and ever. Loving You Forver Your Jenny