Jacob Matthew MiningerJune 2, 1994 ~ March 23, 2017 (age 22)
Jacob Matthew Mininger
Our beautiful boy lost his battle with addiction and depression on March 23, 2017. Jake was born on June 2, 1994 to Daniel and Valerie (Victor) Mininger. Until the age of 14, Jake had everything going for him. He was the sweetest, kindest, funniest kid you would ever meet. Then Jake picked up a drug which led to more drugs and his life was changed forever. To his family, Jake was still the sweetest, kindest, funniest kid. but in his mind, he was letting everyone down and was never going to be able get free of addiction. Jake struggled and almost lost the battle once before but over the last six months he was doing his best but always felt like he was a failure and a disappointment. Jake was never a failure or a disappointment to us he was an amazing young man who would give the shirt off his back to help a stranger and wanted nothing more than to live up to the potential he knew he had. Jacob graduated from Girard High School class of 2012 and attended Slippery Rock University for one year.
In addition to his parents, Jake is survived by his sisters, Carla (Mininger) Dombrowski and her husband (Anthony) and their son Logan, Rome NY; Erika Mininger, Erie and his brother Levi Mininger at home. His Aunt’s: Allison (Victor) Rocca and her husband Will of Cullman, AL; Darlene (Victor) Julio and her husband Keith of Spartansburg, PA; Tina (Mininger) Benton and her husband Brian of Albion, PA and Darlene (Mininger) Lemerise of Madison, OH an Uncle Kenneth Mininger of Madison, WI, along with many cousins, great aunts and uncles, and extended family and friends.
Jake was welcomed into heaven by his younger sister Ashley Victor, his grandparents; William and Shirley Victor and Marvin and Irene Mininger and cousins Brian Lemerise and Joey Benton.
Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m at Edder Funeral Home, Inc., 309 Main St. East, Girard and are invited to attend services there on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Steve Crowl officiating.
As a tribute to Jake we ask that in lieu of memorials, your reach out to those around you who seem a little different, walk to a different beat, or have a different story. You just might find a gem like our beautiful boy.
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