- May 30, 2002 - March 12, 2014
- Kent, Ohio
of Ashton's Passing
Riverwood Community Chapel
1407 Fairchild Avenue
Kent, OH 44240
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“My memorize with Ashton was when i would see him and he saw me we made a weird thing and to me he was my best friend i could talk to him about...Read More »
1 of 70 | Posted by: Jessica Bell - Danville, IN
“AJ we keep praying Jesus will return and soon! We ache for you still! Thank you for showing us you are near! Your sisters and brother love and miss...Read More »
2 of 70 | Posted by: Mama Nich - Kent - Mother
“Leave a condolence or a memory.
3 of 70 | Posted by: Chae Seals - Kent, OH - Students
“I left a message last year when I saw about AJ. I don't know your family, but I have children, and read about your story. I can't imagine the pain...Read More »
4 of 70 | Posted by: Danielle Zwissler - Mogadore, OH
“aj was so nice and caring,we had 3 classes and in every one we always had a laugh in one. like one day in tie we were suppose to be watching this...Read More »
5 of 70 | Posted by: anna ford - kent, OH - friends
“Joe and I would like to thank all of you for your kind words and prayers during this horrific time. We have heard so many wonderful stories from...Read More »
6 of 70 | Posted by: Mom - Kent, OH - Mother
“My name is Renee Kaylor and I wrote on this page to you on May 19th to give my deepest condolences to your family on the loss of your son. I told...Read More »
7 of 70 | Posted by: Renee Kaylor - Danville, OH - Non
“Leave a condolence or a memory.
8 of 70 | Posted by: Renee Kaylor
“Is Aj b bop video on Facebook and if not can you consider posting it?
9 of 70 | Posted by: josh - greely, CO - friend
“Raushanah Boykin a class mate and great friend whom recently lost her Dad is deeply saddened by the loss of such a talented and great friend . Our...Read More »
10 of 70 | Posted by: Raushanah Boykin and Family - OH
“To AJ's family, First Naz in Mansfield is praying for all of you. There is nothing anyone can say other than it hurts and it hurts a lot. We are so...Read More »
11 of 70 | Posted by: Mark Dettmer - Butler, OH
“I saw the picture of AJ and my heart broke for your family. We lost our beautiful daughter May 29th in an automobile accident. Her name was josie. ...Read More »
12 of 70 | Posted by: Renee kaylor - Danville, OH
“OUR FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY. GRANDCHILDREN FOLLOW A SERIES OF NOTES TO FIND THEIR PRESENTS. MANY NOTES AND MANY PRESENTS. ONE OF AJS NOTES SAID IN...Read More »
13 of 70 | Posted by: NANA - MT VERNON OHIO, OH
“Sister...AJ's words about you still linger "when I walk into a room of 100 people, your face is the first I see." You were is constant. He was secure...Read More »
14 of 70 | Posted by: Aunt Holly - Pflugerville, TX
“I am deeply saddened by your loss. I helped coach AJ in flag football last year in Pflugerville. He was eager to do anything asked of him, and was...Read More »
15 of 70 | Posted by: R Baker - Austin, TX
“You have our deepest sympathies. Know that our hearts go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. Words cannot express how sorry we are for...Read More »
16 of 70 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Erwin - OR
“TO ALL WHO LOVED OUR SWEET BOY, MAY WE ALL HEAL NOW. THE PAIN IS SO DEEP WE CAN HARDLY BREATH. MY FAITH IS STRONG AND AJ KNOWS..I KNOW WE WILL...Read More »
17 of 70 | Posted by: NANA - MT VERNON, OH
“Dear Nicholson Family, my son, Chad, told me of AJ's passing. They were classmates at CHCS in Kindergarten. Chad always spoke fondly of AJ and has...Read More »
18 of 70 | Posted by: Rachelle - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
“My heart hurts for your entire family and please feel the love and prayers that will continue for all of you.
19 of 70 | Posted by: pamm herchek
“I don't know you, but read of your loss. I am so sorry. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this...Read More »
20 of 70 | Posted by: DJ Dukes
21 of 70 | Posted by: A friend
“Sorry to hear of Mark's loss. His father deserves mention here.
22 of 70 | Posted by: Kearsten Tieche - Sandusky, OH
“Dear Joe, Stephanie and family, Our deepest sympathy and many prayers go out to you all during this most difficult time.
23 of 70 | Posted by: The Becker family - Kent, OH
“So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
24 of 70 | Posted by: Shannon Longaberger-Eagan - OH
“Words cannot express how we hurt with you yet trust that our gracious God is giving such a wonderful reception to A.J. May the Holy Spirit comfort...Read More »
25 of 70 | Posted by: Dr. Ross L. Riggs - Louisville, OH
“Joe and Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of AJ. Our thoughts and prayers are and will be with you. We cannot imagine what you are going through....Read More »
26 of 70 | Posted by: Kris and John Idone - Kent, OH
“Mark, Erin and family, I know that in the life after this on earth AJ knows that you loved and cared for him. May you find peace knowing that...Read More »
27 of 70 | Posted by: Rita Farley - Mount Vernon, OH
“Nicholson and Hager family,
Our hearts are heavy for you today, please know that we are praying God's peace and comfort over you today.
28 of 70 | Posted by: Mike and Roxane Wehner - Dublin, OH
“My fondest memory of AJ is him holding is little sister. I said, "You have a big responsibility". He replied, "I know". He loved his little sister...Read More »
29 of 70 | Posted by: Marion Utt - Fairmont, WV
“I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for quiet peace and healing in your hearts and family.
30 of 70 | Posted by: Kelly Byrd Durbin - North Canton, OH
“We enjoyed the time we had with AJ so much. He will be in our hearts always. We are sending healing prayers and wishes to you and your family.
31 of 70 | Posted by: The Montanari Family - Kent, OH
“Oh loved ones. I k ow we don't hear from each other as often as we should.,but I've caught up often with the pictures and posts. I remember the...Read More »
32 of 70 | Posted by: Robin DiMaino - Tempe, AZ
“My thoughts, prayers & deepest sympathy go out to you all. So sorry for your loss
33 of 70 | Posted by: kristy barney - McCutchenville, OH
“So sorry for your loss, may God give you His strength and love.
34 of 70 | Posted by: Kelly Hankey - Atwater, OH
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
35 of 70 | Posted by: Jason Snyder - Fairfield, OH
“I remember, Stephanie, watching you with AJ through the early years when we saw you so frequently at district functions. I remember how much you...Read More »
36 of 70 | Posted by: Buck and Alice Traylor - OH
“I am so sorry for your loss... You and your family is my prayers
37 of 70 | Posted by: Jennifer Pipper Cialkowski
“Deep sympathy and prayers to the parents and grandparents of A.J. I am sadden to hear of your loss, my heart aches for his entire family.
38 of 70 | Posted by: Nancy Todoran - Louisville, OH
“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with your entire family. Lean on the Lord for His strength to get you through these very tough days. Know...Read More »
39 of 70 | Posted by: Pastor Doc & Sheila Burrows - OH
“Oh, sweet AJ.....though you were just a small little tike when I knew you, you still made an impression on my heart. I remember you in State Road...Read More »
40 of 70 | Posted by: Connie Pethtel - Parma, OH
“Nicholson family and friends,
I do not know any of you, however I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I was so sad when I read what...Read More »
41 of 70 | Posted by: Stacey - North Royalton, OH
“Mark and Erin ~ My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of AJ's family who are missing him so much right now. May God comfort you and the...Read More »
42 of 70 | Posted by: Ronda Stall - Galion, OH
“You will always be forever in my thoughts,prayers, heart. I share our Families sorrow. Even though I never got to talk with you I can tell by looking...Read More »
43 of 70 | Posted by: Linda Perine - Lowell, OH
“To the Nicholson Family you have are Deepest SympathyTim & Sharon Witts
44 of 70 | Posted by: Tim Witts - Louisville, OH
“I am so sorry and saddened by the loss of AJ. May God bring strength to your family during this difficult time.
45 of 70 | Posted by: Cindi Brown - Round Rock, TX
“I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
46 of 70 | Posted by: Janelle - Canton, OH
“So very, very sorry for your loss. We are praying for God's peace and comfort to surround you and your family at this time.
47 of 70 | Posted by: Randy and Cindi Nigh - Wooster, OH
“Pastor, Cindy and all of your family,
So sorry to hear of AJ's passing Prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.
48 of 70 | Posted by: Mike and Vicki Kammeyer and family - OH
“I have been thinking of you all. I am praying for you and will continue to pray for any comfort you may find.
49 of 70 | Posted by: Karen McKenna - Akron, OH
“To Mark and Erin, and also the Nicholson family: My condolences on your loss. AJ was a sweet young man. My prayers are with you at this difficult...Read More »
50 of 70 | Posted by: Melissa Montgomery - MI
“My condolences to your family. What a beautiful boy he is. He is surely an angel in heaven now.
51 of 70 | Posted by: Carrie - North Royalton, OH
“Words cannot express my sorrow. My heart aches for Ashton's family and friends. I am so beyond sorry for your loss. May you somehow find peace in...Read More »
52 of 70 | Posted by: Sherry Swan - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
“Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
53 of 70 | Posted by: Bart and Jenie Bean - Alliance, OH
“Mark, Erin, Joe & Stephanie,We are so sorry to hear about the death of your son. Praying for all of the family members involved and that this sweet...Read More »
54 of 70 | Posted by: Ben & Amy Breinich - OH
“My thoughts and prayer are with the entire family as you grieve during this terrible tragedy. All of us at work are thinking of you Cindy, and love...Read More »
55 of 70 | Posted by: Stephanie Ellis - Brook Park, OH
“I can't tell you how very sad I am for you and your family. Your son looks like such a lovely boy. I can't even imagine the way you are feeling right...Read More »
56 of 70 | Posted by: Danielle Zwissler - Ravenna, OH
“There are no words for such a time. May God give you strength and wonderful memories.
I am a friend of Jonathan White.
57 of 70 | Posted by: Ruth Filer
“I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for Peace and Comfort as you lay sweet AJ to rest in the loving arm of our Lord and Savior Jesus. Until your...Read More »
58 of 70 | Posted by: Zona Novak - Brooklyn, OH
“I am so sorry to hear about AJ. I hope you can find some comfort in the time and memories you had with him. From all your stories, he was an...Read More »
59 of 70 | Posted by: Beth Brant - Columbus, OH
“Dear friends, our hearts grieve with yours today. I remember A.J. as a tow-headed 5 and 6 year old with a big smile and a tender spirit. We are so...Read More »
60 of 70 | Posted by: Pastor Doug and Debbie Boquist - OH
“Rev. Hager, Cindy, Stephanie and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious boy. I can't begin to imagine how heartbroken you all must be....Read More »
61 of 70 | Posted by: Marsha Griffith - Beverly, WV
“Wanting to offer your family our deepest sympathies at your families loss.....you are in our prayers..
62 of 70 | Posted by: tracy,mark and paps and nan whitmyer-danner
“Dear Stef & family,
My heart is truly broken for your terrible loss. A.J is just two weeks younger than my grandsons & I remember Paula & I...Read More »
63 of 70 | Posted by: Michele Burke
“May the love of God and His grace and mercy be felt by all of you. May the light and love of Christ be evident to the world as you are surrounded by...Read More »
64 of 70 | Posted by: John and Mary Malek - Streetsboro, OH
“Our prayers are with your family at this time.
65 of 70 | Posted by: Bill & Maxine Jones - Kent, OH
“Dear Joe and Family,
I know words cannot describe your tragedy and pain. My heart and thoughts are with you at this time and going forward.
...Read More »
66 of 70 | Posted by: Linda Miles - Kent, OH
“You do not know me, but i am so deeply sorry for your loss. my heart goes out for you.
67 of 70 | Posted by: Lindsey Davis
“Steph, our hearts go out to you and your family. You all will be in our prayers. Much love. Frank and Nancy Peucha
68 of 70 | Posted by: Nancy Prucha - North Royalton, OH
“Dear Steph & Family,We are so sorry for your loss, please accept our deepest sympathy along with our love and prayers.Aunt Beckie & Uncle Jack
69 of 70 | Posted by: Jack & Beckie Koleski - Elyria, OH
“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.
70 of 70 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH
Ashton Jacob Nicholson, 11, of Kent, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
He was born May 30, 2002 in Parma, to Joseph and Stephanie (Hager) Nicholson. He enjoyed sports especially football, hockey and lacrosse. A.J. liked playing video games, music, 4 wheeling and the trampoline. He loved playing with his brother and sister. A.J. was a fun-loving and outgoing young man with a tender heart and kind soul, who was adored by his family and friends.
A.J. is survived by his parents, Joseph and Stephanie Nicholson of Kent; brother, Camden Nicholson of Kent; sister, Halston Nicholson of Kent; best friend, Liam McLoughlin of Kent; maternal grandparents, Waitman and Cindy Hager of Twinsburg; paternal grandparents, Randy and Nancy Nicholson of Louisville; maternal great grandparents, Ernie and Gerry Hager of Twinsburg; maternal great grandmother, Marge Henry of Stow; aunt, Holly Hager of Austin, TX; uncle, Sam (Jaimee) Hager of Chesapeake, VA; uncle, Brad (Chris) Nicholson of Louisville, OH; uncle, Jared Nicholson of Myrtle Beach, SC. He was preceded in death by his paternal great grandparents, John and Elizabeth Samblanet; maternal great grandfather, Richard Henry.
Calling hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8 PM Friday, March 14 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home Kent and Saturday from 10 AM -12 PM at Riverwood Community Chapel, 1407 Fairchild Avenue, Kent, OH. Funeral services will be held 12:00 PM Saturday, March 15 at Riverwood Community Chapel with Pastor Cole Tawney officiating. Burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Riverwood Community Chapel, 1407 Fairchild Avenue, Kent, OH 44240.