Jonathan Andrew Dahlgren
(1985 - 2011)

Jonathan Andrew Dahlgren
Nickname: Jon

New York, United States of America
January 29, 1985

October 5, 2011

Buffalo Bills, St. Bonaventure Basketball, Poker, ...
This site is dedicated to Jonathan Andrew Dahlgren.

Jonathan Andrew Dahlgren, 26, of 358 E. Dyke St., died on Wednesday (Oct. 5, 2011), in Verona, NY, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle/pedestrian accident. He was born Jan. 29, 1985, in Hornell, the son of Denis and Colleen (Searles) Dahlgren.

Jon grew up on Trapping Brook Road and Dyke Street within the Village of Wellsville. Growing up in a small town Jon loved playing baseball, basketball, soccer, and even some football. He loved watching the Buffalo Bills. After school and on the weekends Jon loved to play basketball in our driveway with his brother Chris along with many of his his friends. While in high school Jon loved to have his friends over to play Texas Hold'em.

While growing up Jon loved the family vacations to Saranac Lake and the Thousands Islands. He loved fishing with his grandpa and cousins.

Jon was a 2003 graduate of Wellsville High School. Jon was a member of the WHS National Honor Society. He played volleyball, tennis, and basketball in high School.

After high School Jon earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University. While attending SBU he traveled to New Zealand for a summer to earn additional academic credits. While there he visited many different places including bungee jumping at the famous Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown. While at SBU Jon tied for 1st place in the Atlantic 10 Shoot Out. Also, rarely did Jon ever miss the Bonas playing basketball. Jon was a true Bonas fan. Even after Jon graduated he and his Dad made many trips over to Olean to watch them play.

After college during the summer of 2011 Jon spent some time living with his grandmother in Syracuse while looking for his career job. He had been employed by Maine Source, Inc. and K-Mart for a short time prior to his death.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, is a brother, Christopher Dahlgren of Syracuse; a sister, Erin Dahlgren of Wellsville; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy (Record) Searles of North Syracuse; four aunts, Colette (Tony) Leonard of Bridgeport, Ann Searles on Minoa, Kathy Searles of Mattydale, and Debra (Glenn) Mattison of Wellsville; two uncles, Donald (Janice) Dahlgren and Terry (Linda Sherman) Dahlgren, of Buffalo; as well several cousins, other relatives and special friends.

J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville conducted Jon's funeral. His funeral service was held on Monday, October 10, 2011 at the First Congregational Church in Wellsville, with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Jon was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville, NY.
Memorial donations were made to the Allegany County United Way.

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What a beautiful tribute to your son. I'm sure he is smiling down on you all along with his grandfather Bob. Colleen & family, I know what you are going through because of losing my father that same year on Christmas eve. Ann told me about Jonathan and said he was a great kid. Such a tragic end to a fine young man. You are in my prayers. Take care.
Nancy Cassella (Friend)
December 28th, 2013
Things just aren't the same without you here buddy. Miss you everyday
Tad White (Friend)
December 28th, 2013
Thinking of all of you and holding you in our hearts.
Kaaren & Paul Reeder (friend)
October 4th, 2012
I just want you and your family to know that Vyle and I will have you all in our thoughts and prayers as you approach the anniversary of your loss.
Joan Bundy
September 30th, 2012
A Life Lost, But A Love & Soul Never Forgotten

As we come together during this time of sorrow,
We must remember that while a life is lost,
Your heart and soul,
And your love for your family and friends will never be forgotten.
We will remember you as a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, a cousin, and a friend.
We will hang on to the memories that we all created, and we will hang on to the love that each of us shares with you and you with us.
We will look at pictures.
We will watch videos.
We will laugh together as we mourn.
Through it all, we will tell you every day,
Whether through thoughts, actions, words, or our prayers,
How much we love you.
Jonathan, you will watch us from above,
And you will listen to us share memories,
You will catch every kiss we send to you.
You will welcome every prayer we say,
You will watch us from above,
And remind us every day,
That while a life has been lost,
Your love remains here with us.
Jonathan, your soul will never be forgotten.
You will be with us each and every day.

We love you Jonathan.
Marcie Baranich (cousin)
February 12th, 2012
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"I will always love you!"
Colleen Dahlgren
December 27th, 2013
"I mss you terribly. I find signs of your presence every now and then. I fine q-Tips, shampoo and I even found a hidden broken glass . Love you lots, Grandma"
DorothyI Searles
December 11th, 2012
"Can't believe it's been a year. We love & miss you! We know your're watching over your parents, Chris & Erin with your large Angel wings! Particularly we miss ya on the holidays! Your Dad's been doing alot of work around your house! Love, Aunt "
Debbie @ Glenn Mattison
October 4th, 2012
"I love you now, always and forever! Love, Mom"
Colleen dahlgren
February 13th, 2012
"I love you Jon! Love, Dad"
Denis Dahlgren
February 12th, 2012


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