Jonathan “Adam” Jaquith, 48, of Warren, Pa, passed away on Saturday, March 26, at his home after an extended battle with cancer.
He was born on May 21, 1973, in Bedford, Pa, a son to the late Sue (Grobholz) Jaquith and Phillip Jaquith and his wife, Eileen, who survive him of Lititz, Pa. Jonathan lived a life full of adventure; in his youth he played soccer and enjoyed skateboarding. After high school he bought a VW bug and followed the Grateful Dead for 113 shows in a row, channeling his inner “hippie”. He went on to work for a company that put him in every state across the US at least twice, except Hawaii and Alaska.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed all things outdoors. If you would ask him his greatest achievement he would tell you the thing he was most proud of was his daughter. He went back to school and became a BMET (Biomedical Engineering Technician) and with that title, came a new set of adventures. Adam and his family traveled from Altoona, Pa to Shapleigh, Maine, as a BMET at Altoona Regional Hospital and Bon Secours Holy Family Hospital, followed by working at Synernet out of Portland and then Southern Main Medical Center in Biddeford, Maine. Upon completion of those assignments, Adam and his family took a year off and enjoyed a job at a 1400 acre Buffalo and Elk Farm. Some people would have called it work but it was a grand adventure and they met many people who became good friends. Adam and Tammy started a food truck after obtaining all NH licensure and served snowmobilers whose trail passed right through the main part of the buffalo farm.
Upon leaving the buffalo farm, Adam went back to the medical field and worked for TSP out of the University of Vermont until completion of the assignment. Adam and his family moved back to Maine until his health started to decline. They then moved back to PA at that time to be closer to family and friends. He chose to fight cancer on his own terms, he wanted to enjoy the time he had and make memories. He was able to visit many places throughout Maine, NH and VT, including, Acadia National Park, The White Mountains of NH, Diana’s Bath in Bartlett, NH and coming home he was able to spend time at Kinzua and Hearts Content, along with going fishing with his grandchildren.
In addition to his father, Adam is survived by his longtime partner, Tammy Kolstee and their daughter, Zoe Jaquith; his step-children, Sable Kolstee and family, Morgan (Tim) Davis and family and Logan (Heidi) Kolstee and family; his brother, Doug (Betsy) Jaquith and family; his aunts and uncle, Diane (Jim) Eshelman and family, Bruce (Debbie) Jaquith and family and Beck (Craig) Sandt and family.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his aunt, Pam Jaquith Sandt, his uncle, Tim Jaquith and grandparents, Harry and Ruth Jaquith.
A celebration of life with be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, Pa 16365 or to the Spring Creek Sportsmen Club, 611 Turner Hill Rd, PO Box 44, Spring Creek, Pa 16436.
The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Youngsville, have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.
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