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Roadside Memorial For Solon Man Stolen

The family of Jason Kasmer say that someone has stolen the roadside memorial dedicated to Jason after he died in car crash in 2011 on U.S. 422.

The family of Jason Kasmer, a Solon man who died in a car crash on U.S. 422 in 2011, is upset that someone has taken the roadside memorial dedicated to their loved one.

Jamie Kasmer, Jason's sister, told Solon Patch that her father last saw the memorial on Monday. On Tuesday it was gone.

The memorial was set up where Jason Kasmer died in November 2011, along U.S. 422 West between Harper and SOM Center roads. The memorial included a steel cross with Jason's name on it that was posted into the ground and a wooden cross next to it.

Jamie Kasmer said that both crosses are missing. She said the post that was holding up the steel cross is still in the ground.

"After everything we went through with Jason passing, why would someone do that?" Jamie Kasmer said.

 The family called Solon Police and the Ohio Department of Transportation. Both said they did not remove it.

Jamie Kasmer said she hopes the person who took the memorial comes forward. She said the family just wants the memorial returned to where it belongs.

Bridget Cole Williams February 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM
I really hope there is a good reason for this and the crosses are returned or replaced! How shameful and disrespectful!
Sundance February 28, 2013 at 05:22 PM
I think it’s respectable that the memorial is gone after such a long time. Although it’s wonderful to remember past loved ones the side of the road is not the place. we have cemetery’s and memorial parks to forever remember.
john george February 28, 2013 at 05:54 PM
To some 2 years might seem like enough time to "just get over it". But in reality with the sudden death of a loved 1, a younger loved 1. The shock and grief are so over whelming, something is needed for loved ones to hold onto that seems tangible to them. Something they can see, something they can touch that will assure them the memory wont be lost. This is not meant to ridicule his loved ones. Imagine if there were wooden crosses or headstones in 60% of houses front yards in any given neighborhood. Should we call cemeteries neighborhoods? If left for 2 years or longer. Or just get over it?
christie marie February 28, 2013 at 06:43 PM
some people are really rude and i dont care if its 2 years or 20 years i think its horrible someone would do that i also think that theres nothing wrong with it being a memorial site it lets people know to one be careful and that the person who lost there life there is very much loved and missed! please dont post rude comments this family has been threw enough now they have to deal with someone elses stupidity! thank you
Jess February 28, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Well we dnt have a gravesite for him he died unexpectly n we have no idea where our family wants to get gravesites so their for this is what we have to remember him by n where we go for his birthday and so on. Lots of people go and visit his accident site not just the family. All were saying is we want it back!

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