Jake R. Hanson, 23, passed away March 14, 2021. Jake was born on May 21, 1997 in Columbus to Denise DePalma and the late Rich Hanson. Jake was a 2016 graduate of Bishop Hartley High School and in his final semester at Ohio State. Jake was a loyal friend with a thoughtful soul, generous spirit and kind heart. He was an adventurer who loved spending time outdoors and traveling. We will miss his boyish laugh, twinkling blue eyes and bear hugs.
Jake is survived by his mother, Denise DePalma; brother, Justin Hanson; sister, Samantha Hanson; grandparents, Herb and Linda Godby, Don and Barb DePalma, Rick Hanson and Kitty (deceased) and John Gatrell; girlfriend, Cassidy Whetro; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a community of beloved friends.
Jake’s family will receive friends on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 3:00 to 7:00pm at the Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. His funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 11:00am at St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 5170 Winchester Southern Rd. NW, Canal Winchester. A Celebration of Life for Jake will also be held in May 2021.
In lieu of flowers, Jake's family welcomes donations to create an outdoor memorial in his name as a place to gather to remember him.
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