Jacob Andrew Urnosky, went to his heavenly home on June 18, 2020, at the age of 23, after a short, valiant battle with testicular cancer. Jacob was the beloved first-born son of Daryl and Patricia Urnosky. He was born March 20th, 1997 on a snowy first day of Spring, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he lived for the first 8 years of his life. From the moment he entered the world Jacob brought joy to everyone who encountered him. His parents often described him as their “sunshiny boy”. In 2005, Jacob moved with his Mom and Dad and younger brother, Nathan, to Lusby, Maryland. One of his proudest moments was graduating in the top 25% of his class from Patuxent High School in 2015. He was also extremely proud of everything his “little” brother Nathan did. Jacob loved life and lived every moment to the fullest. He was a lover of all things Nintendo and he especially loved Mario. His favorite pass time was to play his games and he was a master of most of them. Jacob loved amusement parks and he and his family visited them often. He had no fear of any roller coaster and there was no ride that he wouldn’t ride at least once. Over the years Jacob enjoyed playing the trumpet, playing tennis and bowling. He made the most of every experience.
Jacob was an intelligent, generous and loving soul who gave the world so much more than he took. He inspired many, both young and old, to be their true selves, no matter what others thought. Jacob never let his autism diagnosis and the challenges it presented, prevent him from trying new things. He was recently baptized, and we believe that he is now serving the Lord’s purpose in Heaven. Jacob was a bright light in the world for far too short a time. We were all blessed to share our lives with him, and we look forward to the day we will hear his sweet voice again.
Along with his parents and brother, Jacob is survived by his maternal grandmother, Dottie Shelton, of Virginia, his Uncle David Shelton and his cousin Maddi Shelton, both of Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Billy Shelton, who he adored, and his paternal grandparents, Andrew and Caroline Urnosky.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of life for Jacob will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jacob’s name to:
Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation, 202 North Ave #305, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Autism Society, 6110 Executive Blvd, Suite 305, Rockville, MD 20852
Condolences to the family may be made at www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.