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  • Out of the Darkness

    Oct 5, 2019, 10:00 AM US/Eastern

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    Sep 12, 2019, 3:30 PM US/Eastern

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Craig Rusch

Jacob Mesch

December 14, 2000 - September 04, 2019

Join us in celebrating the life of Jacob Mesch. Contribute to this lasting memorial by sharing stories, memories, photos, and videos. The Mesches love and appreciate all of the support so please visit them. But before you go, please call ahead. As we plan gatherings, we will post invites with event...  see more

OBITUARY
Jacob Latif Mesch was born December 14, 2000 to loving parents Leila Hotaki Mesch and Andrew Orwar Mesch, Jr., within minutes of his twin sister Kira Helen Mesch. A beloved son, brother, neighbor, and friend, Jacob lived his entire life in Portland, Oregon. He attended Chapman Elementary School, West Sylvan Middle School, and graduated from Lincoln High School last spring. From a very young age, Jacob was captivated by the creatures...  see more
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Posts & Photos

  • Sarah Harrington
    Sarah Harrington added 8 photo(s) to the memorial Jacob Mesch:
  • Laurie Bird
    9/16/19: A full double rainbow shortly before Kira left to return to school. I felt that it was Jacob sending her a message. We live next door to the Mesch family and I called Andrew to make sure he saw this. This moment of beauty was a breath of fresh...  more
  • Sadie Schreiter
  • Summer Hoag
    My heart is broken for you! Jacob's smile is still fresh in my mind, and seeing these pictures of him as a young man it seems he kept the smile all along. You all have such a special place in my heart I wish I knew what to say or do. Love you guys and am...  more
  • Tracy Perkins
    It's been what, 15 or 16 years since the Toddler Room at co-op... but still such a gut punch. Your family is in our thoughts, particularly Kira, and we send our sincerest condolences. I just remember both of their happy smiles and passion for dress up...  more
  • Abby Schwartz
    Abby Schwartz added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Jacob Mesch:
    • Abby Schwartz
      Abby Schwartz a few from Carol Warner - Chapman Kindergarten and first grade productions
      • September 11, 2019
  • Stacy Rosoff
    I had the absolute honor of teaching Jacob in 3rd grade, and I remember him fondly as being an incredibly intelligent and kind person. My heart goes out to his family. Here are a few memories from 3rd grade.
  • Susan Smallsreed
    Susan Smallsreed added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Jacob Mesch:
  • Susan Smallsreed
    From ages 3-5 Jacob and Kira were regular participants in storytime at Northwest Library. They were such a joy! They listened, participated, joked and teased with me. Jacob continued to stay in touch, volunteering for the summer reading program (SRP)...  more
  • Zachary Schwartz
    My fondest memory of Jacob and I was way back in the third grade. Jacob and I had just finished up school and were hungry for a snack. So we walked back to Jacobs house and proceeded to make home made french fries in the firer cutting up the potatoes and...  more
  • Susan Smallsreed
    Susan Smallsreed added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Jacob Mesch:
  • Abby Schwartz
    Abby Schwartz added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Jacob Mesch:
  • Greta Hilbourne
    Jacob will forever be part of our family's memories. He was our friend, neighbor, classmate, soccer rival (Hucks vs. Sidewinders), friendly upper classman, track teammate, and more. We are so sad to lose him and send our love to his family. His kindness...  more
  • Juliet Hyams
    I'm so sorry that I'm unlikely to attend, since I now work in the City of Wheeler. But this loss to my friends and community is continually on my mind. I've known Jacob's family since he and Kira were in kindergarten, with my son Ty. I've enjoyed...  more
  • Gaspard Mollin
    Thank you for introducing me to American life. I keep a fabulous memory of you from your smile. Forever my American friend.
    your little french
  • Eric Dettman
  • Ellen Stearns
    Max was new to Chapman in 5th grade and was lucky to be befriended by smiley, funny, clever Jacob. I am grateful for the fun times they shared. We mourn his loss and send our deepest condolences to his family and all who love him.
  • Sarah Harrington
    Sarah Harrington added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Jacob Mesch:
  • Eric Dettman
    My favorite memory of Jacob came the day after a meet when one of our top sprinters got hurt and was ruled out for the season. I pulled the boys Varsity who had hopes of winning a district title into a meeting and spoke about next man up, scratching and...  more
  • Abby Schwartz
    Abby Schwartz added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Jacob Mesch:
  • Joanes Amenabar
    I have spent just a month with you in the USA. In those 30 days you were really nice with me, and I lived memorable experiences with you. I will always remember you as a happy, kind and friendly friend. It is hard for me to explain how important you were...  more
  • Abby Schwartz
    Zach also played football with Jacob in 7-9 grades. Jacob played lineman in several positions. Football is often underappreciated for it's difficulty to play well. It is a total team sport, since if one person doesn't execute their job the whole play...  more
  • Marie Malyj
    Here's a few more pics from the early years.
  • Marie Malyj
    We met Jacob (and Kira) shortly after we became parents for the first time. Together with Leila and Andrew and our neighborhood playgroup, we enjoyed many birthdays, Halloweens, Oaks Park outings and embarked on preschool together. Jacob was such a...  more
  • Madeline McKee
    Much love to all of you as you walk through this first week, and all the weeks to follow. ♥️
  • Abby Schwartz
    Jacob and Zach played on the Hillside (and later Sidewinders) soccer team in 2-5th grades. Jacob was affectionately nicknamed "The Wall", as he played defense and nothing could get past him.
  • Craig Rusch
    Craig Rusch added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Jacob Mesch:
    Spring Break - Mexico 2014 with the Rusches
    Spring Break - Mexico 2014 with the Rusches
  • Craig Rusch
    Craig Rusch added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Jacob Mesch:
    Spring Break - Mexico 2014 with the Rusches
    Spring Break - Mexico 2014 with the Rusches
  • Sarah Harrington
    Sarah Harrington added 24 photo(s) to the memorial Jacob Mesch:
  • Sarah Harrington
    Jacob played the role of big brother to our son Finley on the Lincoln Track team. He was a great role model, teammate, and athlete. When we think of him, we remember the feeling that would swell inside of us when he would make a big throw. We knew how...  more
  • Kate O'Malley
    I met the Mesch family when we all stumbled into Mr. Mellings kindergarten class with our 5 year olds at Chapman Elementary. From across the street we have since cheered our sons on at many football games, watched them learn to drive and walk across the...  more
  • Craig Rusch
    Jacob came to Mexico on vacation with us when he and Cobi were in middle school. To us, birds were birds - big ones, small ones. But Jacob knew the names of every bird we saw and was on the hunt for a few he had never seen in person. He made our...  more