“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” –John Steinbeck, Author
John Jason Biro, 38, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away at his residence Thursday, November 27, 2014. He was born September 25, 1976, in Alton, IL. He leaves behind two beautiful daughters; Brynn Gayla Biro; 10 and Reese Jordan Biro; 6, both of Lee’s Summit, his parents; John and Patricia Biro Sheets, two sisters; Courtney and her partner Robert Stuart, Taylor and her fiancé William Vanderpool, and three nieces; Nevaeh, Nyla and Reagan, all of Olathe, KS. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother; Mary Spano of Wood River, IL, aunts, uncles and cousins too numerous to list, all of whom love John deeply and will miss him immensely.
John was one of the most tender-hearted men you would ever meet. He was so proud of his family, and was always so loving toward all of us. He never favored one over the other. He was a great protector and wanted the best for everyone. He was a huge cardinal fan and would travel 4 hours to St Louis just to watch a game. He devoted a lot of his time making sure he kept in touch with his family back home. There was never a moment of silence when he was around; he always had something to say. He was a bright light in all our lives.
Among his passions were throwing darts with his dart league, all things sports, playing softball, Michael Jordan and to borrow a quote, “John would argue with anyone who didn’t think that Tupac was the greatest rapper ever!” Since he was the kind of guy you liked instantly upon meeting, he had numerous friends. He lived in Downey, CA for the biggest part of his school years, developing life-long relationships with a select few he considered more like brothers than friends.
He was employed by Comcast.
He was preceded in death by two grandfathers; Andrew Biro and Jack Spano, a grandmother; Elsie Sheets, and an aunt.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation rites were granted. Memorial is pending
John was a sweet and loving child who adored his mother. Whatever drove him to this drastic action must have been unbearable for his kind soul, and I forgive him as I know God will.
I love you all You are like family to me. I know you are hurting deeply at this time and heart is also hurting. I wish I could be there to wrap my arms around you and hold you tight. John was a wonderful man and never be forgotten. He was loved more than I think realize. I pray you all find peace and God give you strength during this time. R. I. P. John you will be sadly missed by everyone.
John – The hole left in my heart with your passing can never be filled. But maybe in time, the memories I have of you will make it seem smaller with each passing day. I miss you already John, and I love you more than words can rightly express. I’m grateful that the Lord blessed our family with you for 38 years.
I’ll see you one day again!
My thoughts and prayers are with Johns daughters and family. This all has come to a shock to me I have known John through Price Chopper. I have a lot of great memories with him. Lots of laughs. He was such a positive happy person! I know he will be missed dearly! Thoughts and prayers!
Lots of Memories of the Young Lil John that I knew when He lived next door to Me on McCasland St. in East Alton.
My deepest sympathy goes out to everybody in the family Especially my life long Friend His Mother Patty. Love you All!
My thoughts & prayers go out to John’s beautiful daughters & his entire family.. I was a coworker of his @ PC for 10+ yrs. He was a great teammate/manager to work with. As for his love for sports, we had differences of opinions of my favorite sport & his reply was always, “Nascar is not a sport!” Lol.. But one memory I will never forget is when my brother passed suddenly & was unexpected. John was the manager on shift that week & was there for me when I was a mess.. May God bless your family. Rest in peace John, you will be truly missed!!!
My deepest condolences to the family. I was shocked to hear the passing of John. I have worked with John from time to time. He will definitely be missed.
Oh my Sweet Angel .If i could have been there to guide you and hold you close. You are with Grandpa now and i know he will take good care of you. Gone but we will never forget you my Handsome Grandson. We all love you very much. Grandma Mary R.I.P.
John, i. Still am in disbelief, i dont know what to do or say i can’t hardly aee what i am putring on here because of my tears., you were mt first born and now the first to lwave me. I will cherish all the great times we had and all the memories. I now know that you were a lost sole out there and u were to proud to reach out. I pray that u are at peace now. Just know i love u now and forever.Go fly high my angel and may u rest in peace baby. This is the hardest thing i have ever had to write. I have talked to alot of your friends and i want u to know they loved u, good buy for now my son. Love u Mom
Oh sister, I’m so heart broken for you. Please know that I am here whenever you need me. I love you!
I’m so saddened to hear of John’s passing. I didn’t know John, but my daughter & her fiance were good friends of John’s & loved him dearly & had many good times with him. My heart goes out to all of you and I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you, especially John’s daughters during this most sad and difficult time. God Bless
My condolences to the Family of JB! I have known John for several years and have had the pleasure of working with him for the last 3 years. Together we enjoyed going to watch Dodger Cardinal games up in in Saint Louis and going up to Alton to visit with some of his Family. I know how much John loved his parents and his sisters. I know for a fact that he would have done anything for his daughters they meant so much to him. My 3 sons and wife really enjoyed Johns company because of the way he would make us laugh with his jokes, and believe me he had jokes! That day marked a very sad day in my family’s lives. I will continue to struggle with his death as I am sure many will. Fortunately, he leaves me with many good memories to remember him by. This is so tragic and that was not the John I knew! Together we had plans to make our futures better. WE LOVE YOU BRO! YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS!
It’s been over a week and I still can’t wrap my mind around this…the emotions come in waves of disbelieve. He was a sweetheart but a brat. He loved to get people going, get under their skin a little and then laugh and say ” you know I’m just playing.” with the biggest laugh and smile. He gave the greatest hugs with those long arms he would wrap you tight and make you feel so secure and safe. He always remembered my birthday and called or texted me with a smart-ass comment on what an old lady I am. The last one he send this past June said “Hey, don’t break a hip old lady.” (I’m only 3 month older than him) but he always followed it up with an I love you. He even remembered my kids Birthdays. I loved him so much and I told him often. I just wish he understood how much he was loved by everyone and that all of us would have helped him without judgement. I miss him more everyday and I find myself reaching for the phone to call or text him. A habit that’s going to take a while to break. I hope he’s at peace now, that is my wish. I have learned something from all of this….I’ve learned to watch for signs of pain or depression and lend a helping hand when needed, and to be more understanding with situation like this. So…..Until we meet again my beloved cousin. You are sorely miss by all, loved my so many. This is not a “goodbye,” this is a “See You Later.” Love you always and forever! BEAR DOWN JJB BEAR DOWN
We will always remember your smile and friendship. Rest in peace John. Jeff, Carrie and Zack Sorrells,
John – It’s been a month since you left us and the pain is still so great! At times I don’t believe you’re gone, but then I come back to reality and my heart sinks. I love you and miss you so much my dear nephew. I think of you every day.
John – I miss you so!
Hi son, i at times still think u are here and then i know deep inside you are gone, I just can’t come to terms that i will never get another call from u, i miss u so much, i just want u much, i just want u back. I LOVE AND MISS U SO,
Im struggling really hard with u being gone
I thought it was supposed to get easier as time goes by, but it isn’t. So many thoughts go through my brain, maybe thats why i constantly wake up with bad headaches. John i try my hardest to be brave and carry on with my life but it just doesn’t happen that way. I would give anything if only i could hold u in my arms and talk to you just at least one more time. Just know you are in my heart and in my thoughts always. I Love and Miss you John. Mom. 🙁
Hi son i jusy am sitting here thing of you, i still can’t except the thought of you being gone. I really am struggling with it, i want to talk to you so bad then i realize i can’t., when i have Brynn and Reese i see you in both of them, it hurts knowing that they will not see their Dad any more. Well hon i just wanted to talk to you and let you know how much you are missed and loved. I will write soon, I Love you John forever. Mom
Patty am very sorry. cant believe am typing or reading any of this. first and for most I know John B wants You his Mother and Johnny to know he loves you he loves you dearly he let me know that same like me and john b talked about You Patty and MY Mom We Agreed we loved our Moms. his 2 beautiful SISTERS and 2 beautiful DAUGHTERS he Loves DEEPLY he stressed that to me.HE LOVED HIS WHOLE FAMILY AND ALL HIS FRIENDS DEEPLY I KNOW IN MY HEART AND JONS HEART WAS REAL THATS HOW HE FELT AND FEELS RIGHT NOW THE SAME HOW JON B FEELS. he loves you in now time more than any thing. I truly knows also that he appreciates Mandy as a great Mother to his kids he told me . I know that.JohnB I love you with all my heart. you are my brother and my best friend Phil you are to hommie just want Phil to know I love you and my my best friend as well john b and Phil dog we are for real real nothing has changed. im down as you know. my heart is heavy and broken you know when you see me looking at me in now time JB, its ok hommie its a true song by 2 Pac only god can judge US ME AND YOU JOHN B JASON BOXLEY FUCK IT LIFE IS WHAT IT IS I TRULEY BELIVE GOD WILL HELP US JOHN B JASON B IM RIDE WITH YOU JOHN B NEVER WILL TURN MY BACK ON YOU WHEN YOUR ALIVE OR PASSED I LOVE YOU AND YOUR KIDS AND YOUR FAMILY LOVE YOU . im put in the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1bhgjQAkxs paste that in your browser. bottom line Patty Johnny forever your son will be in your heart and Johns heart will be with you. his 2 sisters 2 girls Mandy great mother. John B please forgive me if im out of line my heart is with you 100 percent. every thing I said was out of my respect and love for you and my truest thoughts and our times together. I love you and miss you Jason never for one day will not think about you . God Bless from my heart
John i want you back, i can’t. do this it is so hard.. i Love u. Mom
Hi John… You crossed my mind today and I miss you… I know we didn’t know each other long but the amount of time we did, you truly blessed my life. You are very missed by everyone who knew you. Patty I don’t know but I am so sorry for your loss… I wish we could bring John back to you!!! I really wanted to visit him. Is there a memorial for him even though he was cremated? Please if you ever need someone to talk to you, I’m here. We miss you John, you will forever be in our hearts!
Patty my heart is breaking for you. Even though we never got to meet, I’m hear if you ever need someone to talk to. I’m a great listener. I didn’t know John long but in the amount of time I did know him he brightened my life. I do miss him very much. John – you are truly missed by everyone!
Thank u Rene that means alot, i tried ti look u up on face book but bo luck
I love and miss you so much. Just sitting here thinking of you
I do have Facebook; however because I have kids, I do keep it locked down so only people I know closely can view it or friends of friends can send me messages and friend request. I did also try to look you up as well, but there were several with the same name.
Hi John… I just wanted to let you know that we miss you and I still think about you. I got a new phone the other day and your phone number transferred to my new phone! I just can’t bring myself to delete it. Sometimes I just find myself starring at your number, wishing I could just hit talk and you would answer. I miss you!!!!
My name is the first one under Patty Sheets it says EAWR-Illinois and the pic by it has 5 little girls in a circle laying down.
Hi John… We miss you everyday! It’s been a month since I said hello, sorry. You were on my mind first thing this morning, then I got to work and had to text my other friend John and your name popped up! Coincidence, maybe since I was thinking about you which made me think about the night we ran into each other in the store and I was covered in paint and I think you were painting too, which just happen to be a coincidence. I wish you were still here!!! Everyone misses you!
Thank you Rene. for thinking and remembering John. It makes my heart smile knowing his friends still think of him.. John ismissed and love by many.
Happy Fathers Day to you John, yhe girls are growing so fast and they are little beauties, have a good day up there . I Love and Miss you more than words can express. Love Mom
Hi John… It’s almost been 2 years and you still cross my mind often… We all miss you tons! We may not have known each other for years and years but in the time that we did, you always made me smile and I my life was better for knowing you. I’m thinking about you!
Hi son I miss you more and more as each day passes. The Holidays aren’t the same. The girls are getting so big and I ralk to them about you. They miss their so much. continue watching over us and let us know you are around from time to time. I love you❤ Mom
Today is Mothers Day, I wish I could of gotten more more call, and that would of been yours. I miss you so much. Brynn and Reese are getting so big you would be very ptoud of them. keep watching over us and let us k ow your around every once in a while. I love you John. Mom