In Memoriam : Jonathan Abuja

Jonathan Abuja Jonathan Michael Abuja - age: 30
(December 15, 1985 to April 09, 2016 )
Resident of Angola, Indiana

Visitation Information:
Visitation Sunday, April 17th from 3-7 pm at

Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
773-478-5800

Funeral Service Monday, April 18th, 12 pm, visitation from 10 am - 12pm

Cremation, private.

Obituary:
Jonathan Abuja, loving son of Michael Abuja and Mary (Abuja) Hixson, devoted brother to Amber Abuja, dedicated Grandson of Kenneth (Barbara) Abuja, beloved nephew to Judy Mareci and Charles Kallas, steadfast friend to many, was murdered on Sat April 9, 2016. Jonathan died a hero protecting his sister as he did his whole life.

His was a life lived thinking of others at all times; anyone who met him knows just how far he would go if he could make even a small difference in someones life.


If there is a given in life it is we are supposed to help each other. Jonathan epitomized this to the fullest. Jonathan was the definition of humble, never wanting recognition for any acts of kindness. His death leaves a huge hole in too many lives to count. His will be a life remembered as an example of what we should all strive for.








Pat Woodhouse - April 15, 2016Contact this person Contact this person
How sad this loss must be for Jonathan's whole family. His is one of the most beautiful and touching obituaries I've seen in a long, long time. You must have been very proud of this young man. Please accept our sincerest condolences at this most difficult time.



Lee Mitchell-Mazurkiewicz - April 17, 2016Contact this person Contact this person
The last time I saw Jonathan and Amber was when they were young children and I was working on the Ambulance in Chicago with Mike and Mary. I remember them being the sweetest little kids running around the ambulances at the station. My heart goes out to you Mike, Mary and Amber, your loss is the worst loss possible. May God guide you through this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.