Condolence & Memory Journal

Pray that our Heavenly Father comfort your family at this time for your loss.

Posted by Timothy Vassas - Apollo Beach, FL   December 07, 2019

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Ryan Bardol - Classmate   November 25, 2019

Dear Janice, Bob and Bob Jr., I am deeply sorry for your loss and would like to express my most heartfelt condolences on Anne's passing. My daughter, Sonja, was a friend of Anne's and part of the group of Marines that left Miramar for Japan in March. Sonja told me that you met part of the group for breakfast when they returned from Japan. I am so sorry that you didn't get a chance to welcome Anne back with the rest of the group that day. Sonja told me how much Anne loved children and dogs (and how much they loved her). Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute video. I can only imagine what big gap Anne is leaving in your family. My prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Jacqueline Renowden

Posted by Jacqueline Renowden - Downers Grove, IL - Friend   October 01, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of CPL Katherine Vassas.
Rest easy Marine
Semper Fidelis

Posted by Tim Palmer - USMC 1982-85   September 12, 2019

My sincere condolences and prayers for the family of Cpl Katherine Vassas. Rest Easy Marine ~ Semper Fidelis.

Posted by Cpl Stephen Fletcher - Dearborn Heights, MI - Acquaintance   September 10, 2019

Sorry for your lost. Semper-fi.

Posted by Terrill Shaw - Romulus, MI - Acquaintance   September 10, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to Bob and his family. Gasco Golf League

Posted by Michael St Onge - Clinton Twp, MI - Friend   September 07, 2019

Our deepest condolences to and prayer for the Family of Corporal Katherine Vassas.

Chaplain Don Biadog, Jr.
Command Chaplain, MCAS Miramar
29 August 2019

Posted by Don Biadog - San Diego, CA - Served in the Military together   September 02, 2019

Dear Vassas family (Jan,Bob and Bobby):
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Stay strong, time heals all wounds. Love to you and your family.
The Quinteros (Chloe,Raul Jr., Andrew, Raul and Claudia)

Posted by Claudia Quintero (Kohnke) - Naples, FL - Family   August 31, 2019

Darling Anne, I love you, I miss you, God Bless you my darling brave girl. Aunt Betty Lou

Posted by Betty Emery - Crystal Lake, IL - Family   August 30, 2019

Bob, Jan and Bobby, our deepest sympathies. There are no words to convey our grief and sadness at this time. Anne was a beautiful girl who brought you all so much happiness. Treasure the beautiful memories you all have, know that others care and are thinking about all of you.

Posted by Tod and Laurie Henderstein - Macomb, MI - Family Friend   August 30, 2019

Anne was a great Marine who brightened the room where ever she went. She was a student of mine while in Meridian and was a very smart young women. She will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten.

Posted by Jennifer Nissen - Meridian, MS - Served in the Military together   August 28, 2019

Dear Bob, Jan, & Bob Jr.,
I was so blessed to have gotten to know Anne through the past 10 years at the family get togethers sat Bill & Helen's. I always felt like I was apart of your beautiful family, and the moment I saw Anne, she would light up with the biggest smile to come over and greet me with a hug and a nice long visit. I truly adored the visits that I had with her each and every time. She has a permanent mark on my heart, and I will treasure each and every conversation that we shared together. My heart truly breaks for all of you. I've been praying everyday, asking God to provide you comfort and courage during the days, months, and years ahead. I wish I could take the pain away, I experienced the loss of a family member earlier this year, it's still a constant ache and hurt that will never go away. There are no answers but having faith in God, somehow helps you to get through minute by minute. I will continue to pray for you all, even as the days and months pass, I'll be thinking and praying for you all. Know that you were the best parents, and she was an outstanding, beautiful young woman. My deepest condolences

Posted by Jean Ellery - Richmond, MI - Family Friend   August 27, 2019

Dear Vassas family,

Anne was a dear, dear student who brightened each school day. She came to visit before she left for Japan and it was so rewarding to see her achieve her dream of becoming a Marine and all of the pride she had in that accomplishment.

Today I am deeply saddened to learn of her passing. I don't know that anything can bring you comfort at this time, but do know that she made a difference in this world and brought joy to me and those around her and will always be remembered fondly.

Posted by Liz Hutchinson - Clinton Twp, MI - Teacher   August 27, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss she was great person and a very sweet girl, she was one of my good friends this isn't something easy either because I just spoke to her last

Posted by Jasmine Mistretta - Sterling Heights, MI - Friend   August 27, 2019

Dearest Bob, Jan and Bobby,

Our hearts are broken. The sorrow that we feel about the loss of Anne cannot be expressed enough. We are sending you prayers for healing, strength and peace during this most difficult time.

Anne was a shining light. The joy that she brought to the world will never be forgotten. We will remember & celebrate her amazing life while wishing you comfort in your memories. She is and will always be terribly missed. We are here for you and we love you all very much,

Mark, Angie, Michael, Cristina and Brandon

Posted by Angie Yaklin - Warren, MI - Family Friend   August 27, 2019

Dear Vassas family, Anne was such a good friend to our son, Zachary Fischer. He pinned Anne's CPL rank on for her this summer when she was promoted. We cried along with him when he called home. Our family's heart was broken for you and we have and will continue to pray for you all. Anne was such a beautiful spirit.

Posted by Grace and Mark Fischer - MD - Acquaintance   August 27, 2019

My heart is truly broken. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Posted by Wendy Wilson - Chesterfield, MI - Teacher   August 27, 2019

Dearest Jan, Bob and Bob Jr. my heart is aching for you and your family. I was completely devastated to see this very sad news. I remember Anne to be such a beautiful bright and happy young woman.
I will never forget the day I met her. Her smile literally lit up the room. I will forever remember my wonderful conversations with her, although brief they were very meaningful. My prayer for you is that you may feel God's loving presence in your heart and that He will comfort you and give you peace.
You will remain in my prayers.

Posted by Julie Standlick - Family Friend   August 27, 2019

Wow I can't imagine losing a child. This really saddens us. Our prayers are with you

Posted by David Standlick - Macomb, MI - Friend   August 27, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Anne's passing. My son Michael and Anne met in 2009 when we moved to Clinton Township when they were in middle school. Michael also joined the Marine Corps and was deployed to Oki. Anne and Michael kept in contact over the years and she planned to come visit Michael when he was home on leave. Unfortunately, Michael died in a car accident two days before Christmas. Anne reached out to me after the accident and was so very sweet. Anne was a bright, kind, thoughtful girl. I liked her the min I met her!
I know exactly what you are going through and there's NOTHING anyone can say to take away your pain. Just know I'm praying for your family. ❤

Posted by Jaime Bevelacqua - Newaygo, MI - Friend   August 27, 2019

We're so sorry Bob and Janice. Words seem so insignificant at a time like this. All we can say is that we will keep Anne and your family in our prayers. Tom and Janis Pratt

Posted by Tom and Janis Pratt - Troy, MI - Friend   August 27, 2019

Anne, you were a great friend. I wish I would have gotten to say everything I was thankful for that you taught me and showed me. You taught me to love myself, to be proud of myself and most importantly not be ashamed of your views and beliefs. You were an inspiration to me throughout high school and you were one of my first real friends. I love you Anne. Til I see you in heaven. God bless.

Posted by Cameron Bruce - Macomb, MI - Friend   August 26, 2019

We are at a loss for words at this time. Our hearts are breaking for all of you. Anne was a beautiful girl and will be missed always! Know that all of you are in our prayers.

Posted by Alice Eggett - Menifee, CA - Friend   August 26, 2019

Bob and Janice, our heart pours out to you and your kids! So, so sad! Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. - Maureen and Jim Bowen

Posted by Maureen Bowen - Houston, TX - Friend   August 26, 2019