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Isaiah passed away the morning of July 3, 2023, while taking a nap. He was four months old.

Isaiah was born on February 19, 2023, in Westerville, OH. He was named after Isaiah, the Old Testament prophet who foretold the way of Jesus, as well as John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin, the last prophet. His names mean “God saves”, and “gift from God”. He was baptized on June 11, 2023, at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Granville, OH.

Isaiah loved his mom, dad, and big brother. His favorite toys were his little blue whale, Mortimer moose, and his purple penguin. He loved to lay on his playmat and kick. He enjoyed sitting at the table with his family while they ate meals; he loved milk and was so eager to try food. He loved taking warm baths; bathing him was his parents’ favorite part of the day. His favorite songs were “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider,” which his mommy sang to him daily. At bedtime he listened to songs with his brother. He would try “singing” along, happily jumping in his daddy’s lap. Then “hugged” his brother before they each went to bed.

Isaiah broke out in a smile every time he saw his brother, Everett. His smile and gigantic cheeks lit up every room. He had silly nicknames like “Zay-Zay” and the “Monk Seal”; everything about him brought us so much laughter and joy. All who met him knew him as “chill.” He truly was the happiest baby.

He spent his last days at Mass, hiking, and enjoying the 4th of July festival with his family. His short time on Earth was filled to the brim with adventure and beauty.

Our little boy only knew joy, peace, and love while on Earth. We were blessed to love him and to be loved by him. Through his short life and death, may we all learn simplicity, love, joy, and peace. May the angels lead him in.

Isaiah is survived by his mom, Katie (Cianci) Perry, his dad, Ethan Perry, and his big brother, Everett Perry, along with his loving grandparents Sheree Perry (“Grandby”), Kate and Mark Cianci (“Noni and Bop”), his great-grandma, Janet McParland (“Gigi”), his godparents, Uncle Nick and Aunt Hannah Cianci, along with his aunts and uncles: Christopher and Beth Perry, John Cianci and Gianna Colello, and all his cousins who loved him so much. He was preceded in death and welcomed into heaven by his unborn brother, Eli Joseph, and his infant cousins, Ella Harper and Christian Ryan. We picture them all happily frolicking and playing now, under the gaze of the Father, as angels fly by. He was also preceded in death and welcomed into heaven by his grandpa, S. Joel Perry Jr. (“Grandpa Joel”), his great-aunts Mary Pat, Pat, and Pam, his great-uncle Paul, and his maternal great-grandparents, Nick and Gloria Cianci, and Dr. John McParland, and paternal great-grandparents Kathryn “Mick” and Stanley Joel Perry Sr., and Helen and Edward Arinsmier.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 785 Newark Granville Rd, Granville, OH 43023, or to the Granville Recreation District PO Box 483, Granville, OH 43023. Donations will be used to help with improvements and upkeep of the outdoor Stations of the Cross area at St. Edward’s, and a bench and tree in memory of Isaiah at Wildwood Park along the T.J. Evans Trail.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Isaiah John Perry of Granville, 11:00am on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at the Church of St. Edward the Confessor, 785 Newark Granville Rd., Granville with Monsignor Paul P. Enke as celebrant. The family will receive friends and family from 9 – 11am Wednesday prior to the Mass. On Friday July 14, 2023 there will be calling hours from 9:30-11:30am in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12pm in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville with Fr. Brandon Kleckner Pastor of the church, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery.

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13 Comments

  1. Dave and Stacy D’Urso Dave and Stacy D’Urso
    July 9, 2023    

    We are so sad to hear about Isaiah’s passing. We are praying for you and all your family during this very difficult time. He was so lucky to have such a wonderful loving family to share his time with here on earth.
    Sincerely,
    Dave and Stacy D’Urso

  2. Dave & Terri Livingston Dave & Terri Livingston
    July 9, 2023    

    On behalf of Dave and our family, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies.

  3. Kathy Williams & Family Kathy Williams & Family
    July 9, 2023    

    We are so, so sorry for your loss. There is no doubt that he experienced an abundance of love every day from his parents, family, and friends. We are keeping you guys close to our hearts during this time, and we pray that Isaiah may rest in eternal happiness in heaven while his family finds peace on earth.

    With Love,
    Kathy Williams & Fam

  4. John and Jennifer Forbes John and Jennifer Forbes
    July 10, 2023    

    Katie and Ethan, we are so very sorry for the loss of your sweet little boy! You are all I our prayers!

  5. Darrell & Sue A. Nicklin Darrell & Sue A. Nicklin
    July 11, 2023    

    Loosing a child is the most sad of all life experiences. This precious little one indeed had such love on earth. He surely is in heaven now being so loved by the angels!
    May God give you the strength and courage to move forward with life as Isaiah would want his beloved family to do.

  6. Lucia D'Alfonso Lucia D'Alfonso
    July 11, 2023    

    May God’s Promise thru Christ His Son, Always Bring You Peace & Strength.
    Be in Paradise Isaiah John, You Beautiful Angel.
    Many Prayers For All

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    July 11, 2023    

    We are so sorry for you lose Katie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your sons write-up was very touching. Knowing you, I am sure Isaiah was filled with joy and laughter during his short time here. You are one of the strongest girl (now a grown up) I have ever known and with God on your side, you will get thru this unfortunate experience. I miss seeing your smile and your husband and son are very lucky to have you in their life. If there is anything we can do for you and yourfamily, please don’t hesitate to call.

    Sincerely,, Frankie and Joanne D’Urso

  8. Pam Gent Pam Gent
    July 12, 2023    

    Dearest Katie-
    I know your heart is breaking and the grief is overwhelming. There are no words that help at this time.
    Although you may feel alone in your grief, please
    Know that I sit with you ( along with many others
    Who have lost a child). You are not alone- I pray
    For you many times a day, I pray that I can help
    Carry your grief.
    You are such a wonderful young woman. I have always
    Been impressed by your faith and character. Isaiah was
    So blessed to have you as a mom and you will see him
    Again.
    With love, Pam Gent (Ben & Ryan Loreno’s mom)

  9. Kathy Patton Kathy Patton
    July 13, 2023    

    I was so sorry to hear about your loss – there’s nothing anyone can say in a time like this that will make you feel better, but I hope you will be comforted by the outpouring of love and sympathy.
    I also hope that in time, when you think of Isiah there will be more smiles than tears.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Kathy (Cianci) Patton

  10. Kim Hyde(White's Pet Store) Kim Hyde(White's Pet Store)
    July 14, 2023    

    So very sorry for your loss.Our Condolences for the whole family.

  11. The Travaglini Family The Travaglini Family
    July 14, 2023    

    So sorry to hear of Isaiah‘s passing. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  12. Tulio and Clara estrada Tulio and Clara estrada
    July 14, 2023    

    Joying your family in prayer for your little angel Isaiah. Our deepest condolences .

  13. Nancy Little Nancy Little
    July 14, 2023    

    Deepest sympathies. Will look forward to meeting hiim!

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