Calling Hours:
Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:00-2:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty Ave., Jamestown, PA

Private Funeral Service:
Friday, September 25, 2020, 11:00am
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA
Rev. John Hodge, officiating
Pastor of Jamestown Methodist Church

Burial will be in Rocky Glen Cemetery

Masks are required for all in attendance.

Preston B. Rex Taraczkozy, age 16, of Hanmore Rd., Conneaut Lake, passed away Sunday morning, September 20, 2020 in UPMC Greenville from injuries sustained in an ATV Accident.

He was born in Greenville on May 3, 2004 a son of James and Heather (Rex) Taraczkozy. He was a Junior at Jamestown High School and attended Mercer County Career Center. He spent his summers working at the Westford Feed Mill. Preston enjoyed weight lifting, hunting, and welding. In 2019 he broke the PA record for dead lift with 408 pounds at a USA power lifting competition. Preston spent a lot of time helping on his family farm. He loved his family and friends and will be truly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Piper Taraczkozy of Conneaut Lake; paternal grandparents, James and Brenda Taraczkozy of Jamestown; maternal grandparents, John and Tina Rex of Jamestown; several aunts and uncles, Levi and Erin Day and their daughter Morgan, Nick and Danielle Taraczkozy and their children Mason and Emma all of Jamestown, Marlee Taraczkozy and her children Camorin, Ollen, and Rhoni of Hartstown, also survived by several great grandparents and great great grandparents. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal great grandfathers and a cousin Brendan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family C/O Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA 16134.



  1. Mary Lou Cowher Mary Lou Cowher
    September 22, 2020    

    So sorry for your loss. We did not know Preston but are 3 granddaughters are in his class and are heart broken. Please know you are in everyone’s prayers. Ken and Mary Lou Cowher

  2. Brenda Stevenson Brenda Stevenson
    September 22, 2020    

    My deepest sympathies to all of you. We loved Preston and our hearts are broken. Preston and the twins had a bond from the day of birth as they shared a stay in the nursery at Greenville Hospital and then went on to be classmates. Sara and Samantha referred to Preston as their triplet. I personally will never forget that sweet, devilish grin of his. Prayers for you.

    Brenda, Sara and Samantha Stevenson

  3. Don and Lori Kitchen Don and Lori Kitchen
    September 22, 2020    

    There are no words that will comfort you but please know you have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers.

    September 22, 2020    

    So sorry about your loss.You have my deepest sympathy

  5. Aunt Penny Aunt Penny
    September 22, 2020    

    There are no words for your loss. I pray God that you intervene and help ALL the family thru this tragedy. We love you & if you need us we’re here for you.

  6. Scott Taylor Scott Taylor
    September 22, 2020    

    I enjoyed talking to Preston about all of his weight lifting competitions. I will miss that young man.

  7. The Kimmel's The Kimmel's
    September 22, 2020    

    We are so sorry for your loss. We didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Preston, my son went to school with Jimmy. I pray that the love of family and friends lifts you up in your time of sadness.

    Sincerely, Ray and Debbie Kimmel, Brandon Kimmel and Holly Sillaman

  8. Maria Froncillo Hyde Maria Froncillo Hyde
    September 23, 2020    

    Wow Heather, he looks so much like you. I didn’t know him but remember you. So sorry to hear about this. Love to you and your family.

  9. Steven Rock (Carter lumber) Steven Rock (Carter lumber)
    September 23, 2020    

    So sorry for your loss, just can’t imagine what you are going through. Thoughts and prayers for all of you in this difficult time. Didn’t know him on a personal level but knew a lot about him, he was very loved and made a good handful of people proud of him with all his accomplishments.

  10. Rosemary Lemmon Rosemary Lemmon
    September 24, 2020    

    No words can comfort you right now. I have been through the loss of a child too. My daughter is friends with Marlee and my granddaughter went to school with him. All I can say is I’m so sad that Preston is gone home. He is in the arms of Angels and is at peace and will be waiting for you all to get there. Love and Prayers.

  11. Brandi hanna Brandi hanna
    September 24, 2020    

    Sorry for your loss.we will keep the family in prayers.

  12. Becky and Tim Fry Becky and Tim Fry
    September 25, 2020    

    There are no words to say to comfort you and your family. I cannot imagine the pain and sorrow. Please know your family has been and will be in my prayers during this very difficult time, .now and in the future. May God give you strength and peace . Preston will forever be remembered.

  13. Lois and Bob Brewer Lois and Bob Brewer
    September 25, 2020    

    Heather, Jimmy and Piper,
    Please know that our hearts go out to you and your entire family. We are so very sorry for your loss, Preston was an absolutely amazing young man and it was our pleasure to have the opportunity to become a part of your extended family and get to know him. You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers… Love you…

  14. Shannon Wilson Shannon Wilson
    September 25, 2020    

    Preston was always able to make me laugh. In fact, I’m not sure that i ever saw HIM when he wasn’t smiling or laughing. That is how i will remember him…and I’m fairly certain, that is how we all will. I’m thankful that collin was lucky enough to have a friend like Preston. I know that the memories that he has of Him, he will hold near to his heart. I’m certain they will bring smiles and happiness for a very long time of the friendship that they shared.
    My prayers are with you, and i am always here….I am so very sorry for your loss

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