Jordan W. SebastianMarch 5, 1993 ~ October 19, 2017 (age 24)
“Farewell, thou child of my right hand, and joy”
Jordan William Sebastian, our beautiful boy, was born on March 5th, 1993. We, his parents, Craig Sebastian and Liz Johnston, adored him infinitely from the moment we laid eyes on him. Jordan lived in a manner that made us proud every single day of his 24 years. He died comfortably in our arms on October 19th, 2017. Jordan was so very loved-- by so many people.
Jordan graduated from Hopkins, The University of Rhode Island, and was just shy of earning his masters degree from WKU. He was a remarkable athlete all his life, played for many teams, and ultimately earned a full football scholarship at URI. He returned to Hopkins and worked as an athletic intern, a basketball coach and the defensive coordinator of the football team.
A fierce competitor in sports, Jordan applied that same intensity to all aspects of his life. He was tough; he was resilient, and did everything with relentless determination. He was also a selfless teammate who cared more about the game than he did about his own playing time. He was just as relentless and selfless as a coach--powering through practice even during his illness. His tenacious spirit inspired many.
Jordan was also incredibly bright. He had a genius football I.Q., was a literature major with a quick wit, a sense of humor, and a talent for writing. Those who were closest to him will remember him as a sweet, loyal, kind, private, generous, principled young man. Even with all of his talents, accolades and unparalleled good looks, Jordan was very humble. He was a family man and a huge mama’s boy. His legacy is one of love--as he had a knack for bringing even the most unlikely groups of people together.
Besides his mother and father, Jordan leaves his amazing stepfather, Emanuel Hoskie Sr. and his loving stepmother, Mayra Sebastian, his siblings on both sides: Brandon, Bryce, and Brianna Sebastian and Emanuel Jr., Jalen and Qusaan Hoskie, his grand parents: Virginia and Wymard McQuown, Shirley Nutter, William Sebastian, Gretchen Wooten, and Grandma Steven. Jordan was predeceased by his beloved Poppa, Mark Johnston. Jordan leaves his God Father, Dennis Wade and his God Mother, Lisa Rosenthal as well as a village of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Lastly, Jordan leaves behind Dante Brito, who he frequently referred to as his “brother/cousin/friend.” We will all miss him terribly out into the end of time.
On Thursday, October 26th, we will celebrate Jordan’s life at the Vertical Church in West Haven. Calling hours are 9-11 am, service at 11:00, burial thereafter at St. Lawrence cemetery, and a reception immediately afterwards at the Hopkins School gym. Instead of sending flowers or donations, live each day with immense gratitude, be kind, and think of Jordan when you do.