Jonathan (Jon) Del Schick was born September 28, 1976, in Bountiful, Utah. He came into the world with a strong and fearless soul. Put simply, he was a true force of nature. Jon never met a rule he couldn't challenge or an argument he wouldn't have. But those lucky enough to be allowed to truly get close to Jon understood that, deep down, Jon had a beautiful, complicated, wounded heart. Though he often struggled to show it, Jon loved big. He gave the BEST hugs. In the ways he knew how, Jon loved his parents and siblings; he loved Monica; and he absolutely adored his kids and grandkids.
Jon and Monica married when they were very young. True to form, their relationship was a bit complicated and sometimes tumultuous. During their marriage, Jon and Monica were blessed with three wonderful, strong-willed children: Kaden (Oakley); Mason (Galaxy); and Jaycie. Later in life they were also blessed with two beautiful grandbabies: Genesis and Rhythm. Jon and Monica's marriage came to an amicable end in 2021.
During his life, he worked as an electrician; he enlisted in the Armed Forces; and in recent years he enjoyed working as a companion to a disabled friend.
Throughout his life, Jon was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish and camp. Being outdoors was always a comfort and a respite, especially when he was with his brothers.
Toward the end of his life, Jon adopted an old dog named Hugor, who Jon credited with keeping him alive as long as he was. Their devotion to one another was absolute.
Jon is survived by his children and grandchildren (named above); his mother Kristi (Brian) Black, who selflessly cared for and unconditionally loved Jon year after year, regardless of his struggles; his father Ron (Carol) Schick; his grandmother, Doris Jenkins; his sister, Shana (Chad) Blackburn; four brothers: Jason (Brittany) Schick; Dusty (Amber) Schick; Trevor (Melissa) Black; and Tyson (Ashley) Black; along with sixteen nieces and nephews and a handsome grandnephew. Jon was recently preceded in death by his brother, Justin Black (with whom he is likely having a rowdy reunion).
Jon's last years, in particular, were fraught with difficulties, which he faced courageously. At the conclusion of a five-year battle with brain cancer, Jon passed away at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, on January 13, 2023, surrounded by his family. Jon will be sorely missed by his family, many friends, and by his best pal, Hugor.
Jon's family would like to express their sincere thanks to the individuals at Huntsman. An incredibly difficult process was made manageable through your expertise, empathy and gentleness. We'll forever be in your debt.