Jonathan Daniel “Jonny” Thran

Everyone’s best friend. How else can you describe someone who never knew a stranger. Jonny cared about others, always looking to make new friends. Even from age two, Jonny was always looking for ways to make others smile… and evoking a laugh was even better.

Jonathan Daniel “Jonny” Thran passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 from injuries of a motorcycle accident. He was 21.

He was born July 1, 1996 in Mansfield to parents Eric “Rick” and Laurel “Lori” (Marvicsin) Thran. Jonny worked at Uncle John’s doing whatever he could to help out and also worked at Mohican Adventure in the aerial park helping to, in his own words, “save lives.”

In his spare time, Jonny loved taking pictures and appreciated the beauty of nature. He would be known to pull over on his way home to snap a picture of the sunset, a beautiful field or a moss-covered rock.

He is survived by his parents Rick and Lori Thran; siblings Eric (Ashley) Thran and Matthew Thran; nephews Jayden, Israel and Gabriel; grandparents Joan Thran and Ina Jean and Darrell Marvicsin; aunts and uncles Angela (John) Ondo, Rhonda (Brian) Sellers, Jeff (Pam) Marvicsin, Lisa (Bill) Daugherty, Tara (Mike) Apking, Bryon Marvicsin, John Marvicsin, Melissa Marvicsin and Rachel Marvicsin; cousin Alex Apking, who he considered a brother; as well as numerous cousins and extended family.

Jonny was preceded in death by his grandfather William John Thran and uncle Bryan Puderbaugh.

The Thran family will receive friends Friday, July 14, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home and requests you to bring a photo of you and Jonny to be displayed as each of you held a special place in his life.

A funeral service honoring Jonny’s life will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officate.

Contributions in Jonny’s memory to assist with final expenses may be made to Snyder Funeral Homes.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jonny’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them --or to watch his tribute video -- at

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