Judah Corsini – January 7, 1986 – July 3, 2018
Judah was born at home in Tacoma, WA, delivered by a midwife and his father, and was a sweet boy with a good spirit. So sweet and caring that he quickly earned the nickname of “Sugarman.”
At age 15, Judah came to live with his father and step-mother, at which point his education finally took hold in a public high school.
Judah proved his potential to excel, eventually finding his own way through being admitted to Western Washington University. He was extremely self-driven with high intelligence and had many life goals. Along with his self-drive for a good education, Judah was also trained in several construction trades by his father, in which, Judah had mastered painting and landscaping. “God blessed the work of his hands”, his father stated, and is proud of his accomplishments.
When Judah was a few semesters from completing his BA, he began to suffer from mental illness and drug abuse. Even amid Judah’s condition, his friends will tell you he was a loving, caring and a fun person to be around.
Judah was preceded in death by his little brother “Tommy” in 2009, Grandpa Len (Amy’s father) in 2010, and Grandma Evy in 2013. He is survived by many other family members: his parents G. Tomas Sr. and Amy Corsini, Grandma Jan, his biological mother Laurieann, and five other siblings from mixed families: Danielle Corsini, Julia Corsini-Ortiz, Malachi Corsini, Sharayah Rose Beattie, and Selah Corsini; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
My son Judah suffered from mental illness and brokenness of spirit and a tormented mind. We believe he is in a better place, and both his mind and spirit are finally at peace. A celebration of life will be held on August 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m., at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
We are so saddened by the passing Of Judah. To lose a child no matter what age is a plunge with a knife to your heart. We say our prayers for you, Judah, wishing you the peace you have searched for and hopefully found. For us who are left behind, we cherish the memories and pray for peace for ourselves. Julio and Amy and family, we are thinking of you especially at this time.
Today I struggled through producing a short video for Judah’s memorial. I will make it public after the memorial.
Thank you for your kind words cousin. Blessings…
I found this short video interview on HuffingtonPost.com with a great perspective on why coming out as a person with mental illness is a better solution towards healing, and possibly prevent suicides.