Jonah Beer passed away suddenly on October 23, 2018. He was born in Troy, NY on December 2, 1998. Jonah was a student at the Albany College of Pharmacy. He was a pharmacy technician at CVS in Delmar and Saratoga Springs. In the summer, Jonah worked at the Saratoga Racetrack. Jonah was a shining light for all of his family and friends and they will miss him dearly.

Jonah graduated Saratoga Springs High School in 2017 and was a leading member of Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar (“SSAS”). Following his death his friends raised funds to assist with his funeral expenses and to create a legacy for him to be remembered by.

Board members of SSAS individually paid for the funeral services. Nancy Black, who coordinated his friend’s fundraising efforts worked with Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar to establish a $4,000 fund which will be used over the next 8 years to award an annual $500 “Jonah Beer Scholarship” that will be awarded to the graduating SSAS student who most embodies the values and qualities that Jonah exhibited.

“Jonah was a great member of our program and is and will be missed greatly by all of the members of Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar” said its volunteer Executive Director, Jim LaVigne. “This is a fitting and lasting legacy to his memory.”