A Brookfield man remembered for his smile, his laugh and his good nature was killed in a rollover accident Jan. 7 in Vernon Township.
Justin P. Mosora, 23, of 881 Route 7, was driving a Chevy Blazer westbound on Route 88 when the SUV went off the right side of the road, hit a ditch, and rolled several times, Ohio Highway Patrol said. Mosora was thrown from the SUV, police said.
Mosora was a 2017 Brookfield High School graduate who was working as a welder, according to his obituary published by Briceland Funeral Services, Brookfield.
“Justin was an amazing person with a great heart,” Amanda O’Dell said in a Facebook post.
In another Facebook post, Mosora’s high school English teacher, Jessica Gardner, said he was “always smiling, and he had so much energy.”
Mosora was a prankster who once placed cups of maple syrup in Gardner’s room, she said.
“My room stunk for days!” she said.
“He was always so happy and could make ANYONE laugh,” said Gardner, who shared a photo of a dragon he had given her.
“He made every single day in the classroom better for me,” Gardner said. “So much joy.”
Cousin Anthony Mosora wrote on Facebook that Justin Mosora “was full of life and made the Mosora get-togethers significantly more fun. He had one of the best laughs I ever heard.”
“I especially enjoyed the times I had with him and some of my other cousins going to the beach together, which is a regular Mosora family tradition,” Anthony Mosora said.
Those beach visits also stuck with another cousin, Dave English, who posted on Facebook: “My memory of Justin is standing on the beach at Lake Erie, (and) he said, ‘I love you, cousin Davey.’ I said ‘I love you too, cousin.’
“Words just don’t express our sadness,” English said. “Will never forget him.”
The patrol said the crash is still under investigation.