Pause On Angels Wings by Charles D. Denler
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“When I was much younger I knew Jordi as a teenager and future adult. She is 100% part f the reason I function today at the level I do. I was an...Read More »
1 of 85 | Posted by: Brandi L Small - Washington, DC

“I was blown away today (9/18/13)to find that my good friend Jordi is no longer with us. I have know you for over 20 years and we have always found a...Read More »
2 of 85 | Posted by: Desmond Townsend - San Diego, CA

3 of 85 | Posted by: GEORGINA CEBALLOS - SAN DIEGO, CA

“Jordi - Im deeply saddened by the news I just found out. I have been wanting to call you and thank you for all you did for me an dmy daughter but...Read More »
4 of 85 | Posted by: Sarah - La mesa, CA - patient

“Dear Beverly, My heart goes out to you and Jordanna's family. May the heartache you feel now be softened with all of the wonderful memories of your...Read More »
5 of 85 | Posted by: JoAnn Keenan - Spring, TX

“Hello Ray, Alex and Natasha, What a hard time you guys have to go through. I was so schocked to hear about it and want to express my deepest...Read More »
6 of 85 | Posted by: Werner Bosch - Winston Salem, NC

“Dear Ray, Alex and Natasha,Jordanna was our cousin, someone who was always vivacious and loving. Although we had not seen her for many years and...Read More »
7 of 85 | Posted by: Sandy and Steve Shedroff - IL

“We wish we had gotten to know you both better over the years......lives get too busy. A lovely lady who is now in a better place. Peace. ”
8 of 85 | Posted by: Jim and Noreen Tasto - San Diego, CA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Remember Jordanna is still and always be with you in spirit. She now is with God in a...Read More »
9 of 85 | Posted by: Tyler and Lady Bennett - CA

“Dear Ray, Alex, and Tashie, In the midst of this shock, my heart and prayers go out to you. As you do not need me to tell you, Jordi loved you all...Read More »
10 of 85 | Posted by: cheryl davis-plotts - La Mesa

“My deepest sympathies to all the family. She was an extraordinary person and her presence will always be felt in our hearts. ”
11 of 85 | Posted by: cheryl davis-plotts - La Mesa, CA

“SWEET SWEET FAMILY, We now will remember all the good times. She is still with us no matter what and she is telling me to keep an eye out for...Read More »
12 of 85 | Posted by: Lynne Levinson - San Diego, CA

“Oh we miss you! Especially in dv group. I didn't know the last time I saw you would be the absolute last time I would see you. My...Read More »
13 of 85 | Posted by: jenna jackson - san diego, CA

“Beverly, I don't know the words to tell you how sorry I am to hear about Jordanna. I do hope that time will help to heal your heart. My thoughts...Read More »
14 of 85 | Posted by: Charlotte Lisitza - Surprise, AZ

“Ray, Alex, & Natasha, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Jordanna was a lovely young woman. May your memories of her bring you comfort in your...Read More »
15 of 85 | Posted by: Brian Lisitza - Surprise, AZ

“Dear Ray, Alex, Natasha and Todd,I am deeply sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the grief and sadness you are all feeling.Jody and I met in...Read More »
16 of 85 | Posted by: Patty Haven Fleischmann - Seattle, WA

“Ray Alex Natasha You have our deepest sympathy andcondolences.I know her mental strenth and Love well transfer to...Read More »
17 of 85 | Posted by: Wayne & Flora - Lemon Grove, CA

“Ray, Alex and Natasha, Our hearts and specials thoughts go out to each of you. When Jordi smiled, she really beamed. Look to the night sky and the...Read More »
18 of 85 | Posted by: Celeste, David, Cecelia Schwartz - CA

“Dear Ray, Alex, Natasha and Todd, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Jordanna loved you so much - you were her world. She had so longed for...Read More »
19 of 85 | Posted by: Barbara Modlinski - Oakland, CA

“I was saddened and shocked to hear of Jordi's passing. I worked with her may years as a social worker and loved her strength of spirit in trying to...Read More »
20 of 85 | Posted by: Cathy Reed - Santee, CA

“Ray, Natasha and Alex No words can ease the deep loss that we all feel. Time will help heal but a deep void will always remain. Although we met...Read More »
21 of 85 | Posted by: John and Joyce Spicer

“You are in our prayers and we are asking for God's strength for your family during this difficult time. Although Jordanna and I never met, Jordanna's...Read More »
22 of 85 | Posted by: Sandy and Carmen Ferrino - TX

“We were saddened by the news of Jordi's passing. We have known Jordi for over 20 years, first professionally and then as a true friend. Ray, Alex and...Read More »
23 of 85 | Posted by: Sam and Beverly Dennis - El Cajon, CA

“So sorry for your loss - my thoughts & prayers are with you all. Much love, Elaine ”
24 of 85 | Posted by: Elaine Goldstein - Chatsworth, CA

“I did not know Jordanna personally. Her mother, father, and grandparents hold a special place in my heart growing up. I have many wonderful...Read More »
25 of 85 | Posted by: Teri Ockander - Westlake Village, CA

“Although I did not know her personally, I am a friend of her mom's who is a wonderful person. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and...Read More »
26 of 85 | Posted by: Debbi Baylor - Moneta, VA

“Ray, Alex and Tashi- My deepest condolances to your family. Jordy was a strong, caring person who had a deep sense of empathy for others. She also...Read More »
27 of 85 | Posted by: dennis duffy - chandler, AZ

“Dear Rainer, Natasha & Alex, Although we did not spend an much time as we wished with Jordi, she will always be in our heart as a beloved mother and...Read More »
28 of 85 | Posted by: Adriana Savu Sighisoara, Romania

“I only worked with Jordi for a few months, but in that short time I feel like she made such a huge positive impact on my life. Our classes will not...Read More »
29 of 85 | Posted by: Alysaun - San Diego, CA - client

“Jordanna was such a gift to my family and my work. I always admired her compassion and dedication to helping others. She made a huge difference in...Read More »
30 of 85 | Posted by: Tammy Burmeister - San Diego, CA

“Jordi was an invaluable support to San Diego's families. I was always so happy when I saw parents or children were working with her. One of my 1st...Read More »
31 of 85 | Posted by: Karen McCready - San Diego, CA

“Ray, Alex & Tashi, There is a branch of my family tree quietly sobbing at the loss of Jordanna. Jeremy ”
32 of 85 | Posted by: Jeremy Lisitza - Sarasota, FL

“Lieber Rainer, Alex und Natasha!Als wir von Klaus und Inge die traurige Nachricht erhalten haben, waren wir sehr betroffen.Es ist schrecklich einen...Read More »
33 of 85 | Posted by: Margit und Thomas Wehrmann

“Ray, we were sad to hear of your loss and our hearts go out to you and the children in this difficult time. Jordi must have been an amazing lady...Read More »
34 of 85 | Posted by: Anna Marie & Chet Snyder - CA

“Our hearts, love, and prayers go out to you and are with all of you at this very difficult time. Love, Karen, Kyle, Nicole and Shane Connor ”
35 of 85 | Posted by: Karen Connor - San diego, CA

“We are so very sorry to hear of Jordi's passing. We are all so fortunate to have known her, however briefly, and to experience her humor and...Read More »
36 of 85 | Posted by: Marc, Michelle, Lily & Grant Sokolowski

“Ray, Alex and Natasha, My heart- felt sympathy on the loss of your wife/mom. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Julie ”
37 of 85 | Posted by: Julie Tirpak - San Diego, CA

“I wonderful Flower of life and happiness has been taken from this earth to prepare a wonderful feast when we get the honor to see Jordi again. God...Read More »
38 of 85 | Posted by: Curtis Baugh and Sharri DeSalvo - GA

“Jordy was always great to work with whether the client was the parent or the child. This is a huge loss for the families we work with in East County...Read More »
39 of 85 | Posted by: judi klein - la mesa, CA

“My prayers and condolences go out to Jordi's family, friends, and colleagues. I am a social worker that referred many of my clients to Counseling &...Read More »
40 of 85 | Posted by: Sara Johnson - El Cajon, CA, CA

“Ray, Alex and Tashi, Dan and I are heartbroken to say the least. We love you guys so much and are so sorry to know what you are going through. ...Read More »
41 of 85 | Posted by: Brooke Guild - Santee, CA

“I knew Jordi only briefly in a professional capacity when I worked in C.I. twenty years ago. However, I was surprised that she remembered my name...Read More »
42 of 85 | Posted by: Debra Dycaico - San Diego, CA

“I enjoyed knowing and working wtih Jordi over the years. She was always well-informed and I thought she was a great help to her clients. Her...Read More »
43 of 85 | Posted by: Deena S. Larks, MSW - El Cajon, CA

“Dear Rainer, Natasha & Alex, We heard about your tragedy from Inge and Klaus. We are very sorry that Jordi passed away. We are still shocked because...Read More »
44 of 85 | Posted by: Adrian Vasilescu

“Ray, Alex & Natasha, My prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of her. She was a good friend, a wonderful wife and loving mother. She will be...Read More »
45 of 85 | Posted by: Kelly McCormick - San Diego, CA

“I will be praying for the family.I know personally how hard it is to loose a wonderful family member.God bless and always remember she will always be...Read More »
46 of 85 | Posted by: Elizabeth Donahoe - Kernersville, NC

“Losing a child is the worst thing that can happen to a parent. Condolences to Bev. My prayers are with Jordanna's entire family. Harvey Coustan...Read More »
47 of 85 | Posted by: Harvey Coustan

“Ray, Alex and Natasha, We were all blessed by knowing Jordi, and having her as a friend. We are truly saddened and want you to know that we will...Read More »
48 of 85 | Posted by: George and Debi Manavian - CA

“I was so saddened and shocked to hear the news that our friend and colleague had passed away. Jordi was an amazing woman admired by so many of us! I...Read More »
49 of 85 | Posted by: Tonya Sloan - El Cajon, CA

“Lieber Rainer, Alex und Natasha,als wir die für uns unfassbare Nachricht von Klaus und Inge erhalten haben, hat uns das sehr getroffen. Wir...Read More »
50 of 85 | Posted by: Franziska und Eva Reiner Sinning

“Ray, Alex and Natasha We are deeply saddened for your loss and want you to know your family is in our prayers. We will always be here for you. Chris...Read More »
51 of 85 | Posted by: Chris and Melissa Kish - La Mesa, CA

“I just wanted to say that Jordi was my teacher and how.grateful I am that she has helped me in my own personal life with my family, my children and...Read More »
52 of 85 | Posted by: Anita cardenas - Lemon grove, CA

“Ray, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Marcel and Family ”
53 of 85 | Posted by: Marcel Scheicher - Kernersville, NC

“Ray, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
54 of 85 | Posted by: Kent Lee - Winston Salem, NC

“Ray, We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Kevin, Pam & the boys ”
55 of 85 | Posted by: Kevin & Pam Blackburn - Gilbert, AZ

“Ray,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife.Thinking of you.Linda ”
56 of 85 | Posted by: Linda Stockton - Las Vegas, NV

“I have been a client of jordi for a long time and I have to say she was the best theripist I have ever had because of her I have come a long wayin my...Read More »
57 of 85 | Posted by: Amy Quinones - sandiego, CA

“Ray - I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Stay strong. Dave P. ”
58 of 85 | Posted by: Dave Pruett - Friend

“My sincerest condolences for your loss. May you find comfort in family and friends, and the beautiful memories of Jordanna to get you through this...Read More »
59 of 85 | Posted by: Crista Starkey - Winston Salem, NC

“My sincere and deepest condolences to the Wasilesku family during this difficult time and hope that the beautiful memories of Jordanna will comfort...Read More »
60 of 85 | Posted by: Donna Flack - Greensboro, NC

“Dear Ray, Alex and. Natasha, We were both so shocked and saddened to hear the news about Jordanna. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during...Read More »
61 of 85 | Posted by: Scott and Janine Berry - CA

“Rainer & Family,It is hard to put into words when someone so young is taken from us. Please accept our deepest symphathy for your loss. ”
62 of 85 | Posted by: Gregory & Elaine Lisitza - Skokie, IL

“My dearest sympathy to the family. i remember Jordana as a teenager. i always loved her name as it was unique. Too bad i did not get to see her as a...Read More »
63 of 85 | Posted by: Souzane - Arcadia, CA

“I am so sorry and saddened for the loss of such beautiful person. Jordi made such a difference in the life of so many. My deepest condolences to...Read More »
64 of 85 | Posted by: Claudia Franzosi - El Cajon, CA

“Ray and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences. Pat and Jami ”
65 of 85 | Posted by: Pat and Jami Wright - La Mesa, CA

“Ray, Alex and Natasha please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. We are keeping you in our prayers. Steven and Karen ”
66 of 85 | Posted by: Steven McKinley - San Diego, CA

“My sincere condolences for your loss. May you be comforted in the spirit of love, light and your joyous memories. Paricia Lloyd ”
67 of 85 | Posted by: Patricia Lloyd - Sherman Oaks, CA

“Your presence is greatly missed everyday! As well as your knowledge and expertise in this field. Thank you for being the person you were. We are...Read More »
68 of 85 | Posted by: The Staff from CBS - La Mesa, CA

69 of 85 | Posted by: BEVERLY - SPRING, TX - MOTHER

“Ray, I am so sorry My Thoughts and Prayers are with You. ”
70 of 85 | Posted by: Red Mayhood - Indio, CA - Friend

“Ray, our deepest sympathies for your loss. Chris, Karen and Hannah Karl ”
71 of 85 | Posted by: Chris Karl - San Diego, CA

“Ray, Know we are thinking of you and feel great sorrow in your loss. Hope to see you soon! God Speed and God Bless Ed & Mary ”
72 of 85 | Posted by: Ed (Shorty) Neilander - Mesa, AZ

“Dear Ray, We extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathy. In doing so, we stand ready to be of any assistance your family may require in this...Read More »
73 of 85 | Posted by: Jay and Mary Anderson - La Mesa, CA

“Ray - I am praying for peace to bring comfort to you and your family, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your...Read More »
74 of 85 | Posted by: Geri Moore - Lexington, NC

“Ray I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. My thoughts are with you and your family. Robin ”
75 of 85 | Posted by: Robin Bostwick - Puyallup, WA

“Ray - I am praying for peace to bring comfort to you and your family, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your...Read More »
76 of 85 | Posted by: Geri Moore - Lexington, NC

“Ray: My thoughts and prayer's to you and your family on Jordanna's passing. If you need anything, just contact me. Bob ”
77 of 85 | Posted by: Bob Squirrell - Ossining, NY

“Ray, I know that no words can come even remotely close to healing the pain that you feel. My heart goes out to you and your family at this...Read More »
78 of 85 | Posted by: Necee Hicks - Kernersville, NC

“Ray, I am very sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your wife. My thoughts are with you and your childern. Jerry ”
79 of 85 | Posted by: Jerry Grinstain - Simi Valley, CA

“Dear Ray, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my sympathies. You and your children are in my prayers. Peter ”
80 of 85 | Posted by: Peter Thornton - Danville, NH

“Dear Ray, Alexander and Natasha Mark and I were shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Jordi had passed away. She will always be remembered by...Read More »
81 of 85 | Posted by: Donna Valerie - San Diego, CA

“Ray, I am truly sorry for your sudden and tragic loss. I just want you know that many of your colleagues have also expressed their sorrow and send...Read More »
82 of 85 | Posted by: Jeff Santos - Elizabeth, CO

“Ray,I'm sorry to hear about your loss.I hope for the best for you and your family.Dean ”
83 of 85 | Posted by: Dean Houghton - Pacifica, CA

“Ray, I want to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. My thought and prayers are with you all. ”
84 of 85 | Posted by: Jan Fitzpatrick - Kernersville, NC

“Ray, Please know that you are very much in my heart and prayers at this time of deep sorrow. I was unaware of your wife's condition and the...Read More »
85 of 85 | Posted by: Rusla Fulp - Kernersville, NC

Jordanna (Jordi) was born on July 19th, 1961 and passed away on November 9th, 2012. Jordi spent her first 18 years in Los Angeles, California and graduated from William Howard Taft High School in 1979. She left Los Angeles and moved to San Diego where she attended college and has resided ever since. Jordi graduated from San Diego State University and pursued a career in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy with a speciality in child abuse and domestic violence. Receiving her MFT, she started her own practice: Counseling and Behavioral Specialists: A Family Counseling Corporation where for 25 years, she and a team of therapists worked together with patients to help deal with a variety of family issues. Her determination to help others became extremely evident in her professional and private life.

In 1985 she met her husband Rainer Wasilesku with whom she had two wonderful children, Alexander and Natasha. During 25 years as a devoted wife and mother and successful business owner, she developed a passion for cooking, and through the help of the cooking channel, she attempted to bring her newly learned knowledge to the kitchen table. Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday and her family benefited from her expertise in cooking the turkey and all its accompaniments.

Jordanna loved her family trips abroad, especially to Germany (her husband's homeland). She and her family grew to love Germany and she was instrumental in reuniting her husband with his family there. As a result both families have grown very close and continue to visit and keep in constant touch.

Although her medical conditions often had a negative impact on her daily life, she always showed incredible strength and compassion for others and was an amazing wife and mother. She will be missed by many who loved her, but knowing that she always will be with us, gives us great comfort and strength.