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Justin Robert Hardy

December 29, 1999 - May 29, 2022

Justin Robert Hardy Justin Robert Hardy
    June 2, 2022 | 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home Geneva
    1771 West State Street
    Geneva, IL 60134
  • Memorial Service
  • June 3, 2022 | 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.
  • Saint Charles East High School – Main Gym
    1020 Dunham Road
    Saint Charles, IL 60174
  • Burial Location

Justin Robert Hardy, age 22, of St. Charles passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at his home.

He was born December 29, 1999 in Lansing, Michigan to Robert and Karen Hardy.

Justin attended St. Charles East High School from 2014-2018 where he dedicated himself to academic achievement and athletic excellence. He then attended the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis graduating in 3 ½ years while continuing to excel on the basketball court.  Justin exhibited uncommon courage and determination to achieve his goals and pursue his passions despite unimaginable adversity, inspiring people to live life regardless of the circumstances.

Justin is survived by his parents, a sister, Jackie, a brother, Nathan, his paternal grandmother, Dawn Hardy, his two aunts, Nora Bushman and Julie Ellis, an uncle, Tony Ellis and his cousins, Allie, Kelsea, Blake, Kira, Will and LuLu.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert B. Hardy, maternal grandparents, Ed Ellis and Peggy Ellis.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 2 from 2:00pm-8:00pm at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 West State Street, Geneva.  A legacy celebration will be Friday, June 3 from 1:00pm-2:30pm at St. Charles East High School – Main Gym 1020 Dunham Road, St Charles.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hardy Strong Scholarship Fund via GoFundMe.


Nancy Carol Doerhoff from SAINT LOUIS, MO

"Sincere congratulations on your son's life and achievements despite his health challenges in the final year. You have a right to be proud and very sad and bereft, too. My prayers and condolences are with you. I did not know Justin but am so inspired by the piece shown on Channel 5 News and the article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Please take much credit for rearing such a remarkable young man. He is probably organizing a pickup game in heaven."

Georgann Mackin from orland park , IL

"I didn’t know Justin or the family but I clearly remember watching the ESPN segment they did on Justin. I thought to myself God bless this young man. I was so moved by his story and thought if anyone can beat this, I bet he does. I guess God wanted another angel. My prayers go out to all who were lucky enough to know him!"

Amy from Philadelphia, PA

"I am so terribly sorry for your loss. The news article caught my eye yesterday as my 16 year old daughter also died of stomach cancer a little over three months ago. Your Justin sounds like a fighter through and through and I'm sorry he couldn't win this battle. I hope that you surround yourself in the love of your friends and family and I hope that our kids are meeting in heaven. My prayers will be with you."

Lisa, Olivia, Luke, and Alec Lorenzini from Tempe, AZ

"Dear Bob, Karen, Jackie, and Nathan: Our most heartfelt and genuine condolences upon the loss of your son and brother. If our legacy consists of the relationships we loved, and valued, how we will be reflected upon, and remembered, Justin left a very extraordinary one over the course of but 22 years. May that provide an enduring sense of peace, and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers we extend to all of you, and your family. Love, Lisa, Olivia, Luke, and Alec Lorenzini"

Scott J Goetz from McKean, PA

"I didn't know Justin. I saw his story on espn. But my heart today feels like I have known him forever. God Bless Justin."

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