Jacob Matthew Listorti of Severna Park, a 25 year-old loving and energetic spirit, passed away on Jan. 26, 2019.
Jake was born to Michael A. and Lucille G. (Gillespie) Listorti in Baltimore. Jake graduated from Severna Park High School in 2011 after playing an active role in the Severna Park athletic community during his childhood. He went on to attend Lycoming College where he graduated in 2015 with his Bachelors in Business Administration and was a proud member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. After college, Jake began his career at Meade High School where he is familiarly known as “Mr. L”. Teaching was more than a job to Jake. He not only devoted himself in the classroom, but also coached baseball and wrestling and served as a mentor to many students. He was an immensely popular teacher with great compassion and empathy for the often complex situations his students faced; his legacy of love and benevolence will live on through them. During his time at Meade, Jake graduated from the F.B.I. Citizens Academy and was currently working on his Master’s in Administration at Goucher College. In his personal life, Jake was a lifelong music and sports enthusiast, attending concerts and sporting events whenever he could. His great love was serving his family and friends, giving his love, affection and humor at every opportunity.
Jacob was preceded in death by grandparents, Michael Listorti and Mabel Gillespie. To cherish his precious memories, he leaves behind the love of his life, Emily Aderhold; his loving mother, Lucille Listorti, his affectionate father, Michael Listorti, his caring step-mother, Diane Clyde, his “Pop”, Dominic Adams; siblings, Andrew Listorti and Jennifer Brooke (Lucas Wayne); stepbrother and sister, Brandon and Ashleigh Clyde; beloved nieces and nephew, Lily Grace, Charlie Diane, and Brycen; grandmothers, Carole and Mary; his cherished Fraternity Brothers; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, colleagues, and friends.
The family will receive visitors at Arundel Christian Church, located at 710 Aquahart Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 on Thurs, Jan. 31 from 5:00-6:00PM, where a visitation and celebration of life will follow at 6:00 PM. Interment will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery on Friday, Feb. 1, at 10:00 AM. Following graveside services family and friends are welcomed to gather at Two Rivers in Pasadena for a wake. Memorial contributions in Jake’s name may be made to Sarah's House Fort Meade, MD 410-551-7722.