Jeremy Lynn Renzi, a longtime resident of the Torrance area, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012 in Torrance, CA. He attended church often and believed in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born in Nampa Idaho, Jeremy was 34 years old and a member of the Grandsons of Italy in America-Los Angeles. He enjoyed body boarding, surfing, and computers. He graduated from El Camino College with an associate's degree and was currently employed at Moog aircraft group in Torrance, as a machinist. Jeremy is survived by his mother Marie, stepfather Mark, stepbrother Tommy, grandfather Jack, father Randy and many other relatives that will miss him. The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday December 7, 2012 from 10:30am-11:30am. A reception will follow in the Lighthouse Reception Room from 11:30am-1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made towards funeral expenses through Rice Mortuary at (310) 792- 7599.

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  1. I met Jeremy at Hope Chapel, Hermosa Beach. I didn’t know him well however our paths often crossed through church services and the single’s group there. He was always friendly to me & had an encouraging & kind word to share. I sometimes didn’t recognize him at first glance because he changed his looks dramatically. He really worked hard to get trim & fit & he went from long hair to short. His transformation was impressive & encouraging & I told him so. He moved on to another church & so the last time I saw him was by chance at The Fish Fest, (Christian concert) two years ago. We just happened to be sitting in the the same row. He was there with his mom & I thought that was so cool. I couldn’t help but notice the awesome bond they had & it was also very special to me to see a son & his mother worshiping the Lord together. While it just seems unfair that Jeremy went home so young, we rest assured that he’s perfectly complete & at peace with the Lord & we will see him again. My prayers go out to his mother, family & close friends who feel a loss beyond measure. May God comfort you & give you peace beyond understanding. Is. 57:1, John 14:27, Romans 8:18. I could see from Jeremy’s Facebook pics how much he enjoyed the water & nature. I want to encourage those of you who feel the deepest loss to live with him in your heart & enjoy the God created beauty around you knowing how much Jeremy delighted in it. Though the beauty Jeremy is seeing now (or will see depending upon how you’re interpreting scripture) is beyond compare! Until you meet up with Jeremy again for all eternity with our faithful, Heavenly Father, may you know the presence of God & his blessings as you continue on in your earthly journey.

  2. I knew Jeremy from Mini Church222 at Hope Chapel. While I wasn’t close with him, I am thankful for the person he was and that he persevered in his faith despite whatever circumstances plagued his life. I remember having our mini church being held at his place for about a year and he was always so welcoming and excited to see everyone each week. To Jeremy’s family I pray for peace and comfort and the knowledge that he is with our Lord and Savior in HEAVEN! Amen! Jeremy, I am sorry for any hardships and any bad blood between us. I know I never got a chance to properly apologize for some awful things I said to you a while back after the men’s retreat. I truly am sorry and know that you are in a much better place. You made it brother. Say hi to Ash Wyant for us all 🙂

  3. To Jeremy’s family I am so sorry for your loss. Jeremy was a young man struggling to find his way. Even though we misunderstood each other at times you were loved and I am so sorry you are gone. You were sweet and funny and worked hard at improving yourself. I am so glad I got to hang out with you and the singles group. We won’t forgot you and I will see someday in our Heavenly Father’s Kingdom.

  4. To Jeremy’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jeremy was a great guy, he had a great sense of humor and could really make me laugh. I knew him from Hope Chapel and saw him many times at different church events, party’s & dances. He was always ready to help out and had such a loving personality. Jeremy will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

  5. To Jeremy’s family, I met Jeremy at the Friday evening services at Hope Chapel where I used to sit with him from time to time. He was a good friend even though we were not really all that close. One thing I appreciated about him was that he was always inviting me over to the house he shared with some other brothers, whether it was a barbecue or watching a football game on New Year’s Day. He always made it a point to include me and that is something I will always remember about him. I am deeply saddened that such a fine young man should die way before his time. I want you to know that he will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him and whose lives he touched.

  6. I remember Jeremy being a really compassionate guy. Once at Christmas party our friend got sick (due to super strong coffee- no alcohol was involved)- our friend literally projectile vomited all over our bathroom, it was on the floor & the walls! Without even asking Jeremy did not hesitate to not only comfort our friend but also clean up he mess (on his hands & knees with no gloves) & he did this with a smile! We used to hang out all the time about 3 years ago, he was always happy, he was like our brother. He always treated me with so much kindness.

  7. I was Jeremy’s pastor for a season. I remember him having a great zeal for the Lord and a heart for evangelism. He was also a man who wanted clear answers to texts in the Bible he didn’t understand. I enjoyed sharing the Word with him, listening to his thoughts and praying for him. I will miss my friend Jeremy. If I can be of any help at all please call me at 310-374-4673. May God bless and comfort your family.

  8. Dearest family and friends of Jeremy, our hearts are all so sad over the loss of our sweet kind friend. Jeremy was so much fun. I remember a bunch of us went camping and the laughter never stopped all weekend. Jeremy came to many a party and bought his sweet personality and life to be enjoyed by all. We will be with our friend again because of our precious Savior. God Bless

  9. Wow I can’t believe this happened. Jeremy was my good friend from High School, and we went back all the way to freshman year. While I had not seen him in a year or two, we had had plans the weekend he passed away and I had talked to him just the night before. When I didn’t hear from him, I didn’t immediately panic because our schedules had gotten in the way of hanging out before, but I felt like something was wrong all week. Jeremy was a good guy who was trying to improve both himself and others. He will be missed greatly.

  10. We have known Jeremy for many years and watched him grow in many ways, including his faith. Jeremy always looked for us at church, asked about our family, and said he was praying for our family. And we KNEW that he was praying because Jeremy was always a man of his word. We were so happy for him when he graduated from college because he worked so hard for it. Jeremy was a sweet & kind young man and he will be missed by all who knew him. To Marie & all of Jeremy’s family, we are sorry for your loss and are praying for you.

  11. I’m saddened by your passing and joyful knowing where you are. You always had a kind word, big smile and a heart for others. By this I’m encouraged until we meet again.

  12. Jeremy, it’s been two months and I still can’t believe you went home to our Lord. I miss you so much. I think of you often. I would Do anything to get that last week of your life back. I would take the time to tell you how much I love you and I value your friendship. And also remind you to listen to me cuz you know I’m always right. I took your love for granted never did I think you would be gone. Lillian and Jav Miss you. I will keep your memory alive and will not let Lillian forget her God Father! I have so many great memories of you and with you. From sunny days at the beach when we were kids to champagne brunches as adults. You had a heart of gold. And I truly believe only the good die young. Even tho you had so much more life to live, I know our God called you home. I’m trying my hardest to stay strong, but it’s not easy to lose a good friend like you. We Love you very much, Jess, Jav, & Lilli <3

  13. I cant believe your gone, it seems like just yestersay i saw you at eoss with your beautifull smile. I will miss you

  14. From the owners of Rod’s Burger, Dino, Helen, Michelle, Billy and the staff waitresses and cooks who knew Jeremy and family, Marie, grandpa as our wonderful customers, we dearly miss you. You were such a gentlemen, with us and staff, kindest person. Our hearts goes out to Marie, grandpa who we know your hearts are broken. There is nothing like losing a child. We pray that we all will be together one day.

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