BRUNSWICK – Jayna Jo Schenk, 28, of Brunswick, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Jayna was born in Albany and lived in the Capital District all her life. She conquered leukemia when she was just 16, and was proud to be a Make a Wish kid. Jayna went on to graduate on schedule from Bethlehem Central High School and attended Alfred University and SUNY Cobleskill, where she completed coursework and training needed to earn her paramedic certification. Jayna worked as a paramedic for the Mohawk Ambulance Service, and also for E5 Support Services. She was a member of the Ravena-Coeymans Yacht Club, and enjoyed skiing, and riding dirt bikes and ATVs. She also loved and was devoted to her dogs.
Jayna is survived by her parents Douglas and Diane Bloomer Schenk of Delmar; her grandmother Elizabeth Schenk of Pittsford; her sister Casey Bryant (Matthew Carter) of Delmar; her brother Corey Bryant of Schodack; her niece and nephew Lauren and Shawn Carter; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and by her beloved dogs Klaus and Hallie. She will be dearly missed by her family and her many friends and colleagues, especially Kayla, Cabrina, Nathanial, Patrick and Tyler.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Monday between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., and to join the family for a funeral service at 7 pm. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com . In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Make a Wish Foundation.
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Jayna was a beautiful soul with a monumental impact on this world. Rest easy, beautiful
Condolences to you all. She was a strong spirit, a great teacher, and a dedicated provider. She will be missed by so many.
Sorry for your loss. The Community/Beaumont EMS Family.
I may have never known her, but all of us who are First Responders are a family. My condolences to her friends and family. We will take it from here.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
The wood family
Fantastic person and friend. My condolences to her family. Such a wonderful soul. Rest in peace.
To the family and friends of Jayna,
My heart breaks for you as I cannot imagine the pain you are feeling. I did not know her well, but we worked together for a short time. She always had a smile on her face. I know she will be missed terribly and I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Omgggggg Jaynaaaaa my heart and my mind is still not able to process this but I know ur smiling and lighting up heaven!!! Do me a favor, I need u, my mom and Tiff to have a group hugggg….u will be missed babygirllllllll, loveeee u lotzzzzzzz
I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my heart and in my prayers. Sending wishes of strength during this difficult time.
Doug, Diane and Family, our hearts are so heavy with sadness. May God give you strength in the days ahead. You are all in our hearts and prayers.
Love and hugs,
Mary and Jim
Diane and Doug,
My deepest sympathy to you. My heart breaks for your loss. Jayna was such a strong young woman and a survivor. Kayla always talked about her and how close they always were! Prayers to you and your family.
Jean and pat Viglucci
I worked with Jayna for a number of years at Mohawk Ambulance Service. She was always happy and always smiling. She has a smile that could brighten the darkest day.. she will be missed but never forgotten. My sincere condolences go out to your family from my family.
Words cannot convey the depth of the sorrow that I and many others in the EMS Community share with Jayna’s friends and family members in this time of tragedy. We may compete, we may argue, we may disagree … we are all one very large family and stand with you all today and always.
I don’t know if you guys will remember, but i was in girl scouts with Jayna. She is a beautiful person, funny and random and big hearted. I will miss her deeply. We haven’t talked in many years, and I wish I could change that now. Love and hugs to your family. Jayna changed the world with her soul, and you raised her to be that beautiful person. Thank you for being her parents and know that your community is here for you for anything you need.
So sorry for your loss
So sorry for everyone’s loss. I never met Jayna but she was a big part of some of my friends lives. My condolences to the Mohawk community and Jayna’s family during this time
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and all your family. The Tovar’s
I am so impressed with the outpouring of loving tributes to Jayna as they repeatedly confirm what we have known throughout her entire life. She is so highly thought of, respected, admired and cherished by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. The world is a brighter place for her having been here. Your family did an amazing job raising her and we are forever thankful to you for sharing her with us. Much love … !!
My deepest sympathies. My heart goes out to your family. May warm memories comfort you during this difficult time.
We are so sadly to here this and we give our condolences to you and your family, God bless you and your family. Jim & Pam McGuire
Such a tragic loss so sorry for all the pain everyone is going through.
So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time rest easy Jayna
Jayna was my best friend, and the sister I never had. She was never scared to give me her honest opinion, and there was no such thing as a short phone call with her. She loved to talk about everything and nothing. She always brightened my day, and was very understanding and caring. She would drop everything if I just needed some company.
My prayers are with her family. Doug and Diane have always been there for me through thick and thin, and I really feel for them.
Casey and Corey, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. She always wanted the best for you guys, and she loved her niece and nephew so much. She always talked about them any chance she had.
Rebekah, thank you for always being there for Jayna through everything. She loved you like a sister, and I am so glad we met through jayna and I will always be here for you.
Im so sorry for your loss she was a beautiful person thoughts and orayers to all of you.
So sad for your loss, Jayna was a beautiful soul, always had a smile or time to share a story. I treasure the time I was able share with her and will carry her memory with me always. May God give you strength to deal with this.
Betty and Bob
We have been blessed to have known Jayna and her parents for many years!!!
Many conversations were held as she was going through chemo ,remission, College trying to figure out what she was going to be when she grew up!! I knew she would end up helping people.. she was always smiling very social ,every one who spent time with her loved her!
We will miss you Jayna as well as all who crossed your path!Fly high Jayna we love you and will certainly watch over your mom and dad and keep sharing your memories!!
The Baldwin’s ❤️❤️
Doug and Diane,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Jayna was a sweetheart and will surely be missed. You are both in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Laura and Greg
My sorrow and sympathy goes to her mother Natalie Miller and her 3 brothers.
The SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic Program
Our deepest condolences on your loss. Often mistaken as a demure and meek person, Jayna was a force to be reckoned with and truly embodied our values. She embraced our core values and was an ethical and compassionate professional. She will undoubtedly leave a void in many lives.
I had the pleasure of working with and knowing Jayna from Albany Med ED and through mutual calls for service in Schenectady. Her loss isn’t just a loss for her family and friends, but also for the our entire community. On behalf of all first responders, thanks for all you have done. You will be missed.
Ernie & Pat Izzillo
What can one say about the loss of a child, except that it has to be the strongest hurt ever. Even though she was our “dockmate” unfortunately we never met Jayna in person but mom told us her story, and we could certainly appreciate what a special person she was.
Always remember the good times and keep her in your hearts.
Donna and Scott Longstreet
Our condolences go out to all of Jayna’s family and friends. So very sorry for your loss. Such a sweet and lovely girl.
My heart goes out to Jayna’s Family and friends. She was a vibrant soul touching the lives of everyone she came into contact within h. She will be deeply missed. My deepest condolences. Thoughts and prayers lifted.
Doug and Diane- I will always remember your deep devotion to Jayna and how happy you were to watch her fight off her disease. I recall seeing her smiling face after she worked so hard to recover from her treatments. Nobody was happier and prouder than you about how she was as a person and as a patient. If I recall correctly, I think Jayna was running the AMC Children’s Hospital as a patient. 🙂 The staff all loved her. Everywhere she went everybody was captivated by her determination, spirit, happiness and gratitude. When I think about seeing how happy you were as Jayna’s parents I can only imagine after worrying about losing her before how devastating her passing must feel. Lois and I are deeply saddened by your loss and we hope that you will find some comfort from family and friends during this horrific time.
Charlie and I extend our deepest condolences to you and your family There are no words to comfort
You are in our prayers. Sue and Charlie Losa
Janice and Michael Better
Doug and Diane, Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you. I am so sorry I was not able to make it through the long lines. Keep all of the good memories in your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Doug and Diane,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to and your family.
The Flynn Family
I am so sorry for the loss of Jayna. Her passing is a terrible blow to all of us first responders. Our brotherhood/sisterhood is a strong one and we all mourn the passing of this wonderful Ems provider. May Jayna rest in peace and may her family and friends find comfort in the arms of Almighty God.
Terry Hughes FF, Emt-p, fro Birdsboro Pennsylvania
Hayden ( fka Heather) Schwartz
Jayna and I were close friends growing up throughout middle and high school. This absolutely breaks my heart and makes me wish we kept in better touch after I moved away from Delmar. Jayna was a wonderful person and I thought she was a great friend. I am so sorry for her family and Kayla. My heart goes out to you
Oh my, Doug and Diane, Words cannot express how sorry we are to learn of this. We cannot imagine the loss and sadness that you are experiencing now and in the days ahead. The loss of a child is too much to bear. Don’t be alone…Reach out to and Lean on family, friends, each other, but mostly God-He does know ALL your pain and You can Trust Him – He loves you so. Garry and I send our sincere condolences – we are remembering you in all our thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss.
I am deeply saddened to hear of your passing Jayna. I will cherish the memories we had together and will pray that I will see you again someday. You were an amazing soul who always knew exactly the right thing to say whenever I talked to you. And you have been taken from this earth too soon. You will be missed deeply.