Worthington High Schools Alumni Club - Deceased Classmates

First Name
Dimitrius Wayne
Maiden Name
Last Name

Passing Date
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High School
Thomas Worthington High School

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Hero: a person who is admired for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Dimitrious was born in Pahokee, FL on Sept 19, 1974. He made his way up to Ohio when he was nine and graduated from Thomas Worthington High School in 1993. He went on to some of the greatest years of his life playing football at THE Ohio State University where he is best known for his catch in the 1997 Rose Bowl wearing his #3 jersey. Dimitrious went on from there to play a short time for the Miami Dolphins then played in the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League for three years. He was well known in the community over the years for calling games on "The Football Fever" on ABC 6 and from there enjoyed his time on 97.1 "The Fan" and "The Mark Blazor Show" on 610 radio. Dimitrious donated countless hours of his time to support numerous causes, several of which included raising money to find a cure for cancer. His philanthropic work didn't stop there. In 2015 Dimitrious ran for Columbus City Council with goals to improve the city he called home. He was an outstanding speaker and leader and devoted a great deal of time delivering motivational speeches all over Ohio. He also enjoyed building relationships through his long-standing personal training business. When Dimitrious was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2019 his compassion to help others drove him to use his platform to educate others about the disease. As a result, his nonprofit, BraveMen Inc., was born. His legacy will carry on through this charitable mission. BraveMen Inc is an organization focused on Prostate Cancer advocacy, prevention, and support. "Brave Boxes" filled with post surgery necessities are being distributed all over the nation to healthcare facilities to hand out to their patients. This is just one aspect of what this organization encompasses. Dimitrious' number one love in life was his family. He took pride in his name and loved nothing more than spending time with his wife and three daughters. He was blessed with multiple friends who he also considered family. To say he is missed is highly under-stated.the way he could light up a room he is loved by so many. His loss cannot be restored and life will never be complete with him gone. His role as a husband and father was held close to his heart and he loved large and with intention. We will forever cherish the precious time we had with this beautiful man and know we will see him again. He is our BRAVE HERO and in D's words "Take Care, Give Care.go home and love your family because you never know." He is survived by wife, Jessica Stanley and three daughters, Dakota Stanley, Alexis Daniels, and Aubrie Daniels. Parents, Father Wayne Stanley (Amy), Mothers Patricia Thomas and Paula Stanley, Father and Mother In-laws, Steve and Jane Ader, Grandparents Catherine McIntosh, Siblings, Demale Stanley, Robert Thomas, Tanisha Thomas, Michael Stanley (Iker), Mackenzie Haines, Mauna Morrison, Morgan Pracher, Sister in-law, Julie Arnold (Peter), many Aunts and Uncles and a host of other relatives and friends. Pre-ceded in Death by Grandparents Sam and Marie Stanley and John and Queenie Mae Thomas.

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