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Justin Jeffrey Counter

02/16/1986 - 04/17/2023
Service Date: 04/28/2023
Service Time: 11:00am
Service Location: Bunker University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213

Justin Jeffrey Counter


Justin Counter of Mesa, AZ  passed away at his home on Monday, April 17, 2023.

Services will be held at Bunker University Chapel on Friday, April 28th, 2023 at 11am.  Interment will be at Mesa Cemetery in Section 217 Lot 1.

You will be able to view the service online at: https://youtube.com/live/di-T2_9P23M?feature=share

Justin Jeffrey was born on February 16, 1986 to Clifford L. Counter and Kay D. (Counter) Baylor at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ.  He attended Mesa Public Schools and graduated from Mesa High School in 2004. He worked in the IT Industry in various positions.

Justin was self-taught on many subjects including computers, self-defense, photography, languages, religions, psychology, and dog training. He had a wicked sense of humor and always looked for opportunities to prank people. A favorite family memory is when his grandmother was scooping ice cream to prepare a dessert for his graduation party. When she turned around to grab a spoon, he took the ice cream container and put it up on top of the ceiling fan blade. He let her think she was going senile for a minute or so before grabbing it and putting it back down. Justin loved music and online gaming as well. He participated in many online communities and was fondly known as Germz.

He is survived by his parents, step-father Keith Baylor of Mesa, AZ, brothers Joshua (Brittany) Ross of Safford, AZ, Stephen Bradenburg of Mesa, AZ, sisters Dr. Krista (Edwin) Puruhito of Mesa, Arizona, Dr. Nicole (Norman) Banks of Poulsbo, WA, Araceli Counter of El Paso, TX,  Grandmother Janis Draheim of Mesa, AZ, and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandfather Bill Draheim, paternal grandparents, Cliff and Myrna Counter, infant brother Jason Ross, uncles Eddie Post, Mark Draheim, and Jeff Draheim, and many much beloved 4 legged friends including his most beloved Scout.

In lieu of flowers please consider making to a donation to NAMI Valley of the Sun, https://namivalleyofthesun.org/



Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • I am sorry for the loss of your son I pray God gives you strength and comfort in the days ahead. This year had taken a toll on you. I am well aware I pray blessings ahead🙏🏽❤️

  • Monique Merola

    You are in my thoughts and prayers I am so sorry for this tragic loss. Call me if you need anything at all. 🤗

  • Michael Hofmann

    I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Losing someone close to us is never easy, and I can only imagine the pain you and your loved ones must be feeling. Please know that you have my most heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time. May you find strength in the memories of your loved one and the love and support of those around you.

  • I loved Justin so so much and my heart is absolutely shattered. My condolences to everyone else who loved it. It is a such a huge loss.

  • Neil Kiernan (V-RADIO)

    Justin went by the handle “Germz” on the discord for my podcast/youtube channel. He will be missed. Was always a humorous and intelligent contributor to our conversations.

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