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Shared by GRANDPA CRAMER on February 8, 2020
I KNEW JAKE WHEN HE WAS GROWING UP, A YOUNGSTER TO A GROWN MAN.
I AM JAKE’S GRANDPA.
I WAS SO SADDENED WHEN MY DAUGHTER JENNY CALLED AND TOLD ME HAD PASSED.
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JAKES’ LIFE WAS SOME WHAT OUT OF THE SIMPLE ORDINARY LIFE.
IT WASN’T AN EASY LIFE MOVING FROM COMMUNITY TO COMMUNITY - WHAT I SAW WAS, HE WAS GOOD LOOKING, PERSONABLE, & SMART. MOST EVERYONE LIKED HIM. HE HAD A GOOD IDEA OF LIFE AND THINGS IN GENERAL. LIKE HOW IT WAS FOR HIM.
-THAN MOST OF US---HE COULD TELL YOU ABOUT A PLACE THAT HE HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE. YET HE WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED IN SUBJECTS YOU WANTED TO TALK ABOUT AND LEARN MORE ABOUT IT. JAKE VISITED ME A WEEK BEFORE HE PASSED.
HE EXPRESSED HOW MUCH HE LOVED HIS FAMILY AND EXPRESSED MEMORIES. HE WISHED HE COULD GO BACK TO THOSE DAYS.
WHY DON’T WE GET TOGETHER MORE OFTEN?? I MISS FAMILY. ALONG WITH GROWING UP AND HIS TIME IN BAKERSFIED WITH ME, WE HAD ALOT OF FUN TOGETHER. WE TALKED ABOUT THEM HIS LAST WEEK WITH ME.
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH JAKE
I LOVE HIM SO
Shared by Emily Murray on February 1, 2020
We tried celebrating your birthday today, it didn’t go very well - I’m sure you we’re shaking your head at all of us! We’re all falling apart without you but I know your right where you wanted to be - with the moon and the stars. I know your light will forever shine bright over all of us! One day I will meet you there, until then know how much I love you Jakey! Happy Birthday!

My dear Aquarius...

Shared by Carmela Chifari on February 1, 2020
Dear Jake
I love you so much. I will miss you dearly. You were the kindest, most giving individual I ever met. You were like a brother to me. I will never forget the Christmas you spent with my family, our trip to Canada, the first time I ever met you when you generously picked me up at the airport in CA, the Halloween time adventure we had in NYC, the time you picked up the intercom phone in my apartment and declared, "Obama won", among so many other moments we shared. You made me laugh so hard. You were so genuine. I am heartbroken that you are gone. I will never forget you. It hurts to not be able to pick up the phone to wish you a happy birthday. The world was a better place with you in it. I know that you are in a better place and I will see you there one day, my friend (and brother from another mother). Until then, I cherish the presence you had in my life forever and always.
Love, Aquarius

To my dear friend Jake

Shared by Joe Chifari on January 31, 2020
Jake, I miss you more than you could or would ever know. We shared laughter and music and moments that I will always remember. We spent a lot of time together just being silly and wandering around stores, driving around aimlessly, and just text chatting over whatever we were doing.  Your company was rare among people, and you made everything feel lighter and funnier.  I will always keep you close and remember your good nature, your gentle spirit, and your goofy humor. I send my love to you where ever you are.  Thank you for your friendship, and for being you. 

Going to See a Play with Jake

Shared by Joel Mathews on January 31, 2020
I can’t remember all the plays i saw with Jake, at least three and each one all i remember is how fun and funny Jake was, he was always gleeful to go to a play, i was always the third wheel, my friend Joe was the coordinator and you could tell Joe loved seeing plays with Jake, he was just so original and keyed in to what we were experiencing, Jake was the silliest of critics, doing hysterical imitations of the actors during intermission, one time we were at the Malibu Playhouse and it has a vineyard in the back and during intermission jake took us for a tour of the wine country, he was unforgettable and so very talented.  To me, Jake holds high place in my mind, he was the most lovely person with a heart and mind of gold and eternal imagination when you were with Jake you knew there was no place else to be, i loved him dearly, his sensitive demeanor is something you never forget, i will always cherish and never forget what a fabulous person is Mr. Jake Murray, with so much love, joel

LOVE YOU JAKE

Shared by GRANDPA CRAMER on January 31, 2020

   Jayne, your Dad right now struggles to say the right words.
   I am trying to deal with your grief.  loving a son for 35 years
   and losing him is unfair and tragic.  i am now concentrating     
   on our memories together and how much i loved him..
   - My thoughts and prayers are with you.  When you are ready   
   we will get together and talk.
                                                    I love you,   Dad

Beautiful soul I will miss you!!

Shared by Cecilia Castillo on January 30, 2020
I'd like to send my thoughts and prayers to Jake's Mother, siblings and friends. I met Jake about 2011.  We immediately bonded. He was so very funny, silly, and sweet!  He was so gracious to show me around LA and had me as his guest.)at his home, and show me around town.  It was an amazing time and I will forever treasure my friendship and time with him.  He had also visited and stayed with me in NYC and we had so much fun!  He always wanted to come back, he loved it here. We always had late night chats because of the time difference and I tried to speak to him weekly.  I am so very blessed and honored, to have him a part of my life.  I will forever cherish those few hours we talked and fun moments together.  We never hung up the phone without saying I LOVE you Boo!! His beautiful spirit is all around us. I will miss discussing the universe, his love for animals, his humanitarian concerns , politics, cosmos, and exchanging photos of the moon during her several phases. I will miss exchanging recpies, dishing about movies, TV shows, and Wendy William's. I know he is with the Angel's in a beautiful place in the universe special just for him. Rest in peace Jake, my Boo, I will miss our late night chats forever and our beautiful friendship!! And I hope you know how much I loved you sweetie, you are in my heart and I will miss you terribly!!! May you rest in peace my love!! Many blessings and my heart pours out to Jake's family. 

To my dear friend

Shared by Audis Husar on January 30, 2020
Dear Jakeee
I found out yesterday when I call your phone - that you are not longer with us.
 I feel such a deep emptiness and sadness not to be able to just talk to you. 
I love you very much and I feel so privilege to have known you and share some silly times together.
I  remember our long walks and deep conversations the love you gave to Beto 
mom sorry I had to move away this past few months. I feel sad I wasn’t able to be there for you. 
I miss you terribly already. 

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