This tribute was added by Shane Friedland on March 16, 2020
Jake was one of my best friends. He was a genuinely great man. I’m absolutely devastated as I’m sure many are to lose him from my life. He will always be a cherished relationship and memory of mine forever truely.
This tribute was added by Chris Pagan on February 4, 2020
Jake, AKA, Jakeosaurus Rex,

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Jake in July of 2015 through his dear friend Safia while he was living up here in Northern California. It was evident rather quick that he was a genuine good dude. In the almost five years I've known him, he treated me like we had known each other forever.

For the last few years, Jake would make his way up North usually two or three times a year, and I looked forward to that. I just saw him this past January, and when he left, I had already envisioned him back up here sometime during the summer. He was always good about keeping in touch, and visiting when he could. I will really miss that first hug we'd share when he came back.

If there's one thing I will always remember about Jake, it was his love for animals. One of the last images I have of Jake is of him holding my cat on his lap. I was house sitting for a cousin at the time, and he and Safia came to my house to hang out with my cat Tuca. Tuca doesn't come out for just anyone, but it was no surprise she did with Jake. Safia sent me a picture of that, and I will always keep that photo saved on my phone.

To Jake's family and other close friends, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him tremendously! In the last few years, two dogs Jake lived with while up here have also passed, both of whom were very fond of him. I find solace in knowing that Jake will most likely make a beeline for them before anything else on his current journey.

Rest easy my friend. No goodbyes though, so I'll see you around!
This tribute was added by Maxim Brodsky on February 1, 2020
I am celebrating your life and cherishing the moments we got to spend together. You are the sweetest and kindest person I know. I love and admire your openness, confidence and being comfortable with who you are. I will miss your hugs. I will miss holding your hand. I will miss you laughing at my jokes. There is a gap in my heart filled with emptiness and pain. You will be with me as long as my heart is beating.
Happy Birthday!
Love, max 
This tribute was added by Audis Husar on February 1, 2020
Thinking of you today -on your birthday!
I wish for you freedom total peace.
I miss you
Audis and Beto
This tribute was added by Linda Bartlett on January 31, 2020
I never had the honor of meeting Jake, but sadly my heart brakes for his mother Jayne who I cherish. I know there isn't anything I can possibly say to ease your pain Jayne, but please know that I am here if there is anything at all I can do for you. I love you and I pray that the deep love you have always given to so many others in your life, and imbued in all your children will hold you up and carry you through this unimaginable loss. Please consider this an open invitation. I love you and I know what a strong woman you are Jayne, now is a time to rely on the strength of all who love and support you. You are not alone...we are all holding you and your family in our hearts. Love, Linda
This tribute was added by Christina Williams on January 31, 2020
Even though I haven't seen Jake in years I will always remember him as a child. My favorite memory of him was when Emily and I were in her driveway and the ice cream man was driving by and Jake heard him coming down the road. He runs out of the house with a bag full of pennies and halfway down the driveway the bag busted all over the driveway. He just sat there in the middle of the pennies crying. Emily and I were trying hard not laugh while we were helping him pick them up. Can't remember if he ended up getting ice cream or not. My heart goes out to the ones closest to him. I will keep you all in my prayers. Chrissy Williams-Stipes
This tribute was added by Jamie Rengers on January 30, 2020
Love the people god gave you, because he will need them back one day.......
Just didn’t Know it would be so soon Jake. Cousin we didn’t get to spend a lot of time together, but the time that was spent together there were always smiles and fun. I remember our summer trips out to visit CA and we were always welcomed with the biggest smile from you.
A sweet soul like yours will never be forgotten. Love you Jake
This tribute was added by Melissa Wilhite-Youngfles... on January 30, 2020
Thank you Andrew for tagging me. I’m so sorry for the loss of Jakey. I have some very fond memories of him as a little boy when I babysat for your mom. I also have some funny ones. One of my favorites was when he locked me out of the house and called 911. The police showed up and found the babysitter outside trying to get him to open the door. He said “I’m sorry I locked you out.” He was a determined and clever one at a very young age. He was also so sweet and could kick my ass at Nintendo while playing with the controller upside down! All my love to you and the family!!!!

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