• 46 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 7, 1965
  • Place of birth:
    San Jose, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 18, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Gilroy, California, United States
If tears could build a stairway, And memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven And bring you home again.

services at  

"Cathedral Of  Faith"

2315 Canoas Garden Ave

San Jose, CA  95125

Fri Oct 14th 2011 @ 12pm 


This memorial website was created in the loving memory of


, 46, born on January 7, 1965 and passed away on September 18, 2011.

We will remember him forever in our heart and souls....

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jerry Kunkel on 9th January 2018

"Right on Art. Yes,  Marta,he would be proud."

This tribute was added by Jerry Kunkel on 8th January 2018

"Happy Birthday Jerry.  You would really like our shop. Miss ya."

This tribute was added by Jerry Kunkel on 18th September 2017

"Man. Another year. Miss ya Jerry. Thank-you for watching over me. See ya on the other side. JFK."

This tribute was added by Marta Magana on 1st June 2017

"I have a guardian angel in heaven, I call him big brother."

This tribute was added by juanita velez on 8th January 2017

"Hi Brother, This is my first post on this site..I often think of you when I see nature, I m reminded of the peace you are in now..we celebrated your birhday yesterday at moms house and we took a family photo with your picture frame in it and sent it to Art..we miss you dearly and cant wait to see you again one your brother..Isaac"

This tribute was added by Jerry Kunkel on 8th January 2017

"Smile.  Thanks for watching out over me. Happy birthday Jerry"

This tribute was added by Jerry Kunkel on 13th September 2016

"Hi ya bro. I miss ya. Think about you often. Till we met again. Peace."

This tribute was added by Jerry Kunkel on 7th January 2016

"Happy birthday Jerry. Ice cream and Cake day. I be think about ya today. Come visit."

This tribute was added by J Velez on 14th November 2015

"As a silent wind whispered across the air
I suddenly think back to when u were there
I remember ur face and ur beautiful laugh
What I wouldn't give to have one second back
Ur absencence is profound  the hole you've left is so great
This is the one time I wish u would have been late....
I can't begin to express my anguish still today
what I wouldn't give to be able to call my tio just to hear him say...
Talk to
He is my inspiration when wake up every day
When I look at the world I try to think about him n how he gave so freely to all he encountered.....I love u tio and save me a spot on ur right hand side ur niece osita"

This tribute was added by Jerry Kunkel on 18th September 2015

"Good Morning Jerry. 4 years have gone since you have gone. The world hasn't been the same without you. I mozie along, do my thing but I notice it. Your laugh isn't around. Your smile. I don't despair though, I have my memories, I smile and laugh and I remember that you will always be a part of my life, and my friend. see ya later bro.     JFK"

This tribute was added by madison taylor on 15th April 2015

"J...Wishing for one more sunset with you...or a text asking me to come outside...and watch it with you.  Missing you ...STILL.....M"

This tribute was added by Krysta Willey on 28th March 2015

"You were running thru my mind so I thought I would say hello. Im doing alright I guess. Just letting u know im thinking about u and hope ur on my shoulder watching over me like u always did. MISS U ALWAYS. UR GREEN EYED GIRL. Krysta"

This tribute was added by Art Perkins on 15th March 2015

"My dear brother u would think after time it would get easyer to carrie on with life but my life is not the same with out youand it will never be the same iam so greatfull for have being able to know you u have toutch many lifes and help so many people when u could not help your self I have so much respect for you you made me want to be a better person I try to now follow your foot steps boy let me tell this stuff is ruff but now I see why u did it the reward that u get from your kindness does no go with out great rewards I know volenter at the food bank twice a week now try to give back what has been given to me the people there it like a family I finely feel like I matter to some one  and love to see the happy faces when you hand them a bag of food well my brother it been a hard life for me so many times I want to give up on life but you were allways in the back of my mind telling winners make thing happen and losers let thing happen and then never for get artie you will always be a winner  jerry god I wish u didnt had to go so soon only if I knew then what I know now my life would of been so much easyer if I was not so blinded buy own pride well my brother untill we meet a gain rock on I want feel heavens gates bumping with u know the strangle hold. Are favorte song we use to rock out in your old jerry theres not a day goes by that iam so thankfull for you being a part of my life  please say hi to my dad for me tell him I love him verry much..."

This tribute was added by Marta Magana on 8th January 2015

"Sitting here reflecting on another Birthday that has come and gone, missing you dearly right now little brother. ♥♥♥♥♥"

This tribute was added by Jerry Kunkel on 7th January 2015

"Happy Birthday Jerry. You are gone but not forgotten."

This tribute was added by Raven Moon on 7th January 2015

"Jerry Bear its getting easier to say your name or think of you without that huge lump in my chest, that brings tears...I cried over the dumbest stuff the whole time we knew each other. I liked that sometimes I would look at your face and see the glint of a tear as well. I have loved your soul from the fist day. Its your birthday again. What I remember the most is you made a bigger deal about others birthdays than your own.I hope your not giving the angels a hard time up there, I can hear it now " come on! Get aggressive" I love you J, I know your watching over me, I smell your cologne sometimes... Always in my thought and memories. I will see ya when I'm lookin at ya. When I go to stand before the lord..I know you'll be there...Try not to be to late. I would write in spanish if I could Much love my love...Katie aka Buckwheatous Jan 2015"

This tribute was added by Kristy shannon on 19th September 2014

"Hey mr magna doddle  
Jerry thoughts of you pass threw my mind  pretty often!   so many different things make me think of you! First and foremost you always made me smile!  Oh and your famous words I'll be their in 5 min... HAhaha I'm just around the corner! I still refer to my magma doddle min!  I loved to feed you ! No mater what it was you always said it was awesome !  You had away of making people feel special! I really do miss you and I'll see you when I get home!"

This tribute was added by Jerry Kunkel on 18th September 2014

"Miss ya bro. Miss your smile and you laugh. Just you."

This tribute was added by Art Perkins on 22nd January 2014

"There is not a day that goes buy that I don't think about you jerry I miss my so much I with I was there with you my life sucks with out you in it your brother for ever love artie"

This tribute was added by Marta Magana on 16th January 2014

"Happy belated birthday little brother, gosh time goes by quick, you would of been 49, like the song says "gone too soon",. Another year  with out you brother..It's still hard to believe your not here with us. But you'll always be in our hearts♥♥♥Till we see you again."

This tribute was added by Raven Moon on 18th November 2013

So here we are again. I have lost so much in the last year. Just things ,my home, living in Sandys motorhome now...I know you would like kickin it here kinda cramped but Im grateful which you would remind me to be if you were here. Just know my precious friend its your words that echo in my soul everyday and they  make it all easier to get through. YOU KNOW...I know we will meet again. I know you'll be there waiting. I know it THE OZ FEST OF ALL OZ FESTS. Everything is as its supposed to be, maybe give me a kick in the pants now and then. I love you forever PEACE"

This tribute was added by Madison Taylor on 24th October 2013

"J..My life was forever changed when you brought  me into yours.. when you left..part of me left as well..
i miss you so touched so many lives and left them with the most amazing memories of love and joy and spontonaiety ..always seeing the bright side of everything..your smiles were contagious ..if i could only have just 1 more day with you...somehow  someway  someday love..M"

This tribute was added by Raven Moon on 18th September 2013

I miss you my friend... So many things have gone wrong since God took you, it seems tne world is off its axis just a smidgelet, IEven if you were here in the flesh and I do feel your presence often when things are the darkest the smell of you cologne and motor oil comforts me I miss you forever"

This tribute was added by Jerry Kunkel on 18th September 2013

"Wow. Another year has gone without you here buddy. I can tell you that life hasnt been the same with out you and your laugh,smile and your sence of adventure. I remember you and me just  going for a ride to werever the road took us. Meeting new people  and checkin out the world. Peace Jerry.                                                             Kunkel"

This tribute was added by Joseph H on 24th March 2013

"Hey, it's your son. I know we never got a chance to meet face to face, but I think you would be proud of the man I've become. We sound a lot alike. I know one day I'll see you n we can swap crazy stories."

This tribute was added by Madison Taylor on 7th January 2013

"J...Another Birthday missed....Happy Birthday Love... Wishing you were here to watch one more sunset together..I LOVE U...M"

This tribute was added by Raven Moon on 1st January 2013

"Jerry I miss you...Everyday that I think about you and life goes forward I notice that the days are not quite as colorful, I miss your smile, that reassuring hand on my shoulder, laughing at stupid things.  When you would say HAND OFF! COME ON KATE GET AGRESSIVE...Dude I seriously wanted to strangle you but would give anything to hear you say that again. Happy New Year my dearest friend .."

This tribute was added by Madison Taylor on 29th December 2012

""J " . . . s t i l l . . .missing your smile, your laughter and so much more .  every minute of everyday. . I now know how blessed I was to have had u in my life for the time that i did. . U made a difference in this world. .and in mine...I love u...always in all ways. . "M""

This tribute was added by Sharisse Pattee on 19th September 2012

"wow yesterday it was one year. unbelievable! I just cant believe i will never see you again and you didnt get to meet my lil ones but i know you are in heaven looking down and see and you are with us in our hearts jer bear. I love you an miss you everyday."

This tribute was added by Mark Telly on 19th September 2012

"Jerry i miss your crazy self you were such a fun uplifting person to be around you are missed."

This tribute was added by regina chavarria on 18th September 2012

"Jerry, I didn't know you for much of a long time, but  I feel blessed that I got the chance to know you. I miss hanging out with you at the flea market, or just driving  joking around about anything and everything. You are truly the most generous and kindest person I have ever met, and I feel truly blessed to have been able to know you even if it was for such a short time. See you soon ;)"

This tribute was added by juanita velez on 18th September 2012


This tribute was added by Ines Picazo on 18th September 2012

"There are days that I have to remind myself that you are no longer here on this planet to give me a hug, make me laugh, go cruzing with as we listen to free style, go to a concert with, or just to do something spontaneous with. When I come to this realization, tears come to me. You were a light in my life. You will always have special place in my heart that lives on. Missing  you."

This tribute was added by Jerry Kunkel on 18th September 2012

"Wow. Its been a year homie. I catch myself thinking about you a-lot bro. Sometimes it's when i pass an old hulk of a car the "we could save ". I miss ya bro. Gone too soon just as the song says. I take comfort in the memories and knowing that in those memories, you will always be around. untill we meet again, be smooth.   JK"

This tribute was added by Raven Moon on 17th September 2012

"Jerry I come here cause I feel I can talk to you, lots of dreams of us laughing in the Suburban listening to Loverboy or Linkin Park or oldies always knew all the words. If I could in my dreams I would just reach out and bring you back for one more smile, one more hug, one more tug at my hair I will treasure your memory forever you are the star shining brightest in the sky I luv u"

This tribute was added by Raven Moon on 25th June 2012

Hi havent been here for awhile but light a candle for you every week in church, found some stuff of yours in the shed and under the porch, I will call Inez she will kinow what to do ... life is way less colorful in most everyway since your light went out and at night in my dreams i relive everything I MISS U"

This tribute was added by Krysta Willey on 14th June 2012

"You are always on my mind forever. you are definately missed in my heart. love you always Krysta"

This tribute was added by Raven Moon on 19th April 2012

"Hi Jerry havent been here for awhile, but just woke up and had a dream you and I were in the Suburban rockin out to Loverboy and playin air quitar and singin like a couple of fools...Some of the best memories I have are when we were happy and and singing drivin around...Your family has been a blessing to me as you were in my life..There will never be another one like you. I am blessed <3"

This tribute was added by Madison Taylor on 8th January 2012

"^j^.....Happy Birthday Baby....."M""

This tribute was added by Raven Moon on 7th January 2012

"Happy Birthday my beloved friend as the days go by I find myself asking God to please send you and my Mom back I would be happy to off some folks in trade ...for sure. I lost Mom and then you came back from fightin fires and I thought finally things were gonna be alright and then "pooff" You were both my family and Im lost without you...I know your watching over us HAPPY BIRTHDAY WE MISS U"

This tribute was added by kirstin mathison on 8th December 2011

"We shared our birthday and some crazy adventures in my little black Honda CRX.........When I think of you I can't help but smile. One will not be judged on the decisions we make, but the people we are....and my dear friend, you were good people. Love you my friend."

This tribute was added by naomi mcfadden on 14th November 2011

"Ours hearts are still heavy with disbelieve that we'll never see your beautiful smile again. Even though you're gone you'll always live on in our hearts and memories.I feel blessed because I have the best part of you left on earth, your daughter. Hell of miss you!"

This tribute was added by Jerry Kunkel on 14th October 2011

"Jerry is always going to be my friend. He helped not only me, but many others. He is a credit to his Family, to his friends and, Himself. Just think. By the time we get there he will have a SECURITY jacket on and he'll get us to the primo spot. Untill we me again. JK"

This tribute was added by Sally Zapata on 14th October 2011

"Jerry your now a angel of God . Jerry you where such a good friend to me very happy person you well be missed dearly. I'll be playing that freestyle for you cause i know you woul'dnt want nobody sad."

This tribute was added by Jacob Matthews on 10th October 2011

"jerry u have given your heart and soul to ur kids.i know we never met hearing how maddy talked about you. it would have been a honor,meeting might be gone from them,but your memories will live forever. ty for making my best friend very happy.u will be missed forever jerry"

This tribute was added by Ines Picazo on 9th October 2011

"I will miss my beloved brother. He taught me how to forgive others and how to love others unconditionally. I will remember his charisma and presence that he brought when he entered a room. I know that God has him under his wings and tightly held to his heart. He is loved."

This tribute was added by Raven Moon on 9th October 2011

What can I say that hasn' been said "you know"you have my heart and now you are truly "HOME" I grateful for every single second  we spent laughing & livin mi vida loca"  K"

This tribute was added by TOM MCARTHUR on 9th October 2011

"You always brought a smile when you came to visit, and for that you were always welcome. I'M sure GOD will welcome you the same way."

This tribute was added by Debbie Davenport on 9th October 2011


This tribute was added by Wendy Brown on 8th October 2011

"I just want to say thank you for sharing your life with my best friend and making her so will be missed."

This tribute was added by Madison Taylor on 8th October 2011

""J"... you taught me so much and forever changed my life...I love you..."M""

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