If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.
  • 46 years old
  • Born on January 7, 1965 in San Jose, California, United States.
  • Passed away on September 18, 2011 in Gilroy, California, United States.

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

JERRY MAGANA

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

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

Posted by Estella Olivas on 18th September 2018
I talked to Mom today she says I miss my son my heart aches for all of us I remember you always hugging and loving us and you gave us so much love u where always happy and funny I miss you you are a beautiful person you will not be forgotten ever
Posted by Ines Picazo on 18th September 2018
I think of him often. I remember his sweetness and thoughfulness. He always remembered my birthday and brought me a gift hand picked just for me. He loved classsic cars (especially his convertable 1964 Galaxy), sunsets, free style music, black olives, mayonnaise, and so many things that made Jerry...Jerry. Those memories and so many others are the one's that make me thankful that he was my big brother, my teacher, and friend. We miss him dearly :(
Posted by Marta Magana on 18th September 2018
Thinking of you today little brother.
Posted by Juanita Velez on 18th September 2018
Jerry you are truly missed..see you again one day
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on 18th September 2018
Hi Buddy. Miss ya.
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on 9th January 2018
Right on Art. Yes, Marta,he would be proud.
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on 8th January 2018
Happy Birthday Jerry. You would really like our shop. Miss ya.
Posted 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.
Posted by Marta Magana on 1st June 2017
I have a guardian angel in heaven, I call him big brother.
Posted 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 day..love your brother..Isaac
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on 8th January 2017
Smile. Thanks for watching out over me. Happy birthday Jerry
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on 13th September 2016
Hi ya bro. I miss ya. Think about you often. Till we met again. Peace.
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on 7th January 2016
Happy birthday Jerry. Ice cream and Cake day. I be think about ya today. Come visit.
Posted 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 me.....lol 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 ....love ur niece osita
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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 gal...love 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...
Posted 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. ♥♥♥♥♥
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on 7th January 2015
Happy Birthday Jerry. You are gone but not forgotten.
Posted 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
Posted 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!
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on 18th September 2014
Miss ya bro. Miss your smile and you laugh. Just you.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted by Raven Moon on 18th November 2013
Jerry 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
Posted 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 much..you 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
Posted by Raven Moon on 18th September 2013
Jerry 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
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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 ..
Posted 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"
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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 ;)
Posted by Juanita Velez on 18th September 2012
UNCLE JERRY I MISS YOU SO BAD & MY HEART ACHES AT THE VERY THOUGHT THAT UR NOT HERE WITH US ANYMORE.I WANT U2 KNOW HOW MUCH U TAUGHT ME&HOW MANY TIMES THAT BECAUSE OF U I MADE THE RIGHT DECISIONS.I WISH YOU COULDA BEED HERE TO SEE ME GET BAPTIZED BUT I KNOW YOU WERE LOOKING DOWN FROM HEAVEN...YOU WERE LIKE THE DAD I NEVER HAD AND YOU WERE THE LIGHT THAT GUIDED MY WAY NOW&ALWAYS. LUV JUANA
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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 ...you 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
Posted by Raven Moon on 25th June 2012
J 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted by Madison Taylor on 8th January 2012
^j^.....Happy Birthday Baby....."M"
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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!
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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 you.you 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

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