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....

Posted by Marta Pantoja on January 7, 2021
Missing You everyday brother. Getting ready to cruise your Galaxie in the spring time, I feel extremely blessed and honored to have it sitting in my garage.....GOD is so good.
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on January 7, 2021
Happy birthday bra.
Posted by Marta Pantoja on September 18, 2020
9 years Ago you Left Us, Still Missing You As The First Day You Left....Especially Today.
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on September 18, 2020
Missing you.
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on January 7, 2020
Happy Birthday Jerry. Lets drive to Santa Cruz. ye ha.
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on September 18, 2019
Miss ya man.
Posted by Shannon Montgomery on January 8, 2019
Jerry I will forever remember u u always picked me up when I was down help me when I had no one elese to turn too I wait 4 the day to hear the laughter I miss so much love you knucklehead Shannon your friend forever
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on January 7, 2019
Happy Birthday Bro. I do miss you often. But I smile.
Posted by Estella Olivas on September 18, 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 September 18, 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 Pantoja on September 18, 2018
Thinking of you today little brother.
Posted by juanita velez on September 18, 2018
Jerry you are truly missed..see you again one day
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on September 18, 2018
Hi Buddy. Miss ya.
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on January 9, 2018
Right on Art. Yes, Marta,he would be proud.
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on January 8, 2018
Happy Birthday Jerry. You would really like our shop. Miss ya.
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on September 18, 2017
Man. Another year. Miss ya Jerry. Thank-you for watching over me. See ya on the other side. JFK.
Posted by Marta Pantoja on June 1, 2017
I have a guardian angel in heaven, I call him big brother.
Posted by juanita velez on January 8, 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
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on January 8, 2017
Smile. Thanks for watching out over me. Happy birthday Jerry
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on September 13, 2016
Hi ya bro. I miss ya. Think about you often. Till we met again. Peace.
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on January 7, 2016
Happy birthday Jerry. Ice cream and Cake day. I be think about ya today. Come visit.
Posted by J Velez on November 14, 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
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on September 18, 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 April 15, 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 March 28, 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 March 15, 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...
Posted by Marta Pantoja on January 8, 2015
Sitting here reflecting on another Birthday that has come and gone, missing you dearly right now little brother. ♥♥♥♥♥
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on January 7, 2015
Happy Birthday Jerry. You are gone but not forgotten.
Posted by Raven Moon on January 7, 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 September 19, 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 September 18, 2014
Miss ya bro. Miss your smile and you laugh. Just you.
Posted by Art Perkins on January 22, 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 Pantoja on January 16, 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 November 18, 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
Posted by Madison Taylor on October 24, 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
Posted by Raven Moon on September 18, 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
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on September 18, 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 March 24, 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 January 7, 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 January 1, 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 December 29, 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 September 19, 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 September 19, 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 September 18, 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 September 18, 2012
Posted by Ines Picazo on September 18, 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 September 18, 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 September 17, 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
Posted by Raven Moon on June 25, 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
Posted by Krysta Willey on June 14, 2012
You are always on my mind forever. you are definately missed in my heart. love you always Krysta
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Posted by Marta Pantoja on January 7, 2021
Missing You everyday brother. Getting ready to cruise your Galaxie in the spring time, I feel extremely blessed and honored to have it sitting in my garage.....GOD is so good.
Posted by Jerry Kunkel on January 7, 2021
Happy birthday bra.
Posted by Marta Pantoja on September 18, 2020
9 years Ago you Left Us, Still Missing You As The First Day You Left....Especially Today.
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One last ride

Shared by Marta Pantoja on September 18, 2015

June 6, 2015                                                                                                                                   Getting ready to take Jerry's ashes to their final resting place up at Oak hills Cemetary, San Jose, CA. It had been a long time comeing (Jerry rode shotgun in his 64 Galaxi). I felt like it was the end of an era when it was all said and done, but I was happy to see jerry's beautiful friends who attended. thank You All.

Gerardo "Jerry" Magana

Shared by Marta Pantoja on September 19, 2014

This is a picture from July, 2011. The last time we got to spend time with my brother, and of course the picture is not complete with-out his signature "rabbit ears". From L to R- Tachito, Mama, Casandra my daughter and of course our beloved brother. Rest in peace my brother.

When Christ Comes

Shared by Marta Pantoja on November 12, 2013

Someday, According to Christ, he will set us free. He will come back. In the blink of an eye, as fast as the lightning flashes from the east to the west, he will come back. And everyone will see will, I will. Bodies will push back the dirt and break the surface of the sea. The earth will tremble, the sky will roar, and those who do not know him will shudder. But in the hour you will not fear, because you know him.   Thinking of you little brother.