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Obituary: James Murphy 'Jake' Shapiro

Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am

June 28, 2005 – Jan. 24, 2019

“You gave us forever within the numbered days, and for that we are forever blessed.”

James Murphy “Jake” Shapiro chose his angel’s wings Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at his home in Tucker, Georgia, at the age of 13.

Jake is survived by his parents, Stephanie (Klock) Rabstejnek and Paul Rabstejnek and Kelly Shapiro; sister, Hannah; grandmother, Barbara Klock of Grand Island and Annette and Murphy Shapiro. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, James P. Klock.

Jake is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Michelle and Tom Taylor, Jennifer Klock, Colleen and John Bowles, Bethann and Jim Ord, Casey and Sarah Shapiro, Corey and Steve Aronstam, and cousins Chloe, Arames, Benjamin, Carley, Parker, Taylor and Charlotte.

Memorial services will be held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church at 2587 Baseline Road, Grand Island, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. Thereafter, Jake will be laid to rest by his grandfather.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FOCUS at www.focus-ga.org and Island Dolphin Care at www.islanddolphincare.org; both were instrumental in creating a world for Jake to experience joy and possibilities.

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