In Loving Memory Joaquin "Jake" Perez Feb. 26, 1929-April 19, 2008 A thousand times we needed you. A thousand times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. A heart of gold stopped beating, two twinkling eyes closed to rest. God broke our hearts to prove he only takes the best. Never a day goes by that you're not in my heart and my soul. Your Loving Family PS- I love you more.

Published in Contra Costa Times on Apr. 19, 2013