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2099 Reliez Valley Rd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
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Jerry Backman Jr.

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Jerry Backman Jr. Nov. 29, 1986~March 27, 2009 Resident of Bay Point The world's loss is heaven's gain as Jerry Backman Jr. passed away Friday at the age of 22. Born and raised in Pittsburg and Bay Point, Jerry was a beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend to many. At the time of his passing, he was attending college at DVC, as well as UC Berkley. An exceptional student, Jerry enjoyed his studies, in particular, those in history and foreign languages. He was also well traveled, having ventured to places such as South America, Europe and Africa. Those who loved him knew Jerry as a brilliant, funny and gentle young man who could command a room with his sincere smile and big brown eyes. A natural born comedian and practical joker, he often wore a mischievous grin no one will soon forget. He is survived by his mother, Deyanira Backman, sisters Jackie Backman and Catherine Escarcega and countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly. Though his life was short, he touched many and his legacy will live on well beyond his time on this earth. A graveside service will be held in his honor this Thursday, April 2nd at 12:30pm at Oakmont Memorial Park, 2099 Reliez Valley Rd., Lafayette. All who knew and loved Jerry are welcome to attend.

Published in Contra Costa Times from Mar. 31 to Apr. 2, 2009
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