Jake Mitchell Albin
1986 - 2020
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Jake Mitchell Albin

"I feel more at peace somewhere high up and sketchy than I do on the ground." Jake Albin

A third generation Nevadan, Jake Mitchell Albin was born June 17, 1986 to Jeanne Cavilia and Toby Albin. He left us Friday March 13, 2020 at the age of the 33, after suffering a major cardiac event while playing basketball.

Jake died in the arms of his wife, Hannah Carlson, and surrounded by his parents, brothers and in-laws. Brave, charming, wily, full of wonder, and wise, Jake was that rare whole and fulfilled being. As husband, son, son-in-law, grandson, brother, cousin, uncle, friend and mentor, he inspired us to try and be the same.

Inarguably, Jake's time on this Earth was too short, but he didn't waste a minute of it. Jake was 12 hours old when Jeanne and Toby's car broke down on the way home from the hospital, forcing the trio to pack up and hike to the closest business--Denny's.

And so the adventure that was Jake began...

That adventuring took many forms--skydiving, sports, abalone diving, travel, SCUBA--and he approached each with passion, fire and the need to take it all just a little bit higher. His penchant for finding this highest point, literally and figuratively, perhaps gave him a perspective on life that most don't attain; somehow, Jake knew what really mattered…and perhaps more importantly, what didn't matter.

What mattered to Jake was simple: live bravely, love truly, be real.

Jake was an artisan, craftsman and problem-solver. This became manifest in his work with the local business, Riveted, where he created custom ironwork, simple to elaborate, that will enrich lives and community for years to come. How fitting that a soul as strong and beautiful as Jake leaves his legacy in iron.

Jake was a friend and guide. An unabashed supporter of those he loved, he was best friend to his father, brothers, and father-in-law, and shared a unique and loving bond (perhaps born of that earliest adventure) with his mother. He saw only the good in everyone, but he expected them to bring their best as well. Conversations with Jake were deep, often cathartic, and always straightforward, no whining allowed-- don't be a little b***h.

Jake was spiritually, mystically and unconditionally in love with another strong and beautiful soul, Hannah---his wife, his human. They shared a love that most never experience. They were amazing together. They were meant for one another. And with each other, they gave so much to so many.

Those "so many" will miss Jake profoundly and forever. Grateful for the time we had with him, we know that he is still guiding us, still loving us, still lending us his iron strength...from way up high...from his one and only perspective. Thank you Jake. We will keep riding the wave.

Jake is survived by his wife Hannah Carlson, parents Jeanne Cavilia and Toby Albin, Grandmother Leilani Albin, brothers Dustin and Casey Albin, in-laws Alan and Laura Carlson, brothers-in-law Kenny Foster and Roger Carlson (Carolyn) nephew Anthony Carlson, and so many, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial will be held soon, when times are less troubled and uncertain, and you can bet your friendship with Jake, that it will be by Jake's rules and commitment to "ride the wave" and "go out as a Viking."

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Published in the Reno Journal-Gazette and Mason Valley News from Mar. 22 to Mar. 25, 2020.
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May 1, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. What I have heard about Jake and Hannah was s/o wonderful. I am Justin and Travis Brown Grandmother.
Our Lord Will take care of him until you meet again.
Dixie Lee Johnson
April 18, 2020
Dear Jeanne, Toby, and family.
We are so very sorry for your loss of your son.
Although I did not know Jake, I believe we are all a reflection of our parents, . Knowing you and Toby tells me he was an extraordinarily wonderful man.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and the angels surrounding Jake.
Kathy, Gus, Gus Jr. And Gia Rossi
Kathy Ricciardi Rossi
April 14, 2020
Tony and the rest of the Albin/Carlson family. My deepest condolences go out to you at this very sad time. Rest in peace Jake.
Rick Vawter
April 2, 2020
Toby and Jeanne, I am so sorry for your loss in this roller coaster world we live in. Take care and again i'm very very sorry. Doug and Barbara Rowland
March 28, 2020
He called me Tamiqua and on a few slipped occasions, I called him Jacob! Only a few shared in this joke that instantly bonded an element of respect and playfulness between us! This most extraordinary young man left us way too soon! His memories and zest for life will be forever cherished in my heart! The times we talkedwell he talkedI listened was him sharing how he met Hannah, then them going their separate ways only to find their way back to each other again. He knew then and came to the realization that she was the only one he wanted to share his life and love with. How enduring to see such love be reflected in his words as he spoke about her!! To be young, yet so mature beyond his years, was very evident as he spoke passionately about life and with such conviction. Jake spoke nothing but love for his mother and his father and was a role model for his brothers whom he completely loved and adored. To the Cavilia, Albin and Carlson families, please know your pain, sorrow and emptiness is shared amongst so many who had the privilege to know, love and partake in his world. I am honored to have had the opportunity to know him. I was SO very fond of him! May his memories fill every crevice of sadness you may encounter and find some comfort knowing that he will ALWAYS be with each and every one of you but just on a higher plane looking down from heaven!!

With the deepest of condolences for your most precious loss!

March 26, 2020
Sending our sincere condolences.

Cameran and Bill Stolz
Cameran & Bill Stolz
March 26, 2020
Such sadness, you will miss Jake forever. we send our love & sympathy. May God bless each of you with His strength & love.
Iveson Family
March 24, 2020
Dear Jeanne,
The Lord has called Jake home but he will live in your memories and hearts forever. You are in our prayers as always.
Love you,
Misha and Steve Callahan
Maria(Misha) Callahan
March 24, 2020
What an incredible human. And how lucky are we to have known and loved him even if only for a little while. Jake will be sorely missed and we will cherish the memories we've made with him and Hannah, forever.

Hanes, there isn't a moment that goes by that my heart isn't breaking for you and your families. You are constantly in my thoughts and my prayers. Love you homegirl.
- Nicole

Nicole & Brady Price
March 24, 2020
Dear Jeanne and Toby,
You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers during this incredibly sad time. From what I read, it sounds as though the world has lost an amazing young man. May your memories bring comfort.
Suellen Bacigalupi
March 24, 2020
Prayers to all the family! My heart goes out to all of you.
Lea Saling
March 24, 2020
Thus I'd only spent a few days with you and lovely Hannah during our outdoor trip to Oregon last summer, I could see the amazing human being you were and the uniqueness of your character. It is truly a understatement the you left us too soon, yet for some reason I feel as though for you, it was the right moment to return to your ether - back to your orginal energy form where you can love, guide and protect all of us. We will miss you always, but know that some day we will see you again. Peace be with you.
Marieliz Cartagena-Brown
March 23, 2020
I and everyone whos been blessed to have been either a little or big part of your world...Thank you Jakeyoull be loved and missed for always.
March 23, 2020
Prayers for his wife Hanna, Jeanne, his Mom, Toby his Dad, Dustin his brother, his youngest brother Casey, and all his family and friends. Our hearts hurt for you. Love y'all, Uncle Steve and Aunt Maxine
March 23, 2020
Prayers for his wife Hanna and all of Jake's family.
Uncle Steve&Aunt Maxine Cox
March 23, 2020
Hannah our sincere condolences and prayers go out to you and your family.
Cindy &
March 23, 2020
Our hearts and prayers go out to all of Jake's family and the world of friends that were fortunate enough to know him. Best wishes for you all to find the strength to get through this trying and challenging time. All our love Rick & Marsha Heaney
March 23, 2020
Coach Carl
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