Jake Tapia Dec. 20, 1934 - Jan. 24, 2012 Resident of Rodeo, Ca. Jake Tapia, born Manuel Jacobo Tapia, passed away peacefully at his home of 29 years in Rodeo, CA. He was born in the village of Chamita, New Mexico to Jacobo Tapia and Ernestina Cordova. Reunited with beloved wife of 39 years, Patricia Ellen Tapia December 19, 1939 - December 15, 1997. Survived by Alberta Kim Tapia St. Amant, daughter; Brian Tapia, son; Jessica Rivera, Amanda Madigan, and Tiffany Tapia, granddaughters; Carol Brown, sister; Merlinda Hall, sister; Robert Gutierrez, brother; and four great grandchildren, Antonio Rivera, Elena Rivera, Madeline Madigan, and Levi Jacob Tapia. An avid lover of the outdoors, Jake enjoyed being with nature, spending time at the property and with his family. A memorial service will be held 11 AM Monday at Hosselkus Chapel, 1 Rolph Park Dr., Crockett, CA (510) 799-1411. Please visit the online tribute at TwinChapelsMortuary. com. Cremation entrusted to the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo (707) 552-6696.
Published in Contra Costa Times on January 27, 2012