Jake John Taylor
October 22, 1995 - September 2, 2021
Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services
Ilona Scott
Debbie Kamsiri
Dhruwa Patel-El
Mark McCauley
The Gorman Family
Eric Kaeuper
Anonymous
Yolanda Ahmad
Kathleen Iveson
Susan Terregino
Siard Houtzager
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Arrangements starting at $35

Visitation
Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, "A Life Celebration Home"
38 State Highway 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
908-782-3311 | Map
Thursday 9/9, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service
Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, "A Life Celebration Home"
38 State Highway 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
908-782-3311 | Map
Thursday 9/9, 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Realizing that some may be unable to attend due to the pandemic, the Life Celebration Service on Thursday will be live-streamed, with the stream being active starting at 6:45 p.m. To watch, please click HERE and kindly ensure you do not have a pop-up blocker enabled. (If you are having issues with clicking above, please follow this link: https://livestream.com/aritonvideolive/jake).

Jake John Taylor, age 25 years, of Raritan Township, NJ, died suddenly on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Raritan Township, NJ as a result of the tropical storm. Born on October 22, 1995 at Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Township, NJ, he was the son of Stephen and Vanessa Lane Taylor and was a lifelong area…

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Karen Wynkoop left a message on September 15, 2021:
Dear Vanessa, I am saddened to hear about the passing of your son Jake. He clearly touched so many lives through his inspirational wisdom and kind spirit. May there be comfort in knowing his light will shine on. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Kind regards, Karen Wynkoop
Ilona Scott left a message on September 13, 2021:
In memory of Jake John Taylor, Ilona Scott lit a candle
Charlotte Krawchuk left a message on September 13, 2021:
Dear Vanessa and family, I am so sorry for your loss and can relate to your grief and pain during this sorrowful time. I recently lost my daughter to cancer and am healing day by day. I watched the family video with Jake and saw all the wonderful times you all shared together, Try to remember those times of love and laughter. Lovingly Charlotte Krawchuk
Todd Henninger and Amy Maden left a message on September 12, 2021:
Dear Vanessa and family: We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time.
Michael Salerno left a message on September 11, 2021:
So very sorry to hear about Jake. I helped coach Jake in soccer when he was younger and always remembered him as a happy kid who enjoyed playing soccer with his teammates. Jake was a hard worker and a determined player. A very nice and respectful kid. So very sorry for him. My condolences to his family and friends.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Debbie Kamsiri left a message on September 10, 2021:
My kids went to karate at the ATA and Jake was always there to assist them. We also saw him all around town from time to time where ever he would be working. Although he lived a short life, I can’t help think how proud his parents must be of him. He was a good person and hard worker for his age. So sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.
Dhruwa Patel-El left a message on September 10, 2021:
In Loving Memory Of Jake John Taylor. It broke my heart when I heard the news of you leaving us all so soon. All the conversations that we had when we worked together and all the good moments that we shared at work, I will always remember and cherish those moments. The last conversation that we had, I remember you told me that you loved working at AMC and that you would stay there if you could but because of the circumstances you were in, you needed to leave. You always had a smile on your face. You always wanted to learn new things at work. We (management team) supported you and encouraged you in whatever you wanted to learn. I would always let you know when I saw an opportunity for you to learn something new at work. You were curious about everything. You would ask so many questions and I didn't mind answering them at all. May your soul be blessed and go to paradise where there is only peace and happiness. Dhruwa 🤍
Sharon and Mike Kosensky left a message on September 9, 2021:
Steve and Vanessa: We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved son Jake. Please accept our sincere condolences. It seems like just yesterday that Steve and I would share stories about our kids as they were growing up. We pray that the lord will bless the Taylor family in this time of grief. Sincerely, Sharon and Mike Kosensky
Michele Vincitore left a message on September 9, 2021:
What a beautiful service and tribute to Jake. It was clear that he touched many, many lives. May happy memories comfort you and give you peace in the coming days.
Mark McCauley left a message on September 9, 2021:
Steve Taylor and Family, I am very sorry for your loss, my condolences to you in this trying time. I hope you can take some comfort in fond memories of Jake in the times to come. Rest easy knowing he is at peace.
The Gorman Family left a message on September 9, 2021:
Dear Steve, Vanessa, Matt and Becca - Please accept our deepest condolences and sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. James and Lisha
Eric Kaeuper left a message on September 9, 2021:
In memory of Jake John Taylor, Eric Kaeuper lit a candle
Sean Wagner left a message on September 9, 2021:
Dear Steve, Vanessa, and Family, We are so sorry for your tragic loss of Jake. Please accept our deepest condolences and sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sean Wagner and Family
Alicia Lambert left a message on September 9, 2021:
Dear Vanessa and Family, My deepest condolences for your loss to you and your family.
Luke H. left a message on September 9, 2021:
When I first started my martial arts adventure in first grade, Jake was one of the first to welcome me. He was so kind and helpful. I'm now a young black belt myself (12) and very active in taekwondo. Like Jake, I'm against bullying and love everything about martial arts. My next medal or rank promotion will be in honor of Jake. Jake will always be remembered. My family and I are so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing Jake around town. Praying for you all.
The Veneziano Family left a message on September 9, 2021:
Our deepest condolences to the Taylor family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. This community is devastated, and mourning the loss of a very special young man.
Lesia Sikorskyj left a message on September 8, 2021:
Dear Steve, Vanessa, and your entire family, please accept my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy. Such a tragedy. Such a loss.
Sally Busher left a message on September 8, 2021:
Dear Steve, Vanessa, and Becca- The Busher family sends much love to you all at this difficult time. We will pray for strength and peace for you all.
Anonymous left a message on September 8, 2021:
prayers during this difficult time. 🙏🥲
Jamiel Ahmad left a message on September 7, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of hugs from The Ahmad Family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Audrey Chan left a message on September 7, 2021:
Our deepest condolences on the demise of your beloved son.
Yolanda Ahmad left a message on September 7, 2021:
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Our prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Yolanda Ahmad & Family.
Richard & Jacinta Calverley left a message on September 7, 2021:
Steve, Vanessa, Becca & Matt - we are so very sorry for your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. With our heartfelt condolences, Jacinta, Sophie & Richard
Kathleen Iveson left a message on September 7, 2021:
Vanessa, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Terregino left a message on September 7, 2021:
May God's peace and comfort be with the Taylor family and friends at this sad time.
Jackie Alligood left a message on September 7, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Sending strength, Jackie
Karin Rombouts left a message on September 7, 2021:
My sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy.
Siard Houtzager left a message on September 7, 2021:
So sorry for your loss - Jake and the Taylor family are in my thoughts and prayers.
mieke valgaeren left a message on September 7, 2021:
In memory of Jake John Taylor, mieke valgaeren lit a candle
Hilde Walgraeve left a message on September 7, 2021:
With sincere condolences.
Gilles Bignan left a message on September 6, 2021:
My deepest Sympathy All my prayers are for you and your family
Lisa A Koye left a message on September 6, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We know Jake (and Becca) from our neighborhood. Jake walked past our home many times on his way to the Haus. He always said hello. The Koye Family
Jenny Lin left a message on September 6, 2021:
Vanessa and Steve, we are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered, with condolences and deepest sympathy.
Mark Slama left a message on September 6, 2021:
Please accept our condolences on your tremendous loss. Jake was a kind and gentle spirit and will be missed. God Bless The Slama Family
Meg Neu left a message on September 5, 2021:
Vanessa, Steve, Matt and Becca, please except my deepest condolence on the passing of Jake.
Mike and Mindy Grace left a message on September 5, 2021:
There are no right words to erase the pain you feel. The legacy of Jake is eternal. He will live in the hearts of many lives he touched. The joy your Son brought into so many lives was immeasurable, his presence was a gift. We extend our deepest condolences to your family in this time of grief.
Lehea & Paul K left a message on September 5, 2021:
In memory of Jake John Taylor, Lehea & Paul K lit a candle
Bethany Paxson left a message on September 5, 2021:
In memory of Jake John Taylor, Bethany Paxson lit a candle
Caroline Doodkorte left a message on September 5, 2021:
In memory of Jake John Taylor, Caroline Doodkorte lit a candle
Olivia Gruber left a message on September 5, 2021:
In memory of Jake John Taylor, Olivia Gruber lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Ramon Polo left a message on September 5, 2021:
In memory of Jake John Taylor, Ramon Polo lit a candle
Celia Kozak left a message on September 5, 2021:
Vanessa and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your son, brother, grandson and friend. May our good Lord continue to watch over you. May Jake rest in peace.
Robyn & Kyle Hand left a message on September 4, 2021:
Vanessa & Steve, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our prayers. With deepest sympathy, Robyn & Kyle Hand
Gary Hazard left a message on September 4, 2021:
Hazard family thoughts and prayers go out to Jake an the Taylor family.
George, Christine, George IV and Julia Lopac left a message on September 4, 2021:
We cannot even imagine what the family is going through at this time. Jake was a part of our lives from the day he was born. He grew up with our children, shared holidays, special events, vacations. He was such an amazing kid. We were asked to be his Godparents and where honored to do so. Our hearts go out to Steve, Vanessa, Matthew and Becca during this time. Just know that Jake's light will forever be in our hearts and mind forever.
Joan Barnickel left a message on September 4, 2021:
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Jake was truly a kind, gentle young man who had a great sense of humor and compassion for others. May you take comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. Prayers and blessings to you during this tragic time.
Rosemary Carter left a message on September 4, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear about Jake . My heart is broken hearing this , my thoughts and prayers are with his family on their devastating loss. May he Rest In Peace 🙏
Annie Lauricella left a message on September 4, 2021:
My condolences to the family
Caroline Parcel left a message on September 4, 2021:
Jake was such a kind, sweet, positive soul, he always had something nice to say about others. He saw the good, reached out and wanted to be everyone’s friend. We worked together at HMC . That is how his memory will live on in me. My deepest sympathies and prayers to your family. 🙏💙
Calderone Family left a message on September 4, 2021:
Steve, Vanessa, Matt & Becca, Our deepest sympathy on the passsing of Jake. We are all shocked and immensely saddened by this tragic event. Jake was a wonderful, loving and fun person we all enjoyed being with. Take solace in your memories of him and know Jake and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike, Dawn, Robin & Ryan
Bob DeLuca left a message on September 3, 2021:
My deepest condolences to the Taylor family. Jake was a good person with a wonderful soul. Jake always made me laugh when I would run into him. He truly was a one of a kind person who radiated great energy. Gods Love and Strength to the Taylor family .
Cindy Bednar left a message on September 3, 2021:
To the family of John Jake-I did not know your loved one, but I am heartbroken for you all, in reading of his tragic loss. He has a look of kindness and warmth in his face and I’m sure was a very special person to many. I will keep John and all of you in my thoughts, with sincere condolences.
Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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