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“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

-- Jack Lemmon



Jake Kenyon Shulman
January 9, 1970 - September 25, 2004

On Children…
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls.
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, nor even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.

For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

-- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet



Jake Kenyon Shulman passed away unexpectedly on September 25, 2004. Jake was born in Houston, Texas on January 9, 1970. Jake is the beloved son of Carolyn Farb, with whom he shares an eternal loving bond. He is survived by his father Richard A. Shulman, his brother Jay Scott Shulman of San Antonio, and his black lab, Prince, who stood loyally by his side. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother Ruth Freedman, aunt Beverly Berry and her husband Dr. John Berry, uncle Robert Freedman and his wife Sherry and cousins Laura and Rachael Freedman and Justin and Philip Berry. Jake's many friends will miss his kind heart, sense of humor, and gentle spirit. Among them are Marie Myers-Bruns, Deanna Brzovskis, Bruce and Debra Brenner and daughter Lyndsay, Mark and Regina Duke, Janine Iannarelli, Mark and Kay Janik, Will Ulbricht, Rachel and Anthony Piazza, and Sharon Rubenstein of Israel.

Jake attended the University of Houston. He excelled in computer technology and programming, and held various management positions in investment banking. He was an avid reader and knowledgeable on many subjects. He had a passion for life and loved to cook. He was gracious to everyone he encountered and always concerned with the needs of others.

Pallbearers are Justin Berry, Philip Berry, Mark Duke, Mark Janik, Anthony Piazza, Will Ulbricht, Bruce Brenner and Angelbert Metoyer.

Friends are invited to a visitation with the family on Monday, September 27, 2004 from six until eight o'clock in the evening in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at half past three o'clock in the afternoon in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons with Rabbi Jack Segal officiating. A private entombment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery Mausoleum, 1101 Antoine.

Donations in Jake's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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