Jacob Matthew Hagler was born on May 6, 1976 in Sacramento and passed away peacefully on March 28, 2018 in his home in Eureka. He was 41 years old.

He is survived by his mother, Maureen Buccholz (Hagler); sisters, Heather Hagler, Alishia Phillips; five nephews, (Robert) Forrest Hagler-Langdon, Gavyn Hagler-Langdon, Ethan Hagler-Hernandez, Elijah Hagler-Hernandez, and Josiah Hagler-Hernandez; niece McKenna Phillips; aunts Judy H.Giggar from Hamilton, Mont., Peggy Staley of Lewiston, Idaho, Lynn Buenrostro of Sacramento; and numerous cousins and Great Aunt Edith from Sacramento. Jacob was preceded in death by his father, David Wayne Hagler.

Jake loved music and spent many hours playing guitar and piano and composing. He enjoyed going to concerts and symphonies. He was an artist and carried himself with style and grace. He had impeccable taste in home decor, sunglasses, baseball caps, jewelry, watches and toys. He was an immensely talented roller-skater and loved teaching others to skate.

It doesn’t matter how you knew Jake. Once he touched your life you loved him. Adults and children alike were drawn to him, and he always took the time to talk to people.

Everyone who is able is encouraged to skate in his honor as often as possible. A service is being held at the Wharfinger on April 28, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. Everyone that knew him is invited to the service and to go roller skating afterward.


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