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McLeod Mortuary

1919 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA

OBITUARY

Jay Decena Mapanao

10 October , 197130 July , 2019
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Jay Decena Mapanao was born on 10 October , 1971 and passed away on 30 July , 2019.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Friday, 16 August , 2019
  • Visitation Friday, 16 August , 2019
  • Final Resting Place Wednesday, 21 August , 2019

Memories

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Brian Ford

26 October 2019

Jay, somehow I missed 2 others that miss and love you. Robert D. and Russ D. (and both of their sisters of course) Remember when we went to Hard Rock in our early 20's? Here's a reminder! I miss you man

Brian Ford

19 October 2019

Danielle, if you ever need to text or talk or email. please do. I miss your family.

Love, Brian
bfordrx1@yahoo.com
cell: 702-306-4188

Brian Ford

19 October 2019

To Danielle, Maddux, Avalon and friends,
Jay was my best friend growing up. In elementary school and middle school, we used to play video games at each others houses, particularly the Commodore 64. I remember once we interpreted the meaning of No One Is to Blame by Howard Jones by his house on Roberto Way. Each summer in middle school, since school was out, we would say to each other that we were going to lift weights and get buff! Never happened, haha! As freshmen in high school we were part of the Poway High football team but we never played (but that didn't stop us from trick or treating in our football uniforms!) I still have the JB (Jay and Brian) Mix on cassette. We were all really into music in middle school, right? Rap was the in thing and mixes were just so great! Fast forward a few years and Jay and Danielle got married. They started a family and then I got married and Jay was my best man. I almost missed my own wedding since Jay and I were told to wait outside the church but no one told us when to come back in. I peeked my head in the church and saw Liz and her Dad heading down the aisle and said to Jay it's time to get back inside! So Liz and I started a family in Las Vegas (Jay was our daughters Godfather) and Jay and I eventually lost touch, but he and his family were never out of mind. Life happens and you just roll with it. I miss you Jay and regret that I wasn't good at all keeping in touch. One can always assume (regrettably) that their friend is just fine and just living their life in their own space, own world, watching their kids grow, taking care of their family. You were a great dad, a great husband, and a great friend. You will never be forgotten.

Your friend always Jay,
Brian
In addition, these mutual friends wanted me to let you and your family know how special you are to us. Armondo, Jon Stefani, Matt U, Eric S, Dan M, William H, Stephanie B, Guy A, Darryll T, Kwanie.





Mel Harrington

25 August 2019

Jay and I always had fun, he would stop by my office and want to learn about my job as a Field Maintenance Manager. We would travel to the satellite offices in the East County, San Bernardino, and just about every office in San Diego. Jay was fun to be with and a quick learner. I will miss his laughter and just being a friend. May he rest in peace and the Lord bless him in Heaven.

Emily Beitler

15 August 2019

I met Jay when he first came to Maintenance at ML Sellers. He always had a smile and a good attitude despite some trying times. We had many work related and personal conversations over the years. I was so saddened to hear of his passing and still can’t really believe it. You will be sorely missed Jay by all who knew you. RIP my friend. ❤️

Patti Engelbrecht

15 August 2019

I met Jay when he first started coming to our Super Bowl parties every year. Such a wonderful guy! He was so quiet. He brought Danielle and the kids. He was so proud if his family. Over time Jay came out of his shell and I will always remember him and the fun we had at Super Bowl, especially at half time. RIP Jay

Denise Sanders

15 August 2019

I met Jay and have known him since the beginning of his Postal career. We were both carriers at the Escondido Main P.O. I have very fond memories of our time together as carriers. We would often have lunch together at Roundtable Pizza; Jay was always cracking jokes; he could always make me smile and had a unique “one of a kind” laugh. I remember sitting at Roundtable Pizza with him when he told me that he was going to leave Escondido and go to MLS to the Maintenance Dept. He even tried to recruit me to go with him. Well, he left and was very successful at MLS. I finally found my way to the Maintenance Dept. and when we met up again at MLS, it was still the same ol’ joking, smiling Jay who greeted me with, “What’s up, Big Dee”? Jay had a heart of gold; he was a great man and an even better friend who left us WAY too soon. He will truly be missed by his Postal family; but he will NEVER be forgotten. Rest easy, Jay, until we meet again in Postal Heaven. My deepest condolences to the Mapanao family; you are and will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Gayle Dale

11 August 2019

I met Jay about 8 months ago, he offered me a detail to Moreno Valley P & DC. Jay was very nice and warm welcome, I found him easy to get along with. I send my deepest sympathy to the Jay Family and the Moreno Valley Maintenance Crew, Jay was a nice Manager, easy to work with and he LOVED to talk and listen to your problems , he will be missed.

Juan Zarate

7 August 2019

Jay was my Maintenance Manager at the Moreno Valley P&DC for the short time I was there. He was very dedicated to his work and always had a good sense of humor. Thanks Jay for giving me the opportunity to work under your leadership. Prayers to his family . .

Rosa Marquez

6 August 2019

Jay was my Maintenance Manager and my friend at Moreno Valley P&DC, he had a great sense of humor and dedication to his work. He will be missed deeply. To the family of Jay my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.

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