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FitzHenry’s Funeral Home

3945 Fairview Drive, Carson City, NV

The family wants to encourage people to wear Carson colors/attire or U. Of Nevada colors/attire. Jake was also a huge 49ers fan and Lebron James fan, so feel free to wear those colors/attire also...
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OBITUARY

Jake Sullivan Roman

January 20, 1999January 18, 2020
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Jake Sullivan Roman, 20, of Carson City, NV, died tragically on January 18, 2020 as a result of injuries sustained in a snowmobiling accident. He was born on January 20, 1999 in South Lake Tahoe, CA, the son of Blair and Susan Roman. He was a 2017 graduate of Carson High School and was currently a junior at UNR majoring in chemistry and minoring in math. Jake is survived by his parents, brother Michael and sister Lily, his paternal grandparents, Keith and Mary Roman, his uncles Brando and Brodie Roman and their families. He is also survived by several great aunts, great uncles, cousins and many special friends. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Bob and Geri Sullivan. He will be forever loved and always remembered by his family and friends.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, February 8, 2020

Memories

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Jordan Aikins

February 10, 2020

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Jake will live in our hearts, stories and memories for the rest of our lives. I thank God for the privilege of being friends with him. Thank you for letting me give a word in about Jake. He was special to me.

Jordan Aikins

February 10, 2020

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God as my witness, I can't remember a single time when Jake said anything bad or mean about anybody, ever. We always wanted Jake to be present whenever we did anything. I remember one time, we had hung out at Jake & John's house a couple consecutive weekends in a row and the next weekend we were there again. Jake wasn't there for whatever reason and one of our friends said they missed Jake and it hit me how important he was to us. It is so hard thinking back in that we will be missing Jake every time we get together.
Jake was a blessing in my life and I am thankful to have spent all the time I did with him. He had so much going for him. He had a bright future and it was cut short. But Jake served an amazing purpose in his life that only Jake could have done because God made him so unique and he was valued by us beyond what I can express to everyone here.
I was good friends with Jake in high school, but these last 3 years since high school, I came to really admire Jake and our friendship. It was growing constantly these last few years. He had a unique role in our friend group that can't be filled, but I know God is sovereign over everything and I trust in that.
Lastly, I just want to tell you, Coach Roman, Jake was so proud to be your son. He always talked proudly about his dad and grandfather and from what I saw, you were an amazing dad. I remember being on the bus on the way back from a football game we had lost. Jake was sitting in front of me on the bus and he must have messed up a long snap or something because he was feeling bad about what happened. I remember you, coach, getting up and sitting by him on the bus and you told him that you were proud of him. I don't know why that memory stuck with me, but I remember that it occurred to me then how great a father you were. You pushed him to be his best and expected him to work hard, but you were compassionate and showed him the love that I know meant the world to him.

Jordan Aikins

February 10, 2020

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I realize what a privilege it is to speak here today considering that not all of us can get up here and speak. But I'm speaking on behalf of many of Jake's friends and people who loved him.
Many of you here today knew Jake as the smart, dedicated, hardworking and very kind guy that he was. But some of us who were blessed to have spent tons of quality time with Jake got to know him in a unique way. He was so much fun and I could stand up here and tell you so many funny stories about him. And those of us that know about all the funny things Jake did will continue to talk about them until we go ourselves to see him again. But I'm not going to tell you all those stories today. Jake's up there watching us right now sweating and I'll bet he just sighed in relief. But he's not entirely off the hook.
I remember back in high school... Mr. Brady's Class story.
One of my favorite memories of Jake though, was when we went camping at Lake Almanor. We were boating with the Rowe's boat and Jake was on the innertube. When Jake fell off the tube and got back on the boat, he was naked...we were like what the heck happened? Jake told us he could feel his swim trunks coming off on the tube and he was faced with the option of grabbing his trunks and falling off, or keep holding on and attempt to stay on the inner tube. He chose to try and stay on which was a poor choice because after his bare balls slapped against the water going 30 miles an hour, he fell off anyway. I guess he realized that being naked on an inner tube isn't as much fun as he thought. It was great though because later on, he decided to go again and we convinced him to get back in the water for a second round on the water skis'.
Besides how fun he was to be around, I also loved how down to earth Jake was and laid back he could be. We went backpacking one time and he laid out on the hammock for 3 whole hours just soaking in the sights. He was so easy to talk to and be around on any occasion.

~ Valerie

February 10, 2020

Jake was one of the biggest personalities I've ever met. Whenever he showed up for something, I knew the night was going to be memorable. I remember when we went backpacking to Emigrant Lake and he had a huge backpack and it fell apart...thought that might make you laugh. Love you guys!

Rachel Tran

February 10, 2020

Jake and I were in the same SciFit group going into college as chemistry majors. He made the whole experience so fun and he was always willing to help me and the rest of our group members. Being able to grow up with Jake through school and into college was such a blessing.

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February 10, 2020

Loved watching Jake play sports from Little League to High School. He had a great sense of humor as his friends would tell you. So Loved & Missed.

Jim & Julie Reid

February 10, 2020

We did not know Jake well, but we did know him to be a happy, kind, hardworking young man. You were blessed with a wonderful son, and he, with great parents. ♥

Nadya Vinsdata

February 10, 2020

Jake was such a talented & smart student. I could tell that he was a very hard working person in the span of one week of being his mentor for ScienceFIT. I appreciated his patience & willingness to help others during the boot camp. Although I didn't get to spend much time getting to know him, which is now one of my regrets. It was truly a blessing to have met such a great person like him.

~ Aneet

February 10, 2020

One of my most recent memories with Jake include the opportunity to be able to teach a chem lab class with him. I always turned to him for questions and he was always ready to help. I've known Jake since elementary school and have had a class or ran into him since then. He was the kindest person and the most helpful. I extend all my love and peace to the Roman family as well as all his friends. It was an honor knowing Jake!

Mindy Breeding

February 10, 2020

So honored and blessed to live in the community with Jake and the Romans. Greatly value all your friendship, laughter and humor over the years. You are loved.

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First days home

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around 6 mos. old

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Turtle Rock

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7-9 mos.

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