OBITUARY

Jacob Flugman

June 24, 1927June 5, 2019

Jake was born in New York City in 1927. He was one of 8 children born to European immigrants Isaac and Dora who settled on the lower east side of Manhattan. Although times were rough growing up, he always felt they were the best days of his life. Jake joined the army and served 4 years in the military, guarding Japanese prisoners of war, just days after WWII ended. He married, Terry, the love of his life when he got home from the army. They started a family and moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 1959. Jake was a taxi driver and loved driving and speaking to different people. They moved to Coral Springs, FL in 1972 with their children, Susan, Hal, Diane & Eddie. He owned and operated Jake’s Buster Brown Shoe stores in Coral Springs and Plantation. His wife, Terry was a Real Estate Broker in Coral Springs. After she passed in1995, Jake moved to Delray Beach, FL. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s tried to erase Jake’s wonderful memories but not those of his family. Jake is survived by children Susan, Hal, Diane & Eddie, grandchildren, Jamie, Eric, Lauren, Erica, Claudia and Patrick. The last 5 years of his life were spent comfortably at home with AJ, Gina and Debrah who took care of him as if he were their very own Papa. Papa will be missed greatly by his great grandchildren, Alexander, Samuel, Andrew, Abigail and Amy. Papa was “A winner from the word GO," his own favorite expression. His very last words were, “It’s a beautiful day” and passed peacefully.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, June 10, 2019

Memories

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Linda Rose

June 11, 2019

Dearest Jake

I cried a lot yesterday. You were such a beautiful person, and loved by all the people who came across your path. You always gave everyone a smile and a joke or a story.

God bless you with the love of your life Terri. Reunited at last.

Luv U

Diane Roth

June 11, 2019

Memories of my Dad will always live on as he will in our hearts. I am very grateful to all those who have shown our family such support and have shared their wonderful memories of Jake with us. It is touching to see how much impression he made in others lives. His caregivers were ones sent to us from the heavens above. The last several years of Papa’s life was filled with joy, peace and love from all of them who have since become members of our family forever. We are forever impressed by your adoration for our father, and for sharing your families with him.

Donna Lehrman

June 10, 2019

Uncle Jake.. A lover of babies, his family, his harmonica, jokes... a lover of life.
Jake didn't waste a precious second.. Always doing something he enjoyed.
Uncle Jake was everyone's "Uncle Jake"
Rest in Peace.

Linda Rose

June 8, 2019

Dearest Jake:

when I moved to Florida Jake adopted me as one of his children. He knew my parents were both gone and I had no other family in Florida. For that I will be forever grateful.
Jake loved to show his baby picture to every person that he met. LoL
He also loved to play his harmonica and entertain. He was quite good at it.
I understand your last words were "it's a beautiful day". I'd like to think your wife was waiting for you on the other side and that's what you were saying to her! Then you Took your last breath and went to join her...
R.I.P. JAKE... You will be missed!
Love n Hugs. Linda Rose

Denise & Gary Akselrod

June 7, 2019

Uncle Jake was “the best”. He always had a joke or a great story to tell. We have so many wonderful memories of him. We will miss him.

Barry Hollander

June 7, 2019

I am sorry hear of Jake's passing. Larry told me today. I know my Dad, Jack, and Bernie and Jake really liked getting together and had good times together, including the telling of jokes. They are together again in heaven. I am happy I got to see Jake and Bernie when Renie and I visited in Florida, and I still have good memories of them. May memories of Jake be a blessing for you.
Love,
Barry and Renie Hollander

Diane Roth

June 7, 2019

Having Jake as my father was such a blessing to me and my family. The memories will live on forever so don’t let them go. My father loved people and loved life. He stopped and talked to strangers in the street, especially loved babies. Right now I feel life can’t go on without Jake, but I am comforted that he was a very happy and proud man and lived a long life.

Rae & Joel Ganzman

June 6, 2019

He aways had a smile and a hug for you. He always said " a be gazint".

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY