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Funeral Services for Dublin High Grad Murdered in Oakland

Services will be held in Oakland on March 18 at 2 p.m. to honor the life of 24-year-old Jacob Velasquez

Flier for fundraiser and donations for Jacob Velasquez' family. Photo provided by: Amy Wolfish
Flier for fundraiser and donations for Jacob Velasquez' family. Photo provided by: Amy Wolfish
Family and friends are mourning the loss of Jacob Velasquez, 24, who died after he was shot in Oakland on March 5.

Velasquez attended Wells Middle School and was a graduate of Dublin High school.

[Related article: Dublin High Graduate Shot, Killed in Oakland]

According to the Mercury NewsVelasquez played baseball and football while at Dublin High and had been working as a security guard at a hospital at the time of his death. 

Amy Wolfish, a former schoolmate of Velasquez, calls his death a tragedy and says he was "so loved."

Services for Velasquez will be held in Oakland on March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Chimes located at 4499 Piedmont Ave. 

Alannah Gutierrez, a friend of the Velasquez family, told Patch, "We are asking that everyone come dressed in yellow and white as those are Jacob's favorite colors."

Gutierrez says a fundraiser for Velasquez' family is being held on March 17 at Gallagher's Dublin Pub.

Sean Angeles March 13, 2014 at 07:17 PM
Yes. You're right, everyone was "thuggish" back then, but the fact that he actually looked like a thug does not help with "thuggish acts" His family will indeed miss him.
Desirae Velasquez March 13, 2014 at 08:40 PM
My brother was loved by many he was full of life. He will be miss so much but her will live through us all
Ree Ree March 20, 2014 at 03:51 AM
Ree Ree March 20, 2014 at 03:50 AM Keep it real that what wrong with all y'all closed minded people!!!! Don't never judge a person by their cover!!! Cause when u assume u make "an ass out of ur yourself" Jacob was a great person. Just cause he look like a thug what ever that means! Doesn't mean he was a mean person, or hard person! He was gods child loved by many and missed my everyone! Open your mind recognized real!!!!! U square ass valley kids! Stop bring judge mental!!!! #6700 apt 108
Autumn Johnson March 26, 2014 at 03:46 PM
Oakland Man Charged With Murder of Dublin High Graduate http://dublin.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/oakland-man-charged-with-murder-of-dublin-high-graduate

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