SARATOGA SPRINGS — Jacob Weakland, age 36, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at his home in Saratoga Springs. He was born on September 5, 1985 in Albany, NY, the son of James E. Weakland and Marcia Funke Weakland. He grew up in Round Lake, NY.
Jacob will be remembered as a mystic of our times. An angel rarity in human form who found beauty and richness in the smallest, simplest and darkest of times. He turned tragedy into teachings and wore his heart on his sleeve. He spoke rawly from that heart and left his words unfiltered. His beautifully mad brilliance was ahead of his time, and he used it to inspire and bring hope to the lives of so many. Many people have said they owe their lives to Jacob, for he was there to guide them, to love them, to remind them of their worth in their darkest of days. He was a lover of food and used it to create art and delight for those he cooked for. He had an uncanny passion and talent for photography, writing and motivational speaking. He loved animals and sunrises and found extravagance in the mundane. He cherished his family and found the greatest pride in being an older brother to his younger twin siblings. He was a deeply sensitive family man who made it his mission to plant seeds of love and hope with everyone he met. A true gardener of the heart, that’s what he called connection: planting seeds.
Jacob is survived by his parents, James and Marcia Funke Weakland; daughter, Kara Elizabeth Rucinski; brother, Joshua Weakland; sister, Jenna Weakland; countless friends and family who loved and cherished him dearly.
A funeral service was held on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY followed by a celebration of life in Jake’s honor at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161.
A graveside service was held on Monday, November 22, 2021 at East Union Cemetery for family and close friends.
For online condolences, visit compassionatefuneralcare.com