Of Jackson, MI passed away peacefully under the loving care of his family and hospice on Friday, January 24, 2020 after a long battle with Huntington’s Disease at the age of 33. He was the son of Robert and Nancy (Farrell) Maltby, born February 10, 1986 in Jackson, MI. Jake is survived by his parents; brother, Josh; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernest and Dorothy Farrell. Jake was a 2004 Class Graduate of Northwest High School. Following high school, he worked for the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea for 10 years. Jake loved hanging out with his buddies and cousins, playing basketball, and video games. He liked to travel and go camping at Higgins Lake. Jake was a big fan of cars and enjoyed seeing them at the Detroit Auto Show. A celebration of his life will be held at the Watson Funeral Chapel in Jackson on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:00am with Michael D. Mason officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018 or to Residential Hospice Foundation, 5440 Corporate Drive, Suite 400, Troy, MI 48098.
The family will receive friends at the Watson Funeral Chapel in Jackson on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm and on Wednesday from 10:00am until the time of service at 11:00am.
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Huntington's Disease Society of America
505 Eighth Avenue; Suite 902, New York NY 10018
5440 Corporate Drive, Suite 400, Troy MI 48098