About Jacob

Jacob Alan Hefter, also known as Jake and Jake the Snake, 18 years, of Palmdale, was tragically taken from us on Friday, September 12, 2008, in a horrific accident involving a train ride home from Long Beach. A graduate of the Palmdale High School class of ’08, he was attending Cal State University Long Beach to pursue a degree in Kinesiology. A model student, he was a valedictorian of his class, and a member of the PHS Varsity Golf team. Jacob was a 4 year member of the Health Careers Academy where he excelled in all things, from Sports Medicine to EMT training. He was recognized as an outstanding HOSA member in the state of California. He won medals and accolades as a competitor with HOSA and was a model community volunteer. He would be willing to try anything once, and rarely wasted energy on being angry. He also left behind two dogs, Petey and Princess. Jacob’s torch will also be carried on in the hearts of numerous others including cousins, uncles, aunts, friends, relatives, teachers and students for years to come. Whether it’s AC/DC or Guitar Hero, Ping-Pong or Carpinteria, Chipotle, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or apple pie, Golf tees or BINGO, Jacob will be thought of and remembered by countless people.