May It Please the [Heavenly] Court - A Eulogy Delivered in Mom's Honor

Unexpectedly, and far too swiftly, my mother passed away, and today was her funeral.  My sister, Ruth Jakubowski, a Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge, asked me to deliver the eulogy on behalf of the family.  This morning, I delivered this eulogy in her honor.

While reserving my right to retract this post, I have decided -- at the end of the day -- to post my eulogy to her in hopes that it inspires you, the reader, to live each moment to its fullest until your very last breath, just as my mother did.

In the one-year mourning period that follows, please forgive me if I don't blog for a while with quite the intensity I have in the past.

Thanks for reading, and for your continued support.

© Steve Jakubowski 2006

Written By:Wayne On August 24, 2006 12:38 AM


A moving tribute to a wonderful and brave spirit. Well done.

Written By:Francis Pileggi On August 24, 2006 12:49 PM

Thank you for the inspiration. Your mother would be proud.

Written By:Pamela Starr On August 28, 2006 3:53 PM

May her memory be as a blessing.

Written By:Julianne Frank On February 18, 2007 12:47 PM

Steve: Your Blog has been very helpful to me, though I had not had recent occasion to log on until today....and I came across your beautiful eulogy. I was immensely moved and have downloaded it to share with my own mother...You were truly blessed, as are clearly all those who know you.


Written By:Mark On March 10, 2009 11:52 AM

thanks .. this is an inspiring eulogy..