ILION – Jacob M. Hence, age 31, affectionately known to so many of us as “Jake," age 31, of Ilion, New York, passed away unexpectedly, on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Jake was born on October 7, 1988, in Ilion, a son of Colleen Lynne Metz. He lived most of his life in Ilion and attended Ilion High School. Jake is survived by his mother, Colleen; his grandmother, Judith Metz; 2 brothers, Jeremy (Tara) Becker and their son Cameron and Josh Becker (Rob Mullin); his beloved daughter Julianna “Chooch” Hence and her mother, Nicole Petkovsek; his uncles & aunts, Gary and Noreen Metz, Bill and Juli Metz, Jeff and Andrea Metz, Dale and Courtney Metz and Kristy Metz and Dashun; his cousins, Andy, Katie, Brendon, Brandon, Tyler, Ashlyn, Easton, Abrianna, Cody, Rylin, Maddie, Charlotte, Harper, Lauren and Haley. He was predeceased by his grandfather, William Metz. Jake loved life and enjoyed many things, such as golf and softball, but he especially cherished the time spent with his daughter, family, and friends. He was a huge fan of the Dave Matthews band as well. His infectious laugh and personality touched us all in a sweet and sincere way. He was last employed with Wal-Mart Distribution, in Johnstown. Jake, we are going to miss you. We love you. His funeral service will be held Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 12:00 Noon, at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 North Washington Street, in Herkimer. Our special family and friends may attend the calling hour from 11:00 a.m. until Noon, followed by procession to Oak Hill Cemetery, in Herkimer, where he will be laid to rest in the plot next to his grandparents. We would like to thank all for their support and efforts. The tremendous care and compassion are heartfelt and appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of Harry J. & Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors, of the Enea Family Funeral Home, Herkimer (315) 866-1011.