While it seems nearly impossible to fathom, we are coming up on a year since we got to bask in the glowing light and magic of Howard Young. Though many La Jolla families initially sought Howard out as the Math Tutor, none of his students knew him solely as that. Howard immediately became a friend, a confidante, a mentor and a life coach. He guided his students through myriad life journeys and supported them through so many tumultuous and rocky decisions that attend the high school and college years.|
Last July, we were all caught short when that brilliant light went out. However, thanks to so many loving, and affected families in La Jolla, we gathered together last August to share our remarkable "Howard Stories" and to make sure that this spectacular man received the loving tribute he deserved. Maureen Gibbons and Molly Eldredge hosted a beautiful luncheon where we were able to regale each other with stories and unforgettable experiences.
Howard's magic and humor will never be forgotten, just as his students and friends will always keep his spirit alive.
Published in La Jolla Light on July 26, 2012