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John Edward Young Jr.

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John Edward Young Jr. Obituary
JED YOUNG (JOHN EDWARD YOUNG JR.) October 14,1939-January 31, 2014 A Life Well Lived John Edward Young Jr. (Jed) was born October 14, 1939 in Fresno, CA. He spent all of his life teaching, much of it formally, all of it intensely. He taught his family and friends to think critically and love completely. Jed knew no strangers and loved to talk with everyone he came in contact with. He lived his life with great enthusiasm, taking risks and reaching for the moon. In April of 2009, he fell from a ladder and was a quadriplegic until his death. The way he dealt with being bound to his wheel chair was an inspiration to everyone. He was a man of words, passion, ideas, faith and family, and believed that every thought was worth considering, and every person worth his time. He is survived by 7 children, 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, two sisters, one brother; his friend and caregiver Ubaldo and his wife, Sherry. The family is celebrating his life at Grace United Methodist Church, 1085 Linden Street, Riverside, CA 92507 at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 5th. We will be presenting, "The Life of Jed" in music, laughter and joy. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted to the Jed Young Memorial Fund which will be used for scholarships.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 4, 2014
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