Max James Yakubek October 13, 1976 - March 15, 2017 Encinitas Max was born in La Jolla, California and died in an accident on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Encinitas. He was preceded in death by his father, James Yakubek who died on September 11, 2001. He is survived by his Mother, Leslie Ann Monteath, his step-father, Gordon Monteath, and his brother, Nicholas Rodes, Aunts Janet Klein and Sandra Delehanty, and Uncles Joseph and Thomas Awad. Max was beloved by all his family and many friends. His friends have remarked frequently about Max's close and loving friendship with his mother, Leslie.As a young boy, Max attended San Dieguito Academy. During his youth he was an active sports participant, and loved soccer, baseball, swimming, skiing, hiking, fishing and surfing. In his 20's, he became interested in the sound and television industry, and in 1998-1999 he attended the Los Angeles Recording School of Audio-Visual Technology, graduating with a certificate in A-V Systems Design and Development. For several years he worked as an employee and consultant for several companies staging music and dance events at various venues around southern California. Max formed his own company in San Diego, MaxMedia . He was a hard worker and technical perfectionist in the field with an earnest desire to continue to provide top-of-the-line service and response to his customers. He loved his work and had great pride in the excellent professional reputation that he built over the years. A celebration of Max's life will be held for his close friends and family in a local ceremony on Sunday, April 2, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas.
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Apr. 2, 2017.