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RIP: Jim Young

Jim Young is gone. His memory will always, always be a blessing.

Memorial Service information will be posted when arrangements are made. The early word is that it's most likely going to be the end of next week in Minneapolis. I'm hosting the NESFA Other Meeting on Sunday, June 24th, and have no idea whether or not I'll be able to be in Minneapolis in person. I'll obviously be there in spirit.

Sympathy to Jim's brother Denny, his niece Amy, the entire Young family, and science fiction fandom, especially Minneapolis fandom. Added sympathy to my dear, dear friends and loved ones Fred Levy Haskell, Ken Fletcher, and Nate Bucklin. They and Frank Stodolka (who I never really got to know) were Minn-StF's Floundering Fathers along with Jim.

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kate_schaefer
Jun. 12th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss, Geri. I met Jim, but never knew him well. He was a very dear friend to many of my good friends, and I know this is a hard and unexpected blow to all of them, to all of you.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 12th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
I suppose the memorial will be at Fourth Street, which would be fitting and right. I am sad about Jim's death. I just got a new phone and updated my address book on my computer because it would finally sync easily with my phone and I was looking forward to that.

The address book had gotten away from me, as happens, and I had a lot of work to do. I even found that I had a entry for Jim Young, for the house he was all set to buy over on Grass Lake, a little south and west of here. He never did move back, obviously. But I deleted the same day as his surgery (which I didn't know about until after, until people spread the word about the CaringBridge site).

Coincidence is not causality. But still, I am sad.

K. [three cheers for James Maxwell Young of the Foreign Service]
minnehaha
Jun. 12th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
I suppose the memorial will be at Fourth Street, which would be fitting and right. I am sad about Jim's death. I just got a new phone and updated my address book on my computer because it would finally sync easily with my phone and I was looking forward to that.

The address book had gotten away from me, as happens, and I had a lot of work to do. I even found that I had a entry for Jim Young, for the house he was all set to buy over on Grass Lake, a little south and west of here. He never did move back, obviously. But I deleted the same day as his surgery (which I didn't know about until after, until people spread the word about the CaringBridge site).

Coincidence is not causality. But still, I am sad.

K. [three cheers for James Maxwell Young of the Foreign Service]

(PS: I didn't realize I wasn't logged in when I first posted this.)
carbonel
Jun. 13th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
It would be appropriate to have it at Fourth Street, but that would make two years in a row of memorials there. I do not wish this to become a tradition.
judith_dascoyne
Jun. 13th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
Nor do I.
I look forward to seeing you.
the_gardener
Jun. 12th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
I only found out about his illness earlier today (this afternoon UK time), and am very sad. I only met him a few times when he was stationed in the UK, but liked him very much.
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