Jon D. Youngquist

December 5, 2008

Jon D. Youngquist

JON D. YOUNGQUIST – age 57, in Woburn, unexpectedly, December 5th. Beloved father of Justin D. Youngquist of Woburn. Devoted son of Helen “Ruth” (Pendergast) Youngquist of Woburn and the late Frederick Youngquist. Dear brother of Karen Fornash and her husband Sean of Hudson, NH, and Lauren Youngquist of Chelmsford. Loving uncle of Daniel and Seth Fornash. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 9th at 11:30 a.m. at Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem Street, Woburn, with the Rev. Deryk Richenburg officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Jon’s memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main Street, Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760.

OBITUARY:

Jon D. Youngquist, 57, of Woburn passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 5th, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was the son of Helen “Ruth” (Pendergast) Youngquist of Woburn and the late Frederick Youngquist.

Born in Medford, he was raised in Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1969. After attending technical school to learn programming, he worked in the computer field until the time he was stricken just two weeks ago. He was a member of the VFW in Woburn and had recently become involved with the Woburn Sportsman’s Club, where he enjoyed target shooting. He also had a keen interest in the history of Woburn and had joined the Woburn Historical Society in recent months.

Jon was an avid outdoorsman who especially loved fishing and boating. He was a longtime season ticketholder for the New England Patriots. It was through his many visits to Foxborough that he met people from Maine who became friends. For many summers he spent time with them in Maine where he enjoyed fishing and lobstering. Recently he had obtained his official lobsterman’s license. Jon was a devoted father, son, brother, and uncle, who could best be described as a “kid at heart.”

Surviving along with his mother, Ruth Youngquist of Woburn, are his son, Justin D. Youngquist of Woburn, two sisters, Karen Fornash and her husband Sean of Hudson, New Hampshire, and Lauren Youngquist of Chelmsford, and nephews Daniel and Seth Fornash.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 9th at 11:30 a.m. at Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem Street, Woburn, with the Rev. Deryk Richenburg officiating.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Jon’s memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main Street, Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760.

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  1. Mal Pond Wally
    To Jon’s family: although we lost touch after growing up in keltown together, I express my sincere sympathy.
    From what I understand he was a wonderful person and a great friend. I’m sorry that I didn’t have a chance to experience his friendship firsthand.
    I’m sure that he will be eternally happy where he is with my brother Teddy and many others that have passed way too young.
    I pray for your peace.
    Mal

  2. Justin,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We saw you and your dad all the time. Meredith said that everytime she saw your dad in boatshoes she new he was off to the water!!He is in a better place. If you need anything from us please do not hesitate to ask.

    Joe,Meredith,Peter and Adam

    townhouse 12

  3. Paul & Carolyn Nealey

    To Lauren & family, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  4. Remembering the silver cue,loas,front row Zeppelin for 6.50 and your genuine smile.A gentle big man;rest yunk.Randy Mosson.North conway

  5. Peter and Debra Lindmark

    We were friends of Jon back in High School and know Jon will be missed. We are sorry for your loss.

  6. Linda Fennelly: To Jon’s family, I also wanted to personally give my condolences to Justin, and Lauren, I never had a chance to meet the other members of Jon’s family. I spent a few days with my brother John, praying for “Yonky” to wake up, but I guess God had other plans for him. I truly believe that. Rest in peace Yonky, I will always remember the good times when we were kids, what fun we had. I know my brother John will never have a better buddy at the Pats game, your seat will be hard to fill. You will be missed by all.

  7. Betsy RN
    Justin and Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad, Jon.I shared in the care of him during his time at Lahey Clinic and felt honored to meet you and your family and got to see the love you shared with him and the devotion you had for him. May that love comfort you and give you peace in the coming days weeks and years. eace to all, Betsy.

  8. Michael & Eileen Calvo,
    friends of Jon’s son, Justin.

    We are very sorry for your loss. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Best wishes.

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