OBITUARY

Eric Lance Youngblood

May 12, 1962April 13, 2019
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Eric Lance Youngblood, 56, of Everett, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at home.

Born in New Bedford, son of Joan A. (Parsons) Youngblood of Fairhaven and the late Julian E. T. Youngblood, Jr., he was raised in New Bedford and had resided in Everett for the past 20 years.

He was a graduate of New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, received a Bachelor of Art degree in history and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law.

In earlier years, he worked for Cape and Islands Architects in the areas of surveying and drawing. Most recently he worked as a contracts manager for Scientific Systems in Woburn from 2005-2019.

Eric loved to travel and enjoyed watching all New England sports teams. Eric was a life-long supporter of Tremont Advent Christian Campground-TACCA, where he formed many lasting friendships.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his siblings, Julian E.T. “Kip” Youngblood III and his wife Elizabeth Pope, Adele Landers and Mark Youngblood; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Bernard W. Youngblood.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 5-8pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 11am in the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 or www.diabetes.org

For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

19 April

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn

180 Washington St.
Fairhaven, Massachusetts 02719

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial Private
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Colleen Gonsalves

April 18, 2019

I remember meeting Eric and his family at a young age thru the Plummer family at the Tremont Advent Chistian church on Sycamore street in NB. We sang in the choir together, Sunday School, went to camp Marion. Had dinner with his family. He was serious but polite, very nice. I will miss him he is one of the few people I can say fondly he was my childhood friend. You will be missed Eric.
Colleen

Lori Jerabek

April 17, 2019

Eric's passing is devastating beyond words. What a sweet spirit and precious man the world has lost. I am praying earnestly for the entire family for comfort and strength to bear this tragedy. May God the Almighty bring healing to your hearts as only He can and surround you with the Comforter each moment of these days. May He draw you into His presence and fill you with peace. You are so dear to my heart and I love you all!
-Lori Jerabek

Lou Ann Falls

April 17, 2019

I knew Eric the best back in the mid 80s when we both lived in Buzzards Bay. Alan Stegall introduced him to Colleen Donnelly and me. We played tennis, visited churches, went for rides around Wareham, Onset and upper Cape. There was a ski trip to New Hampshire, too. Always kind and considerate. A gift to the earth for these years.

Lauren Kitchell

April 17, 2019

Many years ago we worked together at NEV. You were a buddy and I will always remember you with fond memories. So shocked.

mary hallahan

April 17, 2019

so sorry to hear about eric. i worked with eric and saw how compassionate he was to people who loved him as he helped the developmentally disabled in every aspect of their life. He was a very caring man who put his heart and soul into his job where he gave so much of himself to those in need in such an unselfish way. he will be missed by those who knew and loved him

Kim Lowman

April 17, 2019

So Terribly sorry to hear this news. My favorite memory of Eric was at a work party in 1996 or so. Eric wearing a white turtleneck and navy blazer channeling “James Bond” drinking a glass of red wine before it was the trend. He was going for sophisticated. And he nailed it. That was who Eric was to me... always had a vision, a dream and wanting others to know the joys of the things he experienced. That was the first time I tried red wine and I never went back to white! He told me many wild stories over the years and I hope they were all true although I think he may have been pulling my leg on a few! He loved reaching out and staying in touch. It has been more than a year since we last talked but he was happy and still the same sophisticated Eric! Godspeed my friend. And thanks for putting UB40 Red Red Wine on my radio on my ride to work this morning - truth! Still reaching out because that was and always will be your gift.

Yuriy Datsyk

April 17, 2019

Mark and all your family, please accept my condolences. My prayers are for your brother’s soul.

Pieter van de Bunt

April 17, 2019

Eric was a very dear friend of mine. His loss comes as such a shock. We had such a great time last summer in Boston, going to a Red Sox game which he loved.
In the picture you can see Eric with my son Willem who was five months old at the time!
I wish his family and friends strength for the coming days. He will be sorely missed!

Debra O'Connell

April 17, 2019

I met Eric in 90s when I was finishing up school and working in Boston - he is an indelible part of my memories. He is part of my formative years and I cannot believe he is gone. He was a character, a creative force - loving, giving, hard-working, fun, with big dreams and a bigger heart.

Joseph Jackson

April 17, 2019

Eric and I were just coworkers until we were friends. Once friends, I loved talking with Eric about our various adventures on hikes or campouts. Eric was always up for an adventure, and I appreciated how much he was interested in helping acquaint my young boys with the outdoors. We went camping together several times, and talked about practical skills, life's experiences, and things we'd like to do in the future. (Pictured, he was a good sport about showing my young boys how to wear a life jacket in the canoe!)

He was a humble, selfless, and a hard worker. He made me feel like an expert when he asked for tech hints, and he came over to help me unload our moving truck when we bought our first home. I enjoyed seeing his travel photos, especially from his beloved trips to Lucerne Switzerland or Martha's Vineyard. He was always an authentic, caring person. Those types of characteristics helped Eric and I to develop a good friendship, and I already feel a hole in my heart from him passing from this life to the next. He made his life count.

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Biography

Eric Lance Youngblood, 56, of Everett, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at home.

Born in New Bedford, son of Joan A. (Parsons) Youngblood of Fairhaven and the late Julian E. T. Youngblood, Jr., he was raised in New Bedford and had resided in Everett for the past 20 years.

He was a graduate of New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, received a Bachelor of Art degree in history and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law.

In earlier years, he worked for Cape and Islands Architects in the areas of surveying and drawing. Most recently he worked as a contracts manager for Scientific Systems in Woburn from 2005-2019.

Eric loved to travel and enjoyed watching all New England sports teams. Eric was a life-long supporter of Tremont Advent Christian Campground-TACCA, where he formed many lasting friendships.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his siblings, Julian E.T. “Kip” Youngblood III and his wife Elizabeth Pope, Adele Landers and Mark Youngblood; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Bernard W. Youngblood.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 5-8pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 11am in the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 or www.diabetes.org

For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com