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Passings: Jenner’s Johnny Yu

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Passings: Jenner’s Johnny Yu

Johnny Yu began his next adventure on December 11, 2015 at the age of 67. Johnny lived the American dream every day. He loved his family, his wide circle of friends, driving muscle cars, working on his yard, and dancing. He had a giant personality, could talk to anyone about anything, and enjoyed giving excellent financial and life advice. Johnny loved to travel, spending much of his vacation time and retirement exploring other countries or road tripping through national parks. Many of his best times were spent outdoors with friends and family backpacking, fishing, and kayaking. 

Friends and family are welcome to join Johnny’s celebration of life on January 23, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Enmanji Buddhist Temple, Sebastopol. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made towards a Sonoma County Regional Park memorial bench through the link: www.gofundme.com/johnnysbench. 

Johnny loved spending time outdoors, whether he was exploring National Parks or hiking around Sonoma County. When he wasn’t traveling the world, he spent a lot of time in Shiloh and Riverfront regional parks, and a plaque in one of these parks would be a fitting tribute to him (plus, he loved seeing his name on plaques!). A 10-year dedication on a bench in one of the regional parks is $1,500, and we would love to be able raise enough for a 20-year plaque ($3,000).  Any support would be appreciated, and once his plaque is in place, we hope you can come to visit his bench in one of the places he loved.