Obituary Details

James "Jim" Harold Young

May 28, 1958 - June 27, 2014

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Time:
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Memorial Service

Location:
Edenton Street United Methodist Church
Date:
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Service Time:
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

James (Jim) Harold Young, Jr. of Raleigh, North Carolina passed away on June 27, 2014 at the age of 56. Jim was born in Anniston, AL and attended Jacksonville State University. Jim embraced life, always yearning to explore new places, taste new foods, talk with new people and really understand things. He was an avid, excellent golfer who saw golf as a mirror to life in so many ways – planning, visualizing, believing, and taking on a new challenge when necessary. Jim appreciated humor and having fun with people he cared about. Jim was a great story teller, who was intelligent and had an eye for good taste. A perfect day for Jim would be waking up on a warm day to play a round of golf and then to wind down over a good meal and a glass of wine with his friends and family looking out on the golf course as the sun set. Jim loved his family very much and worked hard to beat his illness, chronic Lyme disease. He was a man of perseverance up until the end, inspiring so many people who knew him and who came to know him as he worked to educate others about Lyme disease.

Jim worked in the computer industry, first at Intergraph Corporation in Huntsville, AL and then at Red Hat, QNX, and finally at SAS Institute in Cary, NC until he was forced to retire due to his ailing health. Throughout his working days, Jim won numerous awards, excelling in sales and then training. He was a man of perfectionism, and aimed to do his absolute best all the time.

Jim is survived by his wife Erica Kosal and their two children, Braxton and Annalise Young. Both of his parents survive Jim as well: Jim’s father, Harold Young and his wife Peggy Crow Young and Jim’s mother Patricia Martin. Jim’s in-laws also survive him: Wilma Kosal and Ken Kosal and his wife Deborah. Jim is also survived by his sister Priscillia Brazelton as well as sister-in-laws Lisa Swanson and Monique Dugan along with his brother-in-laws Brian Swanson and Patrick Dugan. Surviving nieces include Elizabeth Cayce and her husband Jonathan Cayce, Rachel Swanson, Evie and Thea Dugan as well as nephews Nick and Jack Swanson and great nephew Nathan Cayce. Jim is also survived by many relatives in Alabama, Tennessee, and Singapore: cousins, aunts and uncles who loved him dearly. Jim touched so many people and will be missed dearly.

A visitation will be held on July 5, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm at Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh, NC. The funeral will take place at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

Donations in Jim’s honor can be made to Heartland Hospice, 3200 Atlantic Ave #100, Raleigh, NC 27604.
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Tammi Thomas
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July 7, 2014
I knew Jim in the early days at Intergraph. So many good memories back then... Hard work and fun. He was always a joy and very professional. I'm so sad to hear of his passing. RIP Jim. Tammi Thomas
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Patricia Matisz Smith
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July 1, 2014
Erica and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Patricia Matisz Smith
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Elizabeth Jordan
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June 30, 2014
Jim was a wonderful person and Erika was his rock. My thoughts and love go out to all of Jim's family at this most difficult of times.
Love,
Beth Jordan,DVM
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Lit a candle in memory of James "Jim" Harold Young
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Marta Klesath
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June 29, 2014
Jim was a wonderful man, a hard worker who loved and valued his family. He will carry on in the memories of the many people who knew him and most importantly in his children whom he loved so deeply.
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That smile was so contagious. I remember our Christmas party in Raleigh that we hosted and no one would sing karaoke that a neighbor brought. Jim decided to get it started and sang "addicted to love" by Robert Palmer because some of our neighbors thought Jim looked like him. He was the only one to sing that night 🙂 I also had several people on the golf course at random times ask if Jim and I were a father-son pair, and I always said yes and he would chuckle every time. Our prayers are for your family Erica.
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Memorial Service

Edenton Street United Methodist Church
228 West Edenton Street
RALEIGH, NC 27603

Cemetery

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