Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 39 / 25 September 2014
 
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Jonathan Parks Fader

OBITUARIES


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January 3, 1962– November 7, 2006

Jonathan Parks Fader died suddenly, after a long and defiant struggle with AIDS, on the day his beloved Democratic Party re-took control of the United States Congress. Born in Framingham and brought home to Boxford, both in Massachusetts, Jonathan was raised in Winthrop, Maine.

He graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. in 1985. Following a brief stint working at Addison Wesley, Jonathan moved to San Francisco in 1986. He worked for many years and in many marketing capacities at Apple Computer, during which time he also earned his MBA at San Jose State University. Jonathan helped fuel the dot-com boom as Vice President of Marketing at DigitalThink until 2001, when he retired to focus on real estate development.

In 1989, Jonathan learned that he was HIV-positive, which began a journey of personal growth and discovery, a journey that was inspirational to all those who knew and loved him. Jonathan volunteered and then served on the board of directors for many years at Under One Roof, and was also a rider in the California AIDS Rides and the AIDS LifeCycles.

Jonathan is survived by an amazing network of loving friends; his life partner Robert P�rez of Sonoma, Calif.; his mother Doris Fader of Wells, Maine; a brother, Steven Fader, and sisters Sherryl Franciose and Amy Levasseur, also of Maine; beloved nieces and nephews Rachel, Danielle, Zachary, Elizabeth, Samuel, Jakob, Kristin and Andrew; and his two Jane Russell terriers, Jackson and Shelby. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations be sent in Jonathan�s honor to Under One Roof (www.underoneroof.org).




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