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Funeral of popular expat Rod Younger

PUBLISHED: July 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm  •  LAST EDITED: July 6, 2013 at 10:03 am
Andalucia, Lead2, Malaga  •  4 Comments


Funeral of popular expat Rod Younger

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THE Marbella expat community lost a hugely popular member with the sudden death of Books4Spain founder Rod Younger. Rod, 53, suffered a sudden massive heart attack at his Nueva Andalucia home.

Born in Spain but growing up in London, Rod descibed himself as “Anglo-Spanish” and being bi-lingual he was equally at home with both locals and expats.

This passion for  Spanish culture – especially food, history and literature -found a natural voice in his newly-finished website books4spain, which specialised in Spanish books and had the motto “Passion for Spain”. Rod had also been one of the expert panel that helped picked the 100 most influential expats in Andalucia for a special edition of the Olive Press two years ago.

Rod’s funeral was held today (Friday, 5 July 2013) at the Cementario Virgin del Carmen on the Ojen road. Friends packed into the chapel with many standing outside to hear Rod’s sister deliver a moving eulogy.

Books4Spain later announced that it would keep the website operating as a fitting  tribute to Rod.

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Juan

July 5th, 2013 9:28 pm

What is the future of his online business?

Web Manager

July 5th, 2013 11:10 pm

To quote the last paragraph again “Books4Spain later announced that it would keep the website operating as a fitting  tribute to Rod.”

Christine

July 6th, 2013 10:46 pm

Sad to hear about Mr.Younger, my prayers to his friends and family.

Mike T

September 6th, 2013 7:32 pm

RIP Rod. Fond memories of school days in Shortlands, Kent.




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