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Christopher Matthew Jedda: "Mongo"
 

Memorial for Christopher Matthew Jedda

Born in Mountain View, California on Nov. 7, 1977
Departed on Mar. 17, 2017 and resided in San Jose, CA.
Service: Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017
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Christopher Matthew Jedda
aka "Mongo"
Nov 7, 1977 – Mar 17, 2017
Resident of San Jose

Christopher Matthew Jedda, known both as Chris and Mongo to his friends and family, passed away on Mar 17, 2017 in Palo Alto surrounded by his immediate family. Chris died from complications during a hospital stay after aortic surgery. Chris was born in Mountain View, CA on Nov 7, 1977 to parents Max and Lorraine (nee Swaja) Jedda, grew up in Sunnyvale and lived his entire life in the South Bay.
Chris was a 1995 graduate of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View. He attended West Valley College studying technical theater while helping found a haunted attraction company. He would work with various haunted houses for 15 years both as a terrifying 6 foot, 6 inch tall lead actor and as a technical and design guru. Later he would use his expertise in the AV field to stage manage for local theatrical productions as well as manage the logistics and technical aspects of a local event company alongside his wife PJ, who managed the creative side with him until his passing.
Inseparable in life, Chris and PJ created and sold various artistic works. With his love of spreadsheets and technical expertise he was an unparalleled asset to every business he assisted. He had a mind that could overcome any problem and a sense of humor and presence of character that would imprint itself deeply on everyone he met. He was an independent learner, in love with computers and computer games and all things technical, and never to be beaten at a game of trivia. True to his Italian heritage he loved Italian food. He loved animals and they took to him. He kept many pets from tarantulas and snakes to dogs and cats.
Words cannot express the depth of loss his absence will create. He was unique in every way and loved by so many. Mongo will live on in the love he gave and in the memories of those who, once meeting him, could never forget him. We will miss his intelligence, razor wit, and remarkable sense of humor and will remember him always.
He is survived by his beloved wife Pamela Jean Jedda (nee Simmons), his loving parents Max and Lorraine Jedda, grandmother Reeda Niksich, mother-in-law Gail Poulos, brother-in-law John Simmons, aunt Susan Cacatian (Ken), uncle Daniel Niksich, numerous cousins and his newborn, honorary niece.
There will be an outdoor Celebration of Life for Mongo on Wednesday, April 19th, starting at noon, in Oak Meadow Park, 233 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. Bring some food or drink and, especially, your favorite Mongo stories to share to Hillside Picnic Areas 7 and 8, near the bandstand.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Christopher Jedda can be made to the National Marfan Foundation, www.marfan.org, Northern California German Shephard Rescue www.savegsd.org, to the Electronic Frontier Foundation www.eff.org, or to a charity of your choice.
  

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