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Rajahn Salaam

August 11, 1947 ~ June 1, 2018 (age 70)

Ronald Young also know as Rajahn Salaam was born August 11, 1947 in Newark, NJ to the late Gus and Betty Young.

Rajahn received his education in Newark at Central High School.  Rajahn then became a long time employee of Saint Michaels Medical Center for many years.  In his later year he retired from Newark International Airport then worked for Irvington Board of Education as a crossing guard.

Rajahn was a beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Rajahn had a love of salsa dancing and was one of the best. Rajahn was nick-named “Boogie” by the city of Newark.  He had the biggest heart and was always there to help.  Rajahn dressed sharp and had the most addictive laugh! Rajahan was so funny and knew how to make you smile.  He will surely be missed.

Rajahn was preceded in death by his long time mate Val; his sister Janice Mason; his daughter  Rajahn Young and two grandsons: Rakim Ongue and Quadirr Syville.

Rajahn leaves to mourn 4 children; Andre Blue, Sharese Camel (Hakeem Camel), Aminah Young and Hafeezah Sutton (Sabir Walton); Two Brothers: Quasim Salaam, Darryl Young, 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson and a host of family and friends.


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