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Obituary: Ian Edward Krebs, 18

Eighteen-year-old Ian Edward Krebs passed away Sunday, Sept. 16.

The following information was provided by Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home.

Ian Edward Krebs of Saunderstown passed away Sunday, Sept. 16 at Rhode Island Hospital, surrounded by friends and family. He was 18 years old.

He was the youngest child of Julie (Furtado) Krebs and David Krebs. He also leaves behind his two older sisters – Emily and Monica Krebs of Saunderstown – and his grandmother Evelyn (Gillis) Furtado of Jamestown. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was a bright and exceptional young man with an unconditionally kind and giving heart. He was also a gifted musician and writer, and was well known for his friendliness and easy sense of humor. Ian graduated from The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center’s East Bay campus Arts Advisory in June, after spending his junior year at The MET’s Providence campus. In the two years he spent studying at both campuses, he made many friends whom he considered his family and received unconditional love and support from them.

Ian was enrolled in classes at CCRI with the intention of going on to attain a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He enjoyed meeting new people and learning about different cultures. He had hoped to travel to Europe, especially Germany.

A memorial celebration of Ian’s life will be held at Watson Farm in Jamestown on Sept. 29 at 11 a.m., and is open to Ian’s friends and family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center’s Dollars for Scholars fund in honor of Ian, in hopes that his creative legacy might live on through the work of other students. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home of Wickford.

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