Erik John Medeby passed away peacefully surrounded by family March 12, 2015, at the age of 34.

Erik John Medeby

Erik John Medeby

Erik, who was proud of his American and Swedish citizenship, was born in Atlanta and grew up in Maastricht, the Netherlands. He earned a bachelor of arts in political science and history from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a master of arts in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy, and Washington, D.C. Erik worked in the Development Economics Research Group at the World Bank on global health issues and most recently as an economic development consultant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Erik lived each day fully, always enjoying life’s simplicities. He sought every opportunity to immerse himself in the world and learn from those he met along the way. He was particularly passionate about improving access to health care around the globe. He will be remembered for his tender heart, kindness, intelligence, charm, humor, strength and so much more.

He is survived by his wife, Michele Lynch; his parents, Anita and Bertil; a sister, Annika, and her fiancé, Vincent Gernigon; extended family in Atlanta and Sweden; and many dear friends around the world.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Erik to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, or World Child Cancer, which aims to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment and care for children across the developing world. The funeral will be held at Crest Lawn Memorial Park in Atlanta at 11 a.m. Monday, March 16. Sign the online guestbook at Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.