Justin Charles Wright, 27, passed away March 18, 2008. He was born March 8, 1981 in Sacramento, and graduated from Sacramento Adventist Academy in 1999. Justin was also a graduate of The California Institute for the Arts in Valencia. He worked as a storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville. He collapsed on Tuesday evening doing what he loved most — creating at Pixar. At age 12, Justin received a heart transplant and thrived for nearly 15 years. He will be remembered for his courage, strength, determination and amazing sense of humor.
Justin is survived by his parents, Lloyd and Janet Wright, and his sister Holly Wright.
Memorial services will be held March 22, at 4 p.m., at Napa Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1105 G. St., Napa. Justin was a recipient of a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation when he was 13, one year after his heart transplant. Therefore, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent in the name of Justin Wright to Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, 235 Pine St., 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104.