Funeral services to be held for DVC Student

Ariel Messman-Rucker

Services for DVC student Jerry Backman Jr., a former editor in chief of The Inquirer, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oakmont Cemetery, 2099 Reliez Valley Rd, Lafayette. Mr. Backman died in a car accident on Grizzly Peak Boulevard in the Oakland hills on Friday, March 27. He was 22 years old. Mr. Backman was a student at DVC in the summer of 2003 and then returned to take classes in the fall of 2008 through the current semester. He was the editor in chief of The Inquirer during the spring 2008 semester. While working at The Inquirer he wrote under his grandfather’s last name as Jeremy Fredrickson.