William Edward Young, 79, of Chaptico, Maryland, peacefully passed away on June 14, 2012 at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 27 from 9:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 37575 Chaptico Road, Chaptico, MD. 20621 Interment to follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, 38888 Dr. Johnson Road, Helen, MD.
William was born to Mary C. Barnes Young and John Alexander Young on June 1, 1933 in Washington, D.C. He is one of 11 children. William attended St. Cyprian’s Elementary School and went to St. Emma’s (Belmead) Military Academy in Powhatan, VA. On September 9, 1956, he married Vera Elizabeth Robinson, his wife of 55 years. From their union, they had three children, Letitia, Sheila and Carolyn.
William, Vera and daughters moved to Chaptico in 1963 and continue to make their home there. They joined Our Lady of the Wayside Church immediately after they moved to Chaptico. William was an active member and chaired many summer festivals and fall dinners. He remained an active member until his health prevented him from driving in 2006. After that, William’s devotion to God remained strong and he recited the rosary every night at 9:30. William’s love for God and for his family never wavered.
William worked for Western Union and drove a cab for D.C. Capital Cab for many years. He worked at the Indian Head Naval Base until 1983 when he retired due to health issues. He later became a school bus driver for St. Mary’s County Public Schools. For most of William’s adult life, he farmed his parents’ land. He loved the land and the open spaces and fresh air. He was good with his hands and frequently did mechanical work on cars, tractors and even a bulldozer.
Warm and loving memories of William will be cherished by his wife Vera, his daughters, Letitia A. Young Bing, Sheila M. Young, and Carolyn D. Young; a son-in-law, Haskel Bing; five grandchildren, Dionysia, Derek, Taelor, Danielle, and Rhyan; and five great-grandchildren, Dynaia, DeQuawne, DeShee, DeKyrre and Dyarra. He is also survived by four sisters, Audrey Somerville, Shirley Jasper, Regina Frederick, and Alice Dolores Wilson; two brother-in-laws, John Walter Somerville and Thomas Irvin Frederick; and two sister-in-laws, Deloris (Wells) Young and Mary Lee (Blakely) Young and a host of nieces and nephews, friends and family.
William was preceded in death by his parents Mary C. (Katie) and John, three sisters, Veronica Briscoe, Mary Teresa Plater and Catherine Loretta May and three brothers, John Young, Jr., James Young, Sr., and