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Charles M. Young

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ARLINGTON -- Mr. Charles M. Young, 55, a resident of Oak Knoll Road, died unexpectedly Friday evening, May 14, 2004.

Chuck was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Aug. 6, 1948; he was the son of the late Stephen and Muriel (Gilman) Young. Chuck was a graduate of Ithaca College, where he received his B.S. in history; he continued his studies at Adelphi obtaining his master’s and CAS; and he obtained his Certificate of Advanced Study in Administration at Oswego College.

A lifelong educator, he began his career teaching in upstate New York. He later assumed administrative roles, serving as principal for the elementary school at Cambridge (N.Y.) Central School, principal of Catamount Elementary School in Bennington for 11 years, principal of Bennington Elementary for three years and principal of Seabrook (N.H.) Middle School. Chuck was an innovative educator and inspired people to challenge their potential. He was a passionate person who loved children and animals. He had a great quick wit and a great sense of humor. Chuck’s interest’s were music and books. He loved many forms of music from operas to the blues. He was also an avid reader - his favorite genre was history. He enjoyed traveling and planning surprise excursions for the family. Chuck had spent many happy hours walking with his dog Phred. His creativity and generosity will be missed by those who knew and cared about him. He was a member of the Federated Church of East Arlington.

He leaves his wife Janet (Yager) Young of Arlington, whom he married on Nov. 12, 1988 at the Federated Church of East Arlington; daughters Siri Young Hill of Middleburgh, N.Y. and Eva Young of Oswego, N.Y.; stepchildren Peter Yager of Campbell, Calif., Tim Yager and his wife Shannon Yager of Campbell, Calif., and Meghan Yager of Bennington; a brother, Richard Young, and his wife Gail of Chappaqua, N.Y.; a niece, Elizabeth Young; and a nephew, Robbie Young. A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, May 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the Federated Church of East Arlington with the Rev. Thomas Truscott, interim pastor, officiating. There are no calling hours. Memorial gifts in memory of Charles M. Young may be made to either the Martha Canfield Library or Second Chance Animal Shelter in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250.
Published in Bennington Banner from May 17 to May 18, 2004
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