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Frank A. Young Jr.

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Frank A. Young, Jr. of West Chester Frank A. Young, Jr., 93, of West Chester, Pa. died Sunday July 8, 2012 at his home in Hershey's Mill. He was a lifelong resident of Chester County, Pa. He was a husband of the late Alice Conrad Elliott Young with whom he shared 61 years of Marriage. Born in Charlestown Twp., Pa. he was the child of Frank A. Young, Sr. and Jennie Jacobs Young. He was preceded in death by a brother E. Gerald Young and a sister Vivian Young Sullivan. He was a graduate of Phoenixville High School Class of 1936. He Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1940 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineer. He worked for the DuPont Co. for 2 1/2 years, then enlisted in the Army Air Corps serving mostly overseas in the China Burma India theater during WWII, rising to the rank of Captain. After WWII he went to work for the Sun Oil Company where he worked in Pipeline operations for 32 years until retirement. He is survived by a son Frank A. Young, III & his wife Cathy of Berwyn, Pa., an adopted daughter Sarah Margaret Kunkle of Allentown, a nephew John Sullivan of Colonial Heights, Va., two grandchildren, Brooke Young & Michelle Rockos, and several grand nieces and great grand nieces. He was preceded in death by an adopted daughter Shirley Jane Young in 1972. Active in his community, he was a member of the Charlestown School Board for 8 years. He helped organize and was the first president of the Charlestown Historical Society. He was a member of the Charlestown United Methodist Church since age 14, where he served in nearly all lay capacities within the church. He was also a member of BPO Elks of West Chester, American Legion, VFW, CBI Veterans Association, and Haarp Pilots Association. He enjoyed music, reading, traveling, collecting and particularly getting away to the Poconos where the family had a cottage home on the Lake Wallenpaupack for over 35 years. Life Celebration services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. with a visitation from 10 to 11a.m. at Mauger Givnish Funeral Home, 24 Monument Ave., Malvern, PA 19355. Interment at Great Valley Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Charlestown United Methodist Church, or Charlestown Historical Society, & the Neighborhood Hospice. www.maugergivnish.com

Published in The Daily Local on July 10, 2012
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