Allan C. "Skip" Young
81, Noblesville (recently of Severna Park, MD), passed away May 1, 2014. He was born November 1, 1932, in Indianapolis to Dencil Adrian and Esther Frances Young. He married the love of his life Kathryn C. "Kay" (Ward) Young, May 9, 1953. She predeceased him in 2010. Skip was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School and attended Butler University. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Skip studied business accounting at night, and provided accounting services to a number of major trucking and technology firms. He became so adept in this field that he began teaching business administration and accounting between his own classes at the Central Indiana College of Business. Later, he moved into the infancy of the business computing world as a Systems Analyst with the U.S. Army Finance and Accounting Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. Among his many accomplishments was his key role in implementing the first computerized payroll system for the reserve forces of the U.S. Army utilizing the IBM-360 computer system. In 1978 Skip moved to the east coast to work as a Senior Project Manager at the U.S. Naval Yard in Washington, D.C. and then at the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland from which he retired in 1997.
He was very active at Prentice Little League in Indianapolis. Where he was a coach, umpire, chief groundskeeper, board member and past president of the league. He volunteered as a Scoutmaster and Council Executive for the Central Indiana Boy Scouts of America organization.
Skip is survived by his six children, Richard (Sheila) Young, Lynn (Rick) Heckman, Scott (Debbie) Young, Jay (Cheryl) Young, Robert Young, and Christopher (Diane) Young. He is also survived by his 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary , 2126 E. 71st Street, with calling from 5:00 p.m. until the service time at 7:00 p.m. A committal ceremony will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014, in Elkridge, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to The KAY Foundation at http://www.RWYWardFinancial.com.
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