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Charles Elbert Young


1932 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Charles Elbert Young Obituary
YOUNG, Charles Elbert age 81, of Horseheads, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at home on Sayre Street after a long illness.

Charles was born May 10, 1932, in Salem, New Jersey, the son of Lester and Maxie Young.

He was the middle child of seven children, two of whom are still living: Alma Dobson, Atlantic City, and Byron Young, Cape Coral, Florida.

Charles has left behind in life his wife, Ruth S. Young, and his grown children, Daniel (Alison) SandPoint, Idaho, Steve of Tampa Florida, and Russell (Sheila) of Fort Collins, CO as well as two step-daughters, Deborah Lynch of Horseheads and Cynthia Hess of Lexington, Kentucky.

He has seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Jeremy, Josh, and Sara Jane Young, Hilary Young, Brianna Young, Chelsea Raymond and Elizabeth Hess.

Hendrix is his great-grandson. His first wife and mother of his sons, Rosalind Stewart Young lives in Bath, N.Y.

Charles entered the Air Force in 1950 and spent four years in active duty with several years thereafter in the reserves.

He worked at Westinghouse in Bath and then at Sullivan Park as a Senior Technologist for Corning Glass Works until his retirement in 1992.

In the 1970s he worked on his own time on renewable energy projects.

He designed and built one of the first functional methane generators for the Chatfield Dairy Farm in Bath, N.Y.

He and Ruth worked on wind power design with Woody Stoddard at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Charles helped to design some electrical efficiency processes in the wind turbines of that era.

Being a good scientist was not enough for Charles. He ran for a seat on the county legislature in Schuyler County and served his people in District 1 as their legislator for almost 10 years until a stroke in 1997 caused continuing health problems for the rest of his life.

Charles has been interred at the Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve on Irish Hill Road in the town of Newfield.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Friday Aug. 2, 2013 from 4-7:00 pm. A short religious ceremony will follow there at 7:00pm..

A Memorial Celebration of his life will be held at the Braun Pour House at 70 Old Ithaca Road in Horseheads at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, August 3rd with music, food, and good memories.

Reservations required for restaurant numbers. Call West (manager) at 607 857 0830 or 607 873 7580.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations to be made to the following:

Care First (Southern Tier Hospice) 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, N.Y. 14830

The George Reed Jazz Scholarship, c/o The Community Foundation, 303 S. Main Street, Horseheads, N.Y. 14845

The Robert C. Young Educational Trust Fund, c/o Daniel Young and Ruth Young, Trustees @ 204 Sayre St., Horseheads, N.Y. 14845. www.barberfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Corning Leader on July 24, 2013
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