Patrick R. Young (1950 - 2014)

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Patrick R. Young

Patrick R. Young, 64, passed away peacefully at his Serra Village home on June 19th following a lengthy illness. Pat was born on January 26, 1950 in Atascadero, California.

He attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo on a football scholarship, graduating with a B.A. in Industrial Arts and a teaching credential. His teaching career began in Madera, CA but a woodshop position at Pacific Grove High School brought him to Monterey County in 1976. He started and ran Driftwood Spas before returning to teaching at Gonzales High School and finally to Alisal High School where he taught woodshop, construction technology, and drafting for the past 25 years. He also coached track at Salinas High School and Hartnell College, taking several athletes to the state finals in shot put and discus.

Pat is survived by his wife of 43 years, Susan Young; two sons, Brad Young, daughter-in-law Adrienne and grandchildren Sam and Ashley of Clovis; Matt Young, daughter-in-law Sara and grandchildren Brianna, Mason, and Mallorie of Salinas. Pat also leaves behind two brothers, Tom and Dick Young.

At his request, no services will be held.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and nursing assistants at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital who cared for him and VNA & Hospice for their support and guidance.

Memorial donations may be made to VNA & Hospice Central Coast, PO Box 2480, Monterey, CA 93942.

Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.

For more information and to share a memory visit

Funeral Home
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-0311
Published in The Salinas Californian from June 25 to June 27, 2014
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