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Constance J. Young


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Constance J. Young Obituary
Constance J. "Connie" Young, 80, of Oklahoma Borough, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at home. Born Oct. 12, 1937, in Vandergrift, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Jean (Beattie) Young. Connie was a 1955 graduate of Washington Township High School, 1958 graduate of the Presbyterian School of Nursing and later obtained her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. Her incredible nursing career began with her work as a nurse at Presbyterian Hospital. Connie later worked as a nurse at the United Mine Worker's Clinic, and for a time at Westmoreland County Visiting Nurses. Her career continued and flourished as the executive director of the Indiana Visiting Nurses Association, where Connie started their Hospice program, and was the recipient of the Zeta Lambda Award for Life Achievement in Nursing. Connie was an avid reader, and belonged to the book club at the Kiski Valley YMCA. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of the American Horticultural Society as well as the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Connie participated in the Silver Sneakers and was a member of local card clubs. In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Zerby. She is survived by her sister, Joyce (Dr. Frank) Cignetti, of Washington Township; brother, Bob (Mary Alice) Young, of Baden; companion, Leonard "Tex" Koleno, of Avonmore; brother-in-law, Michael Zerby, of Washington Township; nieces and nephews, Lorinda "Rindy" Learn, Michael and Steve Zerby, Robert, Danny, David and William Young, Laura Olczak, Tonya Thornton and Todd and Tim Cignetti; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in the funeral home with Pastor Josh Strunk officiating. Interment will be in Vandergrift Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Connie's name to the Butler VNA, 154 Hindman Road, Butler, PA 16001. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Valley News Dispatch from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2018
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