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Howard Ervin Young, age 95, of George's Gap Rd., Vilas, NC, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation. Howard was born March 10, 1917 in Wadsworth, OH to the late Ervin and Bertha Young. He was educated in the Wadsworth public schools, graduated from Wittenberg University in 1939 and earned an MBA from Harvard University in 1941. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a supply corps officer. After the war, he returned to Wadsworth and worked his whole career for the Morton Salt Company in various management positions, ending his career in the Chicago, IL, area. He retired in 1977 and then moved to the High Country of North Carolina. Since retiring to the High Country he has been an active member of Grace Lutheran Church, singing in the choir and serving on various committees of the congregation. He was on the board of Resort Area Ministries. He has also been active in the Appalachian Institute for Senior Scholars. He is survived by a son, Eric Young of Downers Grove, IL, a daughter, Cinda Williamson and husband Allan of Banner Elk; grandsons David Young and wife Sheryl, and Christopher Young and his partner Cheri Johnson, and great-grandson Ryan Young, all of Lombard, IL. He is also survived by a sister, Marian Bradley of Black Mountain, NC, a number of nieces and nephews, and his loving and dedicated caregiver, Michelle Henson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 48 years, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Young, successive wives Sarah Miller Young and Kaky Hill Young, and a sister Marjorie Young Close. A memorial service celebrating Howard's life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Boone, NC, Saturday afternoon, June 16, 2012 at 4 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Derek Boggs. Interment will be at a later date in Akron, OH. The family will greet friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Grace Lutheran Church/Grace Builders Fund, 115 E. King St., Boone, NC 28607 would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to the Young family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com. Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service, in Boone, NC, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on June 10, 2012
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