Paul A. Young, Jr.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Paul A. Young Jr. 97, made his transition November 19, 2017, and is now with the love of his life, his wife of 72 years, Lorna Belle. He will be missed by his children, Paul III (Peggy), Jeanette Lee (Gene), and Marilyn Shugart (Ken), his grandchildren Dana Young, John Paul Young (Kelsey), Elizabeth Riegle (James), and Meagan Jenks (Jeremy) and great-grandchildren Luke, Annie and Lydia Frentsos, Isla June and Everly Ann Jenks, and Sebastian Beck. Also surviving him are his nieces Cheryl Rowlands (David) and Linda Green, and nephews James Young (Annemiek), Michael Young (Deborah), and Robert Schwenk (Anita), as well as adopted daughter Anne Talley (Parks). Paul was predeceased by his wife Lorna, his brothers Ronald and Richard Young, his sister Dolly Goodling, and his parents Paul Sr. and Clara Young.
Paul was born in York, PA on March 22, 1920. He was an athlete, not only quarterbacked his West York Bulldogs team, but also was a state wrestling champion. He remained an avid Bulldog and Penn State fan his entire life. Paul served 12 years as a member of the West York District School Board. He retired from the York Corporation in 1982. He and Lorna spent many wonderful years traveling, and spending time with their children/grandchildren. Paul was a faithful member of St. Stephens United Church of Christ for 60 years where he served as deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and choir member. Paul was a veteran of WWII and a proud member of the 3rd Battalion, one of the units that fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of Zeredatha Mason Lodge #0451 and sang with the Tall Cedars for many years. Paul was a good and honorable man, a life-long Democrat, a man who loved life, laughed and sang at the drop of a hat, lived his faith and touched many lives. He will be missed daily by his family and many friends.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Stephens United Church of Christ, 1569 W. Market St., York, PA, with the Rev. Dr. W. Arthur Grahe officiating. Family and friends will gather at the church for visitation and brunch at 10:00 a.m. with Masonic Service being presented by Zeredatha Lodge #0451 at 10:45 a.m.; remembrance service beginning at 11:00 with interment immediately following at Mt. Rose Cemetery with full military rites by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Memorials to Paul's wonderful life may be made to St. Stephen's United Church of Christ, 1569 West Market St., York, PA 17404.
Time for me to go now, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.
In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
Just look for me and love me, as you know that I loved you.
Pennsylvania arrangements were entrusted to the LeRoy R. Leber Funeral Home, Inc., 2290 School St., York, PA.
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